Two Hostages, Including One American, Killed In Raid On Al Qaeda Targets

An attack on al Qaeda outposts in January resulted in the death of two hostages, but also resulted in the death of two high value al Qaeda targets.

China Warns U.S. About North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

Chinese analysts are telling their American counterparts that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is far more sophisticated than previously believed.

House Benghazi Committee Won’t Release A Report Until 2016

Not surprisingly, the Select Committee established by House Republicans to investigate something that has already been investigated multiple times, will be in operation well into the Presidential Election season.

George W. Bush Gets CIA Award

President George W. Bush had a running battle with the CIA throughout his eight years in office. Now, they’ve given him an award.

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

David Petraeus Pleads Guilty To Sharing Classified Information

The most widely honored General from the Iraq and Afghanistan War has plead guilty to sharing classified information with his mistress.

Petraeus Committed Felonies, FBI Finds

David Petraeus provided highly classified secrets to his mistress. Will he be charged?

Obama Faults Sony For Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters, Vows Response To North Korea

President Obama criticized Sony for backing down, and said that the U.S. would respond to North Korea’s cyber attack “at a place and time we choose,”

F.B.I. Charges North Korea With Being Behind Hacking Attacks On Sony

The U.S. Government has formally charged North Korea with responsibility for the hacking attack on Sony. How to respond to that attack is a more complicated question.

The Amorality Of Dick Cheney And The Right In Response To The Truth About C.I.A. Torture

Vice-President Cheney’s amoral defense of torture has come to define how most conservatives view the issue, and that’s a problem.

Torture Report’s Long Shadow

What now?

Senate Intelligence Committee Report Reveals A Dark and Regrettable Time In American History

A dark and regrettable time in American history is finally seeing the light of day.

House Intelligence Committee Benghazi Report Debunks Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

The House Intelligence Committee has concluded that the conspiracy theories regarding the 9/11/2012 attack in Benghazi are not supported by the evidence. That’s unlikely to change anyone’s mind, though.

CIA Director Proposes Radical Reorganization

The CIA has always separated its core spying and analysis functions; that may soon change.

Most PATRIOT Act ‘Sneak And Peek’ Warrants Used In War On Drugs, Not War On Terror

Not surprisingly, a law passed in the wake of the September 11th attacks has been used mostly for things that have nothing to do with terrorism.

The Attack On Canada’s Parliament And The Lone Wolf Terrorist

Yesterday’s apparent terrorist shooting in Ottawa reveals again a phenomenon that seems difficult if not impossible to stop in advance.

Another War, Another Pentagon Cover-Up

A new report from the New York Times confirms the adage that, in war, the first casualty is the truth.

White House Fence Jumper Got Deep Inside The Building

Last week’s security breach just became a lot more serious.

Obama: “They” Underestimated ISIS

Apparently, the buck doesn’t stop in the Oval Office these days.

CIA’s Stealthy Starbucks

WaPo’s Emily Wax-Thibodeaux reports that, “At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert.”

C.I.A. Admits Spying On Senate, Senate Finally Outraged About Surveillance

The C.I.A. has admitted spying on Senate investigators.

U.S. Intelligence Sources Confirm Malaysia Airlines Flight Hit By Surface-To-Air Missile

Someone took down a Boeing 777 over Ukraine today.

All of America’s Secrets on Amazon Cloud

The US intelligence community is gambling that it can be more efficient through a public-private partnership than going it alone.

Government Spied on American Muslims Who May or May Not Be Bad Guys

The NSA and FBI are doing more spy stuff.

Yes, We Spy On Germany. Big Deal.

There’s a new round of allegations about American spying on Germany.

Abu Khattala Will Be Tried In A Criminal Court, As He Should Be

The justice system works, there’s no need to scrap it.

Former NSA Chief Cashing in Big as Cyber Security Consultant

Retired General Keith Alexander is hawking his services to banks at princely sums.

U.S. Captures Suspect In Benghazi Attack

Ahmed Abu Kattalah, the alleged ringleader of the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, has been arrested.

Supreme Court Passes On Appeal From Journalist Threatened With Contempt Citation

The Supreme Court rejected another opportunity to clarify Federal Law on testimonial immunity for journalists.

Edward Snowden: I Was More Than Just A ‘Data Analyst’

For the first time, Edward Snowden is talking to the American media.

What, If Anything, Should The United States Do About Those Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Not every tragedy can be resolved with a military response.

Edward Snowden Leaks Earn Pulitzer Prize For Washington Post, Guardian

Thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post and the Guardian are Pulitzer Prize winners.

Bill Clinton Has A Different Take On Edward Snowden Than Barack Obama

Bill Clinton seems far more understanding of Edward Snowden than the current President

Jonathan Pollard To Be Freed As Part Of Middle East Peace Deal?

Middle East peace talks are apparently in such bad shape that the U.S. is thinking of releasing Jonathan Pollard as an incentive to Israel.

Rand Paul’s N.S.A. Lawsuit: Campaign Stunt Or Real Legal Threat? Does It Matter?

If something is going to be done about an out of control National Security State, it’ll be because the American people demand it.

Obama’s Kill Rules Keeping Obama From Killing

President Obama’s new rules for killing Americans with drones are proving inconvenient.

Robert Gates Hits Obama, Biden, Clinton In New Book, But Will Americans Care?

A new book by former SecDef Robert Gates is making political waves in Washington power circles, but will it matter to ordinary Americans?

New York Times: Time To Grant Clemency to Edward Snowden

The “paper of record” joins the call for some kind of deal with Edward Snowden.

New York Times Benghazi Story Gets Some Political And Journalistic Push Back

The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

Would N.S.A. Data Mining Have Been Able To Stop 9/11?

.Many have tried to justify N.S.A. data mining on the theory that it could have prevented 9/11. Is that true?

Federal Judge Rejects Challenge To N.S.A. Data Mining

Another Federal District Court ruling on the Constitutionality of the NSA’s data mining program, this time more favorable to the NSA.