Scott Shane

New York Times reporter

Scott Shane appears in the following:

Father of First US Citizen Marked for Kill Or Capture Challenges CIA in Court

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can the U.S. government or its agents kill an American citizen even if he is a non-combatant? Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim Cleric born in America and hiding in Yemen, has called for a Jihad against America and is clearly inciting violence against his native land. But as his own father will argue in front of a federal judge today, that may not mean he should be marked for death or capture by the C.I.A.. The law suit, filed in Washington by two human rights organizations on behalf of al-Awlaki's father, argues that the U.S. government shouldn't be allowed to kill an American citizen who isn't on the battlefield without a judicial review.




Russian Spies?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alleged Russian spies were arrested in the NYC area. 

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Details of Alleged Russian Spy Ring Unfold

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The FBI announced yesterday the arrests of 11 people associated with an alleged Russian spy ring. The arrests were made on Sunday in Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Details coming out of the FBI reports read like a Russian spy novel — if not stranger.  Authorities worked for at least seven years to gather information about the suspects, who were all charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and failing to register as guests of a foreign government. The maximum sentences for these crimes are five to 20 years.

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Is Obama Cracking Down on Whistle Blowers? The Pentagon Seeks Wikileaks Founder

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Pentagon is searching for Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks, amidst concerns that the site could publish thousands of international cables from the State Department. The cables are allegedly part of a larger package of material given to Wikileaks by 22-year-old Army Specialist Bradley Manning. In late May police arrested Manning, an intelligence analyst in Iraq, accusing him of downloading confidential material from computers on his base and posting it to WikiLeaks.

We speak with Scott Shane, the National Security reporter for The New York Times. He says that while President Obama's administration was elected on a campaign of government transparency, it is actually following a doctrine of extreme media secrecy. Shane says Obama has, in two years, prosecuted more information-leakers than any other president in history.


Latest on Investigation and Interrogation of Faisal Shahzad

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The question everybody is asking this week has been, who is 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, the man held and accused of placing a car bomb in New York's Times Square over the weekend? After two days of intense interrogation efforts, news continues to trickle in about the motives and connections behind the attempted attack.

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President: 'Systemic Failure' in Security

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Details are still trickling out on how the alleged Christmas Day 'bomber' managed to board a Detroit-bound plane despite several intelligence agencies having some information on him. ...


Feds Charge Nigerian Man With Bombing Attempt

Monday, December 28, 2009

Over the weekend, federal authorities charged a 23-year-old Nigerian man with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. That man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, claims ...


Takeouts: Pakistan Detainees, Atlanta Mayoral Election

Thursday, December 10, 2009

National Security Takeout: New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane talks about five Muslim-American men being detained in Pakistan on possible connections to terrorism...


The Path to Justice for Suspected Fort Hood Shooter

Thursday, November 12, 2009

At a memorial for victims of the Fort Hood shootings, President Obama said the killer will "be met with justice in this world and the next." We focus on the legal challenges for the a...


Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Reportedly Wrote to Radical Cleric

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New details are emerging in the case of the suspected Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who shot and killed 13 people and wounded 29 others during a shoo...

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Way Forward in Afghanistan Remains Murky

Friday, October 23, 2009

The war in Afghanistan continues to drag on, and the Obama administration is waiting for the country's presidential election runoff before deciding whether to send additional troops t...

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Dick Cheney Speaks Out Against CIA Investigation

Monday, August 31, 2009

Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out on Fox News yesterday against the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the alleged abuse of prisoners by CIA interrogato...

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Prosecutor John Durham to Look at CIA Abuses

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder will appoint federal prosecutor John Durham to investigate alleged prisoner abuses at CIA prisons during the Bush administration.  Durham has a long reput...


Cheney's CIA Secret Anti-Terror Program

Monday, July 13, 2009

Former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to withhold information from Congress for eight years regarding a secret counter-terrorism program. C.I.A. director Leon Panetta told...


The Torture Debate Ensnares the President

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bush administration policies on the treatment of detainees have now embroiled President Obama in a growing controversy. News broke last night that the U.S. will restart milit...

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Torture Memo Probe: Lawyers May Not Be Prosecuted

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Justice Department has been investigating the Bush administration lawyers who drafted the so-called torture memos that outlined brutal techniques for gathering information. Accord...


The secret history of the CIA interrogation tactics

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A new examination by our partner The New York Times, shows that in 2002 top officials in the Bush administration for the first time signed off on the barbaric interrogation procedures...

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Fine print of the torture memos reveal shocking details

Monday, April 20, 2009

The fallout from the release of the so-called torture memos that document the CIA's interrogation techniques against purported terrorists continues. Now more details of the potentiall...


Captain Richard Phillips freed after fire fight with Somali pirates

Monday, April 13, 2009

For five long days Richard Phillips, the captain of the American cargo ship Maersk Alabama, was held captive on a lifeboat by Somali pirates. In a dramatic rescue yesterday U.S. Navy ...

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The sad nexus of medical ethics and torture: A look at a new Red Cross report

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A new report by the International Committee of the Red Cross reveals the unsavory fact that medical personnel were deeply involved in the abusive interrogations of terror suspects hel...