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9/11 tragedy

CIA torture report won’t be released to public, judge rules
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Senate’s nearly 7,000-page report on the CIA’s torture practices during interrogations in the wake of 9/11 will not be made public, marking a setback for civil liberties advocates.

22.05.2015 03:14

FBI plays nice with other spooks, but needs to spy smarter – report
FBI’s cooperation with the CIA and NSA is better than ever, but more is needed to make the Bureau a truly global intelligence and investigative agency, says a newly released US government report on agency’s post-9/11 transformation.

25.03.2015 18:32

Bipartisan bill would repeal Patriot Act, cut down American surveillance
The bipartisan Surveillance State Repeal Act, if passed, would repeal dragnet surveillance of Americans’ personal communications, overhaul the federal domestic surveillance program, and provide protections for whistleblowers.

24.03.2015 22:12

Uncensored CIA torture report demanded by lawyers in Iraq war abuse case
Lawyers for two men, who claim they were tortured after capture by UK forces, are demanding access to an uncensored version of the CIA torture report from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) team charged with investigating abuses.

19.03.2015 15:00

Last Briton in Guantanamo ‘knows too much’ to be released, MPs claim
Despite enduring a decade of “barbaric treatment” and being held without charge for 13 years, the last Briton in Guantanamo, Shaker Aamer, “knows too much” to be set free, according to MPs.

18.03.2015 09:52

​Camouflage ceiling? Women’s role in military reviewed
A major academic event on the potential of women to reach higher levels of command in the British military is being held at a top UK defence think-tank on Tuesday.

10.03.2015 14:56

​UK lost ‘national appetite’ for war, says top general
​Britain is suffering from “campaign fatigue” following its experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, compounded by a belief in government that defense is not a vote-winner, according to the former head of the British Army.

10.03.2015 09:17

​‘Close, aggressive surveillance’: UK Special Forces back in Northern Ireland
British Special Forces soldiers are once again operating in Northern Ireland, allegedly, to counter violent Republican groups including the Real IRA, according to intelligence sources.

09.03.2015 13:22

Cannon fodder? Military chiefs oppose US control as ex-Army MP threatens to quit
As plans are formulated to put UK troops under American command, a former army colonel-turned-Tory MP has said he may quit over defense budget cuts, while urging military chiefs to do the same.

05.03.2015 09:25