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Germany, Italy to join US in Afghanistan after 2014

BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have committed to join the United States in helping to train Afghan troops after combat operations cease at the end of next year, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Envoy recalls Benghazi mission's final moments

WASHINGTON - Minutes after Greg Hicks learned that the perimeter of the U.S. mission in Benghazi had been breached by men with guns, he punched a cellphone number to reach Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, his immediate boss, who was at the scene.

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Terrorist database can help police, but vast size limits its usefulness

Terrorist database can help police, but vast size limits its usefulness

WASHINGTON - When a Russian intelligence service told the CIA that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become an Islamic radical looking to join underground groups, the agency put his name in the government's catch-all database for terrorism suspects.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Intelligence on Boston bombings is under review

Intelligence on Boston bombings is under review

WASHINGTON - The CIA and Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have launched a high-level internal review of whether intelligence was mishandled before the Boston Marathon bombings, though President Obama and his top advisers said they have seen nothing to suggest counterterrorism age…

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Photos showing 2 men may be big break in Boston bombing

Photos showing 2 men may be big break in Boston bombing

BOSTON - Authorities have obtained clear images of the faces of two men with backpacks who they believe were acting suspiciously around the time of the Boston Marathon bombings, a potential breakthrough in the search to find who planted the bombs, sources familiar with the investigation said…

April 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cyberthreats are now seen as topping terrorism danger

WASHINGTON - Cyberattacks and cyberespionage pose a greater potential danger to U.S. national security than al-Qaida and other militants that have dominated America's global focus since Sept. 11, 2001, the nation's top intelligence officials said Tuesday.

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Petraeus admits extramarital affair, quits as CIA chief

Petraeus admits extramarital affair, quits as CIA chief

WASHINGTON - CIA Director David Petraeus abruptly resigned Friday after a brief but troubled tenure as head of America's clandestine spy service, citing his "extremely poor judgment" for engaging in an extramarital affair that the FBI had uncovered in an unrelated investigation.

November 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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N. Korea tough target for US intelligence

WASHINGTON - Robert Egan has a pretty good feel for how desperate the CIA is for scraps of information about North Korea.

December 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Torture didn't help find bin Laden, McCain says

WASHINGTON - None of the crucial information that led the CIA down the trail to Osama bin Laden came from coercive interrogation techniques, Arizona Sen. John McCain said on the Senate floor Thursday morning, contradicting the accounts of current and former U.S. officials.

May 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
US widens fingerprint system to ID, deport 'criminal aliens'

US widens fingerprint system to ID, deport 'criminal aliens'

Immigration officials now have access to the fingerprints of every person booked into jail in all 25 U.S. counties along the Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, touting the program as a way of identifying and deporting "criminal aliens."

August 11, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Suspicions ensnare fingerprinting of jailed immigrants

WASHINGTON - Mwenda Murithi, the Kenyan-born leader of a notorious Chicago street gang, was arrested 26 times after his student visa was revoked in 2003. Charged with at least four felonies, he served 30 days in the Cook County Jail for a 2007 drug violation. By law, he could have been depor…

June 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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