| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.
| Mar 20, 2014
Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:12 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Obama on Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:30 PM
No advice is more confusing to writers than "write what you know." Taken to its solipsistic extremes, it would mean novelists could not write characters outside of their own gender, race, geography or professional background. While the works of Susan...
| Mar 9, 2014
The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, escalated a behind-the-scenes dispute with the CIA by publicly accusing the spy agency of secretly searching a Senate computer system, an act she said undermines...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...
| Mar 14, 2014
Book publishing is a dog-eat-dog world these days as the once-comfortable industry butts heads with shorter attention spans, shrinking discretionary income and cheaper-than-hardcover e-books.
So I'd bet my e-reader that the people who work in New York's...
| Mar 14, 2014
Re "CIA denies Senate spying claim," March 12
Anyone who fails to appreciate the supreme irony of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) righteous indignation over the CIA's alleged spying on and undermining of the Senate Intelligence Committee (of which...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...