Nov 7, 2013 — Government officials tell The New York Times that the phone company searches its records for international calls that may help identify foreign terrorists. In the process, the Times says, data about some calls made by U.S. citizens may also be collected.
Sep 13, 2013 — Although a Free Syrian Army commander has said his fighters haven't yet gotten any "lethal aid" from the U.S., sources tell NPR that some small arms are being delivered to "moderate" rebels. Meanwhile, U.S. and Russian diplomats report progress in their discussions.
Aug 16, 2013 — A declassified CIA report about the U-2 spy plane program lifts some of the veil of secrecy about a part of Nevada that fascinates sci-fi fans. For instance, the men who wanted to turn it into a top-secret site almost died the first time they went there. That's among five things interesting details.
Aug 16, 2013 — A newly declassified document even includes a map. But there's no word about space aliens being stored there. Also, while UFOs are mentioned, they're said to have been high-flying U2 spy planes.
Jul 18, 2013 — Prosecutors want New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about whether he got information from a CIA agent. The Justice Department recently tightened its policy on when it will try to compel journalists to divulge such information. Risen's lawyer says that policy should apply to his client.
May 14, 2013 — The alleged agent was held overnight and then turned over to U.S. officials. Russian security services say he was trying to recruit one of their officers.
Mar 27, 2013 — The former CIA director stepped out of the shadows to express "how deeply I regret — and apologize for — the circumstances that led to my resignation from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters." An extramarital affair led to his resignation.
Jan 7, 2013 — The president is moving to fill two key posts on his national security team. If confirmed, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (a Republican) would lead the Pentagon. John Brennan, the president's counterterrorism adviser, would be at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Nov 12, 2012 — While FBI agents reportedly uncovered the CIA director's extramarital affair during the summer, no one outside the Justice Department was told until he resigned on Friday. Investigators did not think the affair had compromised national security, news outlets report.
Oct 22, 2012 — John Kiriakou was accused of leaking the identity of a covert operative involved in the high value terrorist detention program and of lying to the FBI. In a plea deal, most charges were dropped. He will serve a 2 1/2 year prison sentence.