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Mark Mazzetti

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January 2007: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Jul 23, 2011

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Jul 23, 2011 Pakistan Spies on Its Diaspora, Spreading Fear

QUOTE: compared with countries like China and Russia...the ISI’s operations here are less extensive and less sophisticated... Even so, officials and scholars say the ISI campaign extends to issuing both tacit and overt threats against those who speak critically about the military.

New York Times
May 15, 2010 U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts

QUOTE: Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the military about the legality of the operation.

New York Times
Dec 10, 2009 Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret C.I.A. Raids

QUOTE: Private security guards from Blackwater Worldwide participated in some of the C.I.A.’s most sensitive activities — clandestine raids with agency officers against people suspected of being insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan and the transporting of detainees, according to former company employees and intelligence officials.

New York Times
Aug 12, 2009 A Window Into C.I.A.’s Embrace of Secret Jails ("Interrogation Inc. part 2 of 2)

QUOTE: The existence of the network of prisons to detain and interrogate senior operatives of Al Qaeda has long been known, but details about them have been a closely guarded secret... [The former European supply chief for the C.I.A. Kyle D. Foggo] Mr. Foggo acknowledged a role, which has never been previously reported.

New York Times
Apr 20, 2009 Lawmaker Is Said to Have Agreed to Aid Lobbyists

QUOTE: [Representative Jane Harman of California was] overheard on telephone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency agreeing to seek lenient treatment from the Bush administration for two pro-Israel lobbyists who were under investigation...

New York Times
Dec 12, 2008 Report Blames Rumsfeld for Detainee Abuses

QUOTE: leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee said top Bush administration officials, including Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary, bore major responsibility for the abuses committed by American troops in interrogations at Abu Ghraib in Iraq; Guantánamo Bay, Cuba; and other military detention centers.

New York Times
Nov 10, 2008 Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda

QUOTE: The United States military since 2004 has used broad, secret authority to carry out nearly a dozen previously undisclosed attacks against Al Qaeda and other militants in Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere....Bush administration officials have shown a determination to operate under an expansive definition of self-defense that provides a legal rationale for strikes on militant targets in sovereign nations without those countries’ consent.

New York Times
Jun 06, 2008 Bush Overstated Evidence on Iraq, Senators Report

QUOTE: The report was released Thursday after years of partisan squabbling, and it represented the close of five years of investigations by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence into the use, abuse and faulty assessments of intelligence leading to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

New York Times
Dec 07, 2007 C.I.A. Destroyed 2 Tapes Showing Interrogations

QUOTE: The videotapes showed agency operatives in 2002 subjecting terrorism suspects — including Abu Zubaydah, the first detainee in C.I.A. custody — to severe interrogation techniques. The tapes were destroyed in part because officers were concerned that video showing harsh interrogation methods could expose agency officials to legal risks, several officials said

New York Times
May 30, 2007 Interrogation Methods Are Criticized

QUOTE: As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies are arguing that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable. .... In a blistering lecture delivered last month, a former adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called “immoral” some interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon.

New York Times
Jan 14, 2007 Military Expands Intelligence Role in U.S.

QUOTE: The Pentagon has been using a little-known power to obtain banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage inside the United States, part of an aggressive expansion by the military into domestic intelligence gathering. The C.I.A. has also been issuing what are known as national security letters to gain access to financial records from American companies...

New York Times