Top U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials Thursday downplayed talk of an early American pullout from Afghanistan, saying U.S. combat forces will stay there until the end of 2014, and there is a commitment for much longer than that.
We've set the stage for even more undeclared, borderless conflicts. America's lethal drone strikes have been a massive intelligence success, but we may soon recognize their expansion as a major policy failure. While essential in the fight against al Qaeda, drone attacks effectively have normalized lethal cross-border attacks as a tool of national security.
The New York Police Department recommended increasing surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on their religion, as a way to sweep the Northeast for signs of Iranian terrorists, according to interviews and a newly obtained secret police document.
U.S. intelligence agencies threw cold water on the President Obama's thus-far-unsuccessful effort to "reset" relations with Russia by making concessions to Moscow.
The Taliban denied Wednesday that the movement is planning direct talks with the Afghan government to end the 10-year-old war, while a leaked NATO report suggested the insurgents are confident they will regain power after international troops leave.
There's a growing risk that Iran might launch terror attacks against U.S. targets, including in the homeland, as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear program and the U.S.-led sanctions against the Islamic regime, according the U.S. intelligence chief.
The Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee hinted Tuesday at criticism of President Obama for openly discussing the still-classified CIA program of drone missile strikes against al Qaeda leaders.
Former intelligence officials use "reprehensible" and "egregious" to describe the alleged acts of a former CIA officer charged by the government with betraying his own when he revealed the identities of two overseas operatives to the media.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly for the first time that a Pakistani doctor provided key information to the U.S. in advance of the successful Navy SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden's compound last May.