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Obama can put U.S. on 'right side' of Arab Spring, ex-official saysupdated: Sun May 15 2011 22:39:00

President Barack Obama's upcoming address on the Middle East is a chance for Washington "to get on the right side of history" after a season of historic upheaval there, his former intelligence chief said Sunday.

Clapper's challenge to protect Americaupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 09:55:00

Can the nominee to head the intelligence community meet the challenge of preventing an attack?

Spy chief confirmation hearing set for Tuesdayupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 09:55:00

The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon for Gen. James Clapper, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of national intelligence.

New spy agency chief held up by congressional infightingupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 09:56:00

President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's chief spy has been left waiting in the wings while Congress tries to complete work on a new intelligence bill being held up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The state of al Qaedaupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:18:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN's Fred Pleitgen speaks to a captured aI Qaeda leader on the Iraqi insurgency.

Top issues: Terrorismupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:18:00

While lawmakers debated how the Obama administration should prosecute accused terrorists, a pair of failed terrorist plots in the United States fueled political fires on the issue.

Obama nominates new director of national intelligenceupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 13:34:00

Calling him one of America's "most experienced and most respected intelligence professionals," President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper to be the new director of national intelligence.

Source: Retired general is pick for new intelligence chiefupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 12:10:00

President Obama plans to nominate retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper to be the new director of national intelligence, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to CNN Friday.

Who wants to be U.S. intelligence chief?updated: Mon May 31 2010 20:51:00

Now that Dennis Blair has packed his bags after 16 months as the nation's chief intelligence officer, finding a new director to lead the 16 agencies of the intelligence community is turning out to be a tough sell.

Director of national intelligence has little real authorityupdated: Fri May 21 2010 14:46:00

President Obama soon will nominate a new director of national intelligence, a position originally envisioned as overseer of the entire U.S. intelligence community.

Why did intelligence chief step down?updated: Fri May 21 2010 14:46:00

CNN contributor Fran Townsend looks at why Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair left his post.

Blair's resignation follows rocky ride as DNIupdated: Fri May 21 2010 12:47:00

Dennis Blair, the president's top intelligence adviser, announced his resignation after 16 months of power struggles, politics and personality clashes.

Obama's top intelligence adviser resignsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 12:20:00

The president's top intelligence adviser, National Intelligence Director Dennis C. Blair, announced his resignation Thursday in a move sources said came amid increasing tensions with the White House.

Report: Agencies failed to connect dots in attempted airline bombingupdated: Tue May 18 2010 20:22:00

A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday sharply criticized the National Counterterrorism Center for failing to properly coordinate intelligence activities to detect the botched Christmas Day airline bombing.

Analysis: Smart change is slow for U.S. intelligence agenciesupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 11:35:00

There they stood, an unprecedented public gathering of all heads of the American intelligence community. The 16 leaders of the agencies and departments that make up the intelligence community stood at attention behind Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair last week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the position's formation.

Intriguing people for February 25, 2010updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:01:00

Douglas F. Gansler: Maryland's attorney general said Wednesday that the state may legally recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The 45-page opinion from Gansler was addressed to state Sen. Richard Madaleno Jr.

Fact Check: Cyberattack threatupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 18:42:00

A Washington think tank staged a mock cyberattack on the United States on Tuesday in a bid to evaluate strategies for fighting cyberterrorists. Former senior government officials gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center to play the roles of Cabinet members responding to a simulated attack on the nation's computer infrastructure.

Intelligence chief: U.S. can kill Americans abroadupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:26:00

The director of U.S. national intelligence said the government has the right to kill Americans abroad if they present a direct threat to U.S. security.

Intelligence chiefs say another terror attempt in U.S. is 'certain'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 10:39:00

Another attempted terrorist attack on the United States in coming months is "certain," the heads of major U.S intelligence agencies told a Senate committee Tuesday.

Officials: Attack 'likely'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 10:39:00

Officials unanimously agree there is a strong chance for another terror attack on US soil with in the next three to six months.

Analysis: Were mistakes made in AbdulMutallab interrogation?updated: Wed Jan 27 2010 01:45:00

Did the FBI make the right decision in reading the suspected underwear bomber his Miranda rights and placing him in the civilian court system only hours after he was detained for trying to blow up a Northwest flight on Christmas?

Intelligence employees receive orders for reformupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 03:03:00

U.S. intelligence employees have received a letter from their boss mandating procedural changes intended to prevent future terrorist plots from succeeding.

Official: Interrogation methods worked, but at too big a costupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 14:27:00

Harsher interrogation techniques used on terrorist suspects yielded valuable information, President Obama's intelligence director said in a memo, but there is "no way of knowing" if other methods would have done the same thing, he said late Tuesday.

Obama defends memo releaseupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 14:27:00

President Obama says interrogation memos show the U.S. lost its bearings, but can look forward.

Intelligence chief adds safeguards after wrongful interceptsupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 15:56:00

U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday that they have added safeguards to prevent the government from unlawfully spying on U.S. citizens after a routine check of the system "detected issues that raised concerns."

Intelligence chief replaces inspector generalupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 03:19:00

The Director of National Intelligence is replacing the agency's inspector general just days after the public release of a blistering report critical of the DNI's office.

Dozens dead in Pakistan mosque attackupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 12:34:00

A devastating suicide blast struck a mosque in the strife-torn tribal region of Pakistan Friday, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 100 others, local officials said.

Obama adviser: Intel lacking in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 03:38:00

The United States needs to improve its level of intelligence support for military operations in Afghanistan, the president's chief intelligence adviser said Thursday.

Blair: Global economic fallout is nation's major threatupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 18:11:00

The nation's new chief intelligence officer delivered the annual threat assessment to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, but his first topic was the economy.

Former CIA director to serve on spy panelupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 01:32:00

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has appointed controversial former CIA Director John Deutch to serve on an advisory panel reviewing the intelligence community's technical capabilities.

Senate confirms Blair as director of national intelligenceupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 21:24:00

The Senate confirmed by unanimous consent retired Adm. Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence Wednesday.

Obama gives military's interrogation rules to CIAupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 22:23:00

With the signing of an executive order Thursday, President Obama put the U.S. military and CIA on the same page when it comes to interrogating prisoners captured in the war on terrorism.

Obama picks security teamupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:19:00

President-elect Barack Obama has selected Leon Panetta as CIA director and Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence.

Obama names CIA, national intelligence directorsupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:19:00

President-elect Barack Obama on Friday announced Leon Panetta as his pick for CIA director and retired Adm. Dennis Blair for director of national intelligence.

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