A top U.S. senator said Thursday the "biggest harm" to come from leaks to the news media about the recently foiled al Qaeda airline plot was that it compromised the mole who turned the bomb over to the United States.
A new terrorism warning system will provide the public with information on specific threats, replacing the color-coded alerts put in place after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.
The terrorism threat against the United States has evolved, with homegrown terrorists and a greater diversity in the scope and methods of attack making it more difficult to prevent them, top security officials told a Senate committee Wednesday.
A new Congressional cyber security proposal would give the president emergency powers to protect critical private networks under attack, but the bill's sponsors insisted it does not allow the government to take control of any private cyber-network.
The Transportation Security Administration Tuesday said it is launching a "full review" of an incident in which the agency posted on the Internet a sensitive manual outlining screening procedures for law enforcement officers, diplomats, prisoners, federal air marshals and others.
As President Obama huddles with key military advisers to talk about a strategy in Afghanistan, top officials charged with protecting the homeland on Wednesday pointedly stressed the danger from terrorists in the Afghan-Pakistan border area.
Amid charges the White House has dragged its feet on the stalled 9/11 intelligence reform bill, President Bush on Thursday spoke by phone with the two top congressional leaders about trying to get the bill passed.
Key officials from the Pentagon, the FBI and the CIA met in closed session Thursday with a Senate panel charged with developing legislation to implement recommendations from the independent 9-11 commission.