Tagged: CIA

Interrogation Makes Strange Bedfellows: The Emerging Association Between the American Psychological Association and the Bush Administration

Back in December, the Homeland Security Digital Library blogged about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program in the blog titled, CIA Interrogation Report: A Warning for the Future. As stated in the blog, “[t]his declassified report covers the CIA’s torture practices on...

CIA Interrogation Report: A Warning for the Future

Yesterday morning, the Executive Summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program was released to the public. This declassified report covers the CIA’s torture practices on terrorism suspects throughout George W. Bush’s presidency. In the Foreword of the report, the Chairman of...

Final Benghazi Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, were attacked by Islamic militants. As a result of these attacks that took place on September 11-12, 2012, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith,...

Federal Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Targeted Killing of Anwar al-Aulaqi

This Monday a federal court released a July 2010 Justice Department memo that justified a DoD or CIA drone strike against senior al-Qaeda member Anwar al-Aulaqi. The 41-page memo, penned by then-Assistant Attorney General David Barron, sheds new light on the controversial “targeted-killing-of-American-citizens” debate in the United States. It explores the legal aspects...

CIA’s First Public National Security Conference

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the CIA hosted their first public National Security Conference titled, “The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence” at Georgetown University.  The conference, co-sponsored with Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, served as a platform to discuss a variety of topics important to national security. The current...

Signals Intelligence Activities: President Obama Releases New Policy Directive

Today, President Obama released a Presidential Policy Directive, “Signals Intelligence Activities,” which outlines the manner in which signals intelligence is authorized to be collected by the United States. He stated that gathering practices must be adherent to privacy and civil liberties, “in accordance with the Constitution and applicable statutes, Executive...