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This is the grave of Allen Dulles. Born in 1893 in Watertown, New York and brother of future Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Allen grew up in an elite Republican family. In fact, his sister Eleanor would later be a major diplomat. His grandfather, John Foster, was Benjamin Harrison’s Secretary of State and his […]
Still trying to figure out just who was cheering at Trump’s visit to the CIA? The answer is: it’s murky. Like at his press conference, there were supporters brought in—apparently with the expectation of Pompeo’s swearing-in ceremony—but, well… Authorities are also pushing back against the perception that the CIA workforce was cheering for the president. […]

Today in Duh

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On August 23, 2013

I suppose it’s good to know for sure that the CIA orchestrated the 1953 coup in Iran, overthrowing a democratically elected government and replacing it with a corrupt but oil-providing Shah, alt

Pro-Torture Buffoonery in the WaPo

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On April 26, 2009
I must credit Michael Scheuer; all previous efforts at pro-torture buffoonery pale in comparison to this: In surprisingly good English, the captive quietly answers: ‘Yes, all thanks to God, I do know when the mujaheddin will, with God’s permission, detonate a nuclear weapon in the United States, and I also know how many and in […]

The Role of the CIA

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On April 17, 2009

Spencer has some thoughts: And here’s how it’s problematic for Obama, Blair and Panetta to indicate to the CIA that they’ll stand by CIA officers who relied on OLC guidance for the t

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