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World Dec 26With less oversight, activists fear more civilian casualties from drone strikes
Congress has given the U.S. military more control over drone strikes in Iraq and Syria that could lead to an increase in civilian casualties, activists say. Many details of the strikes remain secret.
World Dec 02American held by Taliban allies in Afghanistan
A U.S. official says an American civilian is being held by a Taliban-linked militant group in Afghanistan.
Nation Dec 02Sandy Berger, ex-Clinton national security adviser, dies
WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton's foreign policy and got in trouble over destroying classified documents, died Wednesday. He was 70.
Nation Nov 16U.S. to increase intel sharing with France
The Obama administration is announcing a new intelligence-sharing arrangement with France to more readily and quickly share military planning regarding the campaign against the Islamic State.
World Nov 12U.S. troops could not see Afghan hospital during attack
WASHINGTON — The U.S. special forces soldiers who called in a devastating air strike on a hospital in northern Afghanistan were half a mile away, could not see the target, and ordered the attack at the request of their Afghan…
Politics Oct 26Troops who sought strike thought Taliban had hospital
WASHINGTON --The Army Green Berets who requested the Oct. 3 airstrike on the Doctors without Borders trauma center in Afghanistan were aware it was a functioning hospital but believed it was under Taliban control, The Associated Press has learned.
Nation Oct 21Wikileaks publishes CIA director John Brennan emails
The Wikileaks organization has posted material from what appears to be CIA director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security clearance application containing personal information.
Economy Oct 19Chinese cyberattacks on U.S. companies continue, despite cyberagreement
Chinese hacking attempts on American corporate intellectual property have occurred with regularity over the past three weeks, suggesting that China almost immediately began violating its newly minted cyberagreement with the United States, according to a newly published analysis by a…
World Oct 15U.S. special operations analysts knew Afghan site was a hospital
The Associated Press has learned that American special operations analysts knew the Doctors without Borders facility in Kunduz was a hospital, but were gathering intelligence on it because they suspected it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate…
World Oct 10CIA-backed rebels in Syria face Russian bombardment
Over the past week, Russia has directed parts of its air campaign against U.S.-funded groups and other moderate opposition in a concerted effort to weaken them, the officials say. The Obama administration has few options to defend those it had…