John Prados

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The CIA’s Lawyer Problem

During the Bush years, the CIA lost its sense of smell. On the torture issue, its lawyers no longer could tell what was fishy and what was not.

CIA Accountability Hits New Lows

The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.

The Hayden Letter

Why is the former director so eager to suppress the CIA investigation?

The Intelligence Oversight Mess

The latest assassination scandal reveals a longstanding congressional oversight problem.

The AfPak Paradox

With its new unified approach, the Obama administration is trying to increase the U.S. focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan and simultaneously prepare for withdrawal.