An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now called into question the private lives and careers of two of the nation’s top national-security officials. Here is an accounting of what is known so far.
John Kaag, coauthor of 'Drone Warfare,' says a 'disturbing mix of provincialism and exceptionalism' is the reason why Americans are more concerned about domestic drone usage than military drones used in targeted killing abroad.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast that the efficacy of torture is both knowable and proven.
In a press conference Thursday, CIA Director John Brennan addressed the Senate Intelligence Committee report on harsh interrogation techniques, called 'torture' by critics. Citing the fearful days after 9/11, he said the agency made mistakes and some of the techniques used were 'abhorrent' and 'regrettable.'
A five-year Senate investigation into the CIA's use of torture and other practices that violate international law has US embassies on alert around the world.
Presidential Power's Sunday Shorts take on why the Iraq air strike campaign might last for a while, the polling behind the lawsuit against Obama, and Watergate.