Central Intelligence Agency

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While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
6.22.18
420

The CIA Created a Hotbox That Can't Get You High

In the 1970s, America's top intelligence agency created super skunky fake weed and burned it as part of a drug abuse program that toured the country.
Michael Best
4.20.17
the vice interview

The Rock Believes in Aliens

He also tells us the most excruciating, detailed injury story you'll ever read.
Joel Golby
6.27.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The CIA Accidentally Left a Bunch of Explosives on a School Bus

The FBI trained some dogs to sniff out explosives on a school bus, then forgot to take them out.
Helen Donahue
4.1.16
guide

The CIA’s Guide to Taking Pictures of UFOs

Updated for the digital age.
Jordan Pearson
1.26.16
News

A Judge Says the NYPD Has to Open Up About Its Spying on Muslims

The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
CJ Ciaramella
11.21.14
News

The CIA Just Confessed to Spying on Congress

Along with the Iraq War, freedom fries, and Dick Cheney shooting a friend in the face, the Bush administration was known for hyper-aggressive interrogation and detention policies.
Matt Taylor
7.31.14
News

Why Is the CIA So Protective of the Details of One of Its Biggest Blunders?

The agency still refuses to release the last volume of its history of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Matt Taylor
5.21.14
DRONE

Why the CIA Won't Give Up Its Drone War

There are a few reasons for the slog, namely bureaucratic quibbling and congressional tension over the future of America's shadow wars writ large.
Brian Anderson
4.7.14