Valerie Plame Wilson was a lifelong CIA officer until her cover was spectacularly — and illegally — blown in 2003 by the Bush Administration, ending the viability of her career in intelligence. She is now an anti-nuclear-proliferation activist and espionage novelist, a...

We have known Hillary Clinton both professionally and personally for close to 20 years, dating back to before President Bill Clinton's first trip to Africa in 1998 — a trip that they both acknowledge changed their lives, and gave considerable meaning to their post-Whit...

June 6, 2014

One year after Edward Snowden’s leaks, we’re better off for the debate he started.

One year ago today, the Guardian first reported on the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. After 12 months of near-incessant accusations and arguments about everyone from Glenn Greenwald to...

In 2007, it’s believed Bob Levinson was taken hostage while traveling in Iran. He has now been held captive overseas longer than any other American. There is evidence suggesting Levinson may have been a spy and working with people inside the CIA who had no business sta...

October 17, 2013

Think that the National Security Agency has too much power? That it’s snooping too much into your (and everyone else’s) personal affairs? That it spends too much?

Guess again. The power of General Keith Alexander, current head of NSA, Central Security Service, and...

Let's be absolutely clear about the news that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on US citizens – from emails, to telephone calls, to videos, under the Prism program and other Fisa court orders: this story has nothing to do with Edward Snowden. As interest...

It has been 10 long years since "Shock and Awe" – the opening bombardment of Baghdad – lit up the skies above the Tigris. A decade later, we know far more about the case the Bush administration made to the world to justify its war of choice to overthrow Saddam Hussein....

Every day thousands of Americans working for the U.S. government spend all their waking hours keeping their fellow citizens safe. The vast majority of them work quietly — and anonymously — as they track our enemies, aid our allies, and seek out any and all threats to o...

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