More National Security Articles

  • Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

    A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

  • Ted Cruz demands Obama block Iran's new U.N envoy, 'a known terrorist'

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined in the outrage of many former Americans held hostage in Tehran for 444 days 35 years ago over Iran’s move to make one of the hostage handlers its next ambassador to the United Nations.

  • John McCain: Spy Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison

    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...

  • Benghazi security contractor had history of failure in Libya, emails show

    Blue Mountain Group, the British company providing security at the U.S. compound in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack there, was hired by the State Department despite having lost several other contracts in Libya, according to emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Blue...

  • Prospect of Jonathan Pollard release renews debate in defense, intelligence circles

    The prospect of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has outraged some in the U.S. defense and intelligence community despite a softening of that stance in recent years among prominent lawmakers, former diplomats and other respected leaders.

  • How foreign is Obama's policy in the White House?

    Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of President Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence.

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • White House: Russia should pull back troops to 'pre-crisis' levels

    The White House on Monday urged Russia to drawdown military troops to “pre-crisis positions and levels" and said the U.S. would not negotiate over Ukraine's future without the consent of the Ukrainian people.

  • U.S. tax dollars may be paying salaries of Afghan National Police 'ghost workers'

    U.S. tax dollars may be paying for "ghost workers" on the Afghan National Police payroll, which receives a significant amount of its funding from the U.S., according to a letter from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to military commanders in Afghanistan.

  • Senate torture report examines hunt for Osama bin Laden

    A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation. The CIA still disputes that conclusion....

  • Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say that the department's website is down due to a cyberattack. Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down. The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers...

  • Chuck Schumer asks feds to review World Trade Center security

    NEW YORK — Sen. Chuck Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper. Schumer's request comes after a teenager was charged with climbing to the top of...

  • Hopes for diplomacy grow as Russia seeks to pocket Crimea gains

    A diplomatic solution to the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine could be around the corner, a number of D.C. policy-makers hopefully predicted Sunday morning. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that while she was concerned about the more than...

  • Ron Wyden: Ban all dragnet surveillance of Americans

    Democratic senator Ron Wyden welcomed President Obama's proposed reforms to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs Sunday, but said that further steps were needed to curb spying on Americans. "I believe strongly we ought to ban all dragnet surveillance on law-abiding Americans,...

  • Rep. Mike Rogers decries 'celebrity politicians' in explaining retirement

    Retiring congressman Mike Rogers said Sunday that he was motivated to leave his powerful post as House Intelligence Committee chairman and become a talk show host because of the rising influence of what he described as "celebrity politicians" in national security debates. The Michigan...



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