Such deals have allowed militants to survive to fight another day—and risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network, one that carried out the 9/11 attacks.
Mindlessly repeating sensationalist FBI framing isn't journalism—it’s fear-mongering.
The casualties are likely to put renewed scrutiny on America's counterterror operations in Africa.
Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
Gina Haspel's confirmation as CIA director sends a message to future administrations that those who authorize and facilitate torture will escape liability.
When will Washington stop dividing the world into "good" and "bad" states and consider America's image and actual vital interests?
The confirmation hearing for the CIA director nominee offers a chance to show how the U.S. government manufactures consent through insidious means.
The Trump administration has held the unidentified American citizen without charge in Iraq since he surrendered on the Syrian battlefield more than seven months ago.
Just because Donald Trump is using the recent chemical attack as an excuse to bomb Syria does not mean the attack didn't happen. We need to acknowledge the reality of Syrian suffering at the hands of Assad, Putin and the U.S.