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Sen. Mark Warner: No Evidence To Support Trump's Political Snooping Claims

Thursday, April 06, 2017

But the Trump White House has fallen into a pattern of responding to criticism or inconvenient news with sometimes extreme countercharges, said the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Trump Picks Strategy To Counter Russia Storyline: Blame Susan Rice

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

It took a while to get going, but the White House has settled on its alternative narrative to potential connections between the Trump team and Russia's meddling in the U.S. election.


White House Says It Didn't Interfere, But Will Russia Hearings Ever Get Going?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, blames pressure from the White House for his GOP colleague's decision to cancel the hearings. The White House disputes his accusation.


After A Wild Week, The House Trump-Russia Probe Endures — Barely

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Despite howls from Democrats about "extraordinary" conduct and "obstruction of justice," the House Intelligence Committee's probe of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia goes on.


Trump Surveillance Flap Throws Monkey Wrench Into House Russia Investigation

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The top Republican and Democrat on the House committee investigating Russia's election meddling traded charges about snooping and partisan bias — threatening its nascent investigation.


4 Unanswered Questions About The FBI's Russia Investigation

Monday, March 20, 2017

Republicans and Democrats staged what seemed like separate, parallel hearings on Monday into Russia's mischief in the 2016 presidential campaign — and left many questions unanswered.


U.S. Strikes Terrorism Targets In Yemen As War Against Al-Qaida Persists

Thursday, March 02, 2017

American warplanes targeted terrorist fighters, their weapons and equipment in what may be the first U.S. attack in Yemen since a deadly special operations raid in January.


Ex-U.S. Spy Released From Custody In 'Extraordinary Rendition' Case

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Former CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa is out of Portuguese detention and likely won't be transferred to Italy to serve time there. She was convicted for her role in kidnapping a terror suspect in 2003.


Trump Nominee For Intel Boss Assures Senators He'll Be Able To Take Charge

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Former Sen. Dan Coats tried to placate fears in the Senate Intelligence Committee that the White House wants to sideline the director of national intelligence amid tensions with the intel community.


Reality Check: Trump Proposal Doesn't Cover Major Military Expansion

Monday, February 27, 2017

President Trump's proposed increase in defense spending could help the Defense Department plug current holes in the force, but it wouldn't cover the major expansion he supports.


McMaster, An Iconoclast, Confronts A Job Bound By Political Realities

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How much can President Trump and national security adviser H.R. McMaster really deviate from Barack Obama's strategies?


Why Is Russia Helping Anti-U.S. Insurgents In Afghanistan?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Russia has begun openly supporting and covertly supplying the insurgent Taliban against the U.S.-backed Afghan government in Kabul. What are the aims behind its latest gambit?


5 Things On Michael Flynn, Russia And Donald Trump

Friday, February 10, 2017

Political pressure is building on the White House after reports about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contact with Russia. Here's what you need to know.


Thousands More Troops Needed To Break Afghanistan 'Stalemate,' General Warns

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan warns Congress that the war there is deadlocked and he needs more troops and billions more dollars to help allies against insurgents and foreign meddling.


That 'Valuable Intel' From The Yemen Raid? It Was 10 Years Old

Friday, February 03, 2017

Eager to defend a counterterrorism raid that killed civilians and one U.S. sailor, the Pentagon found it was touting a decade-old video. But it insists the operation was still worth launching.


White House Warns Iran But Plans No Immediate New Action

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

National Security Adviser Mike Flynn says Iran is "on notice," but the White House announced no new military action or other responses to what he called its provocations.


CIA 'Black Sites' Order: A Real Plan Or Just Politics?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A draft presidential order that could open the door to reviving "black sites" might be as much political messaging as a true plan.


President Trump Now Owns These 7 National Security Challenges

Monday, January 23, 2017

The new president was a fierce critic of Barack Obama's foreign policy during the presidential campaign. Here's a look at the difficult issues he has just inherited.


Trump Denies Allegations Of Secret Ties, Collusion Between Campaign And Russia

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Intelligence officials recently briefed both Obama and Trump about the unconfirmed reports. U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russia engaged in an extensive hacking effort during the 2016 election.


FBI's Comey Says Russia Also 'Harvested' Data From Republicans

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The FBI director, appearing with other top U.S. intelligence chiefs at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, said Russia targeted Republican National Committee Web domains no longer in use.