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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.


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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The Odd Habit This Former Spy Developed From Her CIA Training [Video]The Odd Habit This Former Spy Developed From Her CIA Training

Former clandestine services officer Amaryllis Fox is just about to release a fascinating new book. According to Business Insider, "Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA," is out Tuesday. Even now,..

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House Intel: Trump Impeachment Whistleblower To Testify [Video]House Intel: Trump Impeachment Whistleblower To Testify

The whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump has agreed to testify. US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced the news on Sunday...

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Trump lashes out over whistleblower complaint [Video]Trump lashes out over whistleblower complaint

As a whistleblower's complaint ricochets through Washington and the impeachment inquiry heats up, the president lashes out at Democrats and "spies." Jonah Green reports.

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Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch,' Saudi crown prince [Video]Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch,' Saudi crown prince

Saudi Arabia's crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives "because it happened under my watch," according to a PBS documentary..

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Trump Admin Won't Let Congress Hear 'DEFCON 1' Whistleblower Complaint [Video]Trump Admin Won't Let Congress Hear 'DEFCON 1' Whistleblower Complaint

US officials were rocked by news of a 'credible' whistleblower complaint of 'urgent concern.' According to Business Insider, the complaint involves multiple acts by President Donald Trump. The acts..

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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.
CBS News - Published

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..
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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.
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CIA-backed Afghan units carry out illegal killings, other abuse: group

Afghan security units backed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have carried out extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, indiscriminate air strikes and other rights abuses and..
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How a former CIA officer was caught betraying his country

The officials who investigated and convicted Kevin Mallory for conspiracy to commit espionage tell 60 Minutes how their case came together. Anderson Cooper reports
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Former CIA officer caught committing espionage

Footage from a surveillance camera last April caught Kevin Mallory preparing classified documents which prosecutors believe he intended to send to China. 60 Minutes reports on the case Sunday at 7:30..
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Former acting CIA director skeptical about U.S.-Taliban peace talks

The Taliban is promising the U.S. it won't allow al Qaeda to have safe haven in Afghanistan if foreign troops withdraw from the country. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell said such an agreement..
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Former CIA leaders create national security "briefing book" for 2020 candidates

Two former CIA leaders say they prepared a briefing book on security issues for 2020 candidates to combat "fake news" and "foreign election interference." Washington Post intelligence and national..
CBS News - Published

Michael Morell: Justice Dept. inquiry into CIA crosses a line

Former CIA Acting and Deputy Director Michael Morell says President Trump and Attorney General William Barr "crossed a line" when they opened a Justice Department review into CIA analysts' judgment...
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What we know about the whistleblower complaint over Trump's Ukraine call

The whistleblower complaint at the center of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump accuses the White House of participating in what some are calling a cover-up. Former Acting Director of the..
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Kill or capture? That is the question

Until now, the CIA has never acknowledged that it operates lethal drones. But in "48 Hours Presents: The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs," the directors go off script, debating the efficacy and..
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What did the government know about the 9/11 attacks and when?

Former CIA Director George Tenet, in his first interview in eight years, and his deputy, Cofer Black, speak out in detail for the first time about a critical White House meeting in July 2001 that they..
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Gen. David Petraeus: "You can't completely get out of endless wars"

The former CIA director discussed the state of ISIS in the wake of the killing of its longtime leader on the "CBS This Morning" podcast
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C.I.A. Got Tip on Al-Baghdadi’s Location From Arrest of a Wife and a Courier

President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull forces from northern Syria disrupted planning for the raid and forced the Pentagon to press ahead with a risky night operation, military officials said.
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Ex-CIA spy flees from Italy to U.S. fearing for her safety: paper

A former U.S. spy, pardoned by Italy in connection with the CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in Milan, has fled from Italy to the United States fearing for her safety, Italian newspaper Il..
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on October 20, 2019

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Reps. Jim Himes and Will Hurd. She interviews Retired General Raymond Thomas and talks Syria with CIA and CBS News senior national security..
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Experts say ISIS and Russia could benefit from Syria onslaught

Michael Morell, the former CIA deputy director and CBS News senior national security contributor, and William Burns, the former deputy secretary of state, break down the latest developments between..
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Hard Measures, Hooked

Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, defends the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on high-level al Qaeda detainees; And, Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National..
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Transcript: Marc Polymeropoulos on "Intelligence Matters"

Former senior CIA operations officer Marc Polymeropoulos talks about his career at the agency — the art of recruiting and running assets, some of his overseas assignments, and fields questions on..
CBS News - Published

John Brennan, King of Coal, The Future of Money

CIA director on ISIS attacks in U.S.: Attempts are inevitable; Landmark case after worst mining disaster in 40 years; A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive..
CBS News - Published

Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Account of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations

Days before filing a whistle-blower complaint, a C.I.A. officer brought a vague version of his accusations to an aide on the House Intelligence Committee.
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Paul to Trump: Saudis consider sanctions for Khashoggi killing a "sign of weakness"

Sen. Rand Paul says Trump administration should cut off arm sales to Saudi Arabia in wake of CIA evidence that he says links the Saudi Crown Prince to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
CBS News - Published

Iran sentences man to death for spying for the CIA

Iranian courts have sentenced one person to death for spying for the CIA and jailed two others for 10 years for the same crime, as well as imprisoning a fourth person for 10 years for spying for..
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Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69

He contradicted a statement in President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address. A week later, his wife at the time, Valerie Plame, was outed as a C.I.A. agent.
NYTimes.com - Published

Former acting CIA director says whistleblower is "well-trained analyst"

President Trump’s acting director of national intelligence spent hours answering questions from lawmakers Thursday about a whistleblower complaint that’s now at the center of a House impeachment..
CBS News - Published

What does the whistleblower complaint reveal?

What does the whistleblower complaint reveal and what is its significance? Former CIA acting director Michael Morell joins the "CBS Evening News" with the latest.
CBS News - Published

Former CIA leader on the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint

CBS News national security contributor Michael Morell previously served as an acting and deputy director of the CIA. He joined "Red and Blue" to share his insights into the whistleblower complaint and..
CBS News - Published

Whistleblower on Trump-Ukraine contacts is a CIA officer: sources

The whistleblower who said U.S. President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden is a CIA officer and at one point was assigned to work at the White House, two sources..
Reuters - Published

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