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Examining the FBI's role in the Petraeus investigation

The way the FBI responded to Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails, which ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen, is the exception, not the rule.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 01:21pm EST

An apologetic Petraeus expresses regret for affair

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his first official business since he resigned in disgrace over an extramarital affair.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 05:32pm EST

Petraeus to testify in Congress on Libya Friday

Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 07:41pm EST

Scandal widens to probe of top US general's emails

A senior defense official tells The Associated Press that some of the 20,000-plus documents and emails between the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and a Tampa socialite were "flirtatious."

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 11:20am EST

Timeline of events in Petraeus case

The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus' celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon the information and who was told about it. Here's a timeline of events, according to officials involved in the investigation:

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 08:30am EST

General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

The Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen (pictured), is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 01:05am EST

CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair

David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 08:11pm EST

Ex-CIA man likely to plead guilty in leak case

A former CIA officer accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 08:20pm EDT

Intelligence community cloud coming online in early 2013

Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise will reach initial operating capability next March on the way to full implementation in 2018. The NGA and DIA are building a common desktop for all of the intelligence community agencies.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

Edwin Wilson's high-powered, jet-setting life in the 1970s and early 1980s followed a career in the CIA. But it came crashing down when he was branded a traitor and convicted in 1983 for shipping 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya

Sunday - 09/23/2012, 04:23am EDT

Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:28pm EDT

NARA claims progress against backlog of classified papers

Ninety percent of backlogged papers have been assessed and sent to agencies for review, but unexpected problems may cause government to miss 2013 deadline to clear the backlog.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Appeals court removes key civil service protection

Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project, a whistle-blower advocacy group, said Tuesday that the appeals court has given agencies "a blank check to cancel all government accountability in civil service law."

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 03:04am EDT

UK LulzSec hackers plead guilty to CIA hacks

Hackers that attacked the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department have pleaded guilty to those attacks in a court in London, SC Magazine reported.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:29pm EDT

Biden, in leaked memo, told Obama war plan flawed

As President Barack Obama considered adding as many as 40,000 U.S. forces to a backsliding war in Afghanistan in 2009, Vice President Joe Biden warned him that the military rationale for doing so was flawed, a new book about Obama's expansion of the conflict says.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:28am EDT

America, Pakistan and never having to say sorry

Say you're sorry. That's what the Pakistani government says it wants from the United States in order to jump-start a number of initiatives between the two countries that would help the hunt for al-Qaida in Pakistan and smooth the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 11:56am EDT

CIA's bin Laden unit said it was losing funding prior to 9/11

In the months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA unit responsible for hunting Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of funding. That's according to new declassified documents released by the CIA.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 08:54am EDT

US declassifies attacks in Yemen, Somalia

The White House is partially lifting the lid of secrecy on its counterterrorism campaign against al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia by formally acknowledging for the first time that it is conducting lethal attacks in those countries.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 06:12pm EDT

Correction: Intelligence Leaks story

A story that moved June 7, 2012, about members of Congress discussing leaks of classified information misstated what Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said. Rogers said that parts of the Justice Department had recused themselves from one of the investigations to avoid the appearance of a potential conflict, not that the department had refused to cooperate. A Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive issues, said other parts of the department were participating in the investigation, and a decision to recuse certain officials was routine.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 02:22pm EDT

Risks of boomerangs a reality in world of cyberwar

The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries.

Saturday - 06/02/2012, 09:11am EDT
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