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Targeted killings: The legality vs. the morality

The most galling reaction to the targeted killing of Iranian scientist Fakhrizadeh came from John Brennan, Obama's CIA Director. Op-ed.

Targeted killings: The legality vs. the morality

Former CIA chief blasts Trump's 'treasonous' behavior

John Brennan doubles down on his charge that President Donald Trump engaged in "treasonous" behavior, calls on Congress to act.

Former CIA chief blasts Trump's 'treasonous' behavior

Former CIA chief: I will not be silenced

John Brennan says he will not be silenced after President Donald Trump revokes his security clearance.

Former CIA chief: I will not be silenced

Former CIA chief: Trump trying to suppress freedom of speech

John Brennan fires back after President Trump revokes his security clearance.

Former CIA chief: Trump trying to suppress freedom of speech

Trump revokes former CIA head John Brennan's security clearance

US President says "erratic" behavior of former President Obama's former CIA chief reason for revoking his security clearance.

Trump revokes former CIA head John Brennan's security clearance

CIA Chief: Abandoning Iran nuclear deal 'the height of folly'

CIA Chief John Brennan has slammed President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran.

CIA Chief: Abandoning Iran nuclear deal 'the height of folly'

CIA chief: ISIS will remain a threat for a while

CIA Director John Brennan predicts that that ISIS will remain a threat in Syria and Iraq for quite some time.

CIA chief: ISIS will remain a threat for quite a while

CIA chief: I'll quit before I waterboard

CIA chief John Brennan snubs nose at Donald Trump, who claims he will renew waterboarding to extract info from terrorists.

CIA chief: I'll quit before I waterboard

CIA chief: Turkey attack looks like ISIS

CIA Director John Brennan says Ataturk Airport attack bears the hallmarks of ISIS, warns it wants to conduct similar attacks in America.

CIA chief: Turkey attack looks like the work of ISIS

CIA chief: ISIS is a 'phenomenon'

CIA director John Brennan says that if ISIS's leader is killed, it would have an effect on the terrorist group.

CIA chief: ISIS is a 'phenomenon', not an 'organization'

CIA Director: Trump won't make us waterboard

Brennan says he would not allow his agency to resume ‘enhanced interrogation' practices, even if ordered to do so by the future president.

CIA Director: Trump won't make us waterboard

CIA chief: ISIS can make chemical weapons

CIA director John Brennan warns that ISIS has the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas.

CIA chief: ISIS has used and can make chemical weapons

'The Middle East we have known is over'

American, French intelligence agency leaders talk facts on Syria conflict, reveal that a military solution may be 'impossible.'

'The Middle East we have known is over'

Report: CIA, Mossad Held 'Secret' Talks on Iran

CIA chief John Brennan met with Israeli intelligence officials last week over the framework nuclear deal.

Report: CIA, Mossad Held 'Secret' Talks on Iran

CIA Chief: Cooperation with Israel Still Strong

CIA Director John Brennan says intelligence cooperation with Israel has not been harmed despite differences on Iran.

CIA Chief: Cooperation with Israel Still Very Strong

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Egypt’s President meets CIA director John Brennan, discusses issues of common interest.

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

CIA Head: Iran Nuclear Deal Critics 'Disingenuous'

John Brennan defends nuclear deal, saying Iranian concessions are 'surprising,' but noting it won't stop their regional power grab.

CIA Director: Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Disingenuous'

CIA Head: Deal or No, Pressure will Remain on Iran

Brennan says US will prevent Iran from getting nukes. If they try anyway, 'they know that they will do so at their peril.'

CIA Head: Deal or No, Pressure will Remain on Iran

CIA Chief Defends Interrogation Methods

CIA Director John Brennan calls some of the agency's torture techniques "abhorrent” but defends the program overall.

CIA Chief Defends Interrogation Methods

Missing Malaysian Flight's Ringing Phone Mystery

Families of passengers on missing plane report calls to cell phones ringing through, terrorism 'not ruled out.'

Missing Malaysian Flight's Ringing Phone Mystery

Senate Confirms Brennan As CIA Director

Senate confirms John Brennan as CIA director Thursday after White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones.

Senate Confirms Brennan As CIA Director

US Senator Filibusters CIA Pick Over Drone Use

GOP Sen. Paul took to the Senate floor Wednesday in a filibuster to block the president's nominee to lead CIA.

US Senator Filibusters CIA Pick, Questions Drone Use

US Sen. to Block Vote Till Obama Reveals Info

U.S. Sen. Graham (R-SC) says he will block a vote on White House nominees until Pres. Obama reveals his actions during the Benghazi attack.

US Sen. Graham to Block Nominees Till Obama Reveals Activities

Obama Nominates Brennan, Former Spy, to Head CIA

Brennan was selected because of his decades of service at the US spy agency, and will make "an outstanding director of the CIA."

Obama Nominates John Brennan, Former Spy, to Head CIA