A powerful National Security Agency official involved in the controversial domestic surveillance program is married to an executive at a company that appears to be doing or seeking business with the agency. The executive also registered an intelligence business at the couple’s home. The NSA says it has a strict ethics policy.
The ISIS offensive that provoked U.S. airstrikes may have been aimed at winning oil fields. The militant group is “among the wealthiest terrorist groups on the planet,” says a U.S. intelligence official.
The U.S. government is one of the world’s biggest buyers of AK-47s and other Soviet bloc weapons, which it has poured into Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hot spots. An exclusive look at a strange string of U.S.-backed arms deals.
Special Inspector General’s report says the Pentagon gave hundreds of thousands of rifles, machine guns, and other small arms to the Afghan police and army. But now the military can’t track who has them.
A private $10 million cash ransom deal was in the works before the five Gitmo prisoners were handed over.
George W. Bush’s man in Iraq tries to take over — this time under Obama.
A Navy commando who worked on counter-narcotics missions pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy. He had his wife carry the suitcase of cocaine from the plane — but she left it behind.
A camel staring at the eye of a needle would decorate a new American embassy — in a country where the average income yearly is $1,250.
As the U.S. confronts Putin over Crimea, federal investigators probe whether an American company enriched Russian officials.
The new program could put more of a Yemeni face on killings that have been carried out by U.S. drones.