Retired FBI agent Ali Soufan argues that the agency's thirst for torture made it harder to protect Americans.
Adopting "counterinsurgency" tactics for use against wide swaths of Americans can only make the situation worse.
His rumored candidate for CIA director, Michael Morell, is raising alarms.
New documentary explains why installing the shah in 1953 led to ruinous American covert operations throughout the Cold War and beyond.
The CIA Can't Protect Its Own Hacking Tools. Why Should We Trust Government Privacy and Security Proposals?
The very idea that our intelligence agencies could keep encryption bypasses secret is absurd.
National security journalist Barton Gellman talks about "the surveillance-industrial state," the possibility of a Biden presidency or a second Trump term, and his gripping new book.
Barton Gellman's new book is a riveting account of exposing NSA excesses to the light of the day.
CIA Encryption Meddling and Chinese Espionage Allegations Make It Clear: We All Need Strong Data Protection
Somebody tell the FBI and Congress.
The CIA and its defenders insisted that torture would help keep America safe. They were wrong.
A judge rules whistleblower’s failure to subject Permanent Record to pre-publication review violates non-disclosure agreement.
Plus: Trump slashes number of refugees allowed in next year, big cities are shedding millennials, and more...
Snowden didn’t subject his autobiography Permanent Record to pre-publication review by the federal government that’s also trying to throw him in prison.
A new movie, The Report, documents the Senate struggle to inform the public about our wartime waterboarding and "enhanced interrogations."
This is not the first time generic "yaaassss slay kween" feminism has been used to obscure an awful person's record.
What could go wrong with federalizing the corporate charter process and putting bureaucrats in charge of long-term business thinking?
Brennan was awful and defended the indefensible, but Trump is clearly trying to silence critics.
This will have potentially serious consequences for those investigating election meddling.
The former head of our intelligence agencies thinks we're all easily manipulated rubes. Is that why he lied to the Senate?
Many aren't willing to ignore her ties to torture just because of her sex.
As the Senate prepares to vote on Gina Haspel's nomination, senators call for more transparency on torture and her role in it.
From ripping families apart to nominating a torture-enabler as CIA director, the administration is calling the GOP's bluff, Reason editors argue.
Haspel's defenders say she was just following protocol when she oversaw the waterboarding of a suspected al-Qaeda operative. That's not good enough.
Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing Is a Reckoning for America's Use of Torture During the War on Terror
"It says that it's OK to engage in war crimes and crimes against humanity, and if you do it, you'll get promoted."
Paul says Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick to be the next secretary of state, will repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past two decades.
Secretary of State replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is replaced by torture aficionado Gina Haspel.
If You Think The Nunes Memo Will 'Discredit' FBI and DOJ, You Haven't Been Paying Attention For the Past 50 Years
Democrat Adam Schiff might be right that GOP operatives want to derail the Russia probe. But the FBI and Justice Department lost credibility a long time ago.
The Senate would lose an authoritarian who wants to crack down on immigrants and fight the drug war. But he's also a hawk in favor of foreign interventions.
Now that it's in Trump's hands, even the illusion of responsibility is fading.
New History Channel series explores the dark corners of prohibition and takes viewers on great, freaky trip.
Supreme Court turns away transparency lawsuit trying to force release of Senate report.
A war on WikiLeaks will ultimately threaten a free press.
Vault 7 serves as another reminder of the inherent folly in building government-mandated backdoors into secure systems.
Reports show possible loosening of restrictions on strikes, more CIA participation.
'Fundamentally, security is more important than surveillance.'
Agency hoards infiltration tools and puts our information at risk of exposure.
The Deep State's 'Political Assassination' of Michael Flynn Was an Epic Abuse of Power (Reason Podcast)
Q&A with Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake.
Podcast talks IC drama, media idiocy about uninviting Kellyanne Conway, and Thomas L. Friedman's awfulness
The Trump administration can always outsource its dirty work to allies.
The secret prisons used by the CIA during the Bush administration-where torture took place-could get a Trump-era reboot.