On June 1, the NSA will lose legal authority to collect bulk phone records, as key provisions of the Patriot Act expire. The House has passed a new bill replacing bulk collection with more targeted searches. But some senators, including…
By PBS NewsHour
Was the Islamic State group behind an attack on a drawing contest in Texas as it claims? Judy Woodruff talks to former Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate about how terror groups like IS try to inspire others into homegrown…
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency's limited insights into a series of major global developments.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must resist the urge to "overreach" when it comes to involvement in global crises.
By Laura Santhanam
India recently banned 32 websites in an effort to thwart terrorism and preserve national security, according to government officials. However, questions remain about how India, the world’s largest democracy, balances the tension between free speech and national security. How effective…
By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post gives the Arizona Republican a significant say on national security -…
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.
By Associated Press
A high-risk, U.S.-led raid attempting to rescue hostages in Yemen a day earlier killed 10 al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said Sunday.
By PBS NewsHour
In 2009, the Senate Intelligence Committee launched an investigation of the CIA's interrogation tactics. Though the committee finalized its report in 2009, the CIA has disputed some of the conclusions and insisted on more redactions to protect agency secrets. Judy…
By Adelyn Baxter
The Senate, the CIA and the White House are still negotiating over the delayed release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report examining the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program for al-Qaeda detainees. NewsHour spoke to former CIA lawyer John Rizzo…
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