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NPR How The CIA Almost Lost A Key Informant “Beyond the Senate’s recent revealing report, further details about the CIA’s brutal interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were uncovered recently by Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker.” This is an NPR interview of Filkins that is well worth the listen. It talks about how the immense […]

Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin “Over the past decade, poppy cultivation and the opium it produces have flourished as poor farmers turn to the profitable crop.” BANG LAEM, Myanmar — A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden […]

Jihadism Born in a Paris Park and Fueled in the Prison Yard Yet another tale of how sending young people to prison not only did no good, it actually did harm. Here, young militant Islamists went to prison where they honed their skills “Members of the group behind last week’s deadly terror attacks became known […]

F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for Petraeus “The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors suggested bringing felony charges against the retired general for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said.”

“I’m on the front lines of the war on drugs, I’m down there representing people getting caught with small amounts of marijuana and pounds of marijuana,” said criminal defense attorney Jay Ramey. [Jay is based in Tulsa Oklahoma, but works all over the state.] Well, me too, but not in Oklahoma. Jay is a friend, […]