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  • The CIA's moral black hole [Editorial]

    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to declassify portions of its report on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to extract information from terrorist detainees, but portions of the work that have been leaked appear to confirm Americans' worst fears about the secret program. Committee investigators found that the brutal treatment of prisoners was far more widespread than the agency has admitted and that CIA officials deliberately misled Congress about the effectiveness of methods that brought shame on the nation and amounted to little more than torture by another name.
  • The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you

    The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.  ...

    A tortuous debate [Editorial]

    A tortuous debate  [Editorial]
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, has long been known as one of the U.S. intelligence community's staunchest defenders. So when an outraged Ms. Feinstein appeared on the Senate floor Tuesday to denounce the...

    Ruppersberger's change of heart on the NSA [Editorial]

    Ruppersberger's change of heart on the NSA  [Editorial]
    When it comes to the nation's intelligence gathering and the National Security Agency in particular, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is no softie. The Maryland congressman, whose district includes Ft. Meade and the NSA, called NSA leaker Edward Snowden...

    NSA director says he's 'not wedded' to surveillance programs

    NSA director says he's 'not wedded' to surveillance programs
    In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments. Alexander, an...