Vice President Biden swears-in Intelligence Director James Clapper in Washington
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) speaks to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper after Biden swore Clapper in to office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House in Washington on August 24, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
Using a baseball metaphor, in the field of national security, when the United States comes to bat, it often starts with 2 1/2 strikes against it.
More than half of U.S. senators skipped a briefing with senior intelligence officials to catch Father's Day weekend flights back home, says a senior senator.
A civil liberties watchdog Tuesday sued a clutch of Obama administration officials in federal court in New York, challenging its phone surveillance enterprises.
U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking Friday about monitoring of electronic communications, said the government is not "listening to your telephone calls."
The U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya fought for composure as he recalled the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to a House panel Wednesday.
Talks next week between Chinese and South Korean officials are expected to feature in-depth discussions on North Korea, a Chinese diplomat said Friday.
A dozen new requirements for cybersecurity controls would help ensure the protection of the U.S. electrical grid, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said.
Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab will set up a division on cybercrime with Interpol, Chief Executive Officer Yevgeny Kaspersky said Friday.
The U.S. government needs to look at ways it can better protect itself from cyberattacks from adversaries like China, Rep. Patrick Meehan said.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's hold on power is "increasingly beleaguered," a top American intelligence official said.
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