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The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ‘Multiple Kidnappings For Ransom’ Bring ISIS Funding

A large portion of the funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is from “multiple kidnappings for ransom,” with much of that coming from European citizens and corporations quietly paying the sums.

08/21/2014

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CIA Deputy Director: American Journalist’s Beheading Is ISIS’ ‘First Terrorist Attack Against’ US

The former deputy director of the CIA says that the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is trying to intimidate the United States by releasing the beheading video of American journalist James Foley.

08/20/2014

Several Republicans have called on President Barack Obama to show “presidential leadership” and lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.
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Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’ After 9/11

The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

08/01/2014

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions from the audience after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators Call on Brennan to Resign: ‘I Just Don’t Have a Lot of Confidence in His Leadership’

WASHINGTON — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly […]

08/01/2014

Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.  (Getty Images)

Ron Paul: ‘End Torture, Shut Down The CIA!’

Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.

07/29/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

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CIA’s Twitter Followers Rapidly Growing After Witty First Tweet

The mystery of the CIA grew a little bit larger Friday when the intelligence agency officially joined the Twitterverse.

06/06/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects New York Times Reporter’s Appeal To Protect Source

A reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.

06/02/2014

A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at the CIA headquarters on Feb. 19, 2009 in McLean, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CBS News: CIA Station Chief In Afghanistan Whose Cover Was Blown By White House Will Have To Leave Country

The CIA official whose cover was inadvertently blown by the White House will have to leave Afghanistan, according to CBS News.

05/26/2014

A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used the ruse in targeting Osama bin Laden before the U.S. raid that killed him in 2011.  (Photo credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GettyImages)

CIA Vows To No Longer Use Vaccination Programs To Cover Spy Operations

A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used the ruse in targeting Osama bin Laden before the U.S. raid that killed him in 2011.

05/20/2014

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