Worldwide attention on disclosures of once-secret U.S. surveillance programs may hinder efforts to track terrorist communications even though sophisticated terror groups almost certainly suspected the eavesdropping.
While details of the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya last month may never be fully known, there is ample evidence neither the Obama administration’s initial accounts nor Republican portrayals of the incident are accurate.
Four years in President Barack Obama’s White House and a role in overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden have helped CIA Director-nominee John Brennan overcome a political taint from agency use of interrogation methods that once doomed his prospects for the job.
President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan presented a joint front against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad even as Obama shies away from deeper U.S. involvement in the conflict, such as sending weapons to the rebels.
Few people noticed Saudi Arabia’s three-day conference in September on disrupting terrorism financing. For a team at the U.S. Treasury Department, though, it was a long-sought victory in the fight against al-Qaeda.
Julian Assange , founder of the website that published more than 91,000 secret U.S. military reports from Afghanistan, says he’s revealing injustices. President Barack Obama says he’s concerned that disclosure of sensitive information may harm military operations.