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The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Agency officer so that the book can be destroyed, according to military and other sources.


The U.S. government designated the Pakistani Taliban a terrorist group Wednesday and accused its leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, of involvement in a December suicide bombing that killed seven Americans at a forward CIA post in eastern Afghanistan.


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Va. man arrested in terrorist case makes court appearance (Post, July 22, 2010; 5:40 PM)

Walter Myers, State Dept. analyst who spied for Cuba, gets life; wife 6 years:  WIFE TO SERVE 6 YEARS
District couple will forfeit $1.7 million
(Post, July 17, 2010)

FBI spent nearly decade pursuing spy suspects in bid to gain counterintelligence:  FBI pursued suspects for nearly a decade in bid to gain valuable counterintelligence (Post, July 3, 2010)

Obama administration announces new border security measures (Post, June 24, 2010)

Pentagon inquiry: Supervisors discounted Fort Hood suspect's worrisome behavior:  Suspect's supervisors didn't heed warning signs, review finds (Post, January 16, 2010)

Pentagon inquiry into Fort Hood urges focus on service members who may pose risk (Post, January 13, 2010)

Cybersecurity expert to head FBI's D.C. office (Post, January 9, 2010)

GUANTANAMO BAY:  Senate allows more transfers of detainees to U.S. for trial (Post, October 21, 2009)

Underground Passenger Screening Areas Open at Dulles (Post, September 16, 2009)

Defense Secretary Gates Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Afghanistan (Post, September 9, 2009)

3 Convicted in Britain of Plot to Use Liquid Bombs on Airliners:  Men With Al-Qaeda Ties Targeted Transatlantic Flights With Liquid Bombs (Post, September 8, 2009)

House Panel Begins Broader Review of Procurement System (Post, August 26, 2009)

Cheney Criticizes Widening Investigation of CIA Counterterrorism Program (Post, August 26, 2009)

Sources Say CIA Hired Blackwater for Assassin Program:  Blackwater Missions Against Al-Qaeda Never Began, Ex-Officials Say (Post, August 20, 2009)

Administration Reluctantly Moves Toward Revisiting Bush Anti-Terror Policies:  Recent Disclosures Prompt Obama Administration to Rethink Approach to Inquiries (Post, July 13, 2009)

Justice Dept. Seeks More Time to Review Report on Interrogations (Post, July 3, 2009)

DHS Cybersecurity Plan Will Involve NSA, Telecoms:  DHS Officials Debating The Privacy Implications (Post, July 3, 2009)

ACLU Says Detainee Mohammed Jawad Was Tortured Into Confessions (Post, July 2, 2009)

People on Terrorism Watch List Bought Guns Hundreds of Times, GAO Says (Post, June 23, 2009)

Obama Gives Up on Resettling Cleared Guantanamo Detainees in U.S., Officials Say:  Administration Gives Up on Bringing Cleared Inmates to U.S., Officials Say (Post, June 12, 2009)

Sensitive Details About U.S. Civilian Nuclear Sites Accidentally Posted Online (Post, June 3, 2009)

Former Official Philip Zelikow Testifies About Efforts to Halt Harsh Interrogation Tactics:  Partisan Attacks Pepper Senate Hearing (Post, May 14, 2009)

Appeals Court Rejects 'State Secrets' Claim, Revives Detainee Suit (Post, April 29, 2009)

Harsh Methods Approved as Early as Summer 2002:  Holder Declassifies Timeline of Actions by Top Bush Administration Officials Regarding Interrogation (Post, April 23, 2009)

A Pentagon Cyber-Command Is in the Works (Post, April 22, 2009)

Obama Cites CIA's Possible 'Mistakes' But Vows Support:  President Is Met With Enthusiasm (Post, April 21, 2009)

U.S., Mexico to Intensify Fight Against Violent Drug Gangs (Post, March 27, 2009)

Possible Move of Guantanamo Detainees to Alexandria for Trial Raises Worries:  Possible Move of Terrorist Suspects To Alexandria for Trial Raises Outcry (Post, March 25, 2009)

U.S. to Step Up Battle Against Drug Trafficking Along Mexican Border:  No New Troops Or Funding in Obama's Plan (Post, March 25, 2009)

Hardened U.S. Embassies Symbolic of Old Fears, Critics Say (Post, March 13, 2009)

Prosecuting Terrorist Trials in U.S. Courts Poses Tremendous Hurdles:  Classified Data Just One Hurdle (Post, March 6, 2009)

Senate Panel Agrees on Blueprint for Review of CIA Treatment of Terrorism Suspects (Post, March 6, 2009)

National Security Structure Is Set:  Under Obama, Council Will Grow (Post, February 27, 2009)

Senate Panel to Examine CIA Detainee Handling (Post, February 27, 2009)

Britain Acknowledges 2 Detainees Are in U.S. Prison in Afghanistan (Post, February 27, 2009)

Criminal Charges Said to Be Set for 'Enemy Combatant' Marri (Post, February 27, 2009)

Former Top CIA Official Sentenced to 37 Months (Post, February 27, 2009)

Obama Seeks Halt to Legal Proceedings at Guantanamo (Post, January 21, 2009)

Intelligence Court Releases Ruling in Favor of Warrantless Wiretapping (Post, January 16, 2009)

Strategic Command Chief Urges Quick Nuclear Weapons Modernization (Post, December 5, 2008)

FBI, Homeland Security Warn of Possible Threat to New York, Washington Transit Systems (Post, November 27, 2008)

Report Sees Nuclear Arms, Scarce Resources as Seeds of Global Instability by 2025 (Post, November 21, 2008; 12:18 AM)

New York Police Push Justice Department for Faster Handling of FISA Warrant Requests (Post, November 20, 2008)

Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison Could Mean the Release of Yemenis Who Are Unrepentant Terrorists (Post, November 19, 2008)

CIA Chief: Iraq Not Main Front:  But Hayden Says Al-Qaeda Remains Greatest Threat to U.S. (Post, November 14, 2008)

Pakistan Will Give Arms to Tribal Militias:  Plan Bolsters U.S. Faith In Ally's Anti-Extremist Efforts (Post, October 23, 2008)

U.S. Pressed to Turn Over Detainee Papers:  British Court Blasts Inaction, Says Documents Are Vital to Guantanamo Case (Post, October 23, 2008)

Government to Take Over Airline Passenger Vetting (Post, October 23, 2008)

Anthrax Suspect E-Mailed Himself About Solving the Case (Post, September 25, 2008)

Guantanamo Prosecutor Quits, Says Evidence Was Withheld (Post, September 25, 2008)

One Label Does Not Fit All:  Hispanics Strive To Define Their Multilayered Culture (Post, September 11, 2008)

White House Dismissed Legal Advice On Detainees (Post, June 21, 2008)

Exams Back Up Reports of Detainee Abuse, Group Says (Post, June 19, 2008)

Newer Radios Sought To Protect Lawmakers (Post, June 19, 2008)

Detainees May Be Denied Evidence for Defense (Post, June 15, 2008)

Habeas Ruling Lays Bare the Divide Among Justices (Post, June 15, 2008)

DHS Tests of Radiation Detectors Were Inconclusive, Report Says (Post, March 5, 2008)

U.S. to Try 6 On Capital Charges Over 9/11 Attacks:  New Evidence Gained Without Coercive Tactics (Post, February 12, 2008)

Limits Stay On Gels in Carry-Ons:  Screening Upgrades May Offer Relief in '08 (Post, July 17, 2007)

Job Vacancies At DHS Said To Hurt U.S. Preparedness:  A Fourth of Top Positions Not Filled, Report Says (Post, July 9, 2007)

REGIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY:  More Federal Funds Sought; Joint Training Planned (Post, March 28, 2007)

House Passes Bill to Implement More of 9/11 Panel's Suggestions:  Lieberman to Draft a Measure for Senate Consideration (Post, January 10, 2007)

Social Security Data a Major Source in Terrorism Probes (Post, November 10, 2006)

Homeland Security Bill Is More Style Than Substance, Analysts Say (Post, September 24, 2006)

Senate Republicans Block Attempt to Curb Wiretapping (Post, September 14, 2006)

Emergency Readiness Questioned:  After Scrutiny, Homeland Security Adds Funds, Personnel (Post, September 11, 2006)

FBI Role in Terror Probe Questioned:  Lawyers Point to Fine Line Between Sting and Entrapment (Post, September 2, 2006)

No Intent to Mislead Panel Found In Aviation Officials' 9/11 Errors (Post, September 2, 2006)

Homeland Security Briefing on U.K. Terror Arrests:  DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, TSA's Kip Hawley (washingtonpost.com, August 10, 2006; 10:00 AM)

Text of Homeland Security Statement on Raised Terror Alert (washingtonpost.com, August 10, 2006; 5:48 AM)

Model Center Shares Data Old-Fashioned Way (Post, August 9, 2006)

FIVE YEARS LATER: The Bureaucratic Front:  Fighting Terrorism and Disorganization (Post, August 9, 2006)

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon:  Allegations Brought to Inspectors General (Post, August 2, 2006)

FIVE YEARS LATER : Microbes Made From Scratch:  Custom-Built Pathogens Raise Bioterror Fears (Post, July 31, 2006)

The Secretive Fight Against Bioterrorism:  The government is building a highly classified facility to research biological weapons, but its closed-door approach has raised concerns. (Post, July 30, 2006)

Bush Denounces Surveillance Disclosure:  'Disgraceful,' Says Bush of Reports (Post, June 27, 2006)

One Juror Between Terrorist and Death:  Moussaoui Foreman Recalls Frustration (Post, May 12, 2006)

Moussaoui Formally Sentenced:  'You Will Die With a Whimper,' Judge Tells Conspirator (Post, May 5, 2006)

Moussaoui Sentenced To Life for Role in Plot (Post, May 4, 2006)

Response to the Ports Deal Faulted as Tardy:  By the Time President's Political Team Took Notice, Controversy Was an Uproar (Post, February 26, 2006)

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Backed Dubai Port Deal (Post, February 25, 2006)

GOP Leaders Temper Bid to Block Port Deal:  But Bipartisan Critics on Hill Vow to Force Security Review (Post, February 25, 2006)

11 Indicted in 'Eco-Terrorism' Case:  17 Attacks Claimed by Activist Groups Caused $23 Million in Damage (Post, January 21, 2006)

Scholar Stands by Post-9/11 Writings On Torture, Domestic Eavesdropping:  Former Justice Official Says He Was Interpreting Law, Not Making Policy (Post, December 26, 2005)

The Quest for Hometown Security:  Rogers's Sway Over Security Spending Benefits 'Silicon Holler' (Post, December 25, 2005)

Turf Wars Sapped FEMA Strength:  Director Who Came to Symbolize Incompetence in Katrina Predicted Agency Would Fail (Post, December 23, 2005)

DISASTER'S PRELUDE: Making of DHS:  Undermined From the Very Beginning (Post, December 22, 2005)

9/11 Panel Says Government Has Failed :  Bipartisan Group Faults Counterterrorism Progress (Post, December 6, 2005)

Editor's Note:  Washington Post's Response to DOJ Patriot Act Letter (Post, December 5, 2005; 7:00 AM)

U.S. Lauds Pakistani's Terrorism Conviction (Post, November 26, 2005)

Detroit 'Sleeper Cell' Prosecutor Faces Probe:  Grand Jury Considering Indictment for Misconduct (Post, November 20, 2005)

Lawmakers at Impasse On Patriot Act Renewal:  House-Senate Proposal Has Staunch Opponents (Post, November 19, 2005)

FBI's Secret Scrutiny:  In Hunt for Terrorists, Bureau Examines Records of Ordinary Americans (Post, November 6, 2005)

U.S. Argues for Power To Detain Padilla:  Case of Man Held 3 Years Without Trial Focuses Attention on Administration's Anti-Terror Policies (Post, July 20, 2005)

Appeals Court to Consider Padilla Case (Post, July 19, 2005)

Rules for Reagan Airport to Be Eased:  Reagan National Policy Is Among Homeland Security Changes (Post, July 14, 2005)

Enhanced In-Air Internet Surveillance Sought (Post, July 13, 2005)

Homeland Security to Be Restructured:  Chertoff Aims to Address Criticism (Post, July 13, 2005)

A Subcontractor's Short But Lucrative Existence (Post, June 30, 2005)

The High Cost of a Rush to Security:  TSA Lost Control of Over $300 Million Spent by Contractor to Hire Airport Screeners After 9/11 (Post, June 30, 2005)

A Contracting Gold Rush (washingtonpost.com, May 20, 2005; 5:03 PM)

Local Officials Rise Up to Defy The Patriot Act (Post, April 21, 2003)

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