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Spy Files in Libya Show Ties to CIA, MI-6, Others

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rights investigators have uncovered secret documents in Libya that appear to show close cooperation between Western intelligence agencies and the former Libyan regime, with the CIA even helping the Gadhafi government abduct terror suspects in foreign countries. Human Rights Watch researchers uncovered the documents Friday in Tripoli, at an abandoned office once used by Libya’s […]

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Documents Offer New Details of Western, Libyan Spy Ties

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Documents uncovered in Libya reportedly show just how close the cooperation was between Western intelligence agencies and the Gadhafi government, especially with the rendition of terror suspects. Human Rights Watch researchers uncovered the documents Friday while touring an abandoned office in Tripoli. The office apparently was used by Libya’s former spy chief and close Gadhafi […]

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CIA Chief Leaves Pakistan

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Pakistani officials say the top U.S. intelligence official in Islamabad has returned home because of medical reasons. The Central Intelligence Agency’s station chief, who oversaw the intelligence team that found Osama bin Laden, is not expected to return. The man cannot be named because he is undercover and the CIA has not commented […]

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US Justice Department to Investigate Deaths of CIA Detainees

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says it will open a full criminal investigation into the deaths of two suspected terrorists while they were in CIA custody. The investigations were announced Thursday in a statement issued by Attorney General Eric Holder. News outlets have identified the two detainees as Gul Rahman, who died in 2002 at a […]

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Petraeus Confirmed as CIA Director

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed General David Petraeus as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The four-star general easily won approval Thursday, on a vote of 94 to 0. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says General Petraeus is the right man for the job, noting his military service and analytical skills will […]

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Petraeus Confirmed as CIA Director

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. General David Petraeus as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 58-year-old easily won approval Thursday, with a vote of 94 to 0. At his nomination hearing last week, the four-star general said he supports U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, although […]

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US Senate Expected to Confirm Petraeus as CIA Head

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm U.S. General David Petraeus as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 58-year-old is expected to easily win confirmation in the Thursday afternoon vote. At his nomination hearing, the four-star general said he supports U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, although […]

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Hezbollah Chief: CIA Recruited Spies for Israel

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says the CIA has recruited at least two low-level members of the group to spy for Israel. In a televised speech Friday, Hassan Nasrallah said two members of his Shi’ite movement had confessed to being CIA agents and the group was investigating whether a third member had […]

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Petraeus Supports Obama’s Decison on Afghanistan

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, says he supports President Barack Obama’s decision for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan. General Petraeus testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday, one day after Mr. Obama announced plans to pull out 33,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 2012. The […]

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CIA Nominee Petraeus to Testify Thursday

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, General David Petraeus, is testifying Thursday on his nomination. The current commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is addressing members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. If confirmed by the full Senate, Petraeus would succeed former CIA director Leon Panetta, the […]

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