"Data handshakes," call records, and the NSA's back door into telecom companies reveal that the Senate's plan to protect Americans' privacy would have done no such thing.
The Communist Party is finally getting serious about ferretting out Western spooks. But a new counterespionage law, passed on Nov. 1, may be just a finger in the dike.
In September, the administration said the Khorasan Group was about to attack America. But the terrorist group seems to have fallen off the radar.
Forget Nerd Prom. Washington's social event of the year is Spy Prom. And in case you missed it, I was there.
The terror attacks in Ottawa mean that NSA-style surveillance could be coming to Canada much faster than anyone thought.
Newly released documents show the NSA chief was investing his money in commodities so obscure that most financial pros stay away.
The FBI has long had the ability to tap into the nation's telephone exchanges. James Comey wants it to be able to access computer servers as well.
Insiders and administration officials tell Foreign Policy that efforts to free Americans held by the Islamic State are uncoordinated, inconsistent, and crippled by bureaucratic infighting.
The nation's spies feel that the president is throwing them under the bus -- again.
Syrian opposition forces, Obama's key to defeating the Islamic State, say the Pentagon isn't consulting them on airstrikes.
Forget the Islamic State. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change.
Tiny Jordan's spies have helped the United States hunt down some of its most dangerous enemies. Now Obama is hoping those spooks can beat the Islamic State.
Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.
Why is President Obama still allowing covert operations in Cuba? It's just one failed disaster after another.
As Washington awaits the release of the highly classified probe into the CIA's torture program, John Brennan's integrity is being questioned just when the agency needs it most.
Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
Here's why Keith Alexander thinks he's worth a million dollars a month.
The White House's indictment for the MH17 shoot-down relies on secret satellite photos and intercepted phone calls -- but also on Twitter and YouTube.
There's little doubt that pro-Russian rebels, using Russian weapons, shot down MH17. Why won't the White House say so?
An American crypto-company is making a killing off German anger about U.S. spying.
Intelligence leaks may have caused damage, but it's not irreparable.
Russia's swashbuckling military intelligence unit is full of assassins, arms dealers, and bandits. And what they pulled off in Ukraine was just the beginning.
Facing threats from all directions, King Abdullah moves to get his foreign-policy team in place -- and quell infighting within the royal family.