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Panel approves Brennan for CIA

Panel approves Brennan for CIA

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel voted 12-3 behind closed doors Tuesday to recommend the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director.

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U.S. Rep: Consulate attack probe very slow

U.S. Rep: Consulate attack probe very slow

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. officials still lack a full understanding about who orchestrated and carried out the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, officials said.

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Senators plan to delay CIA confirmation

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Two senators said they won't approve the nominee for the head of the CIA until they receive additional documents on the handling of the Benghazi attack.
GOP sees easier ride for CIA head nominee

GOP sees easier ride for CIA head nominee

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans say the confirmation of the White House's nominee to head the CIA will go much more smoothly than that of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

White House to turn over Benghazi emails

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials say they will give congressional Republicans emails about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Fox News reported.

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U.S. may shift more drones away from CIA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials say they are considering shifting some of the CIA's covert drone operations to the U.S. military.
Drones over America

Drones over America

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Suddenly drones are everywhere -- not in the skies over the United States, as they will be in their thousands in a few years, and not just hovering over foreign battlefields to strike terror in the heart of al-Qaida -- but as the focus of debate in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere.
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GOP wants Benghazi answers from Obama

GOP wants Benghazi answers from Obama

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers called on U.S. President Barack Obama to provide more information on his response to September attacks on national interests in Libya.
Levin: Panel to vote on Hagel nomination

Levin: Panel to vote on Hagel nomination

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee plans to vote Tuesday on the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, the chairman said Monday.
Uphill fight for Hagel, Brennan nomination

Uphill fight for Hagel, Brennan nomination

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said he was asking the Senate Armed Services Committee to consider the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary in a Tuesday session.
Gates, lawmakers push for drone oversight

Gates, lawmakers push for drone oversight

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A former defense secretary and several lawmakers said a U.S. president should not be empowered to order drone strikes on U.S. citizens without an outside check.

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Graham urges holding up Obama nominations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A senior Republican senator said President Obama's Cabinet nominations should be shelved pending more detailed information about the Libyan consulate attack.

Secret courts could rule on drone strikes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Congress is considering creation of secret courts to rule on whether drones can be used to kill terrorist suspects on foreign soil, lawmakers and experts say.
Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's pick to head the CIA, told a Senate panel Thursday using lethal force against foreign terrorists is only a "last resort."

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Iran says it posted video from U.S. drone

Iran says it posted video from U.S. drone

TEHRAN, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Iranian officials say they deciphered video from a U.S. drone it downed more than a year ago and posted the footage on YouTube.

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CIA runs combat drone base in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Deadly CIA drone strikes against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, including U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, originated in Saudi Arabia, The Washington Post reported.

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