Nick O Malley on CIA

CIA interrogation tactics: controversial report to be declassified

Nick O'Malley Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.

Analysis

Why Obama hasn't hit back at Islamic State harder yet

Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State, because of your insistence on continuing your bombings,” says Steven...

Obama gives full US support for creation of new Iraqi government

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Iraq from his vacation home at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama thrown US support behind Iraq’s new prime minister designee, Dr Haider al-Abadi.

UN resolution on MH17: How Australia achieved what other nations could not

Julie Bishop

Nick O'Malley Since the UN headquarters was constructed after World War II it has often been not much more than a shrine to good intentions. Not on Monday.

Hollande's US visit to rekindle Franco-American affairs

French president Fran?ois Hollande.

Nick O'Malley You don’t hear talk of “cheese eating surrender monkeys” in Washington, DC, these days.

Hollande's US visit to rekindle Franco-American affairs

Nick O'Malley You don't hear talk of "cheese eating surrender monkeys" in Washington, DC, these days. With the French President Francois Hollande in town for a state visit the focus is on the warmth of the...

Petraeus shockwaves jeopardise more top jobs

Allen

Nick O'Malley The sex scandal that destroyed the career of CIA director David Petraeus continues to reverberate in Washington.

Timeline: the unfolding of the Petraeus affair scandal

General Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell

Nick O'Malley Spring 2006 — Paula Broadwell meets Petraeus at Harvard University, where she is a graduate student.

The ripple effect will make this an affair to remember

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley It should be the simplest story in the world; a powerful man in a sensitive job is forced to resign due to an illicit affair.

Hold fire on Petraeus, Obama warns

U.S. General David Petraeus testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington June 29, 2010. Petraeus, 57, would replace General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired by Obama last week over comments made by him and his aides belittling the president and his aides and announced his retirement on Monday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY PROFILE HEADSHOT)

Nick O'Malley Barack Obama says he has seen no evidence of any breach of national security as a result of the General Petraeus affair.

Private affair, public downfall

David Petraeus

Nick O'Malley In the fever swamps online, and on Fox News, the story is that David Petraeus was forced out of his post as CIA director by the White House in order to prevent his testimony before a Senate committee...

Capitol succumbs to scandal fever

Capitol Hill picture by Jake McGuire

Nick O'Malley Scandal fever has so thoroughly gripped Washington some players were having difficulty distinguishing one from another on Tuesday.

Obama goes on the offensive

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 15, 2013. The president announced that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller had resigned in the wake of growing scandal involving the agency.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

Nick O'Malley Battered by three rolling controversies, the White House has begun fighting back, with the President sacking the acting tax commissioner and releasing more than 100 pages of emails related to the...

Assange slams Carr as a 'well-known liar'

Nick O'Malley WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the foreign minister's "ignorance is only eclipsed by his arrogance".

World watches as Bradley Manning finally faces trial

Bradley Manning

Nick O'Malley Washington: Hailed as a courageous whistleblower and reviled as a common traitor Bradley Manning, the young US soldier who provided Wikileaks with over 250,000 pages of secret US documents, finally...

WikiLeaks: Whistleblower or traitor?

Nick O'Malley, Washington Hailed as a courageous whistleblower and reviled as a common traitor, Bradley Manning, the young US soldier who provided WikiLeaks with more than 250,000 pages of secret US documents, finally faces a...

NSA leaker reveals himself after fleeing US

US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Nick O'Malley Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the most significant security leaks in American history, has revealed himself to be a 29-year-old systems analyst who had worked for a private security...

How a young idealist went rogue

Nick O'Malley Even as the investigations begin it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on America's electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on trial for...

Hard to keep lid on growing secrets

US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Nick O'Malley Even as the investigations begin, it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on the United States' electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on...

Spy triumph became a free speech disaster

U.S. President Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley The AP phone records story came at the worst possible time for President Barack Obama.