Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “CIA”

Who Attacked the North Korean Embassy in Spain?

If anyone connected with the U.S. government was involved, both Spain and North Korea will be understandably outraged.

Posted March 14th, 2019

The Senate Must Reject Haspel

Haspel’s inclination to withdraw is a sign that the pressure on the Trump administration over her past involvement in torture is having the desired effect.

Posted May 6th, 2018

Report: Haspel ‘Ran’ Program That Tortured Detainees

The fact that she was responsible for torturing any detainees disqualifies her, and now it appears that she was responsible for even more of it than we thought.

Posted April 19th, 2018

The Senate Must Refuse to Confirm Haspel

Torture was and is a heinous crime, and any person involved in committing such a crime should have no place in our government, much less running a government agency.

Posted March 19th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The CIA’s torture defenders. Philip Giraldi dismantles the claims of apologists for …

Posted September 25th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

In search of libertarian realism. Reason hosts a symposium on libertarianism and …

Posted December 12th, 2014

The Senate Torture Report

These are the inevitable abuses that will come from employing evil means in the name of national security.

Posted December 9th, 2014

Failed “Vetting” Is Just a Symptom of a Foolish Syria Policy

Even if the U.S. could successfully “vet” insurgents, it would never have the degree of control or knowledge that advocates of this policy predict.

Posted November 12th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Captivity among the Syrian rebels. Theo Padnos recounts his experiences of torture …

Posted October 31st, 2014

Arming Rebels Doesn’t Work

Obama’s decision and Congress’ recent vote to provide arms and training to the “moderate” opposition now look even worse than they already did.

Posted October 15th, 2014