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CIA station chief in Vienna recalled amid criticism of management and handling of mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’ incidents

The Austrian capital has become a hotbed of mysterious illnesses plaguing American personnel and their families.
  • Sep 23, 2021

CIA-trained Afghan forces who helped Americans and others evacuate now await resettlement in the U.S.

Officials said that the special Afghan units provided security at Kabul’s airport and helped evacuate people at risk of Taliban reprisal after the Afghan military disintegrated.
  • Sep 10, 2021
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The Afghanistan war blame game

Almost as soon as Kabul fell, the political blame game began in Washington. But why weren’t we more prepared? Plus, an interview with Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to the United States on her fears for women and girls in her country.
  • Aug 17, 2021

After Afghanistan falls, the blame game begins

Current and former intelligence officials said the Taliban takeover should come as no surprise.
  • Aug 17, 2021

U.S. officials warn collapse of Afghan capital could come sooner than expected

The worsening outlook comes as Taliban fighters, emboldened by the American military departure, have steadily retaken ground from Afghan government forces — including at least seven provincial capitals in a span of days.
  • Aug 10, 2021

White House has spoken to Israeli officials about spyware concerns following Pegasus Project revelations

The talks follow reporting by The Washington Post and other news organizations into how the NSO Group’s phone-hacking tool was used to surveil human rights activists and journalists around the world.
  • Jul 29, 2021

CIA officer who helped find bin Laden will look for cause of mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

CIA Director William J. Burns has made a priority of finding what, and potentially who, is behind headaches and brain injuries suffered by U.S. personnel.
  • Jul 21, 2021

U.S. and E.U. security officials wary of NSO links to Israeli intelligence

Officials and analysts said the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group makes a world-class product, but some countries’ security services suspect a relationship to the Israeli government.
  • Jul 20, 2021

U.S. unable to explain more than 140 unidentified flying objects, but new report finds no evidence of alien life

In almost all of 144 unidentified aerial phenomena that a team of government experts examined, a lack of data stymied their efforts to say definitively what the objects were.
  • Jun 25, 2021

Afghan government could fall within six months of U.S. military withdrawal, new intelligence assessment says

The stark forecast comes as the Taliban is already taking control of districts across the country.
  • Jun 24, 2021