Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs. more... Comment ]



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Guantanamo Prisoner Diary 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. SPIEGEL presents some excerpts. By Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


Terror from the Fringes Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers? SPIEGEL went to Paris to find out. The resulting image is one of an identity search gone horribly wrong. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Digital Arms Race NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. By Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]

Gorbachev Interview 'I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned'

Gorbachev Interview: 'I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned'

In a SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses the dangers of poor relations between Russia and the West in the Ukraine crisis, saying there is a danger that things could get worse. Germany, he says, has a significant role to play. Interview Conducted by Matthias Schepp and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Assad's Secret Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

Assad's Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria's nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Interview with Architect Albert Speer The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how. Interview Conducted by Maik Grossekathöfer and Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

Obama Envoy John Allen No 'Short-Term Solutions' for Stopping Islamic State

Obama Envoy John Allen: No 'Short-Term Solutions' for Stopping Islamic State

In an interview, US General John Allen, Washington's special envoy for countering the Islamic State, discusses why he believes the recent military campaign has reversed the terrorist group's momentum but warns the battle to stop its ideology could take years. Interview Conducted By Matthias Gebauer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Obama's Lists A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan

Obama's Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan

Combat operations in Afghanistan may be coming to an end, but a look at secret NATO documents reveals that the US and the UK were far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed. Drug dealers were also on the lists. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]