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CIA to fuse troops' opinions in war analysis

The CIA is giving the military a greater say in the debate over how the war in Afghanistan is going by allowing battlefield commanders to weigh into the analysis at early stages.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 04:34pm EDT

Intelligence community will recruit despite budget cuts

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and CIA Director David Petraeus say they will protect the intelligence workforce against an impending budget squeeze. They told lawmakers they will look for cuts in technology and contracting instead.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 05:27am EDT
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At CIA, Petraeus takes up top spy post

David Petraeus, the newly retired general with the megawatt media profile, was sworn in Tuesday as CIA director, leaving behind a 37-year Army career that made him the best-known general of his generation.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 04:55pm EDT

Feds On Lifeguard Duty

Even though it's a federal holiday, the one when working folks are supposed to rest, Uncle Sam has millions of lifeguards civilian and military on duty today. For obvious reasons. And even if you can't see them, they are there, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 02:01am EDT

Court case reveals details of secret flights

The secret airlift of terrorism suspects and American intelligence officials to CIA-operated overseas prisons via luxury jets was mounted by a hidden network of U.S. companies and coordinated by a prominent defense contractor, newly disclosed documents show.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 12:17pm EDT

Petraeus: Budget cuts must not impair military

David Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army on Wednesday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 03:24pm EDT

Petraeus prepares to take reins of CIA

will be sworn in as the nation's spy chief on September 6th, less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 08:24am EDT

DIA to reform 'revolving' door for employees

The Defense Intelligence Agency wants the "revolving door" between government and industry to swing both ways, making it easier for employees to return to the agency after they've left. DIA Deputy Director David Shedd said a new entry-exit program is just getting off the ground to meet the changing needs of its newer and younger workforce. This story is part of Federal News Radio's ongoing coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, "9/11: A Government Changed."

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 05:14pm EDT
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Text of Obama remarks on debt ceiling

President Barack Obama's remarks Friday on the debt ceiling, as transcribed by the White House:

Friday - 07/29/2011, 11:35am EDT

AP Enterprise: The man who hunted Osama bin Laden

After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, the White House released a photo of President Barack Obama and his Cabinet inside the Situation Room, watching the daring raid unfold.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 03:52am EDT

Panetta takes over at Pentagon, cites priorities

On his first day as Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta said his top priorities are preserving U.S. military power despite budget cuts, defeating al-Qaida, stabilizing Afghanistan and forging a "real and lasting partnership" with Iraq.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 05:03pm EDT

DoD, CIA play musical chairs

Leon Panetta will be sworn in today as the next defense secretary. David Petraeus was confirmed by the Senate yesterday as the next CIA director.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 10:32am EDT

Panetta starts job as Defense secretary on Friday

Leon Panetta will start his new job as the Defense secretary tomorrow.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:44pm EDT

Senate approves Panetta as Pentagon chief

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the nomination of Leon Panetta to be the next Pentagon chief, handing him a crowded agenda of overseeing the drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, tamping down congressional unrest over the Libyan conflict and cutting the budget.

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 06:09pm EDT

Pakistan wants to see U.S. just leave the region

Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer, senior fellow of foreign policy, Brookings Institution

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 08:10pm EDT
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Panetta: Iraq will ask for some US troops to stay

Leon Panetta, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Pentagon, predicted on Thursday that Iraq will ask the United States to keep some American forces in that country beyond year's end, the current departure date.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 05:15pm EDT

Pentagon: US has questioned bin Laden's widows

U.S. authorities are using interviews with Osama bin Laden's wives and video of the assault on his Pakistan compound to piece together details of the raid that killed the terrorist leader.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:02pm EDT
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Bin Laden cache shines a light on forensics

The CIA estimates the intelligence haul to be the size of a small college library. Pace University's Darren Hayes explains it for us.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 09:30am EDT
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Analysis: Future of national security after bin Laden's death

U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden. But some experts believe bin Laden was just a symbol and that the greatest terrorist threat to the U.S. is al-Qaida in Yemen. We get analysis from national security correspondent J.J. Green.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 08:41am EDT
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State Dept. puts embassies on alert after bin Laden killing

The State Department early Monday put U.S. embassies on alert and warned of the heightened possibility for anti-American violence after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 12:43am EDT
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