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The Most Amazing Artifacts From the CIA's Museum

Closed-off collection includes secret cufflinks, dead rat

(Newser) - One of the country's most fascinating museums is just a few miles outside Washington, DC—but most of us will never get access to it. The CIA's museum is inside the agency's Langley headquarters, and it's got some 26,000 items related to the intelligence organization'... More »

White House Requests Snowden Extradition

While Snowden leaks more details of US hacking on China

(Newser) - The US has already asked Hong Kong to extradite Edward Snowden, the White House national security adviser told CBS Radio today—and it expects Hong Kong to comply. "Hong Kong has been a historically good partner of the United States in law enforcement matters, and we expect them to... More »

Security Adviser Quits, Susan Rice Gets the Job

Tom Donilon resigns as national security adviser

(Newser) - National Security Adviser Tom Donilon will announce his resignation today, multiple outlets are reporting, and President Obama isn't exactly choosing a politically safe successor. Instead he'll tap Susan Rice , the US ambassador to the UN who's become a lightning rod thanks to the Benghazi controversy. The job... More »

S. Korea to North: You Can't Just Scrap Armistice

US calls threats 'hyperbolic'

(Newser) - South Korea has some news for North Korea: You can't just go scrapping the armistice on your own. Legally speaking, both sides must declare the armistice invalid, according to Seoul, which called on Pyongyang to dial down the rhetoric. South Korea wants to "absolutely keep the armistice agreement,... More »

Romney: We Stand With Israel Vs. Iran

Presidential candidate visits Wailing Wall, talks tough on Iran

(Newser) - As Mitt Romney prayed today at the Western Wall as part of his show of support for the Middle Eastern state, the region is getting more than its fair share of American politics. A breakdown:
  • Sky News reports that a top Romney adviser told media that a nuclear Iran would
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'Chatty Cathy' Is Our National Security Adviser

Peggy Noonan: Enough with the leaks

(Newser) - Peggy Noonan weighs in on all the leaks coming out of the White House these days and bestows a new name on national security adviser Tom Donilon: "When I was a child, there was a doll called Chatty Cathy," she writes in the Wall Street Journal . "You... More »

Biden: I Advised Against bin Laden Raid

Panetta was the only adviser fully in favor, VP says

(Newser) - Joe Biden has admitted that he made the wrong call on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Describing the decision-making process to House Democrats at their annual retreat, Biden said that when President Obama asked his top advisers for their judgment on whether the raid should go ahead, Leon... More »

US Seeks to Grill 3 Osama Widows

US official calls for 'calm' in assessing relationship with Pakistan

(Newser) - US officials are eager to question the three widows of Osama bin Laden, who are in Pakistani custody, as part of its investigation into potential ties between Pakistan and bin Laden, reports the Los Angeles Times . Despite Pakistan's possible complicity in hiding bin Laden, national security advisor Tom Donilon... More »

Obama Picks His No. 2 Security Chief

Denis McDonough will be deputy national security adviser

(Newser) - President Obama today promoted one of his key national security aides, Denis McDonough, to be his No. 2 national security adviser. He will serve under the new national security adviser, Tom Donilon, who held the second-ranking job himself until recently being promoted earlier this month to succeed Gen. James Jones... More »

National Security Adviser James Jones Stepping Down

Deputy adviser Tom Donilon will replace him

(Newser) - Gen. James Jones is resigning as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, to take effect in two weeks, say two senior administration officials. Jones will be replaced by Tom Donilon, the deputy national security adviser, say the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet... More »

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