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September 28, 2011 MEDIA ROOTS- Richard Clarke, former anti-terrorism chief under Bush, has given a new account of the 9/11 story that implicates the CIA for intentionally obstructing the investigation and withholding vital information that would have likely prevented the attacks. His testimony smashes a hole in the government's 'incompetence' theory that rationalized their inaction. It also invalidates the mindset of 'oh well, there was so much intelligence coming in that we couldn't differentiate the real threats from the fake ones', by pointing out that someone from the inside must have been purposefully obstructing him from doing his job.
26 September 2011 Last updated at 05:10 ET An Afghan employee has killed one US citizen and wounded another before being shot dead at a compound believed to house a CIA station, officials say. The incident in Kabul took place on Sunday night at the facility, previously known as the Ariana hotel. It comes two weeks after militants attacked the US embassy and government buildings in Kabul, leaving 25 dead. The motives for the shooting are as yet unclear.
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/09/Screen-Shot-2011-09-22-at-12.46.png" alt="CIA" title="CIA" width="350" height="351" class="alignright size-full wp-image-30274" /> Two years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency announced it was creating a center to analyze the geopolitical ramifications of “phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources.” But whatever work the Center on Climate Change and National Security has done remains secret. In response to National Security Archive scholar Jeffrey Richelson ‘s Freedom of Information Act request, the CIA said all of its work is “classified.” “We completed a thorough search for records responsive to your request and located material that we determined is currently and properly classified and must be denied in its entirety ,” (.pdf) Susan Viscuso, the agency’s information and privacy coordinator, wrote Richelson.
The CIA is having trouble keeping its secret agents off the internet. First, it allowed the White House to publish a photograph of the man behind the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. And now the identity of the woman who runs its "Global Jihad Unit"—and who has a long (if pseudonymous) history of being associated with some of the agency's most disastrous boondoggles—has been published online by two documentary filmmakers who sussed it out with the help of some "savvy internet research." Her name is Alfreda Frances Bikowsky and, according to independent reporters Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy, she is a CIA analyst who is partially responsible for intelligence lapses that led to 9/11.
September 6, 2011 Dear Mr. President: We write to express serious concern about allegations made in recent articles published in The Nation magazine and The New York Times that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is involved in detention, interrogation, and transfer operations in Somalia that may violate domestic and international law.  We seek clarification from you about the accuracy of these articles as well as reassurance that all detention and interrogation operations are and will be conducted in compliance with the letter and spirit of Executive Order 13491 and other applicable domestic and international law, including the Convention Against Torture. 
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By Russ Baker on Mar 10, 2010 We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. Like an orchestra conductor or perhaps a football coach, he can inspire or bludgeon and get what he wants. But that’s not how things work at the top, especially where “national security” is concerned.
The CIA is now “one hell of a killing machine,” said one CIA insider, as lethal drones hunt down “bad guys” selected for death by a ramped-up force of CIA target analysts. This shift in emphasis has transformed the spy agency that new director, retired Gen. David Petraeus, inherits, writes Gareth Porter.