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.
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. NYTimes.com - Published
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...
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..
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..
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..
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. NYTimes.com - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
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,.. Reuters - Published
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. NYTimes.com - Published
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. NYTimes.com - Published
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. NYTimes.com - Published
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
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.. Reuters - Published
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. NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
"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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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
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.. CBS News - Published