In a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the attorney general noted that such a situation could be imagined only in an "extraordinary circumstance" such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or on Sept. 11, 2001. The letter was in response to inquiries from Paul regarding the legality of military strikes within the country.
The Two-Way posts about Security
The former basketball star says despite an atrocious human rights record and threats to destroy the U.S., Kim Jong Un is humble, peaceful and loved by his people.
Beauty vs. security. Some say the two can exist in the same space when it comes to America's embassies.
The Obama administration has relied heavily on its drone program, but prefers not to talk about it. Yet drones and interrogation practices came under scrutiny as CIA nominee John Brennan testified before a Senate committee.
The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.
The hacker-activist group says it took down the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Saturday to avenge the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
The partisan feuding in Washington has eased over the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. But as the secretary of state testifies, Libya and other countries in the region remain unsettled.
It's the first indication that the Army private will acknowledge that he leaked classified information to the whistle-blowing website Wikieaks. The government could still try him on the 22 counts with which he is charged, including aiding the enemy. He faces life in prison.
As al-Qaida has fragmented, U.S. officials have turned their attention to loosely affiliated groups that present threats of their own. Officials tell The Washington Post that among the steps being considered are drone strikes aimed at terrorists based in North Africa.
The BBC has issued an apology for revealing details of a private conversation one of its reporters had with Queen Elizabeth II in which she expressed concern over why it was so difficult to arrest Abu Hamza al-Masri. The British radical Muslim cleric just lost his fight against extradition to the U.S., where he faces terrorism charges.
When it comes to having fun with such serious subjects as plagues, terrorist attacks and natural disasters, zombies seem to be the go-to creatures.
The designation may make it more difficult for the Haqqanis to raise money. It also may further damage relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. American officials have accused Pakistani intelligence services of supporting the Haqqanis.
Almost 28 percent of the detainees transferred out of the U.S.-run detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have either returned to terrorism or are suspected of having done so, the Director of National Intelligence says.
The Pentagon reminds Matt Bissonnette that he signed a non-disclosure agreement and it warns him that it is ready to take legal action against him.
Bin Laden, the former SEAL writes in an upcoming book, was already shot by the time they got to his room. He was lying in a pool of blood, his body twitching.
Syria is thought to have the most advanced chemical warfare program in the Arab world.
The ACLU alleges the United States violated the due process rights of Americans killed in drone strikes in Yemen.
The U.N. investigator also called on the Obama administration to release more information on its program.
While the attacks were widely reported, the administration had never acknowledged them publicly.