UN Expert: Prosecute Senior US Officials, CIA Who Authorized TortureSenior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.
Obama Outlines Plan To Defeat Islamic StateStrategy will include U.S. led air strikes and the training and arming of Syrian rebels opposed to the Islamic State group. He promises no "boots on the ground" for American forces.
Counterterrorism Chief: Parents Should Watch For 'Sudden Personality Changes' In ChildrenDelivering a speech at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said that local communities have to be aware of terrorist threats where the government cannot, noting that parents should watch for “sudden personality changes in their children at home.”
Guardian: We've Only Published 1 Percent Of Snowden LeaksThe editor of the Guardian said Tuesday that his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.
NSA Chief Admits Testing US Cell Phone TrackingNational Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans' cell phone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about calls made.
Clapper: 70 Percent Of Intelligence Workforce Furloughed In ShutdownU.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community's ability to guard against threats. But they also say they're keeping counterterrorism staff on duty, while they are worried about morale.
Deputy CIA Director Steps Down Following Tumultuous Past YearCIA Deputy Director Michael Morell retired from his post Wednesday, after managing the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs) over an extramarital affair, and defending the agency's performance over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
Despite Past Campaign Promises, Obama National Security Record Very Similar To George W. BushFive years into his presidency, Barack Obama presides over a national security apparatus that in many ways still resembles the one left behind by President George W. Bush. Drones are killing terrorism suspects, the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, holds "enemy combatants" and the government secretly collects telephone records of millions of Americans.
Kerry Meeting With Venezuelan Leader In Hopes Of Improving Strained US RelationsU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is gauging prospects for improving badly strained ties between the United States and Venezuela.
Despite Vow Of Transparency, White House Declines Comment On Drone AttackThe White House is declining to confirm reports that a U.S. drone killed the Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command.
Obama: Politics Keeping U.S. From Closing 'Facility That Should Never Have Been Opened'President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Thursday, making a speech that focused entirely on his administration's counterterrorism efforts and policies, finishing his address with several comments regarding the continued existence of the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Despite Vast Difference In Ideology, Obama Keeps Many Bush Administration PoliciesDespite vast differences with President George W. Bush on ideology, style and temperament, President Barack Obama has stuck with Bush policies or aspirations on a number of fronts, from counterterrorism to immigration, from war strategy to the global fight against AIDS.