By Adam Goldman | 11/26/13 07:25 AM
In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the U.S. kill terrorists, current and former U.S. officials said. The CIA promised the prisoners freedom, safety for their families and millions of dollars from the agency's...
By Mark Flatten | 11/25/13 02:55 PM
A photo of President Obama in a turban and cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that led to terrorist plots against the Danish newspaper that published them are among documents purged from FBI counter-terrorism training materials, new disclosures from the agency show.
By Joel Gehrke | 11/24/13 06:15 PM
President Obama's latest diplomatic effort to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon raises the danger of such a bomb being detonated by terrorists in the United States, according to a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In the short term, "we've got young men...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 10:31 AM
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a newspaper reported Saturday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Coan added into the case docket for...
By Joel Gehrke | 11/22/13 12:02 PM
When State Department officials designated a Nigerian Islamist militant group as a foreign terrorist organization, they did so without mentioning that the people being terrorized are Christians targeted for their beliefs. In fact, they acted as if the group has other motivations. "These...
By Tim Mak | 11/19/13 06:33 PM
In a 55-43 vote, the Senate rejected legislation introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., to limit the transfer of detainees to countries that pose a security risk. It also proposed a prohibition on the transfer of detainees to the United States, for medical treatment or trial.
11/15/13 09:58 AM
A new report casts strong doubt on the effectiveness of one of the government’s main tools for recognizing potential terrorists before they board airplanes: the Transportation Security Administration’s behavior-detection program. Stephen M. Lord, a managing director with the Government...
By Tim Mak | 11/15/13 05:20 AM
The Senate is set to begin debating the country’s annual defense policy legislation, a perennially controversial task lawmakers hope to wrap up by Thanksgiving.
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 05:43 PM
Tarek Mehanna’s conviction for conspiring to help al-Qaeda by translating a manual titled “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad” was upheld by a federal appeals court. Mehanna’s 17 1/2-year prison term also was justified, the three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 12:40 PM
Two militant groups believed to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in northeast and central Nigeria have been designated as foreign terrorist organizations, the State Department said Wednesday.
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