Reading Time: 6 minutes CIA attempts to deceive the public are being thwarted, thanks to the Internet, the Freedom of Information Act, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and intrepid journalists like Jason Leopold (a “FOIA terrorist”).
Reading Time: 2 minutes An affair cost Gen. David Petraeus the CIA’s top job, and now, may cost him his freedom. Was his downfall of his own making, or helped along by his enemies?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Is the heir apparent boss of one of the world’s most dangerous drug cartels…our friend?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Video: WhoWhatWhy reporter Douglas Lucas explains about leaked emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor, and the prison sentence given to hacktivist Jeremy Hammond
Reading Time: 10 minutes Just hours before his death, Michael Hastings sent off an ominous email saying that the FBI was investigating him “re: NSA.” Why were the Feds probing this noted investigative reporter? And what might his death have to do with Edward Snowden, now in exile, and Barrett Brown, facing a century in jail?
Reading Time: 10 minutes A veteran Los Angeles crime reporter takes a gimlet-eyed look at the curious accident that killed muckraker Michael Hastings. New video evidence from a security camera near the scene offers a glimpse at the last moments of the journalist’s life—and gives a few clues about the seemingly inexplicable crash on a straight-as-a-laser city street.
Reading Time: 4 minutes For a long time, David Petraeus was on top. Suddenly, he was out. Now, he’s on his way back. What gives? Not to be too tiresome with this familiar theme, but there’s likely more here than meets the eye. Usually is, when the stakes are high. We, the public, are of course the last to know.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Was the ambitious General David Petraeus targeted for take-down by competing interests in the US military/intelligence hierarchy—years before his abrupt downfall last year in an adultery scandal? Previously unreported documents analyzed by WhoWhatWhy suggest as much. They provide new insight into the scandalous extramarital romance that led to Petraeus’s resignation as CIA director in November Read More