Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, US president Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said yesterday.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018
US President Donald Trump has pushed the House to renew a critical national security programme that allows spy agencies to collect intelligence on foreign targets abroad after tweets on the subject dubbed "confusing" by politicians.
Thu, 11 Jan, 2018
President Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 US intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning why the Obama administration did not try to stop it.
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders tomorrow and giving a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.
Mon, 08 Sep, 2014
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad denied that he was behind a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people, as the White House yesterday pressed ahead with the uphill effort of persuading Congress to approve a military strike to punish Assad.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
Former CIA director David Petraeus was sneaked into the Capitol today, away from the media, to face lawmakers’ questions about the attack on the US Consulate in Libya – just one week after he resigned over an extramarital affair.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2012
AFTER a string of world-shaking events America’s spies failed to predict, most recently the turmoil sweeping the Arab world, a vast project is taking shape to improve forecasting. It involves thousands of volunteers and the wisdom of crowds.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2011
Republicans in the US hope that an accord reached between the Bush administration and rebellious Republican senators on the treatment of terror-war detainees means the party can go on a campaign-season offensive on the issue of protecting the country.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2006