On Wednesday, President Donald Trump outlined the first concrete details of his controversial new immigration plans. Already, the initial steps announced so far appear poised to disrupt the lives of millions of people living in the U.S. They include the beginning of work on Trump's long-promised border wall, cutting federal funding to "sanctuary" states and … Continue reading Trump says nation needs border wall, perhaps also CIA black sites beyond borders
The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the annual military authorization bill signed by President Obama last week, reportedly includes an increase of more than 50 percent in funding for development and procurement of "directed-energy" weapons. Funding for this category of weapon -- which includes lasers, but also controversial "pain ray" crowd control devices -- has … Continue reading NDAA includes increased funding for directed-energy weapons
Fidel Castro, leader of communist Cuba for half a century, has died at the age of 90. The news of his death comes less than two years after US President Barack Obama took the most substantial actions in decades to ease the tense relationship between Cuba and the US, and follows the election of Donald … Continue reading Will Trump make Guantanamo great again?
In a move described as "unprecedented" by a Justice Department attorney, four current and former Central Intelligence Agency employees, including two top officials, will be called to testify in a civil case against former CIA psychologist contractors who were involved in the Agency's infamous torture program, a federal judge ruled this week. CIA personnel who … Continue reading Judge issues ‘unprecedented’ order for CIA officials to testify in torture case
A former CIA agent told the media today that she will be extradited to Italy after being convicted in absentia for her alleged role in the kidnapping and "rendition" of radical Egyptian preacher Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, a.k.a. Abu Omar, who was snatched off the street in Milan in 2003. "If the process is finalized," The … Continue reading CIA Agent Facing Extradition for Rendition Thrown Under Bus