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Senior Haqqani commander arrested in Afghanistan

Afghan and NATO forces have captured a senior leader of Afghanistan’s Haqqani network. The Pakistani-based group was founded by former CIA asset Jalaluddin Haqqani and has close ties with both the Taliban and al Qaeda. Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:…

Holder drops broader CIA torture probe to focus on two detainees

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Department of Justice was opening an investigation into the deaths of two prisoners who allegedly perished in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) custody. The decision, however, means the end of a broader probe of the agency’s use of torture during the…

Senator Mark Kirk: End probe of CIA interrogators accused of torture

Republican Senator Mark Kirk (IL) says that President Barack Obama should announce the end of the Justice Department’s “unwarranted” investigation of CIA interrogators when he visits their headquarters on Friday “These Americans did their jobs at the direction of the President of the United States and this politically motivated investigation…

CIA’s ‘WTF’ task force to assess WikiLeaks’ impact

The US Central Intelligence Agency has launched a panel dubbed the WikiLeaks Task Force, or “WTF”, to investigate the impact of diplomatic cables and military documents released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks. The task force, which is being led by the CIA’s Counterintelligence Center, will examine how the release of these…

Pakistan tribesman ‘to sue CIA’ over drone deaths

A Pakistani tribesman is seeking 500 million dollars in compensation from the CIA after his son and brother were killed in America’s covert drone war against Al-Qaeda, his lawyer said Monday. Kareem Khan from North Waziristan, the district on the Afghan border where the US campaign has stepped up in…

E-mail: Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss agreed with destroying waterboarding tapes, Miers ‘livid’

Former CIA Director Porter Goss agreed with a 2005 decision to destroy interrogation videos showing waterboarding, but nobody told White House counsel Harriet Miers, who was “livid” to find out afterward, newly released CIA documents show. The documents show that, despite Goss’ agreement, officials almost immediately began worrying they’d done…

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