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A truck burns on the grounds of the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi during the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Family Of CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

The family of a CIA contractor killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department.

09/19/2014

Rebel fighters walk in front of damaged buildings in Karam al-Jabal neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 26, 2014. (credit: ZEIN AL-RIFAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CIA Deputy Director: ‘Chance Of Success Is Not High’ Going With Syrian Opposition To Take Out ISIS

Former CIA deputy director Mike Morell is concerned that the United States will have trouble combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group in Syria.

09/11/2014

Smoke rises from a bomb planted by Islamic State militants after it was detonated near the Iraqi village of Tuz Khurmatu in Salaheddin province, on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CIA Operative: ‘ISIS Is Here, Capable Of Striking’

A former CIA operative warns that sleeper cells of the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are already in the United States and that they are capable of launching an attack on the homeland.

09/03/2014

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret 'Stay-Behind Agents' Against Russian Invasion File photo of the Iditarod race. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ Against Russian Invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a […]

08/31/2014

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ‘Multiple Kidnappings For Ransom’ Bring ISIS Funding

A large portion of the funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is from “multiple kidnappings for ransom,” with much of that coming from European citizens and corporations quietly paying the sums.

08/21/2014

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CIA Deputy Director: American Journalist’s Beheading Is ISIS’ ‘First Terrorist Attack Against’ US

The former deputy director of the CIA says that the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is trying to intimidate the United States by releasing the beheading video of American journalist James Foley.

08/20/2014

Several Republicans have called on President Barack Obama to show “presidential leadership” and lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.
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Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’ After 9/11

The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

08/01/2014

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions from the audience after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators Call on Brennan to Resign: ‘I Just Don’t Have a Lot of Confidence in His Leadership’

WASHINGTON — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly […]

08/01/2014

Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.  (Getty Images)

Ron Paul: ‘End Torture, Shut Down The CIA!’

Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.

07/29/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

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