December 16, 2013 The move marked a small move toward President Obama's stated interest in closing the prison. The two Saudi men released were never charged with a crime, but the U.S. said they were suspected al-Qaida members.
October 31, 2013 The "NSA leaker" is set to start working Friday, his attorney claims. It isn't known yet just what website he'll be working for. He's been given asylum in Russia.
October 30, 2013 Documents obtained from NSA leaker Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials reveal the program, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
October 29, 2013 While there are reports that the president didn't know until recently that the NSA had been listening to other leaders' cellphone calls, some intelligence officials tell the Los Angeles Times that Obama's top aides knew what was going on.
October 4, 2013 A senior U.S. government official says some intelligence agencies are able to focus only on the biggest threats: counterterrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. So other issues are falling by the wayside.
September 30, 2013 In August, there were reports that the terrorist network was planning new attacks. Since then, officials tell The New York Times, there's been a sharp drop in the number of messages being passed between al-Qaida operatives. They think the leaks lead terrorists to go quiet.
September 17, 2013 A special federal surveillance court has reaffirmed the constitutionality of a National Security Agency program that collects data about most of the nation's phone traffic. NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the court says the records of phone metadata are not protected by the Fourth Amendment.
September 17, 2013 Aaron Alexis, who police say killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, had a troubled service record and showed signs of mental instability. But the former Navy reservist's past did not prevent him from obtaining a secret-level security clearance or access card.
September 5, 2013 President Obama has kept his distance from the Syrian civil war for the last two years. Now a major debate is underway, and none of the choices looks appealing. So you decide.
September 3, 2013 Despite the end of the Cold War, U.S. presidents are sending the U.S. military into battle with great frequency. The military has carried out more than a dozen separate operations since the first Gulf War in Iraq in 1991.
August 29, 2013 The former defense secretary, who led the Pentagon when the U.S. went to war with Iraq, is critical of how the current administration is handling the run-up to what are expected to be military strikes on targets in Syria.
August 24, 2013 President Obama is meeting with his national security team to discuss reports of Syria's use of chemical weapons, as the U.S. "repositions" warships armed with cruise missiles in the Mediterranean.
August 8, 2013 A Daily Beast story this week led readers and other news organizations to believe that intelligence officials were saying that 20 al-Qaida operatives had been chatting on the phone. But the reporters who broke the story say it was a "virtual meeting space," not a phone call.
August 7, 2013 It is a recurring question for the U.S. government as it tries to weigh the need to warn the public of potential threats, while also trying to quietly track terrorists.