We spoke to an Ex-CIA operative about torture, coercion, and how to spot when someone is lying to you.
In 1995, the US Air Force's torture training led to a court case and allegations that cadets had been abused, an eerie foreshadowing of the larger scandals that would come in the following decades.
Why did a prosecutor investigating a 1994 terrorist attack turn up dead—with the draft of a warrant for the president's arrest in his apartment?
We spoke to Black Vault founder John Greenewald about his massive database of government documents, modern cover-ups, and Stanley Kubrick.
In the week after the Senate released its report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics, Dick Cheney and other neocons were spinning their wheels to defend the torture program.
We talked to Stephen Soldz, founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, about the dark theories behind the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics.
Both are form of state-sponsored violence, both are based around irrational fears, and both are proving incredibly hard to eradicate for good.
Earlier this week, the Senate released a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" (torture) techniques. The tactics in this comic were used by the agency at black sites around the world.
Among the least surprising findings of the Senate's CIA torture report is that the agency lied about enhanced interrogation. A lot. To everyone.
Before the CIA made rectal feeding a method of torturing terror suspects, it was a reputable means for caring for the sick.
Today, foreign policy is enacted through corporations. Tasks that once would have been the sole province of the CIA or the military are routinely contracted out to firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee finds that the CIA deliberately misled Congress and the White House about Bush-era interrogation techniques.
The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
That Florida family who bought Walmart steaks with acid in them just found out they'll probably never find the culprit. Stories about involuntary LSD trips rarely end well, or even cleanly.
"In banning my novel, the custodians of Guantánamo have once again demonstrated their sensitivity and respect for human dignity."
After ruffling some feathers at the CIA, Robert Baer resigned from the agency in 1997. We spoke to him about his new book, The Perfect Kill, which chronicles the art of political murder.
We talked to director Tonje Hessen Schei about her new film DRONE, young gamers getting recruited to fly UAVs, and the future of drone warfare.
Jihadists don't want money. They don't want us to release prisoners. So what do they want? I turned to Twitter to find out.
Sep 12, 2014
Since 2011, when Yemeni youths took to the streets and sparked the eventual demise of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime, the country has fallen to pieces.
After months of steadfast denials, the CIA admitted to hacking into the computers of congressional staffers who are probing Bush-era interrogation and detention policies.
America is slowly moving towards legalizing weed, but we still have four major hurdles to overcome.
Politicians and law enforcement are losing their shit, but a moral panic over any kind of drug use is usually a bad thing that hurts everyone involved—except the prison-industrial complex, of course.
In the annals of disastrous US intelligence failures, the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion ranks near the top. But as we try to get a handle on what has become a global surveillance regime, the government still won't open up about its past.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week we explore Vladimir Putin's warning that the internet is a "CIA project," the death toll from West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak, and big stories coming out of Syria and Lo…