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VIPS Call on Senate Intel Panel to Vote Against Haspel

Published May 8, 2018 on Consortiumnews. With torture-overseer Gina Haspel set to face the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday instead of a judge, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge committee members to vote against her nomination. MEMORANDUM FOR: Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Opposition […]

Trump Urged Not to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Published May 7, 2018 on Consortiumnews. As Donald Trump announces his decision at 2 pm Tuesday on staying in the Iran nuclear deal, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge him in this memo exclusive to Consortium News not to base his decision on fabricated evidence. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for […]

Trump Urged to Seek Evidence Before Attacking Syria

In this memo to the White House, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge President Trump to get the evidence first before deciding to strike Syria. Special to Consortium News (published 4/13/2018) MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Evidence Required for Military Decision on Syria Mr. President, We the undersigned […]

Growing Risk of U.S.-Iran Hostilities Based on False Pretexts, Intel Vets Warn

Published in Consortiumnews on February 26, 2018. As President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week, a group of U.S. intelligence veterans offers corrections to a number of false accusations that have been levelled against Iran. February 26, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) […]

Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA

Book available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble by Verne Lyon and Philip Zwerling An Iowa boy away at college, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive surveillance program at the height of the Vietnam War. Framed by his handlers […]

Hersh Receives Adams Award for Integrity

Journalist Seymour Hersh, whose career includes exposing U.S. intelligence abuses, received an award for integrity from an organization of former U.S. and Western intelligence officials who share Hersh’s ethical concerns about such abuses. The trademark “Oscar” for Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) was presented to longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh at a […]

Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity

An organization led by former U.S. intelligence officials has selected legendary journalist Seymour Hersh to be the recipient of an annual award for integrity and truth-telling, named for the late CIA analyst Sam Adams. By Ray McGovern (published in Consortiumnews.com on Sept 1, 2017) Journalist Seymour Hersh is to be honored with this year’s Sam […]

The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions

America’s war in Vietnam, which was authorized by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution a half century ago, had lasting consequences for the nation, including deeper public distrust of government and government’s determination to restrict the people’s right to know, as retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce explains. By Todd E. Pierce (August 6, on Consortiumnews) […]

Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

By Ray McGovern on Aug 20, 2017, at Consortiumnews. Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have tried to stop the Vietnam War, […]

Throwing a Curveball at ‘Intelligence Community Consensus’ on Russia

By Scott Ritter, July 12, 2017 at The American Conservative A January intelligence product has served as the basis for a series of Congressional hearings into the issue of Russian meddling into American elections—and has taken on a near canonical quality that precludes any critical questioning of either the authors or their findings. There is […]