About the author

John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer who spent two years in a federal prison for blowing the whistle on the agency’s use of torture. He wrote OtherWords columns for a year, starting in May 2015. He writes and speaks about national security, whistleblowing, the prison-industrial complex, and foreign policy. JohnKiriakou.com

Articles by the author

Dying in Prison

Inmates on their deathbeds should be free to spend their final days with their loved ones.

Torching the Truth

The Pentagon is trying to cover up the toxic effects of its deadly burn pits.

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