Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

/ May 16, 2017

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed the authority to share “facts pertaining to terrorism” and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has “an absolute right” as president to do so. Trump’s tweets did not say whether he revealed classified ...

Trump revealed secret information about Islamic State to Russians: report

May 16, 2017

Trump revealed secret information about Islamic State to Russians: report

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans. Three White House officials who were in the May 10 meeting strongly ...

Infrequency of Trump's intel briefings raises concern

/ Nov 30, 2016

Infrequency of Trump's intel briefings raises concern

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday received only his third top-secret intelligence briefing since his election four weeks ago. The relatively few briefings stand in contrast with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is getting nearly daily briefings. That suggests that Trump is looking to Pence ...

NSA contractor charged with taking classified intel

/ Oct 6, 2016

NSA contractor charged with taking classified intel

A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his house and car, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was arrested by ...

Sep 3, 2016

Japan to double staff for gathering intelligence on terrorism

The government approved an ordinance Friday to double the number of staffers for collecting intelligence on terrorism to about 80. The government aims to boost its ability to collect terrorism-related information and improve communication among related officials ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and ...

Dec 4, 2015

Japan brings forward anti-terrorism intelligence unit launch

Japan decided Friday to move forward the launch of a government unit to collect intelligence on international terrorism as part of a push to strengthen the nation’s anti-terrorism capabilities. The launch on Tuesday of the Counterterrorism Unit-Japan was moved up from April in the ...