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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Bomb Suspect, Was on Watch Lists

The F.B.I. and the C.I.A. separately had Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspect who died last week, listed in government databases in 2011, though they cleared him of extremist links.


'Underwear bomber' was working for the CIA

Underwear Bomber - Guardian

A would-be "underwear bomber" involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged. The revelation is the latest twist in an increasingly bizarre story about the disruption of an apparent attempt by al-Qaida to strike at a high-profile American target using a sophisticated device hidden in the clothing of an attacker.


Petraeus making first speech since leaving CIA

Former CIA director David Petraeus is making his first public speech since resigning in November over an extramarital affair. The former four-star general is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at a University of Southern California event honoring the military.


Senate confirms John Brennan as new CIA director

John Brennan - Reuters

The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan as the Obama administration's next Central Intelligence Agency director, overcoming concerns expressed by Republicans and some Democrats about the administration's use of lethal drone strikes.


'Argo' producer scours for the next stranger-than-fiction story

Hunched over a desk in his spartan Westwood apartment, David Klawans squints at his computer monitor and knits his brow in concentration. "I'm perusing," he says. His eyes dart between headlines almost indecipherable on a Web page displaying about 800 stamp-sized images of newspapers from 90 different countries.


Former CIA agent Kiriakou get 30 months for name leak

A former CIA agent who leaked a covert officer's name to the media has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. John Kiriakou, 48, pleaded guilty in 2012 to violating an intelligence law. No-one had been convicted under the statute in 27 years.


Obama to nominate Hagel, Brennan for top national security posts

Chuck Hagel & John Brennan

President Barack Obama on Monday will announce the nominations of Republican Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as the new CIA director, a senior administration official said.


Report faults State Department, intelligence for Benghazi failures

The fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept.


No promotion for CIA agent central to bin Laden raid

An upcoming movie that centers on a CIA operative central to tracking down Osama Bin Laden has raised interest in the character’s real-life counterpart, as well as her fiery reaction to having shared credit for the mission's success.


Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age

Leon Panetta

At the University of Tulsa school, students learn to write computer viruses, hack digital networks and mine data from broken cellphones. Many graduates head to the CIA or NSA.


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