CIA promotes paramilitary officer to lead spying branch

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The appointment of the new head of the National Clandestine Service could signal a broader shake-up.

    CIA promotes paramilitary officer to lead spying branch

    CIA promotes paramilitary officer to lead spying branch

    The appointment of the new head of the National Clandestine Service could signal a broader shake-up.

    Attorney general nominee picks up some GOP backing

    Support for Loretta Lynch from at least two Republicans makes it likely she will be voted out of committee.

    Congressional commission releases new plan to overhaul military pay and retirement

    Congressional commission releases new plan to overhaul military pay and retirement

    The 15 recommendations made will be part of potentially emotional debate beginning on Capitol Hill next week.

    U.S. military cited for increasing classification of Afghanistan reports

    U.S. military cited for increasing classification of Afghanistan reports

    The information that has been classified doesn’t all appear to threaten security if released.

    Loretta Lynch offers careful backing of Obama policies

    Loretta Lynch offers careful backing of Obama policies

    Attorney general nominee sidesteps political tripwires during hearing before Senate committee.

    Chuck Hagel to troops: Safeguard our reputation

    Chuck Hagel to troops: Safeguard our reputation

    In a farewell address, Hagel referred to himself as ‘this old sergeant,’ and said he has cherished being defense secretary.

    Security contractor killed in Libya leaves a legacy of U.S. military service

    Security contractor killed in Libya leaves a legacy of U.S. military service

    A private security contractor, he was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Special Operations units and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan five times.

    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.

    An animated film that speaks volumes about war in nine minutes

    “Confusion Through Sand” follows a faceless, voiceless soldier through the alleyways and houses of a nondescript Middle Eastern town in a very familiar looking war.

    She forged her path from the South to Brooklyn to D.C.

    She forged her path from the South to Brooklyn to D.C.

    Hearings open Wednesday on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the first black female attorney general.

    FBI breaks up Russian spy ring in N.Y. that gathered economic information

    FBI breaks up Russian spy ring in N.Y. that gathered economic information

    Prosecutors say a “banker” sought details on U.S. sanctions and the development of alternative energy.

    Coast Guard shows video of plane splashing into the Pacific by parachute

    Coast Guard shows video of plane splashing into the Pacific by parachute

    The plane swings nose-down from the parachute, and then then reorients itself so that it lands on its belly on the waves.