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  • CIA reportedly says Russia sees treaty as justifying Ukraine moves

    CIA reportedly says Russia sees treaty as justifying Ukraine moves
    [Updated, 8 p.m., March 3: WASHINGTON — CIA director John Brennan told a senior lawmaker Monday that a 1997 treaty between Russia and Ukraine allows up to 25,000 Russia troops in the vital Crimea region, so Russia may not consider its recent troop...
  • Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan

    Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants plan attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan and is...
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Syria-trained U.S. militants pose threat, officials say

    Syria-trained U.S. militants pose threat, officials say
    WASHINGTON — More than 50 U.S. citizens have joined extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some have returned to America and are under FBI surveillance, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Counter-...
  • Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says

    Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says
    WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Intelligence...
  • Senate Democrats clash with CIA director over interrogations report

    Senate Democrats clash with CIA director over interrogations report
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee clashed Wednesday with CIA Director John Brennan over his response to a classified committee report on CIA interrogations a decade ago that included water-boarding. At a hearing to...
  • Intelligence leakers pose 'critical threat' to U.S., say spy chiefs

    Intelligence leakers pose 'critical threat' to U.S., say spy chiefs
    WASHINGTON -- Insiders such as Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a "critical threat" to the United States, America's spy chiefs warned Congress in their annual report on global national security risks. For...
  • Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan

    Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
  • Alabama Republican is Senate's top talker of 2013

    Alabama Republican is Senate's top talker of 2013
    WASHINGTON -- Even in the year of the filibuster, it turns out that slow and steady wins the race. Though some of his Republican colleagues made marathon stands on the Senate floor in 2013, it is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) who has the distinction of...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business
    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
  • Obama emphasizes 'rule of law' in Homeland Security chief nomination

    Obama emphasizes 'rule of law' in Homeland Security chief nomination
    President Obama nominated lawyer Jeh Johnson to serve as secretary of Homeland Security on Friday, emphasizing Johnson’s past leadership at the Pentagon as well as his commitment "to the rule of law” as qualifications for the job. Johnson...