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    The Holes in the CIA’s Benghazi Timeline

    In yet another attempt to counter the mounting evidence against the Obama Administration in the handling of the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the CIA last Friday leaked a timeline of events to foreign policy columnist David Ignatius. The CIA version makes its actions seem appropriate if insufficient. … More

    Pakistan Takes Short-sighted Approach to Relations with the U.S.

    Pakistani military officials took serious offense at the U.S. unilateral raid in their country last May to eliminate the world’s most wanted terrorist. With last week’s prosecution of Dr. Shakil Afridi, who assisted the U.S. government in tracking bin Laden, Pakistani leaders appear to be trying to restore their wounded … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 18, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. From the Tea Party and beyond – Ed Feulner Heritage Foundation comes out against McConnell plan – Amanda Carey New O’Keefe investigation undercovers Medicaid fraud – Matthew Boyle The ‘BBC Left’ … More

    Washington in a Flash: Changing of the Guard at Pentagon

    Robert Gates said goodbye to the Pentagon yesterday after serving two presidents and spending nearly five years as defense secretary. On his final day, President Obama surprised Gates with a Medal of Freedom. Leon Panetta takes over today after serving as CIA director since February 2009. He’ll be replaced at … More

    Former Attorney General Mukasey: Prosecuting CIA Agents 'Unconscionable'

    Attorney General Eric Holder came under fire today from his predecessor at the Justice Department for pursuing criminal action against CIA employees involved in the enhanced interrogation of terrorists. Following a speech at The Heritage Foundation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey called Holder’s handling of matter “absolutely outrageous.” He said … More

    Will Panetta Provide for the Common Defense? Top Five Questions Congress Should Ask

    The President plans to move Leon Panetta from heading the CIA to heading the Pentagon. As Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Panetta will have to be confirmed by the Senate. With the President’s doctrine for foreign policy and national security proving mostly a bust, the Senate should expect the … More

    Pakistan Overplays Its Hand in Making Demands of U.S.

    Pakistan is reportedly calling for a reduction in U.S. drone missile strikes against terrorists sheltering in its tribal border areas, greater transparency from the CIA regarding its counterterrorism activities inside Pakistan, and a reduction in U.S. military trainers in the country. Following a meeting in Washington between the director of … More

    Davis Release Signals Recalibration of U.S.-Pakistan Intelligence Relationship

    After spending almost two months in a Lahore jail for killing two Pakistanis, CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released today, ending one of the most serious diplomatic standoffs between Islamabad and Washington in nine years of partnering in the fight against terrorism. Davis was set free after family members of … More

    Shahram Amiri: International Man of Mystery

    Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist who defected last year to the United States, headed back to Iran this week, after apparently deciding to re-defect. Amiri, who disappeared last year during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, surfaced Monday night at the Iranian interest section of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington. … More

    Obama's Elimination of CIA Detainee Program Puts Americans in Danger

    Between the 9/11 terrorist attack and the inauguration of Barack Obama, the CIA’s detention and interrogation program yielded intelligence that foiled several terrorist attacks, according to author Mark Thiessen. That program, according to Thiessen, uncovered plots for attacks on high-rise apartment buildings; the U.S. Marine Camp in Djibouti, the U.S. … More