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Changing Face of Espionage in America

Financial incentives and external coercion play a diminishing role in motivating Americans to spy against the United States, according to a new Defense Department study. But divided loyalties are increasingly evident in recent espionage cases. Keep Reading

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House Dems Scrutinize DHS Domestic Intelligence Plans

The Department of Homeland Security has not adequately addressed the civil liberties concerns associated with the new National Applications Office (NAO) that would promote the use of intelligence capabilities such as overhead surveillance for homeland security and other domestic purposes, three Democratic Congressmen said this week. Keep Reading

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Democratic Congress Seeks Again to Influence War Policy

After a day of sobering testimony by the top U.S. military and civilian officials in Iraq, Democrats in Congress are back to where they have been many times before: trying to figure out how to legislate changes to President Bush’s Iraq War policy. Keep Reading

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Privacy Fears Threaten Satellite Program

Homeland Security's domestic satellite surveillance system is running into fresh opposition from Congress, which is threatening to shut down the program if the department doesn't more thoroughly address concerns over protecting privacy. Keep Reading

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Petraeus’ Return Promises High Political Drama

The weeklong cavalcade that will accompany Army Gen. David H. Petraeus' return to Washington on Tuesday will look much like his pivotal visit last September: formal testimony, talk show appearances, and lots of charts and graphs. Keep Reading

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Schumer Favors Border Security Delay

The decision by the Department of Homeland Security to delay the passport requirement for those entering the US from Canada until June 2009 has been applauded by Sen. Charles Schumer.

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Senators Grill Homeland Security Chief on Immigration

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff faced a skeptical audience Wednesday as he defended his agency’s immigration policies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chertoff outlined the department’s accomplishments in increasing security along the U.S.-Mexico border, and taking steps to implement an entry-exit processing system at all U.S. ports of entry by June 2009.

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FO Condemns CIA Director’s Statement

Any action by Nato forces in the tribal areas of Pakistan will be considered an assault on Pakistan, said spokesman of Foreign Office, Muhammad Sadiq at the weekly briefing while commenting on the statement of the US CIA chief.

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Intelligence Unit May Close

A plan to reorganize Pentagon intelligence activities proposes closing a controversial office that was criticized for improperly storing information on peace activists and others whose actions posed no threat.

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House Votes to Ease US Entry for Artists

The House voted Tuesday to improve the visa approval process for foreign artists, addressing a problem that has resulted in some orchestras and groups not engaging those from abroad.

 

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