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