It puts a chilling new spin on "spy drone."
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Or a postcard from the surveillance future.
Meet the people who live in Pakistan's Tribal Areas, under the eyes of American drones, and in the wake of their destruction.
The CIA calls up their NSA bros when they need help locating a terrorist
Earlier this month, Iranian police found the body of Mojtaba Ahmadi, head of the Iranian Cyber Warfare squad, in what has all the hallmarks of a classic spy assassination. So I called up a former member of Mossad.
70 percent of the civilian contractors for the US intelligence community have been sent home without pay.
Because right now it sucks.
Public accountability and transparency go under the sequester ax.
A decade ago, long before Edward Snowden trolled the depths of a classified government surveillance program, John Kiriakou was learning about a government practice as secret and troubling, and a lot more gruesome.
This unreal world is the one we live in.
Because some of us need a break.
Where's the actual proof these programs offer more benefits than downsides? Where are the thwarted plots to balance against the chill of privacy loss?
If Michael Moore is obsessed with outrage, and Herzog is obsessed with dreams, Gibney is a master of moments.
We're still a long way away from finding out what it plans on doing with them.
The day has come. Sort of--members of two Senate Intelligence Committees now have "access" to classified memos undergirding the legal justification for killing US citizens abroad in the war on al-Qaeda. But is the big reveal merely lip service?
Before his CIA pick John Brennan gets grilled in Congress, Obama's own "torture memos" on targeted killings -- and a new set of intel on Bush's torture program -- shed some harsh light on how America secretly conducts war.
On Wednesday, the government announced that Barrett Brown, a man who became a very public talking head for Anonymous, is facing up to 100 years in jail.
John McCain has never faltered in his principled stance against torture. John Brennan, on the other hand?
If England hadn't whispered to its ally, it's likely the US wouldn't have ever pulled the trigger on the drone strike that killed Khan, a Pakistani elder with British connections.
When he enters a federal prison on Friday, John Kiriakou will be the only former CIA agent prosecuted in relation to the Bush White House's torture program, but not for committing torture.
It's almost comical, the hand-wringing and head-butting that went into what's ultimately a non-decision, or at the least a long punt. And it doesn't help that the guy who designed Obama's new drone "playbook" doesn't have to adhere to it.
Nominating Chuck Hagel and John O. Brennan as defense secretary and CIA chief, respectively, represents a somewhat controversial re-imagining of the US national security team's expanding drone wars.