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  • Intel changes, public awareness needed to prevent Paris-like attack in US

    November 17, 2015 | 3:02 pm

    The series of terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 in Paris pose a couple of major challenges for the United States, Jewish officials and security experts said.

    The challenges: security threats from the the 200 or so Islamic State fighters who have returned to the United...

  • CIA chief warns Islamic State may have other attacks ready

    November 16, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    CIA Director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris claimed by the extremist Islamic State movement were not a “one-off event” and that the militants may have similar operations ready to launch.

    Foiling those plots, however, could prove difficult because Europe's...

  • CIA chief admits agency used ‘abhorrent’ methods on detainees

    December 11, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether so-called enhanced interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence.

    With his agency under fire...

  • Obama nominates Hagel as Defense Secretary, Brennan for CIA

    January 7, 2013 | 10:32 am

    President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, potentially setting up a Senate confirmation battle on two fronts and establishing a tough tone to start his...