Ex-CIA agent gets 30 months for leaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A former U.S. spy was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday for leaking information to reporters on waterboarding after he left the CIA.
CIA chief hails ex-agent's guilty plea

CIA chief hails ex-agent's guilty plea

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The CIA's chief hailed ex-agent John Kiriakou's guilty plea for leaking the name of a covert operative as "an important victory" for the intelligence community.

Ex-CIA agent Kiriakou admits leaking name

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former CIA officer John Kiriakou pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday to one count of disclosing the identity of an undercover operative.

Report: Ex-CIA agent to plead guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. CIA officer John Kiriakou will skip a trial and plead guilty to espionage and obstruction-of-justice charges Tuesday, a court document indicates.

Ex-CIA agent charged with disclosing info

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- A former CIA officer was indicted for allegedly revealing classified information to journalists and other unauthorized people, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Alleged CIA leaker's wife said forced out

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The wife of a former CIA employee charged with leaks to U.S. newspapers has been pressured to resign as a CIA analyst, sources told The Washington Post.

Ex-CIA officer charged with leaking info

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A former CIA officer was charged Monday with leaking classified information to journalists and lying to a CIA panel, the U.S. Justice Department said.

CIA officer backpedals on Zubaydah claims

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. intelligence official who lauded the effectiveness of the interrogation tactic known as waterboarding backpedaled on his claims in his book.

Analyst: Bin Laden sounds sick on tape

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The most recent audiotape said to feature al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's voice suggests life as an outlaw in Pakistan is affecting his health, ABC News said.

Siddique wanted to kill Carter, feds say

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A former Boston student from Pakistan arrested and charged with being an al-Qaida operative wanted to kill two former U.S. presidents, federal officials claim.

CIA requests probe after interviews

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has been asked by the CIA to probe whether a former agency officer acted illegally in describing the waterboarding of a prisoner.

Ex-CIA agent says 'waterboarding' worked

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A former CIA interrogator said making an al-Qaida detainee think he was drowning worked in 2002, but he now regards "waterboarding" as torture.

Waterboarding is a method of torture that consists of immobilizing the victim on his or her back with the head inclined downwards, and then pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages, causing the captive to believe he or she is dying. Waterboarding is considered a form of torture by legal experts, politicians, war veterans, medical experts in the treatment of torture victims, intelligence officials, military judges and human rights organizations.

In contrast to submerging the head face-forward in water, waterboarding precipitates an almost immediate gag reflex. While the technique does not inevitably cause lasting physical damage, it can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage or, if uninterrupted, death. Adverse physical consequences can manifest themselves months after the event, while psychological effects can last for years.

In 2007 it was reported that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was using waterboarding on extrajudicial prisoners and that the Department of Justice had authorized the procedure, a revelation that sparked a worldwide political scandal. Al-Qaeda suspects upon whom the CIA is known to have used waterboarding are Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Abu Zubaydah, and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. According to Justice Department documents, the waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohammed provided information about a potential 9/11-type attack on Los Angeles.

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