James Clapper

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C, front) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Orders People Named ‘Kim Jong Un’ To Change Names

North Korea has ordered any person who shares the name of leader Kim Jong Un to immediately change their name, birth certificate and any other legal paperwork.

12/03/2014

Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper speaks during a discussion on "The 9/11 Commission Report: Ten Years Later," hosted by The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, on July 22, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

North Korea Rescue Mission Delayed For Nearly 2 Days Due To Airplane Issues

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was on a high stakes, top secret mission to retrieve two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. But after a stop in Hawaii, he found himself cooling his heels like some coach-flying business traveler.

11/11/2014

Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper speaks during a discussion on "The 9/11 Commission Report: Ten Years Later," hosted by The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, on July 22, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Clapper Leads Secret Presidential Envoy To Retrieve 2 Americans Imprisoned In North Korea

At first blush, James Clapper, the gruff former general who serves as director of national intelligence, seemed an odd choice of presidential envoy for a secret mission to retrieve two Americans imprisoned in North Korea.

11/10/2014

A conservative anti-North Korean activist holds a placard calling for the release of detained US missionary Kenneth Bae following a protest against the North Korean regime, in Seoul on Febraury 16, 2014. Rare talks between the rival Koreas ended on an even rarer note of agreement February 14, allowing an under-threat reunion for divided families to go ahead and fuelling hopes of further constructive engagement.  (Photo by ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Americans Held in North Korea Whisked Back Home

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.

11/08/2014

President Barack Obama's goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. (Dave Martin/Getty Images)

Bergdahl Swap Increases Opposition To Obama’s Promise To Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

06/04/2014

Twitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.

02/06/2014

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Releases More Documents On Surveillance Origins

The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.

12/21/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Officials To Judge: ‘There Was No Single Person Who Had Complete Technical Understanding’ Of NSA System

U.S. officials for nearly three years accessed data on thousands of domestic phone numbers they shouldn’t have and then misrepresented their actions to a secret spy court to reauthorize the government’s surveillance program, documents released Tuesday show.

09/11/2013

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper told Congress Wednesday that roughly 70 percent of the intelligence workforce — including staff from the CIA, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency — have been furloughed. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Only 11 Percent Say NSA Now Less Likely To Monitor Americans’ Phone Calls

Despite President Barack Obama’s vow for greater “transparency” and tighter National Security Agency restrictions, only 11 percent of American voters think the government is now less likely to monitor their private phone calls.

08/13/2013

President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies. (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Orders Creation of Intelligence Review Group

President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies.

08/12/2013

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