Topic: Central Intelligence Agency
Rep. Charlie Wilson, the east Texas Democrat who died this week, directed millions of dollars in covert funding to help mujahedeen fighters oust Soviet troops from Afghanistan in the 1980s. But efforts at government transparency in budgeting would make that more difficult today.
02/11/2010 01:51 pm
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair warns that the US could face a crippling cyber attack, as cyber threats grow in scope and sophistication.
02/04/2010 02:01 pm
It’s immoral and it doesn’t make anyone more secure. Just ask those who’ve been tortured.
02/03/2010 11:25 am
A key Pentagon strategic document released Monday, called the Quadrennial Defense Review, increases the emphasis on a new range of threats, including cybersecurity. It departs from the military's traditional goal of being able to fight two conventional wars at once.
02/01/2010 08:32 pm
President Obama Friday told federal agencies to cut energy use to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 28 percent by 2010. Agencies are taking measures ranging from using more solar energy to switching from gasoline vehicles to hybrid vehicles.
01/29/2010 02:48 pm
James O’Keefe and three others are accused of attempted phone tampering in an office for Sen. Mary Landrieu. Liberals are likening the incident to the Watergate break-in.
01/27/2010 02:05 pm
To succeed in Afghanistan, the US must negotiate a deal with Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, says retired Brigadier Sultan Amir Tarar, a former Pakistan intelligence officer. He trained Mullah Omar to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan.
01/26/2010 09:10 am
MONITOR EXCLUSIVE: Breaches show how sophisticated industrial espionage is becoming. The big question: Who’s behind them?
01/25/2010 02:02 pm
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrives in Pakistan to hear that Pakistan military plans no new offensives against the Taliban for six to 12 months. Will this undermine US efforts in Afghanistan?
01/21/2010 11:16 pm
A Yemen-based militant group, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), on Monday denied that airstrikes ordered by the Yemeni government last week had killed its chief Qassim al-Raimi, along with five other top militants.
01/18/2010 09:46 am