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  • How US funds reach the terror groups it fights Jul 30, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    How US funds reach the terror groups it fights

    It’s going to take dedicated effort and sustained investigation by various US government agencies to understand, isolate and prosecute Islamists who claim to represent all American Muslims and dominate the discourse

  • Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE Aug 26, 2019 08:25 PM IST

    Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE

    The CIA's failure to adapt to the UAE's growing military and political ambitions amounts to a dereliction of duty, said a fourth former CIA official.

  • With eyes set on Kabul seat, Taliban don new T-shirts and guns, bodes ill for Kashmir Aug 23, 2019 07:46 PM IST

    With eyes set on Kabul seat, Taliban don new T-shirts and guns, bodes ill for Kashmir

    Since January 2019, the Taliban control has been widely reported to have increased

  • Donald Trump junks Barack Obama's policy on public report on drone-strike deaths in countries like Pakistan Mar 07, 2019 06:12 PM IST

    Donald Trump junks Barack Obama's policy on public report on drone-strike deaths in countries like Pakistan

    The 2016 executive order was brought in by then-President Barack Obama, who was under pressure to be more transparent on drone strikes carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible Nov 18, 2018 03:06 PM IST

    Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

    The CIA's finding is the most definitive US assessment to date tying Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler directly to the killing and contradicts Saudi government assertions that Prince Mohammed was not involved

  • CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of Khashoggi: Report Nov 17, 2018 03:06 PM IST

    CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of Khashoggi: Report

    The death of Khashoggi, a onetime insider turned critic of the crown prince and a resident of the US, has spurred a wave of international anger against Saudi Arabia and its ruler

  • CIA pondered on using 'truth serum' after 9/11 to get terror suspects to speak Nov 14, 2018 11:03 AM IST

    CIA pondered on using 'truth serum' after 9/11 to get terror suspects to speak

    After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was "possibly worth a try."

  • Opinion | How to spot the liar in the boardroom Oct 16, 2018 08:32 AM IST

    Opinion | How to spot the liar in the boardroom

    Alongside our forensic accounting model, we also use questioning techniques popularised by the CIA to figure out whether the CEOs we are meeting are making things up

  • Donald Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director May 21, 2018 01:21 PM IST

    Donald Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director

    A veteran spy, Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the agency's use of harsh interrogation techniques after 9/11.

  • All you need to know about Gina Haspel, the first-ever woman CIA director May 18, 2018 11:44 AM IST

    All you need to know about Gina Haspel, the first-ever woman CIA director

    As a clandestine officer at the CIA, Haspel was in charge of a secret operation labelled 'Cat’s eye'.

  • CIA chief Mike Pompeo sworn in as new US Secretary of State Apr 27, 2018 04:02 PM IST

    CIA chief Mike Pompeo sworn in as new US Secretary of State

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito administered the oath to Pompeo in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

  • China poses strategic challenge to US: CIA director tells senators Apr 13, 2018 03:55 PM IST

    China poses strategic challenge to US: CIA director tells senators

    Pompeo, 54, made the remarks during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. If confirmed, he would replace Rex Tillerson, who was fired by US President Donald Trump last month, to lead the State Department.

  • US will make no concessions for North Korea talks: CIA chief Mar 12, 2018 08:40 AM IST

    US will make no concessions for North Korea talks: CIA chief

    “Never before have we had the North Koreans in a position where their economy was at such risk, and where their leadership was under such pressure that they would begin conversations on the terms that Kim Jong Un has conceded to,” Pompeo told Fox News.

  • Former CIA chief John Brennan slams Donald Trump on world view Mar 08, 2018 08:57 AM IST

    Former CIA chief John Brennan slams Donald Trump on world view

    "You show an amazing albeit unsurprising ignorance of how technology, automation, and the attendant evolution of economics and societies have transformed the world," Brennan said in a tweet.

  • Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for CIA's help in thwarting attack plot Dec 18, 2017 07:25 AM IST

    Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for CIA's help in thwarting attack plot

    "Based on the information the US provided, Russian authorities were able to capture the terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people," the White House said in a readout of yesterday's call.

  • Donald Trump considers plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA chief: US officials Dec 01, 2017 07:52 AM IST

    Donald Trump considers plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA chief: US officials

    Tillerson would be replaced within weeks by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist and foreign policy hardliner, under a White House plan to carry out the most significant staff shake-up so far of the Trump administration.

  • Donald Trump releases some JFK files, blocks others under pressure Oct 27, 2017 09:12 AM IST

    Donald Trump releases some JFK files, blocks others under pressure

    Congress had ordered in 1992 that all remaining sealed files pertaining to the investigation into Kennedy’s death should be fully opened to the public through the National Archives in 25 years, by Oct. 26, 2017, except for those the president authorized for further withholding.

  • Wikileaks hints Aadhaar data may have been compromised by CIA Aug 26, 2017 06:51 PM IST

    Wikileaks hints Aadhaar data may have been compromised by CIA

    However, official sources from the government have denied the claim.

  • WikiLeaks releases hacking tool details of CIA Mar 08, 2017 07:42 PM IST

    WikiLeaks releases hacking tool details of CIA

    WikiLeaks today released what it termed as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA, claiming the America's premier spy agency partnered with foreign intelligence agencies to turn TVs and smartphones into weapons for surveillance.

  • Russian Intel Claim to Have Compromising Info on Trump: Report Jan 11, 2017 11:44 AM IST

    Russian Intel Claim to Have Compromising Info on Trump: Report

    Classified documents that the heads of four U.S. intelligence agencies presented last week to President-elect Donald Trump included claims that Russian intelligence operatives have compromising information about him, two U.S. officials said Tuesday evening.

  • Obama admin plans new sanctions against Russia: Report Dec 29, 2016 12:58 PM IST

    Obama admin plans new sanctions against Russia: Report

    The outgoing Obama administration is planning a series of fresh sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in cyber hacking into servers and emails of American political parties and leaders in the run up to the general elections, multiple media reports have said.

  • Why the CIA thinks Russia wanted Trump to win Dec 13, 2016 08:33 AM IST

    Why the CIA thinks Russia wanted Trump to win

    This latest finding fed an already blazing public dispute between the US intelligence agencies and the president-elect over Russian interference in the election.

  • Obama shifts on Syrian rebels, but is it too late? Sep 11, 2014 08:31 AM IST

    Obama shifts on Syrian rebels, but is it too late?

    For over three years, Obama has kept the so-called moderate rebels at arm's length. While giving verbal and limited material support, he and his spokesmen often said publicly that adding more weaponry to the civil war would only make things worse.

  • While working for spies, Snowden was prolific online too Jun 14, 2013 09:46 AM IST

    While working for spies, Snowden was prolific online too

    While working for the CIA and the NSA in the US, whistleblower Edward Snowden was active on the internet and posted hundreds of messages on internet forums under a pseudonym.

  • Italy pardons US officer; hopes India will grant clemency Apr 07, 2013 06:42 PM IST

    Italy pardons US officer; hopes India will grant clemency

    Italy, which has pardoned a US air force officer, convicted in absentia last year for his role in CIA abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect, hoped that India will follow the same principle for two Italian marines facing murder chargers for shooting two fishermen in India.

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