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CIA



  • Frantz Fanon and the CIA Man

    by Thomas Meaney

    Based on an encounter with Fanon’s CIA handler, C. Oliver Iselin, Meaney presents the firsthand experience of a mid-level figure in the U.S. security state who participated in the national liberation movements in Africa. 



  • Communist Parades Gave the CIA What They Needed

    Some of the best opportunities for Western intelligence to get a picture – literally – of Soviet capabilities were presented by the USSR itself at public military parades.



  • Gina Haspel’s CIA Torture File

    The Trump administration’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, personally supervised the torture of a CIA detainee in 2002 leading to at least three waterboard sessions.



  • CIA Debriefed Soviet H-Bomb Eye-Witness in 1957

    Secret CIA interviews with defectors, former German POWs, and previously detained German scientists and technicians in the mid-1950s yielded invaluable insights into Soviet nuclear capabilities.



  • Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.

    “We’ve been doing this kind of thing since the C.I.A. was created in 1947,” said Mr. Johnson, the dean of American intelligence scholars, who began his career in the 1970s investigating the C.I.A. as a staff member of the Senate’s Church Committee.