| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — As many as half of Guantanamo Bay's 158 detainees could be transferred from the U.S. prison to their home countries under a provision in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress was expected to approve late...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry opened the administration’s efforts to sell its interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed.
Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
| Jun 13, 2013
I invite my most clever, lawyerly comment contributors to make the case that National Intelligence Director James Clapper (right) did not brazenly commit perjury during his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12. Oregon Democrat Ron...
| Feb 10, 2013
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
| Nov 25, 2012
Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal.
It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:02 PM
John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Congressional leaders on intelligence issues are questioning why they were not told before the election about the FBI investigation into CIA chief David Petraeus’ affair. "We should have been told," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from...