Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates backed the Obama administration’s handling of the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, saying that had he headed the Pentagon at the time he wouldn’t have approved sending a small force into Libya as some critics suggested.
FBI senior cybersecurity adviser Paul M. Tiao joined Hunton & Williams LLP as a partner in its privacy and data security practice group in Washington. He was senior counselor to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on cybersecurity, electronic surveillance, intellectual property crimes, digital forensics, and other national security and criminal issues, the firm said.
A former U.S. State Department lawyer helped the Communist government of Cuba recruit a spy who was inserted into the Defense Intelligence Agency in a conspiracy that began 30 years ago, the Justice Department said.
Further investigation didn’t confirm an initial alert by screening equipment of a potentially harmful substance at a military base in Washington, the Defense Intelligence Agency said in an e-mailed statement.
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s declaration that North Korea may be able to arm its long-range missiles with nuclear warheads was supposed to remain secret, the top U.S. intelligence official said today.