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John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst and whistleblower. He co-hosts "Loud and Clear" on Sputnik Radio. He worked for the CIA from 1990 to 2004, including as chief of counter-terrorist operations in Pakistan. In an interview in 2009, he became the first former government official to confirm the use of waterboarding against al-Qaida suspects. From 2009 to 2011, John was a senior investigator for the US Senate foreign relations committee. In 2012, he was charged with leaking classified information to journalists and served two years in prison. Follow him on Twitter: @JohnKiriakou

Articles by this author

 

I Went to Prison for Disclosing CIA Torture. Gina Haspel Helped Cover It Up.

Why it's vital that we do not reward the torturers

John Kiriakou ·


An American Mussolini

The GOP front-runner's calls for violence against his critics are no joke.

John Kiriakou ·


Let’s End Torture in U.S. Prisons

Survivors call solitary confinement “living death.”

John Kiriakou ·


Outrage in Oregon

Taking over a federal building at the point of a rifle gives protest a bad name.

John Kiriakou ·




The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers

History may smile on these guardians of the public trust, but during their lifetimes they remain outcasts.

John Kiriakou ·


Let’s Talk About Torture

Former CIA leaders are writing a book that will whitewash their crimes against humanity.

John Kiriakou ·

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