John Kiriakou

My book was critical of actions in Iraq under both the Obama and Bush administrations. One helped protect the other. The
The critics of Harjit Sajjan and of other Sikhs in the armed forces are forgetting that based on the very Sikh tenet of fighting injustice, Sikhs in the military have the power to bring positive change and take action to make the military a more just organization. Moreover, battling for justice is a part of Sikhism and looking at our history.
In a provocative interview with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer for his KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence," John Kiriakou, author of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, details his 15 years as a CIA analyst and counterterrorism operation officer specializing in the Mideast.
Barack Obama was, in 2008, the anti-torture candidate. It's a sad comment on the state of U.S. democracy that such a thing ever existed. After all, it would be startling to hear appeals from a pro-oxygen or an anti-apocalypse candidate. Still, it was refreshing. So what happened?
The free flow of information is necessary for a democratic society, and this flow cannot be purely in the hands of government. This is why the rights to expression and a free and open press are among the most widely recognized rights on earth.
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In a broadcast exclusive, Democracy Now! airs an in-depth interview with John Kiriakou, a retired CIA agent who has just been released from prison after blowing the whistle on the George W. Bush administration's torture program.
It's one of the jokes of our time that we Americans have literally plowed trillions of dollars into what's called "national security" in the post-9/11 years without seriously facing climate change, a phenomenon that, if not brought under control, guarantees us a kind of insecurity we've never known.
"It worked. It absolutely did work," Cheney said Sunday on "Meet the Press." "Immediately after 9/11, there really weren't
In an interview with ABC News in 2007, former CIA agent John Kiriakou was one of the first to acknowledge the existence of
How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.
There has long been a double standard of administrations condemning unsanctioned disclosures while leaking to reporters when
Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?
Prior to his sentencing, Kiriakou spoke to The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly about his views on President Barack Obama's
"In truth, this is my punishment for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program and for telling the public
While brave men and women such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman are lauded as American heroes today, they were once considered enemies of the state.
Full Segment: Alyona speaks to John Kiriakou about his upcoming prison time, a first for a CIA officer leaking classified information.
The 30-month sentence was part of a plea deal Kiriakou had worked out with federal prosecutors in October. But U.S. District
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The first Central Intelligence Agency officer to face prison for disclosing classified information, was