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Will the U.S. officially acknowledge that we had a secret torture site in Poland?

Beginning with an investigation in Poland five years ago into his detention and torture, Abu Zubaydah - who has never been charged with a crime and is one of the longest-held prisoners in the U.S. global war on terror - is finally getting a day in court. Sort of. ... Read more»

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Declassifying the 9/11 Investigation

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case.... Read more»

'Audit' team will provide draft report to Arizona Senate this week

The team that conducted the troubled review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County - led by Cyber Ninjas, an unknown cybersecurity company out of Florida - will present a draft report of its findings to Senate President Karen Fann by Friday.... Read more»

Az GOP legislators spread debunked election claims at MyPillow CEO's 'Cyber Symposium'

3 Arizona GOP lawmakers spread long-debunked claims about the 2020 election at a “Cyber Symposium” organized by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, where one of the cybersecurity experts Lindell hired said that Lindell failed to provide the data he had promised to deliver. ... Read more»

Air Force U-2 spy plane spotted flying along Arizona-Mexico border

One of the U.S. Air Force’s high-altitude spy planes flew a path along the United State’s border with Mexico on Thursday. The U-2 flew along Arizona, New Mexico and California’s border with Mexico after taking off from Beale Air Force Base in California.... Read more»

Trump's new spy chief used to work for a foreign politician the U.S. accused of corruption

Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption. His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail.... Read more»

Border agents can now get classified intel - experts call that dangerous

The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it is classified.... Read more»

FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about obstruction

In the hours after the public release of the redacted report from Robert Mueller, President Trump took to Twitter with a message that reads, in part, "NO OBSTRUCTION!" That's not at all that the report says, though.... Read more»

Quick take

McCain: Haspel's refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying

John McCain on CIA director nomination: "Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense. However, her role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying."... Read more»1

FactCheck:Trump’s baseless claim on Iranian execution

Donald Trump speculated on Twitter that Shahram Amiri — an Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. and reportedly became a CIA spy — was executed in Iran recently “because of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.” There is no evidence of that.... Read more»

Republican national security experts: Trump would be 'dangerous' president

Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in American history." ... Read more»1

A disenchanted Republican, fearing Trump, launches third-party run

A former CIA officer and congressional staffer on Monday launched a long-shot bid for president, a Republican billing himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump who disenchanted voters can rally around.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on torture

Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by techniques like waterboarding can impair memory, and, therefore, inhibit a person from recalling information.... Read more»

The terror suspect who had nothing to give

Abu Zubaydah’s sworn statement provides a chilling, first-person account of how U.S. officials tortured a man they wrongly believed was a top al-Qaida operative. ... Read more»

Factchecking Rubio, Cruz on Reagan and Iran hostages

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have implied that Iran released U.S. hostages in 1981 on the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated because Reagan ushered in a new foreign policy toward Iran. But several experts on the crisis told us the hostages were released that day as a final insult to President Jimmy Carter, whom the hostage-takers despised.... Read more»

Commentary

To thwart terror, start with America’s own craven crazies

We can counter what is still a limited global threat by understanding it and reacting sensibly. Our first priority is boxing off our own cowards and crazies who are ready to abandon fundamental values for the illusion of security. ... Read more»

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