The FBI has launched an investigation into apparent leaks of classified information involving a cyberwarfare program against Iran, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
A controversial provision to require the military to retain custody of terror suspects affiliated with al Qaeda, the Taliban or their allies has been approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee and will be voted on by the Senate.
Gen. David Petraeus told his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday that "I wanted this job" as he explained his willingness to retire from the military after 37 years to become CIA director.
Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the war in Afghanistan, has arrived in Washington for a one-two national security punch that is certain to leave ripples over the next several days.
Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as those in the equivalent House committees, will be allowed to view the photographs taken of Osama bin Laden after he was killed, a U.S. official told CNN Tuesday.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh looks at who else was in the compound when Osama bin Laden died.
The nation's top intelligence officer sought to clarify Wednesday a comment that was roundly criticized when he said that the Muslim Brotherhood was a "secular" group.
Director of National Intelligence nominee James Clapper talks about the position during his confirmation hearing.
James Clapper was confirmed unanimously by the Senate Thursday night to be the nation's next intelligence chief.
Sen. John McCain said Monday he would lift a "hold" on the confirmation of James Clapper to be the Director of National Intelligence if he receives a report he's requested for the past 18 months.
James Clapper is one Senate vote away from becoming the nation's next intelligence chief.
President Barack Obama's nominee to be the new director of national intelligence said Tuesday he can succeed in the job without Congress legislating new authority.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon for Gen. James Clapper, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of national intelligence.
Can the nominee to head the intelligence community meet the challenge of preventing an attack?
The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Gen. James Clapper, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of National Intelligence, according to committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California.
President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's chief spy has been left waiting in the wings while Congress tries to complete work on a new intelligence bill being held up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The president's top intelligence adviser, National Intelligence Director Dennis C. Blair, announced his resignation Thursday in a move sources said came amid increasing tensions with the White House.
A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday sharply criticized the National Counterterrorism Center for failing to properly coordinate intelligence activities to detect the botched Christmas Day airline bombing.
The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee says he doesn't yet see the evidence to support Obama administration claims that the Times Square bombing suspect was working on behalf of the Pakistani Taliban.
GOP Rep. Peter Hoekstra talks about the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing.
The man arrested on suspicion of attempting a car bomb attack on New York City's Times Square has waived his right to a speedy court appearance, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday.
A former employee of the secretive National Security Agency has been indicted in connection with the leak to a reporter of classified information about the agency's electronic intelligence programs, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
The dramatic and at times deadly post-election fallout in Iran dominated the Sunday conversation. And as we watched more demonstrations on the streets of Tehran, the debate among key policy-makers in the United States centered on whether the Iranian regime was potentially near a tipping point and whether President Obama has been too cautious his handling of this major challenge.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he would "follow the law" as he weighed potential prosecutions of Bush administration officials who authorized controversial harsh interrogation techniques.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched a review of the Bush administration's controversial interrogation and detention program.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing a review of the CIA's controversial interrogation programs under the Bush White House, a Senate Democratic aide told CNN.
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to send the nomination of Leon Panetta as CIA director to the full Senate for confirmation.
Leon Panetta, chief of staff in President Bill Clinton's White House, will be President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be CIA director, two Democratic officials told CNN on Monday.
An effort to block a wide-ranging overhaul of U.S. wiretapping laws failed in the Senate on Wednesday, with opponents mustering only 15 votes against the bill in a procedural vote.
The House approved a bipartisan plan Friday to overhaul the nation's wiretapping laws.
The Bush administration misused intelligence to build a case for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a report issued Thursday.
Top lawmakers are demanding to know why the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogation techniques being used on terror suspects and who knew about it.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed on a strict party-line vote an update to the nation's electronic surveillance laws despite a veto threat from the attorney general.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey jumped into the political fray in his first week on the job, telling a key Democratic senator he opposed his electronic surveillance plan and would recommend the president veto it if it is passed.
CNN's Kelli Arena gets exclusive access inside the FBI's terrorist screening center.
About a hundred times a day, from anywhere in the world, a phone call comes in that sounds something like this: I think I've got a terrorist suspect here, can you check it out?
Before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, U.S. intelligence predicted many of the current challenges there, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation report released Friday.
The United States' secret surveillance court in 2006 did not reject any of the more than 2,000 government requests for permission to conduct electronic surveillance and physical searches, according to a Justice Department report released Tuesday.
The incoming chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he will have a "cleanup agenda" ready when Democrats take power in January.
The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee accused the Bush administration Sunday of failing to inform Congress of "significant activity" in ongoing secret intelligence programs.
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 Tuesday in favor of Gen. Michael Hayden to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, sending his nomination to the floor for a vote by the full Senate.
Gen. Michael Hayden answered a wide range of questions Thursday at the Senate Intelligence Committee. Click on a topic for excerpts of what he said on key issues.
Key senators pressed Michael Hayden on Wednesday about whether he would operate as an independent CIA director despite his active status as an Air Force four-star general.
CIA Director Porter Goss is resigning, President Bush announced Friday.
The House Intelligence Committee has set up a special group to conduct oversight of the National Security Agency's eavesdropping program, a spokesman for the panel's chairman said Wednesday.
For now, the Senate Intelligence Committee won't investigate the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, its chairman said.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller on Thursday complained about a "wall the White House has constructed" around its domestic surveillance program and said Democrats will press their attacks on the president's authorization of the program.
Six senators are meeting Tuesday to set out a new schedule for investigating prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that Democrats knew progress was being made in the investigation of prewar intelligence on Iraq when they called for a rare closed session.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee offered what he called a compromise to break the impasse over President Bush's pick for U.N. ambassador, but a leading Democrat rejected the deal.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee is considering a draft bill that would reauthorize some of the most controversial provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act. The bill is called the Patriot Reauthorization Act (PAREA).
North Korea's nuclear weapons arsenal has grown since the country was labeled part of an "axis of evil" by President Bush three years ago, CIA Director Porter Goss testified Wednesday before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee.
Dozens of CIA informants in Iran were killed or imprisoned in the early 1990s when the Iranian government discovered the U.S. intelligence operation, knowledgeable former U.S. officials told CNN on Saturday.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is taking a "proactive" review of U.S. intelligence capabilities in Iran, as the Bush administration's rhetorical pressure on the Islamist regime has increased in recent days, a spokeswoman for the committee chair said.
At first, he was a thorn in Saddam Hussein's side, as evidenced by this exchange with an Iraqi captured on tape:
Former CIA Director George Tenet on Monday blasted plans outlined by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, for a massive reorganization of U.S. intelligence agencies as a step toward driving "the security of the American people off a cliff."
Vice President Dick Cheney made a pointed attack Wednesday on Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry, criticizing his attendance record on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
President Bush on Tuesday nominated U.S. Rep. Porter Goss to lead the CIA, an intelligence agency that has been under fire and under the microscope since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The chairman of the 9/11 commission told a Senate hearing Friday that the panel's proposals to restructure the intelligence community are only part of what is needed to improve security.
Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin said Sunday that a new Cabinet-level chief to oversee all U.S. intelligence agencies is unnecessary.
Like Sherlock Holmes's dog that did not bark, the most remarkable aspect of last week's Senate Intelligence Committee report is what its Democratic members did not say.
WASHINGTON -- Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday about the Senate Intelligence Committee's scathing report criticizing the agency, the threat of a possible al Qaeda attack against the United States this summer and the future of the CIA.
The CIA's interim leader insisted Wednesday that his agency is worthy of America's trust despite the findings of a 511-page report that slams its spying abilities.
As coalition deaths in Iraq reached 1,000 last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued its much anticipated report on the intelligence that led the U.S. into war.
The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that they want to know whether the Pentagon knowingly withheld information from the CIA and ran a secret intelligence-gathering operation in building a case for invading Iraq.
President Bush has defended his decision to go to war following the release of a report criticizing the intelligence used to justify invading Iraq.
The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday to phase out interrogations by civilian contractors at Guantanamo Bay, in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating prewar Iraq intelligence expressed displeasure Tuesday with CIA efforts to keep large parts of the committee's report secret.
Senate Intelligence Committee members are accusing the CIA of hindering the release of a report that gives an unflattering assessment of pre-war intelligence on Iraq.
George Tenet, who resigned Thursday as CIA director, almost didn't get the job he held for seven years.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is getting closer to delivering a scathing report on the CIA's prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is an old-fashioned conservative and a loyal Republican who happens to be the current chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The general who exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal appears for the first time before the Senate today in what promises to be a grim accounting of what went wrong.
An Iraqi prisoner who died in November while under interrogation by a CIA officer and contract translator arrived at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison with broken ribs and breathing difficulties after his arrest by Navy SEALs, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The Senate Intelligence Committee gets briefed Wednesday morning on the Abu Ghraib scandal by a group of senior Pentagon officials. That briefing is behind closed doors.
Senators from both sides of the political aisle complained Tuesday that Defense Department officials did not inform them about investigations into abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice got high marks for her poise and demeanor during her three hours of testimony before the 9/11 commission, but some observers, particularly Democrats, expressed disappointment with the substance of her remarks.
Directors of the top U.S. security agencies on Tuesday told the Senate Intelligence Committee that terrorist networks are damaged, but still capable of targeting American interests, including plots on the same scale as the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's review of U.S. intelligence has found no evidence that political pressure shaped reports on Iraq before last year's invasion, the committee's Republican chairman reported Thursday.
Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie delivers another broadside against John Kerry today at the RNC winter meeting in Washington. We can summarize it in a single tried and true phrase: "soft on defense."
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