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  • Inside Politics

    Two days after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration is opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law.

  • Fort Meade, Md. Astrid Riecken / The Washington Times.

    Former NSA official says mismanagement continues at spy agency

    Former National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas A. Drake says continuing mismanagement and malfeasance have turned the nation's premier electronic spy agency into "the Enron of the U.S. intelligence community."

  • Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (Associated Press)

    Government's espionage case against NSA official stumbles

    Government prosecutors announced a last-minute plea bargain Thursday evening in a high-profile leak case against a senior National Security Agency official, dropping almost all the charges in a decision hailed by government-transparency advocates as ending a case of Obama administration overreach.

  • Gen. Hwang Eui-don, chief of the General Staff of the South Korean Army (right), patrols with soldiers along the fence of the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Korea Pool)

    Inside the Ring: Counterspies hunt Russian mole inside National Security Agency

    The National Security Agency (NSA) is conducting a counterintelligence probe at its Fort Meade, Md., headquarters in a top-secret hunt for a Russian agent, according to a former intelligence official close to the agency.

  • **FILE** Richard A. Gephardt (Associated Press)

    Beijing spying feared in telecom proposal

    U.S. intelligence and security agencies are warning Congress and the telecommunications industry that an American company's plan to use Chinese components in cell-phone towers for the next generation wireless network will make communications vulnerable to electronic spying by Beijing.

  • Homeland Security and spy agency to work together

    Computer experts at the secretive National Security Agency are teaming up with the Homeland Security Department in an effort to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyber attacks.

  • Zelikow

    EDITORIAL: 9/11 cover-up

    In an attempt to censor a book about the war on terrorism, the government has handed terrorists a road map to information they should never see. The case also raises political questions regarding intelligence community efforts to keep critical information regarding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks from the American people.

  • The seal of the Department of Homeland Security

    Audit finds lapses in federal cybersecurity

    Taxpayers might expect that the U.S. agency charged with warning the public about computer viruses and other cyberthreats - and coordinating the federal government's response to them - would keep its own information technology systems up to date with the latest security patches and software updates.

  • Muslims eye America

    I have 12 brothers and sisters, more than 30 cousins, about 50 nieces and nephews and many friends scattered in seven Muslim countries.There are also tens of readers who respond to my writings, in Arabic and English, in print and on the Internet, from my post in Washington as a foreign correspondent for a major Arabic-language Middle Eastern newspaper. If the National Security Agency (NSA), using its new powers to monitor overseas communications without any approval from a judge, will electronically look into my communications for catch words like "Allahu Akbar (God in Greatest)," and "Kafir (infidel)," it will find them.

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