CIA http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Peter Welch http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-peter-welch-14 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week’s CIA criticism by Senator Dianne Feinstein is the latest chapter in the public debate over spying.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that “things are out of control” when it comes to intelligence.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 86084 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Peter Welch Valerie Plame's "Blowback" http://wamc.org/post/valerie-plames-blowback <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Valerie </span>Plame<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, whose cover as a CIA agent was famously blown during the Bush Administration, joins us to talk about the new thriller she has written, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399158200/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399158200&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Blowback</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0399158200" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>In the book, Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing the world&rsquo;s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer: Bhoot, alias the ghost. One of her assets has information about Bhoot&rsquo;s upcoming visit to a secret underground nuclear weapons facility in Iran&mdash;in only a few days. But just as Pierson&rsquo;s informant is about to give her the location, they&rsquo;re ambushed by an expert sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 74809 at http://wamc.org Valerie Plame's "Blowback" "Under Fire: The Untold Story Of The Attack In Benghazi" http://wamc.org/post/under-fire-untold-story-attack-benghazi <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">firefight</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and the attack hours later on a nearby CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans.</span></p><p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250041104/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1250041104&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1250041104" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, and in the book, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz reveal for the first time the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, his Diplomatic Security (DS) contingent, and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73258 at http://wamc.org "Under Fire: The Untold Story Of The Attack In Benghazi" Stephen Gottlieb: Due process & targeted assassination http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-due-process-targeted-assassination <p>Tasked with helping draft a constitution for India after World War II, B. N. Rau traveled abroad speaking to jurists. In Washington, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter advised Rau not to include a due process clause in the Indian Constitution. Instead India should have a clause simply requiring that no one be charged with a crime but by the law of the land. That was the meaning of the Magna Carta in 1215 which said:</p><p>No freemen shall be taken or imprisoned &hellip; or in any way destroyed &hellip; except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:28:51 +0000 37513 at http://wamc.org CIA Awards Tonight http://wamc.org/post/cia-awards-tonight <p><font size="2">The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park is presenting its 2012<br /> Leadership Awards tonight - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has<br /> more...<br /><br /><br /> The New York gala is an annual scholarship fundraiser for The Culinary<br /> Institute of America, which for more than six decades has been setting<br /> the standard for excellence in professional culinary education.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 1978 CIA graduate Chef Dean Fearing made the trip up from Dallas, Texas. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:02:12 +0000 Dave Lucas 35732 at http://wamc.org