More National Security Articles

  • When Hamas succeeds, innocent people die in Israel and Gaza

    Asked by a convert to distill the Torah's essence, Rabbi Hillel -- Judaism's great sage -- taught, "What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor."

  • Dianne Feinstein says intelligence officials 'significantly redacted' torture report

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the CIA has heavily redacted her panel's final report of its investigation into the agency’s detention and interrogation practices.

  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

    President Obama acknowledged Friday that the U.S. "tortured some folks" in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, highlighting CIA shortcomings ahead of the release of a Senate report on the agency's interrogation techniques.

  • Why Obama can't sweep aside his John Brennan problem at the CIA

    As it did when other agency chiefs came under fire, the White House dismissed calls for Brennan's head, labeling the matter a "misunderstanding" and trying to move past the embarrassing episode. But for President Obama, it won't be that easy, for one simple reason: Democrats are furious.

  • Obama defends his relevance

    President Obama in a press conference Friday afternoon ripped into congressional Republicans for not passing big-ticket items before their summer recess but was left to defend his own relevance amid a series of mushrooming international crises.

  • In phone call with Vladimir Putin, Obama raises Ukraine concerns

    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Friday for the first time since the U.S. stepped up sanctions against the Kremlin for escalating tensions in Ukraine.

  • Congress plans to send Iron Dome spending bill to Obama today

    Congress today will clear a bill for President Obama's signature that will provide Israel with $225 million for its Iron Dome missile defense system.

  • Key Senate Republican defends CIA Director John Brennan

    In his strongest defense of Brennan to date, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said an inspector general's report shows that the CIA head didn't direct or know in advance about the agency snooping on Senate staffers' computers.

  • Obama driving American foreign policy off a cliff

    Last week, the Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained.

  • Seriously, what is John Kerry doing?

    Let's concede for a moment that most of us don't believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum, our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm.

  • Obama remains confident in CIA head John Brennan despite Senate spying

    President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan's leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.

  • As banks crack down, terrorists update their fundraising tactics

    Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. and its allies have made great strides to stem the flow of money to terrorist organizations. And their enemies have responded by diversifying their portfolios.

  • Bill Clinton on 9/10/01: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

    Former President Bill Clinton admitted during remarks in Australia on Sept. 10, 2001, that he passed on an opportunity to kill the terrorist leader.

  • Nonprofit that helps unaccompanied minors has seen explosive growth

    The federal government has directed more than $350 million over the last six years to a Texas nonprofit providing shelter and care for unaccompanied immigrant children.

  • How the Obama-Vladimir Putin relationship died

    There have been so many new lows in the relationship between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it's easy to forget how confident Obama was in forging a new partnership with the Kremlin after his election in 2008.



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