Central Intelligence Agency

OK, We're Hypocrites! It's Irrelevant to the Syria Debate.
August 26, 2013

Foreign Policy's website has an excellent report on the C.I.A.'s disgraceful backing of Saddam Hussein during the time that he used chemical weapons against Iran. In 1988, as Shane Harris and Matthew M.

Obama's Controversial CIA Pick Is the Best Man for the Job
January 09, 2013

John Brennan is the best nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency in a generation--alas. The best of a bad lot.

"Zero Dark Thirty" Has All the Depth of a John Wayne Movie
December 21, 2012

Chastain's character has the depth and personality of a placard, but if you like World War II films, you’ll enjoy this.

Why Can't Hollywood Get Technology Right?
December 19, 2012

Why are shows like "Homeland" so bad at depicting how technology actually works?

Not All Cabinet Posts Are Made the Same: How Obama Should Approach His Second Term Team
November 28, 2012

A Team of Rivals might work for the economy, but not foreign policy.

The Military’s Laws on Adultery Make No Sense
November 15, 2012

The military's laws on adultery are a travesty.

That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories
November 09, 2012

David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. "Yeah, right!" say conservatives on Twitter.

Did Israel and the U.S. Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention?
November 02, 2012

Why an attack in Sudan may herald an intervention in Iran.

“Homeland,” Argo, and the Changing Role of the Rogue CIA Agent
October 26, 2012

Is the onscreen role of the rogue CIA agent changing in the post-Bin Laden world?

Has Benghazi Opportunism Run Its Course?
October 21, 2012

Will Romney keep trying to score points off of the Benghazi attack at the final debate, or has the Libya card played itself out?

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