Specializing in covert operations, Tony Mendez helped devise the plan under which six diplomats who were in hiding were disguised as a Canadian film crew so they could board a flight and escape the country amid the Iran hostage crisis. The daring plot — for years a side note to the 52 people held hostage for 444 days — captured the public’s attention in “Argo,” which won the 2013 Oscar for best picture.
A former CIA contractor is hoping to avoid jail time when he is sentenced for unauthorized retention of classified materials.
Brennan said he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the possibility of an injunction in the wake of Trump’s move to revoke his clearance.
A trial is underway for a former CIA case officer from Loudoun County, Virginia, accused of giving top-secret documents to the Chinese.
The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from Indiana who is up for a tough re-election fight in 2018, announced he would support President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee.
A Fox Business Network host is apologizing for a remark a retired three-star general and Fox News guest made on his program Thursday – saying Sen. John McCain’s opposition to Gina Haspel becoming CIA director was because torture “worked” on McCain.
If confirmed, Gina Haspel said she would not permit the CIA to restart the kind of harsh detention and interrogation program the spy agency ran at black sites after 9/11 and tainted America’s image worldwide.
It’s the best concert you’ll never see. Cut from the cloth of Woodstock, but instead of hosting hundreds of thousands in a public setting, these performances are shrouded in mystery.
The nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, faces a tough confirmation hearing soon. In this week’s edition of The Hunt, David Cohen, the agency’s former deputy director of operations, tells WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green why Haspel is ready for the job.
President Donald Trump’s choice to be the first female director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.
The FBI remembered a solemn anniversary last Friday: the 11th annual observance of the day former FBI agent Robert Levinson was last seen alive in Iran.
Visitors will learn about the history of American intelligence and special operations — a community which includes notable names like French chef Julia Child, James Donovan who was portrayed in “Bridge of Spies,” the architect who designed Dulles Airport and Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg. See photos.
The lawyer for a former CIA officer accused of illegally retaining classified records is defending his client against accusations he was a Chinese spy.
A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.