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    1. December 19, 2014

      CIA torture story began rather earlier than 2001

      Sir, Reading “Breaking the rules” (The Big Read, December 13), Geoff Dyer’s article on CIA torture practices, leaves me...

    2. December 18, 2014

      US left looking powerless after hacked Sony pulls ‘The Interview’

      With its apparent victory over Sony, North Korea has exposed one of the uncomfortable truths about the new era of cyber...

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    1. Cyber Security

      Cyber attacks on the likes of eBay, Yahoo and US retailer Target have raised public co...
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    1. December 14, 2014

      Lawyers must be held to account for authorising torture

      Dianne Feinstein and the US Senate intelligence committee have produced a brave and damning report on torture by the CIA. It...

    2. December 12, 2014

      The CIA and torture: Breaking the rules

      As part of their basic training, American soldiers are sent on a course that simulates being captured by the enemy, where...

    3. December 12, 2014

      CIA report caps steely career for Feinstein

      Senator Dianne Feinstein was never going to let the CIA have the last word on the grisly torture techniques her committee...

    4. December 11, 2014

      CIA made serious mistakes, says Brennan

      The director of the CIA admitted that the agency made serious mistakes in how it ran a programme to interrogate terror...

    5. December 11, 2014

      UK spy chiefs asked for CIA report deletions

      British intelligence chiefs asked for parts of the summary of the US Senate report into torture by the CIA to be deleted,...

    6. December 10, 2014

      CIA torturers should be prosecuted, say human rights groups

      Human rights groups have called for prosecutions of individuals accused of the torture revealed in a damning report by the...

    7. December 10, 2014

      CIA shielded from damning report on interrogation methods

      The Central Intelligence Agency has just received the most searing indictment of its activities in a generation but it will...

    8. December 10, 2014

      A tortured legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

      The most overlooked part of the US Senate’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture is its remedies. It...

    9. December 10, 2014

      CIA torture report provokes anti-US backlash

      Damning criticism by a US Senate committee on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture after the September 11...

    10. December 10, 2014

      CIA report is a strike back against America’s deep state

      Two years before he leaves office, Barack Obama is so politically weak he cannot even get his nominee for surgeon-general...

    11. December 9, 2014

      CIA torture report: The key findings

      The Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday released its long-awaited report into the CIA’s use of torture in the aftermath...

    12. December 9, 2014

      Senate accuses CIA of lies and brutality

      The CIA repeatedly misled the White House, Congress and the US public over the torture of suspected al-Qaeda terrorists,...

    13. The World

      December 9, 2014

      CIA Torture Report

      The Senate Intelligence Committee is releasing a long-awaited report on the CIA’s use of interrogation tactics, including...

    14. November 22, 2014

      Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

      A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Friday that Obama administration officials did not deliberately...

    15. November 9, 2014

      North Korea frees two US prisoners

      TACOMA, Washington, November 8 – Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “With bank earnings it’s not only the earnings that are probabilistic. Time itself is blurry.” -...

    17. October 24, 2014

      ‘Afghanistan: The Lion’s Last Roar?’, BBC2

      Underprepared, under-resourced, with no clear achievable objective, “a story of folly” that has, according to one CIA man,...

    18. October 24, 2014

      ‘A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal’, by Ben Macintyre

      For 30 years, James Jesus Angleton (CIA) and Nicholas Elliott (MI6) spied for their countries. Kim Philby (MI6) – mentor,...

    19. October 12, 2014

      Drone strikes on Isis loom large in allies’ strategy

      Hundreds of air strikes have dominated the opening of the US-led battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or...

    20. October 7, 2014

      Obama the victim as officials rush into print before sell-by date

      Writing kiss-and-tell memoirs is as old as the US republic. But few presidents have had to suffer as much from them while...

    21. August 29, 2014

      Hong Kong media baron denies CIA connection

      Jimmy Lai, the anti-Beijing media tycoon whose home was searched as part of a bribery inquiry, has denied involvement in any...

    22. August 20, 2014

      Defeating Isis likely to take years, warn military analysts

      The brutal murder of the American journalist James Foley on Tuesday has gruesomely raised the stakes in the international...

    23. The A-List

      August 18, 2014

      Iraq's new leader will fail without western support

      What is it about political leaders installed by America in third world countries? It seems they never want to leave office....

    24. August 13, 2014

      A hug cannot heal US split over Iraq

      Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan to “hug out” their differences at a mutual friend’s birthday party in the old-money...

    25. August 7, 2014

      Companies at Black Hat conference warned on cyber risk disclosure

      An argument is raging about whether companies should be forced to disclose cyber attacks, as cyber security experts warn...

    26. August 4, 2014

      Pentagon confronts militant dilemma in Africa

      The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies. From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the...

    27. August 1, 2014

      Obama defends CIA chief after agency spied on Senate

      Barack Obama jumped to the defence of his CIA director John Brennan who is facing mounting political pressure after...

    28. July 31, 2014

      CIA apologises for spying on Senate

      The CIA has apologised to the Senate intelligence committee after it admitted spying on computers used by staffers to...

    29. July 31, 2014

      Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

      It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

    30. July 11, 2014

      A style guide for spies misses its grammatical target

      Now that the war on terror is cooling down, the war on grammar is hotting up. Last week, a 185-page style guide written by...

    31. June 24, 2014

      CIA expands spy work through Amazon cloud

      The Central Intelligence Agency is stepping up its reliance on Amazon’s burgeoning cloud computing infrastructure, as US...

    32. June 20, 2014

      ‘The Zhivago Affair’, by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

      The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle over a Forbidden Book, by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée, Harvill...

    33. The World

      June 20, 2014

      Guantánamo inmates settle in for fourth World Cup

      By Richard McGregor in Guantánamo Bay Caption: AFP There are many ways to measure the never ending “war on terror” but...

    34. June 6, 2014

      CIA follows the trail to Twitter

      The US Central Intelligence Agency decided it was its turn to be followed on Friday, expanding its social media presence by...

    35. June 2, 2014

      NYT journalist faces jail over CIA leaks

      The US Supreme Court has refused to take up an appeal by a New York Times reporter against an order for him to testify in a...

    36. May 28, 2014

      Obama confronts a war-weary nation

      One of the loudest cheers during Barack Obama’s speech on foreign policy came near the beginning, when the US president told...

    37. May 20, 2014

      China’s rampant commercial spying

      The US Department of Justice’s indictment of five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking this week is unlikely to...

    38. April 11, 2014

      White House pressed to release report into CIA torture programme

      The White House is facing intense pressure to release a secret congressional report into the CIA’s torture programme after a...

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