Secrets of the 28 Classified Pages
It was a win-win situation. The Saudi government demanded that George W. Bush make public the 28 classified pages of the Congressional report on Sept. 11 so that Riyadh could clear its name. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
Several events in recent days suggest that the Defense Department's hold on international relations is beginning to crumble. That's highly important because behind current U.S. policy concerning international security lie deep internal cracks between the State Department and the American [. [...]