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The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community

By Laurie Bennett

February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

Terrorist network in Paris attacks

By Laurie Bennett

November 17, 2015 at 11:08am

While much is still unknown about those who planned and carried out Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris, authorities have released enough information to begin tracing their connections.

Possible al-Qaeda ties emerge in Charlie Hebdo murders

By Laurie Bennett

January 9, 2015 at 7:26am

One of the two suspects in the slaughter at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo met with a top leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen, Reuters reports.

John Yoo and the torture memos

By Laurie Bennett

December 11, 2014 at 3:46pm

Before the current agency pushback and the growing Republican outrage, there was John Yoo, whose “torture memos” provided justification for U.S. actions outlined in the recently released Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation tactics.

The growing complexity of terrorist networks

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2014 at 9:10am

Terrorism is decentralizing and diversifying, according to a new report from Rand.

Interpol head speaks out against lax airport security

By Laurie Bennett

March 10, 2014 at 7:54am

Ronald K. Noble is voicing concerns about lax security at airports after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370.

Level 3’s many government connections

By Laurie Bennett

November 26, 2013 at 4:26am

Recent coverage of online surveillance by the National Security Agency cites Level 3 Communications as a possible data source.

A 15-year manhunt for embassy terrorists

By Laurie Bennett

October 7, 2013 at 2:06pm

More than 15 years after the American embassy bombings in Africa, Abu Anas al-Libi was arrested Saturday outside his home in Tripoli.

Connections of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

By Laurie Bennett

August 5, 2013 at 3:25pm

Nineteen U.S. embassies in the Middle East remain closed this week because of concerns about a terrorist threat.

NSA contractors & the revolving door

By Laurie Bennett

June 11, 2013 at 11:33am

Recent revelations about National Security Agency operations raise concerns not only about the invasiveness of its data mining programs, but the extent of its outsourcing sensitive work to for-profit companies.

Mapping Booz Allen’s ties to the intelligence community

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2013 at 8:08am

Now that Edward Snowden has come forward as the informant for the Guardian’s series of stories on the National Security Agency, his former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is on the hot seat.

The national security-tech complex

By Laurie Bennett

June 9, 2013 at 9:27am

When the National Security Agency broke ground in 2011 on a $1.2 billion data center in Utah, it launched the largest defense construction project in the nation.

Reports: Feds collecting data from major internet companies

By Laurie Bennett

June 7, 2013 at 9:54am

The federal government is mining data not only from Verizon, but from top internet companies, according to coverage in the Guardian and the Washington Post.

How an impromptu surveillance network captured the Tsarnaevs

By Laurie Bennett

April 26, 2013 at 8:26am

Compared with some other major cities, Boston has a scant collection of law enforcement cameras.

Another failure to make the connections?

By Laurie Bennett

April 25, 2013 at 12:59pm

As the facts emerge, through criminal checks, government databases, international alerts and other sources, authorities ask whether the counterterrorism community failed to “connect the dots.”

Now, a renewed focus on homeland security

By Laurie Bennett

April 16, 2013 at 10:25am

Four days ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before a House subcommittee to defend her 2014 budget request.

Now, a renewed focus on homeland security

By Laurie Bennett

April 16, 2013 at 7:10am

Four days ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before a House subcommittee to defend her 2014 budget request.

Drones, Defense and the CIA

By Laurie Bennett

February 13, 2013 at 7:41am

A question that hasn’t publicly been asked of President Obama’s nominees for Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency could be one of the most important in months to come.

John Brennan, everywhere man

By Laurie Bennett

February 7, 2013 at 5:58pm

“Brennan has been something of a Forrest Gump of toxic national security policies, having been in the room when everything from torture to the killing of an American citizen was being debated.”

The French, British and American connections in Algeria

By Laurie Bennett

January 18, 2013 at 11:31am

Few industries show global tensions and interdependencies more than oil and gas.


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

    Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

    In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

    When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

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