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New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network
by Ken Dilanian - September 29, 2015 - 8:30am
The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across...
Kerry: US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017
by Ken Dilanian - September 20, 2015 - 5:18pm
Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced yesterday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the...
Kerry: Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions
by Ken Dilanian - September 19, 2015 - 5:16pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that Russia's movement of tactical aircraft and surface-to-air missiles to Syria could pose a threat to American and allied forces, and made clear that the US could...
Obama administration will not charge militant in the US
by Ken Dilanian - August 8, 2015 - 12:42pm
An Islamic State militant who helped imprison and brutalize American hostage Kayla Mueller will not be charged in the US, the White House announced Friday.
Special ops troops using flawed intel software
by Ken Dilanian - March 27, 2015 - 7:33am
Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions.
CIA faces sweeping reorganization
by Ken Dilanian - March 7, 2015 - 4:31pm
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 U.S. spy agency's limited...
Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes
by Ken Dilanian - February 20, 2015 - 6:46am
Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile...
Old questions about Saudi Arabia, 9-11 raised anew
by Ken Dilanian - February 10, 2015 - 2:17am
For years, some current and former American officials have been urging President Barack Obama to release secret files they say document links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 attacks.
NSA director: China can damage US power grid
by Ken Dilanian - November 21, 2014 - 10:20am
China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael...
Navy SEAL whose shots killed bin Laden goes public
by Ken Dilanian - November 7, 2014 - 7:04am
The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid debate over whether special operators should be recounting their secret missions.
Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida
by Ken Dilanian - September 24, 2014 - 9:55am
The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was...
Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack
by Ken Dilanian - September 24, 2014 - 5:06am
In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the US bombed a cell of al-Qaeda militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the US or Europe, Pentagon...
CIA halts spying in Europe
by Ken Dilanian - September 20, 2014 - 1:03am
The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information...
Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
by Ken Dilanian - September 15, 2014 - 4:15am
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft...
CIA spied on US Senate, internal review finds
by Ken Dilanian - August 1, 2014 - 8:51am
The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its U.S. Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist...
Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report
by Ken Dilanian - July 26, 2014 - 8:00am
About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure...
US: No link to Russian gov't in Malaysian plane downing
by Ken Dilanian - July 23, 2014 - 9:15am
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
Privacy board: NSA's Internet monitoring is legal
by Ken Dilanian - July 3, 2014 - 2:00am
The National Security Agency programs that collect huge volumes of Internet data within the United States pass constitutional muster and employ "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans,...
White House mistakenly reveals CIA official's name
by Ken Dilanian - May 27, 2014 - 6:17am
The Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.
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