National Security

  • 12:40pm Sep 06, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Secretary Napolitano Finishes Up At Homeland Security

    Friday is Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's last day on the job. She is leaving Washington, and will become president of the University of California system at the end of the month.
  • 7:23pm Aug 29, 2013
    World News World News National Politics & Government

    Why Syria Is More Complicated Than Libya

    To start with, unlike Moammar Gadhafi's regime when the U.S. intervened in Libya in 2011, the Syrian government still has international allies. As the U.S. considers a strike on Syria, here's a look at some of the key differences between the two situations.
  • 12:43pm Aug 22, 2013
    National National

    FISA Court: NSA Surveillance Program Was Unconstitutional

    The National Security Agency illegally collected emails of tens of thousands of Americans. The numbers are revealed in a newly declassified secret court opinion. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found the collection of those emails unconstitutional and ordered the NSA to fix the problem.
  • 8:16am Aug 19, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Amid Struggle For 'Soul' Of GOP, Libertarians Take Limelight

    Tensions between the traditional wings of the Republican Party and its libertarians have been brewing for years. Leaks of government surveillance information have helped exacerbate the conflict, pushing forward libertarians' stance on civil liberties.
  • 7:43am Aug 11, 2013
    World News World News National

    Kerry, Hagel Aim To Ease U.S.-Russian Tensions

    The U.S. secretaries of state and defense met their Russian counterparts for a day of talks in Washington on Friday. They hope to find common ground despite U.S.-Russian friction over the Edward Snowden asylum case.
  • Romeo Orlando Vasquez Velasquez took a combat arms course at the School of the Americas at Georgia's Fort Benning in 1976 and another on small unit training in 1984. As a general in 2009, Vasquez overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras.
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    6:56pm Aug 08, 2013
    World News World News National

    Egypt's Top General And His U.S. Lessons In Democracy

    Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi led the recent ouster of Egypt's democratically elected president. Seven years earlier, he was a student at the U.S. Army War College and wrote a paper called "Democracy in the Middle East." He's the latest in a series of U.S.-trained military officers to topple a civilian government.
  • 6:06am Aug 06, 2013
    National National

    Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings

    The State Department on Tuesday advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of "extremely high" danger there. This comes as 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across much of the Middle East and Africa because of a security threat. Al-Qaida chatter picked up by intelligence sources suggested a major attack was in the works.