CIA

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

President Donald Trump made the decision to drop the program supporting rebels fighting Syria's Bashar al-Assad nearly a month ago, according to The Washington Post. The rebels say they were totally blindsided and disappointed.

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

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

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

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

Trump’s public disagreement with intelligence community unprecedented and ‘adversarial’
Murals for DC's Chilean terror attack

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

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

'My father lost his life through a bombing, by agents of a man who Henry Kissinger supported'
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."

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

The NSA's bulk collection program may soon end, but they may not care
A girl cries before receiving polio vaccine drops at a government children's hospital in Peshawar on March 3, 2015. Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio.

Facing a determined opposition, Pakistani officials tell parents to vaccinate their kids or go to jail

Some parents in Pakistan so deeply mistrust the polio vaccine that they're refused over and over again to let their kids get their shots. Now one fed-up province in Pakistan, which has the most polio cases of any country on Earth, is tossing those parents in jail until they relent.

Facing a determined opposition, Pakistani officials tell parents to vaccinate their kids or go to jail

For A TV Spy Show, The CIA Approves The Scripts

On the FX's “The Americans,” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a typical suburban family in the 1980s. They’re also Soviet spies, moles sent to live among us.

For A TV Spy Show, The CIA Approves The Scripts
Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area watched by military police at Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray in 2002.

How the US provides inspiration for terrorists groups like ISIS

It's no coincidence that ISIS prisoners are kept in bright orange jumpsuits. The terrorist group took the idea from the US, who places Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the same garb — and that's not the only way terrorists have been able to crib from American actions.

How the US provides inspiration for terrorists groups like ISIS
Men look at wall graffiti depicting a American drone along a street in Sana'a, Yemen, on November 9, 2013.

This Yemeni says US drone strikes are actually helping al-Qaeda

Farea al-Muslimi says American drone strikes aren't just driving Yemenis away from the United States, they're also damaging their relationship with the very sky that feeds their crops and families in peacetime.

This Yemeni says US drone strikes are actually helping al-Qaeda
A demonstrator is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in 2007.

For Black Hawk Down author, CIA torture report is no surprise

Mark Bowden's view: The use of ''coercive methods does and did produce very useful information.''

For Black Hawk Down author, CIA torture report is no surprise
A guard shuts the gate to the airport in Szymany, Poland, in 2005. Polish media said the airport was identified by Human Rights Watch as a potential site of alleged CIA prisons used to interrogate al-Qaeda captives.

Poles say aiding the CIA's torture program 'was simply being a good ally'

Poland was home to one of the secret CIA "black sites" where detainees were held and tortured. But while a new report detailed the abuses prisoners suffered, some Poles wonder why they seems to be the only country willing to take their leaders to task for their involvement.

Poles say aiding the CIA's torture program 'was simply being a good ally'
A polio worker gives polio vaccine drops to a child in Islamabad. Pakistan is also the only polio-endemic country in the world where polio cases rose from 2012 to 2013.

What's stopping some Pakistani parents from letting their children be vaccinated?

The White House has pledged the CIA will stop using vaccination programs as a cover from spying. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett's says the pledge is long overdue and that distrust of health workers is already widespread in many countries.

What's stopping some Pakistani parents from letting their children be vaccinated?