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Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria.

Blinken will ‘repair some of the damage’ to US diplomacy, says John Brennan

Former CIA director John Brennan has worked closely with Antony Blinken, who is expected to be announced as President-elect Joe Biden’s Secretary of State.

Former CIA Director John Brennan is shown wearing a suit and red tie departing from a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, May 2018.

Trump revokes ex-CIA chief’s security clearance, slamming critic

CIA Director John Brennan at an intelligence summit in DC on Sept. 8.

CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up the Iran deal

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The logo of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia March 3, 2005.

There may be reason for optimism following the CIA torture report


Rand Paul uses 13-hour filibuster to stall John Brennan’s ultimately successful nomination

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Zero Dark Thirty, out this weekend, ‘remarkably accurate’ yet still controversial

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Zero Dark Thirty, the critically acclaimed film that looks at the events leading up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The film, though, has not been without controversy, particularly on Capitol Hill, where several senators have been outspoken critics.

Iran has multidimensional spy agency keeping it stable

Control over the Internet could mean increased political control for Iran. And with a recent report of Iranian hackers gaining access to the international banking system, some are looking for a connection with Iran’s expansive spy agency.

Advocates criticize Obama’s second-term cabinet picks for lack of diversity

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President Barack Obama’s most recent cabinet nominations have been largely white men — a move that’s been criticized by advocates for women and people of color. They say they’re surprised and disappointed with Obama’s choices.

No longer a turf war, the Pentagon and CIA work closely

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With the increase use of drone strikes as a powerful fighting force, the military is looking to get more involved in intelligence. Greg Miller says that it’s becoming more difficult to tell who’s doing what as the Pentagon and CIA work closely together.

CIA’s Clandestine Chief Connected to Destruction of Torture Tapes

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The acting head of the CIA’s prestigious clandestine service is connected to the controversial detention and “enhanced” interrogation policies adopted after 9/11.