Tag: cia

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Secrets of a Secret Agent

Jason Matthews worked at the CIA for more than 30 years. Then he started writing spy novels.

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The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

Wayne Simmons was ideal conservative commentator. A former C.I.A. operative, he ate lunch with Donald Rumsfeld, took trips to Guantánamo aboard Air Force Two, and pumped the party line on Fox News. There was only one problem: Simmons had never been in the C.I.A.

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MFA vs. CIA

On applying to work as an undercover agent.

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The Strange Saga and Dark Secrets of Matt DeHart

The government says Matt DeHart is an online child predator. DeHart—and his parents—say he’s being framed over his knowledge of CIA secrets.

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Peter Matthiessen’s Homegoing

Stolen time with the writer as he neared the end.

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Missing American in Iran Was on Unapproved Mission

What the CIA really knew about Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.

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State of Deception

Why Obama won’t rein in the NSA.

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In Virginia's Fairfax County, Robbing Banks for the CIA

A captured bank robber makes a remarkable claim.

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Why Doctors Can't Give You LSD (But Maybe They Should)

On the renaissance in psychedelic research.

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A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood

The origin story of the C.I.A.’s covert drone war, which began with the 2004 killing of a Pashtun militant, the result of a secret deal for access to Pakistani airspace.