Lawmakers and officials expressed Sunday growing concern over “credible threats” faced by U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa from al Qaeda affiliates.
White House counterterrorism director John Brennan came under intense questioning on Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee over his views on interrogating terrorists and drone strikes against them.
A new front is opening in the Senate confirmation fight over former Sen. Chuck Hagel as senators from states with nuclear bases are questioning the defense secretary nominee’s role in the Global Zero commission that advocates eliminating all nuclear weapons and making unilateral strategic arms cuts.
Behind-closed doors testimony revealed United States security personnel present during the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack fired no shots in their defense, CBS News reports.
The office of director of national intelligence James Clapper changed the CIA’s draft talking points on the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack to omit references to al Qaeda as being linked to the attack, according to a U.S. official.
Senior Republican members of Congress confirmed Sunday that the Obama administration changed CIA guidance to the senior official that had identified the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi as an al Qaeda attack.
Senior intelligence officials and the FBI’s deputy director will face tough questioning Thursday from House and Senate intelligence committee members upset over the Obama administration’s mishandling of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi.