A country can remain constantly at war, or enjoy low taxes and civil liberties protections, but it can't do both.
Two official inquiries start to clear up the mysterious death, but law-enforcement agencies should still turn over more information.
Even the most banal agencies resist transparency.
The U.S. has committed egregious misdeeds in the name of reducing the risk of terror by a tiny—or even non-existent—margin.
The outbreak of open hostilities between Dianne Feinstein and the spy agency she oversees is not a problem—it is a glimmer of hope.
Welcome to Marine Park, where guides speak through underwater microphones, porpoises race like greyhounds, and penguins do military drills on a pilot whale’s back.
A powerful legislator on the costs of properly overseeing the intelligence community
Senate staffers say the agency tortured prisoners in ways that went beyond what the Bush-era DOJ approved, according to an Al-Jazeera America report.
Edward Snowden's critics say uncertainty about what he took is forcing officials to presume the worst. Isn't that prudent regardless, given their inadequate security?
An attorney explains why the phone dragnet is antithetical to a core liberty that America's founding document is supposed to protect.
Think how much useful information its text and the case law surrounding it tell America's enemies.
A general who oversees the prison explains the consequences of treating a decade-plus mission as if it is temporary.
The head of the military's Southern Command wants more money to fight a losing battle.
It doesn't matter if prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are being force-fed to elicit a confession or not—the law, and common sense, are clear.
The rise of spy-agency officials who played a role in its "enhanced interrogation" years
Today's answers will affect how other countries pursue targeted killing in the future.
According to a lawsuit, Imad Abdullah Hassan is force-fed with an unnecessarily large tube while strapped to a chair covered in blood and human waste.
There's been a backlash in the United States against foreign interventionism—but David Brooks and others just don't get it.
States have a duty to protect civilians—and that requires transparency when they're hurt or killed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights argued.
The spy agency should pay a price for its intransigence. But not enough legislators are willing to defend the oversight role of their colleagues.