A review of Joel Whitney's book, Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers (OR Books, 2017).
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The Intelligence Studies Essay: "After you, Alphonse," or Why Two Different Intelligence Agencies Now Attend National Security Council Meetings, Whether It Matters, and How to Mitigate the Potential Hazards
What impact will we see from President Trump's revised executive order requiring both the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA to participate in National Security Council deliberations?
New Tensions on Temple Mount, CIA Ends Aid to Syrian Rebels, Gulf Crisis Affecting Regional Foreign Policy, and Trump Looking for Excuse to Leave Iran Deal
A terrorist attack touched off a new round of clashes in Jerusalem, the United States has ended its clandestine support to rebels fighting the Assad regime, the Qatar crisis is having effects in Gaza and Yemen, and Trump wants a pretext to avoid recertifying the JCPOA in three months.
Recent reporting in the Wall Street Journal that President Trump “has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists" is causing a lot of hand-wringing. Should it?
Greg Miller has an interesting and seemingly quite well-sourced article in the Washington Post today documenting (and offering explanations for) a significant decline in CIA drone strikes. To be clear, the claim is not that drone strikes on the whole are in decline.
Yesterday, following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Central Intelligence Agency released over 50 documents related to the agency's enhanced interrogation and rendition program during the Bush administration.
The Obama administration is in danger of leaving a legacy on drones that is long on rhetoric but short on substance.
When the SSCI initially released its Study on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program in December 2014, the CIA quietly released a "Note to the Reader," which the Senate Intelligence Committee only became aware of last week. Here's what it says.
Senator Dianne Feinstein replies to Lawfare's Amy Zegart on the SSCI Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program.
A panel at a CIA conference asks: What new legal questions are raised by rapidly evolving technologies and how do those questions interact with existing national security law?