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Central Intelligence Agency: National intelligence agency of the United States
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet of the United States.


Killed by a cartel. Betrayed by his own? US re-examines murder of federal agent featured in 'Narcos'

Federal authorities assess new witness claims that a DEA official and CIA operative were tied to DEA agent Enrique Camarena's 1985 murder in Mexico.
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An Interrogation Program Worked Out on the Fly

Testimony at Guantánamo Bay shows that C.I.A. black sites, where some detainees were tortured, amounted to test labs for unproven techniques, with shifting rules shaping operations.
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North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions [Video]North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea is turning to cryptocurrency as a means to circumvent sanctions.

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US and West German intelligence 'used Swiss firm to spy on governments' [Video]US and West German intelligence 'used Swiss firm to spy on governments'

The Swiss encryption firm Crypto was secretly used for spying by CIA and West Germany for decades, a new German and American media investigation says.View on euronews

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Former CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations [Video]Former CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

Architect of CIA interrogation programme questioned at US base at Guantanamo Bay.

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Defiant Psychologist Says He'd Design Torture Program Just The Same [Video]Defiant Psychologist Says He'd Design Torture Program Just The Same

James Mitchell is one of the two architects of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques. Business Insider reports the psychologist appeared at a hearing of several Guantánamo prisoners on Tuesday...

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Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo [Video]Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo

Psychologists to testify on CIA interrogation methods to stop new al-Qaeda attacks on the US after 9/11 event.

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Trump administration is 'misleading us on Iran': Sanders [Video]Trump administration is 'misleading us on Iran': Sanders

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday said that the Trump administration has not provided evidence to 'justify' the killing of the top Iranian commander and urged Congress to pass a bill that..

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Sen. Lee slams Trump administration briefing on Iran crisis [Video]Sen. Lee slams Trump administration briefing on Iran crisis

Republican Senator Mike Lee said on Wednesday that a briefing from Trump administration officials on the killing of an Iranian commander in Iraq was “probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least..

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Top Trump Administration Officials To Meet Over Iran-Iraq [Video]Top Trump Administration Officials To Meet Over Iran-Iraq

Top Trump administration officials will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday. This includes the secretaries of state and defense, according to Reuters.com. The developments in Iraq and Iran after an..

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Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden' [Video]Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden'

Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus on Sunday (January 5) said "it was impossible to overstate the significance" of the American airstrike that killed Iranian Major-General..

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Trump Attempting To Avoid Another Benghazi [Video]Trump Attempting To Avoid Another Benghazi

The unit, which goes by the unwieldy name Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, was created in Kuwait in 2013, less than a year after the Benghazi attack that..

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Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets

The prosecutor was assigned by the attorney general to scrutinize the agents and analysts who sought to understand Russia’s covert operation to help Donald J. Trump win the 2016 election.
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Swiss investigate report that firm helped CIA break codes

Switzerland is probing news reports that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and West Germany's spy service used a Swiss company's encryption technology to covertly crack other nations' top-secret..
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Iran to execute man for spying for CIA: judiciary

A man sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about Tehran's nuclear program will be executed soon, authorities said on Tuesday, according to the..
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Man sentenced to death for spying for CIA: Iran judiciary spokesman

A man has been sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday,..
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Two charity staff in Iran convicted of spying for CIA, jailed: Iran's judiciary

Two people working for a charity have been sentenced to jail on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Architect of C.I.A. Torture Program Testifies Prisoners Acted Well Adjusted

Dr. James E. Mitchell said in court at Guantánamo Bay that the alleged leader of the Sept. 11 plot, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, was fine after 183 rounds of waterboarding.
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Rand Paul names the person widely believed to be the C.I.A. whistle-blower.

After having his question rejected on the Senate floor, the senator held a news conference naming the person and posted it on Twitter.
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Rand Paul to insist on a question that names the whistle-blower.

The question was repeatedly rejected by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday because it would identify the C.I.A. whistle-blower.
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C.I.A. Interrogator Testifies That He Threatened to Kill Prisoner’s Son

“I will cut your son’s throat,” an architect of the torture program told the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks at a secret prison in Poland.
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Guantánamo Testimony Exposes Role of Doctors in C.I.A. Interrogations

The hearings have showed the role of medical professionals, including keeping count during waterboarding sessions, in the agency black sites where prisoners were tortured.
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Argument Erupts in Guantánamo Court Over Use of the Term ‘Torture’

A military judge said he would decide before the trial of five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks whether their treatment in C.I.A. prisons amounted to torture.
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An Ex-Spy Who Wants to Represent New Mexico Can’t Hide From Criticism

Valerie Plame is celebrating her C.I.A. past in a race for a congressional seat. But as she finds herself cast as an outsider, she’s running into trouble.
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He Waterboarded a Detainee. Then He Had to Get the C.I.A. to Let Him Stop.

An architect of the C.I.A. interrogation program testified that to persuade his superiors to let him stop torturing a captive, he had them stand in the cell and watch.
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French Publisher Apologizes for Stating C.I.A. Was Behind 9/11 Attacks

The company said the misinformation in its history textbook “echoes conspiracy theories devoid of any factual basis.”
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Psychologist Who Waterboarded for C.I.A. to Testify at Guantánamo

James Mitchell will be the first witness to describe the torture of detainees in the secret prisons — some at his own hands — in the trial of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.
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What you need to know about the death of Gen. Soleimani and the escalating situation with Iran

Here is a run down of the situation ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta described as "closer to war with Iran than we've been in the last 40 years."
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.
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CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the..
Reuters - Published

Durham Is Scrutinizing Ex-C.I.A. Director’s Role in Russian Interference Findings

The federal prosecutor investigating the origins of the Russia inquiry is examining testimony by the former C.I.A. director John Brennan and seeking his communications records.
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Who Is John Durham, the Prosecutor Investigating the Russia Inquiry

Mr. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, has investigated potential wrongdoing by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. for the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.
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'I felt like I was going to die': A harrowing look into CIA torture from the eyes of a detainee

A CIA detainee's drawings detail the brutal reach of torture. They are part of a new Seton Hall report called "How America Tortures."
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An Illustrated First-Person Guide to the C.I.A.’s Torture Program

Sketches drawn in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways.
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Iran says it arrested eight with CIA links during unrest

Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last week's unrest over gasoline price hikes, the official news agency IRNA reported on..
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Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sentenced to 19 Years in Chinese Espionage Conspiracy

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Chinese intelligence agents, received a lengthy sentence in a case built on circumstantial evidence and many unknowns.
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JFK files: CIA spy in Cuba 'befriended' Castro, Che; played key role amid nuclear-war fears

Fifty-six years after John F. Kennedy's murder, unsealed government files detail dangerous intrigues about Cuba. This CIA spy was deeply involved.
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Maura Tierney breaks down 'The Report'

Maura Tierney is one of the stars of 'The Report.' A film that brings to light the CIA's torture of detainees in the wake of Sept. 11. (Nov. 19)  
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Guantanamo Bay detainee: I lived through CIA torture. Everyone else can catch the movie.

I learned new facts about my detention and torture from the CIA torture report summary. Hopefully, Americans can learn not to repeat those mistakes.
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What the death of an ISIS leader means for the fight against terrorism

Holly Williams in Turkey and CBS News Senior National Security contributor Michael Morell, a former acting director of the CIA, join CBS News to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi..
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Judge Rules Prosecutors Misrepresented Evidence From C.I.A. Sites

A military judge for Guantánamo’s war court found that the handling of classified information from secret prisons was deeply flawed, complicating the Cole case.
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Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
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Why ISIS leader's death is a "setback," according to former CIA acting director

CBS News senior national security contributor and former acting CIA director Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Morell was..
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CIA Director: "Reversal of battlefield successes" derailed ISIS recruitment

CIA Director John Brennan says ISIS has become a "failing organization," after claims of great victory have been "debunked" over the past six to nine months. Brennan notes the United States aims to..
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Open: This is Face the Nation, September 11

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, "Face the Nation" reflects on the fight against terror, with guests CIA director John Brennan, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, CBS News Elections Director Anthony..
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Fmr. CIA Director says new head of NSA, Gen. McMaster has a "stellar reputation"

Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan says he believes new National Security Advisor Gen. McMaster understands "bumper sticker terms" such as "radical Islam" do more harm than good. He urges the president to..
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo on the threat from North Korea

The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, discusses President Trump's response to Charlottesville and the tensions with North Korea with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson
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CIA Director Pompeo says pressure on North Korea will continue

CIA Director Mike Pompeo joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the form proposed talks with North Korea would take and what conditions must be met before the talks.
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Sen. King says it would be a "constitutional crisis" if Mueller were fired

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel to become CIA director.
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White House has full faith in its nominees to lead the CIA and State Department

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the nominees for Secretary of State and Director of the CIA and the Mueller investigation.
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Michael Hayden asks how the post-truth information age affects national security

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden joins "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book "The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an..
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Full interview: Robert Gates, former defense secretary and CIA director

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan sits down for an interview with Robert Gates, former defense secretary and CIA director, on the college campus of William & Mary. This is an extended cut of..
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"That's not the way I would deal with people," former defense secretary Robert Gates says of President Trump

Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and CIA director, sat down with Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation."
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Sadler's McCain comments are "disgusting," says Sen. Lindsey Graham

For an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan spoke with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. Graham was responding to comments made by a staffer that McCain's opposition to..
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Face the Nation: Mike Pompeo, Lindsey Graham and Robert Gates

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the nuclear agreement with North Korea, withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and CIA Director Gina Haspel.
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Robert Gates says Trump's "tough talk" got the attention of North Korea

Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert Gates discusses the Trump administration's strategy for the upcoming summit with North Korea and the impact of exiting the Iran nuclear deal.
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Will Gina Haspel be confirmed as director of the CIA?

Dan Balz, Salena Zito, Jeffrey Goldberg and Seung Min Kim discuss whether or not Gina Haspel will receive enough votes to become director of the CIA. The panel also analyzes the upcoming summit between..
CBS News - Published

North Korea experts say U.S. summit still "highly likely" despite date concerns

Former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry and Jean Lee of the Wilson Center discuss the on-and-off again plans for the summit with North Korea in Singapore.
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North Korea experts' advice to Trump: Keep summit as simple as possible

Former CIA senior official Jung Pak and Ambassador Robert Gallucci, who was the top U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis in 1994, explain the stakes of the upcoming summit in..
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Sen. King on assessment of Khashoggi murder: “The CIA doesn’t do feelings”

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the decision to send troops to protect the border and the investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
CBS News - Published

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