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Obama denies allegations over White House leaks


June 9th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has strongly denied the charges by political rivals that the White House purposely leaked classified information for political gains in the ... Read more...

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US sets up panel to probe unfair trade practices


February 29th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a trade enforcement office for investigating unfair trade practices.The agency would serve as the ... Read more...

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No war with China in near future, says IAF officer


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) Discounting US intelligence reports of a limited armed conflict between India and China, a senior Indian Air Force officer Friday ruled out any war in the ... Read more...

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India readying for limited conflict with China: US (Second Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The Indian military is preparing to "fight a limited conflict" with China, said a top American intelligence officer who added that New Delhi may not ... Read more...

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India preparing to fight limited conflict with China: US official (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The Indian military is strengthening its forces in preparation to "fight a limited conflict" with China, said a top US intelligence official who added that ... Read more...

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Iran still undecided on nuclear bomb: US intelligence chief


February 1st, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The US intelligence chief said Tuesday that Iran is still undecided on whether to make a nuclear bomb though it has the ability."There is dissension ... Read more...

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Pakistan considers India an existential threat: US


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The United States wants its relations with Pakistan to remain positive, but their interests sometimes differed as Pakistan considered India as an existential threat, according ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda weaker but still committed: US intelligence chiefs


September 14th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Ten years after 9/11, the Al Qaeda is weaker and the US intelligence community more effective, according to top intelligence officials who also caution that ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives, Mumbai blasts and n-deal to top talks (Lead)


July 18th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touched down here Monday night to begin a three-day visit during which India and the US will hold ... Read more...

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Clinton in India Monday night, Mumbai and n-deal on agenda


July 18th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India and the US will Tuesday hold their second strategic dialogue, which is expected to be dominated by counter-terror cooperation, civil nuclear cooperation and ... Read more...

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India may press US for help in Mumbai terror probe


July 15th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) With no clear leads emerging in the July 13 Mumbai terror strikes, India is likely to press the US for assistance in probing the ... Read more...

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Petraeus’ selection as CIA chief can further strain US-Pak relations


April 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The appointment of General David H. Petraeus as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director could further incense relations between Islamabad and Washington, which are already strained over drone strikes in ... Read more...

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Obama administration disagrees with Intel chief’s remarks over Libyan unrest


March 12th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): The Obama administration has distanced itself from its top intelligence official over his remarks that the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi will outlast rebel forces in the country."This ... Read more...

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Clapper downplays criticism that US intel services missed warning signs of turmoil in Egypt


February 11th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has rejected criticisms American intelligence services had failed to warn Egypt about the political unrest against President Hosni Mubarak's rule.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Domestic terrorism number one priority for US intelligence


February 11th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): Intelligence agency chiefs in the United States have unveiled the annual National Threat Assessment, and said that success against Al Qaeda means that domestic terrorism is now their 'priority ... Read more...

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Mubarak stand: Intelligence failure or a deal gone awry?


February 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's "shocking" refusal to resign as widely anticipated has set off another round of speculation: Was it a major intelligence failure ... Read more...

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US corrects intelligence chief for claiming Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is secular


February 11th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): The Obama administration has corrected its own intelligence chief after he claimed that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular."Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the US Congress ... Read more...

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Terrorists could target America this festive season: US security officials


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): US security officials have warned that America could come under the purview of terrorist attacks this festive season.ABC News quoted Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Director ... Read more...

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Pakistan “not willing” to obliterate terrorist havens on its soil: US intelligence report


December 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Pakistan is "not willing" to wipe out the terrorist havens in its lawless Tribal Areas bordering Afghanistan, new US intelligence reports have said.The reports, one on Afghanistan ... Read more...

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US lacked proof of Headley’s link to terrorism ahead of Mumbai attacks: US spy chief


November 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): US spy chief James Clapper has claimed that America did not pass on the information about David Headley, an American man who was a key figure in ... Read more...

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Information on Headley not `sufficiently established’: US


November 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Washington did not pass on information about Pakistani American David Headley to India before the 2008 Mumbai attacks because it was not "sufficiently established" that he ... Read more...

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US agencies forewarned about Headley’s terror ties


November 6th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) US authorities have found at least five cases in which intelligence agencies were warned that David Coleman Headley, a suspect in November 2008 Mumbai attacks, was training or ... Read more...

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US agencies were forewarned about Headley 4 times before 2008 Mumbai bombings (PART 1)


November 6th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): In a shocking revelation, a review being conducted for the director of national intelligence in the United States has found that US agencies had received at least four ... Read more...

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Kashmir bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: US


November 5th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) With President Barack Obama arriving in India Saturday, the US has reiterated its hands off approach on Kashmir saying while it supported an India-Pakistan dialogue, ... Read more...

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US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually


October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars ... Read more...

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US, Europe experts play down reports of new Qaeda threats


September 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Sept.30 (ANI): European and American officials have said that they do not consider a terror attack as being eminent after detecting several credible threats from terrorist groups in Pakistan and northern ... Read more...

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Effectiveness of US spy agencies questionable: US daily


July 19th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 19 (IANS) The top secret world the US government created in response to the Sep 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has become so massive that its effectiveness is impossible ... Read more...

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Vacant Intel jobs evoke concerns over US ability to diffuse new terror plots


June 26th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Capitol Hill (Washington) June 26 (ANI): The vacancies in the United States' intelligence leadership, including the director of national intelligence and his chief deputies, are raising alarms over a potential "train wreck" ... Read more...

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Obama nominates new intelligence chief


June 5th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (DPA) US President Barack Obama nominated a retired Air Force general Saturday to serve as the nation's top intelligence official. Obama selected James Clapper, 69, a retired general and ... Read more...

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President Obama nominates Lt. General James Clapper as US intelligence chief


June 5th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Saturday announced his decision to nominate Lt. General James Clapper to be the new Director of National Intelligence.Obama made the announcement during a ... Read more...

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Retired US general to be Obama’s new intelligence chief


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has picked retired Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. as director of national intelligence.According to the New York Times, Lt. Gen. Glapper Jr. ... Read more...

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Critics of US intelligence failures force National Intelligence chief Blair to resign


May 21st, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The exposure of American intelligence failures by critics has forced the Obama administration to accept the resignation of National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair.Blair said on Thursday that he ... Read more...

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Top US intelligence official resigns


May 21st, 2010 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (DPA) Admiral Dennis Blair unexpectedly announced his resignation Thursday as the top US intelligence official. Blair is the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), an overarching office created in ... Read more...

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U.S. National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair steps down


May 21st, 2010 - 6:50 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair announced his resignation on Thursday afternoon as media reports cited "intelligence failures" involving the Fort Hood shooter incident, the ... Read more...

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Political turmoil has prompted Iranian officials to defect


April 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): The political turmoil in Iran has prompted a growing number of the country's officials to defect or leak information to the West, creating a new flow of intelligence ... Read more...

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