In the face of close questioning by senators, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, President Bush’s nominee for CIA director, strongly defended a domestic eavesdropping program Thursday, saying it protected the country against terrorism and did not violate Americans’ civil rights. Continue reading
Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, President Bush’s nominee for CIA director, fielded questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program created after Sept. 11th while Hayden was head of NSA. Continue reading
Former National Security Agency chief Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden is expected to face tough questioning Thursday during his confirmation hearings to run the Central Intelligence Agency. Kwame Holman reports on the political issues that will play out in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Continue reading
The International Committee of the Red Cross criticized the Bush administration Friday for denying access by neutral visitors to those held in secret detention. Continue reading
President Bush and former National Security Agency head Gen. Michael Hayden defended the NSA’s collection of domestic phone records amid questions about the program’s legality. Two privacy law experts discuss the legal issues behind the NSA program and its implications on privacy. Continue reading
President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to serve as the Central Intelligence Agency’s next leader, sparking debate over Hayden’s military background and his role in the NSA domestic surveillance program. Two members of the House Intelligence Committee discuss the nomination and the CIA’s new direction.
President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to serve as the next leader of the Central Intelligence Agency Monday, re-igniting the debate over domestic surveillance efforts that Hayden oversaw as head of the National Security Agency. Continue reading