• A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in this USAF handout photo.
    A reported plan to transfer the United States targeted killing program from the Central Intelligence Agency to the Defense Department could improve transparency and accountability, though a number of other concerns with the program would remain.

Reports

CIA Activities

  • Apr 8, 2014
    The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has told the Council of Europe that the NSA spied on human rights organizations, but did not identify which groups. If Snowden’s assertion is accurate, it is an example of behavior the US government condemns around the world.
  • Apr 3, 2014
    The US Senate Intelligence Committee’s vote to declassify part of its report on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detention and interrogation is an important first step toward public accounting of torture by the United States.
  • Apr 2, 2014
    A joint statement in support by human rights and civil liberties groups of the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act would give the public and all members of Congress much-needed information about drones.
  • Mar 27, 2014
    The United Statesshould heed calls issued on March 27, 2014, by an important UN human rights body to ensure that its surveillance activities are consistent with the right to privacy, both within and outside its borders
  • Mar 13, 2014
    Want closure for attacks on America? You’ll get more at a trial near Ground Zero than a torturous commission at Guantánamo
  • Mar 11, 2014
    Senator Dianne Feinstein’s account of CIA efforts to obstruct congressional oversight underscores the urgency of declassifying a Senate report on the CIA secret detention and interrogation program. The Justice Department should fully investigate allegations that the CIA sought to undermine oversight by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which Feinstein chairs.
  • Feb 26, 2014
    A joint letter from writing to urge the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to declassify and publicly release the its 6,300 page report about the CIA’s detention and interrogation program in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.
  • Jan 22, 2014
    A joint letter urging President Obama to use the occasion of the 5th anniversary of your Executive Order 13491 (Ensuring Lawful Interrogations) to publicly support the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s study of the former CIA detention and interrogation program.
  • Jan 20, 2014
    There have been repeated claims of UK complicity in the alleged torture of individuals detained abroad. The government’s latest move in the saga does not suggest a desire to get to the bottom of them.
  • Dec 13, 2013
    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s adoption of a sweeping 6,300-page study detailing the CIA’s post-9/11 detention, rendition, torture and interrogation program. But the public has yet to see one word of it.