Commentary: CIA TV

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Kurt tries to figure out what is behind the glut of new CIA spy entertainment.

For A TV Spy Show, The CIA Approves The Scripts

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A Free Syrian Army fighter looks out through a window in rebel-held Al-Yadudah village, in Deraa Governorate, Syria, on July 19.

Syrian rebels say they feel ‘betrayed’ by the US ending its aid

When President Trump spoke at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia in January, he reportedly brought along his own staff to clap and cheer.

Trump tried to ice out the intelligence community from his effort to create a back channel to Russia

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Ben Carson testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of housing and urban development, on Jan. 12, 2017.

Watch live: Senate confirmation hearings for Defense, CIA and HUD

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Donald Trump

Trump’s public disagreement with intelligence community unprecedented and ‘adversarial’

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Donald Trump has again publicly disparaged the assessment of US intelligence that Russia used cyber warfare to attempt to influence the US election. A former intelligence insider says the challenge is unprecedented.

Murals for DC's Chilean terror attack

A state-sponsored terror attack struck DC 40 years ago — and the proof is finally coming out


Newly declassified files accuse the Pinochet regime of carrying out an attack in Washington in broad daylight 40 years ago. A car bomb killed Chile’s former foreign minister, Orlando Letelier, and a young American woman, Ronni Moffitt.

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Chilean General Augusto Pinochet in an undated file photo.

‘My father lost his life through a bombing, by agents of a man who Henry Kissinger supported’


Forty years ago, Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat, and, Ronni Moffitt, his assistant, were killed when a bomb taped beneath their vehicle detonated. Francisco Letelier, the diplomat’s son, revisits the murder on Washington’s Embassy Row.

Waiting for someone inside a former Taliban-reinforced cave.

The story of the 20-something CIA officer who took on the Taliban


“Don’t ever forget that CIA is not staffed by robots yet. It’s still red-blooded humans doing everything they can.”

A view of sensor arrays at a former NSA monitoring base in Bad Aibling in Bavaria, Germany.

The NSA’s bulk collection program may soon end, but they may not care


The NSA’s ability to collect mass amounts of phone data might be coming to end as a bill on the topic moves through Congress. A former CIA head says it’s a necessary check against abuse, but one journalist thinks the agency has moved beyond the program altogether.