Effort for new government in Iraq on track, official says

The administration’s point man spoke of an “ongoing process” that includes several initiatives.

White House, senators near deal on surveillance reform

White House, senators near deal on surveillance reform

Compromise bill would end NSA collection of Americans’ phone records.

Document describes procedures for government watch list

President’s top counterterrorism adviser can prevent certain categories of people from flying.

Federal security programs chill whistleblowers, critics say

Federal security programs chill whistleblowers, critics say

Some fear the programs designed to stop government leaks may also keep employees from reporting problems.

Iraq still using barrel bombs, human rights group says

Iraq still using barrel bombs, human rights group says

The controversial and primitive weapons rely on a mix of fuel and shrapnel packed into barrels and other cylinders to inflict damage cheaply.

Navy retools Blue Angels after scandal

Navy retools Blue Angels after scandal

For the first time, the squadron will have an executive officer, serving as a No. 2 officer in command.

Little-known details emerge in Medal of Honor case

Little-known details emerge in Medal of Honor case

The nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient heard he was receiving the award from another soldier, Sgt. Kyle White, who received it in May.

U.S. spying continues to puzzle Germany

U.S. spying continues to puzzle Germany

Officials in the Merkel government say questions remain unanswered a year after revelations on surveillance.

NSA Secrets

FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Revelations and reaction

The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

9/11 Commission report authors warn of cyberattack trend

In a reflection of the 10th anniversary of the report, authors say terrorism threat has not waned.

Fine Print: U.S. trying to seal cracks in Iron Dome deal

Fine Print: U.S. trying to seal cracks in Iron Dome deal

Congress wants more participation by U.S. contractors in production of Israeli air defense system

Ryan Pitts on the Medal of Honor: The ‘real heroes’ are the nine men who died

Ryan Pitts on the Medal of Honor: The ‘real heroes’ are the nine men who died

SSgt. Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Wanat, Afghanistan in 2008 Monday.

Photos emerge of shrapnel
damage to Malaysian jet

CHECKPOINT | The first potential forensic proof of what shot down the airliner is starting to appear online as more observers access the site.