CIA Analysis Of The War Of 1812 Finds Same Failures That Led To 9/11

This month is the 200th anniversary of the British capture of Washington, DC, and the torching of the White House. How did this disaster happen, despite ample warnings? A CIA analyst who pored through historical documents blames the same types of intelligence failures that preceded Pearl Harbor and September 11th. » 8/12/14 1:00pm 8/12/14 1:00pm

The CIA's Ridiculous Plan To Discredit Bin Laden With Action Figures

We've all heard about some of the CIA's crazy secret spy plots, like the poisonous cigar they tried to kill Fidel Castro with. But I always assumed that stuff was in the past, right? Wrong. Because the CIA once planned to make demonic Osama bin Laden action figures to turn kids against the Taliban. » 6/19/14 2:15pm 6/19/14 2:15pm

The Government's Secret Research into Climate Change as a Security Risk

Plenty of people still doubt that climate change is a real thing, or that it was engineered by humans and accelerating. But national security hawks agree with the scientific consensus that climate change is a real and growing problem. And they've done tons of research predicting the wars and disasters it could cause. » 1/31/14 11:23am 1/31/14 11:23am

It's true — CIA operatives are secretly running your life

Need another reason to feel paranoid? We're here for you. The person who blogs at the CIA website (yes there is apparently such a person) has just culled this tidbit from a 1944 manual called Simple Sabotage Field Manual. In one section we get some helpful tips for people who want to sabotage their evil government… » 11/09/12 5:12pm 11/09/12 5:12pm

Operation Northwoods, the 1960s government plan to fake terrorist…

At the core of the 9/11 Truther movement is the idea that the government staged the attacks to drum up support for a war. So much Truther evidence is laughable that it's easy to dismiss the idea, but there exists a chilling reminder that the U.S. military was once all-too-willing to deceive and attack its own citizens… » 9/09/11 1:00pm 9/09/11 1:00pm

Every crazy CIA plot you've heard of originated with one man

There are stories that have come to light, over the years, that make the Central Intelligence Agency look like a collection of Looney Tunes shorts. The violence, the slapstick, and the over-the-top ridiculousness of the experiments that have been conducted over the years boggle the mind. They came from the… » 9/08/11 1:03pm 9/08/11 1:03pm

Meet the CIA's robotic animal agents: Charlie the spy fish and the…

The CIA recently created accounts on Flickr and YouTube. Most of what's been uploaded is underwhelming and weirdly mundane — for example, you can learn about a satisfying career as a K-9 bomb-sniffing dog — but there are some oddly intriguing mechanical animals on display, namely the robo-fish Charlie and a "dragonfly… » 2/09/11 8:00am 2/09/11 8:00am

Viagra Is the Latest Bioweapon in the CIA's Arsenal

Today CIA officials have admitted that one way they secure loyalty in hard-to-penetrate regions like rural Afghanistan is to bribe people with Viagra. Covert operators have often used trinkets and sex as a way to loosen the tongues of possible informants, but Viagra is a new twist. Not surprisingly it works… » 12/26/08 4:44pm 12/26/08 4:44pm

Evil Aliens Kill First, Ask Questions Later In Project Grey

Murderous aliens with secret connections to the Russian government ruin an innocent vacation with their cold, emotionless black eyes and hearts in Project Grey. Five friends go on a weekend camping trip, but only one makes it out alive. When the sole survivor is questioned by the government he explains that his… » 6/10/08 4:02pm 6/10/08 4:02pm