Mark Mazzetti


CIA Hired Blackwater for Secret Iraq Program

It is now revealed that the CIA hired and trained contractors from Blackwater USA to assassinate top al Qaeda operatives, an act that was never revealed to lawmakers. The Takeaway talks to Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times reporter who broke the story.


Pentagon official's spy drama

A Pentagon official, Michael Furlong, is being investigated for illegally building a network of contractors to work unknowingly as spies, gathering information that was used to track down and kill insurgents in Afghanistan.