Robert Baer

former CIA field officer and author

Guest

Former CIA field officer assigned to the Middle East;

Intelligence columnist for Time.com; co-author of See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism, and author of The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower,  The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story and, most recently, The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

Robert Baer on KCRW

In a  stunning announcement  today President Obama revealed that CIA drone strike in January accidentally killed an American and an Italian being held hostage by al Qaeda in Pakistan.

CIA Drone Strike Accidentally Kills American, Italian Hostages

In a stunning announcement today President Obama revealed that CIA drone strike in January accidentally killed an American and an Italian being held hostage by al Qaeda in Pakistan.

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Last week, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee released a  400-page report  on what they called CIA "torture" of imprisoned suspects in the aftermath of September 11.

CIA Torture: Partisanship — and Accountability

Last week, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 400-page report on what they called CIA "torture" of imprisoned suspects in the aftermath of September 11.

from To the Point

In the first years after 911, the CIA allowed the torture of detainees and lied to the Bush Administration and Congress about the intelligence it produced.

Black Sites and Dark Days for the CIA

In the first years after 911, the CIA allowed the torture of detainees and lied to the Bush Administration and Congress about the intelligence it produced.

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