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ClassicWHO: Why Petraeus Takedown May Have Been an Inside Job

In this repost of a story we first ran last year, Douglas Lucas and Russ Baker examined exclusively obtained documents that suggest CIA Director David Petraeus may have been given a push to start his fall from grace. A relevant story now, given where the general has landed on his feet.

From Soldier of Fortune to Contractor: the American Shadow Warrior’s Evolution

Every war needs soldiers, and America’s undeclared wars since World War II have increasingly relied on nearly invisible ones for the jobs that need deniability. Read on to see how the influence of CIA contractors has surged since 9/11 in this excerpt from Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars.

The Art and Science of Lies, Liars and Lying

At WhoWhatWhy, we spend a lot of time picking through lies to get closer to the truth. Here’s a handy guide to some of our favorite quotes about lies, liars, and lying.

FBI Sat Back While Snitch Directed Cyber-Attacks and Potentially Entrapped Others

Recently leaked chat logs reveal that an FBI informant was guiding criminal cyber-attacks and that the FBI may have lied regarding what—and when—it knew about hacking operations.

RadioWHO: Russ Baker on Chicago’s Stocks and Jocks Radio

WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker talks with Stocks and Jocks radio’s Kevin Riordan and Kathy Dervin about how the brewing Iraq crisis should be no surprise to anyone—least of all the government. Tune in to the wide-ranging interview to hear Russ go deep on topics like the JFK assassination, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the pattern that ties all American wars together

A Rumination on the Bilderberg Group

Are the Bilderbergers an evil cabal ruling the world? Or just business as usual?

Where Congress Won’t Tread in Benghazi Hearings

The noisy fight over Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony about the Benghazi attack tells us the one thing we know about the 2012 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens and three others: we’re no closer to the truth. And that’s not likely to change, even with a fifth Congressional probe on the way.

Jailbreak: The U.S. Paid $11 Million for an Afghan Prison with Cracked Walls

The U.S. watchdog in charge of overseeing the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending to rebuild Afghanistan finds an $11 million prison with broken walls, no fence and a trail of graft. WhoWhatWhy takes a look at what that tells us about our $103 billion investment in Afghanistan.

Will Big Oil Pollute Woods Hole Research on Climate Change?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, an important voice in climate change research, is about to take oil company funding. Is it going to be another case of industry buying academic influence? WhoWhatWhy takes a closer look.

RadioWho: Russ Baker Talks to Traces of Reality Radio about Todashev Killing

WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker joins Guillermo Jimenez of Traces of Reality Radio to analyze the killing of Ibragim Todashev by FBI Agent Aaron McFarlane and other strange elements of the official story about the Boston Marathon Bombing.

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