After Obama proposed reforms to some surveillance programs run by the NSA, the Justice Department issued a long-awaited white paper (pdf) on the legal reasoning for the bulk collection of telephone records.
Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 3:45 pm
People have been talking a lot lately about the National Security Agency. But there's another important "NSA" in the federal government — the president's national security adviser.
That person is a sort of funnel — gathering information from the military, the intelligence community, the State Department — and channeling it all to the president.
Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 1:04 pm
President Obama, appearing Friday for his first news conference in more than three months, will no doubt be fielding tough questions on a new round of revelations regarding the NSA's top-secret electronic surveillance programs.
Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 4:50 pm
In the shadow of classified leaks that exposed some of the government's most secret surveillance programs, President Obama said he will work with Congress to reform the law governing their function.
Speaking at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Friday, Obama defended the programs but said the reforms will bring greater oversight and transparency.
Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 3:41 pm
A Yemeni official says 12 suspected al-Qaida militants have been killed in the Arab country in three separate U.S. drone strikes Thursday.
The Associated Press quotes the official as saying that the first drone attack killed six alleged militants in central Marib province, while the second and third killed six more in Hadramaut province.