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.

from To the Point

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.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

A new film about the CIA torture report brings to life the brutal reality of the crimes the agency committed post-9/11.

from Scheer Intelligence

Several nations have played a role in the WikiLeaks publisher’s demise as corporate media stands idly by.

from Scheer Intelligence

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

from To the Point

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program faces a big test before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The public impeachment hearings roll on.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The ISIS leader is dead, but ISIS lives on.

from Left, Right & Center

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. For the diaspora, the decision is both long-overdue and bittersweet.

from KCRW Features

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra wants Facebook to turn over emails, documents, etc.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Facial recognition software is touted as making us safer. Is it worth the risk of misidentification -- and the violation of privacy?

from To the Point