NBC News Cites ‘Climate of Fear & Retaliation,’ Withholds Identity of Architect of CIA’s Defense for Torture

By: Friday December 19, 2014 11:36 am

(update) NBC News published a story on a senior CIA official who is a “top al Qaeda expert” and a “key architect of the agency’s defense of its detention” and torture program for terrorism suspects. The official apparently developed “oft-repeated talking points that misrepresented and overstated” the effectiveness of torture. And, while the female official [...]

Email Released by US Intelligence to Undermine Snowden’s Claims About Going Through Channels—But Does It?

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 4:24 pm

(update below) The Office of Director for National Intelligence has published an email between National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and the NSA’s Office of General Counsel. The email exchange was reported by NBC News last night during the network’s exclusive interview with Snowden. The email indicates that Snowden had a question about a training [...]

NBC News Confirms Attempt by Edward Snowden to Go Through Channels at NSA

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 10:51 am

One major argument from critics of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been that he did not go through “proper channels” in government before taking documents on top secret surveillance programs and providing them to journalists. But, during NBC News’ exclusive interview with Snowden, the network indicated that it was able to confirm Snowden had made [...]

No, NBC News, We Don’t Know That Bradley Manning “Stole” Diplomatic Cables & Military Documents

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 10:30 pm

As the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is about to begin at Fort Meade, Maryland, tomorrow, some US media outlets are rediscovering his case and posting “rundowns” so Americans can understand what will be happening at the trial. NBC News’ “rundown” stated: This much is undisputed: Manning, while serving in Iraq, stole U.S. diplomatic cables [...]

How is Obama’s Targeted Killing Program Permissible Under International Law?

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 7:35 am

The administration of President Barack Obama—in particular, the Justice Department—maintains the targeted killings of United States citizens believed to be members of al Qaeda is legal. A leaked white paper that NBC News provides a glimpse at the cold calculus behind the justification for such operations. The white paper, which was provided to US senators [...]

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