CIA Director Leon Panetta joined President Obama and other prominent officials Wednesday in praising longtime Washington Post political columnist David Broder, who died earlier in the day from complications from diabetes.
Reform of the state secrets privilege, which allows the CIA and similar agencies to seek the dismissal of lawsuits by claiming they would harm national security, can't come come soon enough for ex-CIA officer Kevin Shipp. Last week Shipp went...
There have to be some misty eyes at the CIA and the other spook redoubts around the city over news of Jane Harman’s resignation. The feisty California Democrat was such a good friend to the spy agency, no matter the...
Several years after creating a new intelligence czar to coordinate the work of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, Congress is still asking questions about who’s in charge. The question came up again Thursday in a hearing on the nomination of Stephanie...
| February 3, 2011; 10:30 PM ET |
Categories: Congress, Foreign policy, Intelligence, Politics | Tags: Stephanie O'Sullivan; Sen. Dianne Feinstein; Gen. James Clapper; Robert Cardillo
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported nearly 800 violations of privacy laws and regulations to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board from 2001 to 2008, according to records obtained by a watchdog group. The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said...
| January 31, 2011; 2:35 PM ET |
Categories: Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts | Tags: Electronic Frontier Foundation; Sen. Patrick Leahy
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Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has to be hoping that his planned hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims draws as much attention as his mere announcement of them. Or maybe not....