She’d be America’s first woman intelligence chief.
The planes were apparently in the air, and the ships in position, for an American attack on Iran last night. Then the order to pull back came in.
National Security Adviser John Bolton offered an utterly absurd explanation for why he had not listened to the tape of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
It’s been a month since Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey. The Saudis are continuing to lie about it, and the Trump White House is letting them get away with it.
Saudi Arabia’s story about the disappearance and death of Jamal Khashoggi continues to “evolve.”
Throughout the War On Terror, John McCain stood out as a strong moral voice against the use of torture against prisoners. For that he deserves the thanks of a grateful nation.
Senate Democrats appear to be recognizing that there’s basically nothing they can do to stop the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, is rejecting calls that he should resign in the wake of what everyone seems to agree was a disastrous summit meeting with Vladimir Putin.
As expected, Gina Haspel was confirmed as C.I.A. Director yesterday despite her controversial record when it comes to torture.
At least one red state Democrat will be voting against Gina Haspel.
With a third Democrat crossing the aisle to support her, Gina Haspel now has the votes she needs to become the next C.I.A. Director.
The Trump White House has leaked more than any in recent memory. Some of the leakers have explained what motivates them.
When it comes to the Trump White House, the fish rots from the head down.
Another data point demonstrating that a distinguished military career doesn’t preclude being an awful human being or a crackpot.
Gina Haspel faced some tough questions from Democrats regarding her role in the C.I.A.’s post-9/11 torture programs, but she’s likely to be confirmed anyway.
With the start of her confirmation hearings just days away, Gina Haspel’s nomination to be C.I.A. Director is by no means secure.
Profiles in courage? With Republicans in the Trump Era, it’s more like profiles in cowardice.
The network’s longtime “strategic analyst” is “ashamed” of his association because they’ve become a “propaganda machine.”
ProPublica has retracted an explosive but erroneous report about the nominee to be the next CIA Director.
The nominations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel could be in trouble in the Senate.
By all accounts, Gina Haspel is exceedingly well qualified to be the next C.I.A. Director, but she has a troubling past that the Senate will need to at least force her to answer questions about.
While the nature of Rex Tillerson’s firing as Secretary of State was shocking in its abruptness, taken in context with the rocky nature of his tenure it was hardly surprising.