Leon Panetta

war and conflict

Tony Blair: The VICE News Interview

VICE News sits down with the former British Prime Minister to discuss what he hopes to achieve with the newly-created Commission on Countering Violent Extremism.
VICE News
2.25.16
politics

These Senators Just Asked Obama to Make the CIA Apologize for Spying on the Intelligence Committee

The letter sent by Senators Ron Wyden, Martin Heinrich, and Mazie Hirono underscores long-running tensions between the committee and the CIA, and comes ahead of CIA Director John Brennan's first public testimony before the committee in two years.
Jason Leopold
1.21.16
2015 the year in review

Too Many Secrets: The Fight to Make the US Government More Accountable in 2015

The Obama administration calls itself the most transparent in history — yet remains extraordinarily secretive. Still, this year saw several victories in the fight for greater government transparency.
Jason Leopold
12.23.15
defense & security

Tequila, Painted Pearls, and Prada — How the CIA Helped Produce 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Documents obtained exclusively by VICE News detail how closely CIA officers worked with filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal as they made their movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Jason Leopold and Ky Henderson
9.9.15
on the line

On The Line: Jason Leopold On “The Google Search That Made The CIA Spy On The US Senate”

VICE News correspondent Jason Leopold joined On The Line to discuss his new report, “The Google Search That Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate.”
VICE News
8.24.15
defense & security

The Google Search That Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate

More than 300 pages of declassified documents released to VICE News reveal what occurred after a Senate staffer accidentally stumbled upon damning internal CIA documents related to the agency's torture program.
Jason Leopold
8.12.15
Primary Sources

Here's the CIA's Letter to Congress Saying the Agency Was Quitting the Torture Business

A 2009 letter written by then-CIA director Leon Panetta and obtained exclusively by VICE News explained the CIA's new approach.
Jason Leopold
8.5.15
defense & security

The CIA Paid This Contractor $40 Million to Review Torture Documents

Documents obtained exclusively by VICE News reveal the identity of the contractor, which had been closely guarded since 2009.
Jason Leopold
7.27.15
john kiriakou

The VICE News Interview: John Kiriakou

VICE News caught up with former CIA officer John Kiriakou for a wide-ranging interview just a few days after he was released from prison.
VICE News
4.3.15
john kiriakou

The VICE News Interview: John Kiriakou (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News caught up with former CIA officer John Kiriakou for a wide-ranging interview just a few days after he was released from prison.
VICE News
3.30.15
united states

The Weird Saga of the Other 'Smoking Gun' Torture Report the CIA Still Has Under Wraps

The CIA commissioned its own internal report on the agency's 'enhanced interrogation' program, but almost nothing has been known about it — till now.
Jason Leopold
12.22.14
politics

What Was Said and Unsaid During Ashton Carter’s Nomination for Secretary of Defense

President Obama nominated Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel to become his next secretary of defense. The announcement ceremony — normally a staid affair — was notable.
Ari Ratner
12.5.14
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