The CIA’s Lawyer Problem
During the Bush years, the CIA lost its sense of smell. On the torture issue, its lawyers no longer could tell what was fishy and what was not.
CIA Accountability Hits New Lows
The CIA’s involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.
The Intelligence Oversight Mess
The latest assassination scandal reveals a longstanding congressional oversight problem.
The AfPak Paradox
With its new unified approach, the Obama administration is trying to increase the U.S. focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan and simultaneously prepare for withdrawal.