The prime concern of the US government is the security of state power and the corporate sector, but not the security of the American people, states Noam Chomsky, the prominent American political commentator, Institute Professor emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to the professor, security "in the normal sense" should not be a basic factor in policy formation.
US insider threat program poses threat to whistleblowers, FBI refuses to discuss details – US Senator
A report on the results of the investigation of the terrorist act in Boston in 2013, which accuses the Russian side of not providing some information about the suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is an attempt to clear the American special agencies, experts questioned by RIA Novosti believe.
New security program at US airports is needed because of ‘what has been occurring since 9\11’ - expert
US banking and financial services holding company JP Morgan Chase is negotiating with US regulators over a $4 billion financial settlement. US Department of Justice had preliminarily concluded that the firm violated federal securities laws in its offerings of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the financial crisis of 2007–08. VoR disscussed the issue with Chris Roebuck – a British economist and a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School in London.
Both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis, former Navy reservist suspected of killing 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, got “secret ”security clearance by a company which apparently didn’t let its employers to do their work right.
The heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines explained to the House Armed Services Committee that their services will be unable to meet their strategic responsibilities if forced budget cuts in coming years take effect as planned.
Defense officials honoured victims of the Navy Yard shooting rampage as the investigation Tuesday focused on suspected gunman Aaron Alexis' troubled past and how he killed 12 people. The naval base, 2 kilometres from the US Capitol, was open only to "mission essential" personnel, the Navy said, as the FBI continued its investigation in an office building where Alexis was killed after a running gun battle with police. The Voice of Russia talked about this tragedy with Gwendolyn Lindsay Jackson, a retired United States army reserve judge advocate general, in an exclusive interview.
he United States on Sunday was reopening 18 of the 19 diplomatic missions that it closed around the world last week because of what it said was a terrorist threat from al-Qaeda and its affiliates.
An intercepted conference call between al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and his top operatives prompted the United States to close its Middle East diplomatic missions, according to a report Wednesday. Online journal The Daily Beast, citing US intelligence sources, said more than 20 Al-Qaeda operatives from across the militant group's global network were on the call.
The Obama administration authorized a series of drone strikes in Yemen over the past 10 days as part of an effort to disrupt an al-Qaeda terrorism plot that has forced the closure of American embassies around the world, US media report.
As the US is evacuating its embassy staff from Yemen’s capital Sanaa due to what the Department of State says is the continued potential for terrorist attacks, the Voice of Russia talks with Stephen Lendman, a Chicago-based radio host and author, about current threat level and the prominence of Al Qaeda as the 'beacon of international terrorism'.
The United States is evacuating its embassy staff from Yemen’s capital Sanaa due to what the Department of State says is the continued potential for terrorist attacks. The Department has warned US citizens in Yemen to leave immediately because of an "extremely high" security threat level. Earlier, the US temporarily shut down more than 20 of its embassies and consulates across the Middle East and North Africa. The Voice of Russia asked Valentina Soria, a Research Analyst on Counter-terrorism and Security at the Royal United Services Institute, about the current state of affairs in international counter-terrorism efforts and the long-lasting terror threat from Al Qaeda.
The British embassy in Yemen is to remain closed until the Muslim festival of Eid is finished amid “continuing security concerns” and fears “tensions could be heightened”, the Foreign Office said. At the same time, US officials said a number of its embassies in north Africa and the Middle East would remain shut until Saturday over an imminent terror threat.
Married couple from Suffolk County, New York, was unpleasantly surprised by discovering six men from a joint terrorism task force at their house who came to check if they were terrorists. The raid was caused by “suspicious” web search of “pressure cookers” and “backpacks”.
US President Barack Obama has appointed the first woman to lead the country’s Secret Service. Julia Pierson, a Secret Service veteran, used to work as its chief of staff.
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has announced plans to allow special services access to financial data of all citizens who have accounts in the U.S. This applies to both Americans and foreigners.
A U.S. special committee on classified data security has warned the government that the existing system of secret data management in the U.S. is outdated and no longer efficient.
On Thursday, the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and U.S. Northern Command circulated reports that they do not have information regarding imminent terrorist attacks on the anniversary of the operation to destroy Osama bin Laden.
As reported by The New York Times on Monday, the U.S. Attorney-General Eric H. Holder Jr. stated that it is lawful for the government to kill American citizens if officials deem them to be operational leaders of Al Qaeda who are planning attacks on the United States, and if capturing them alive is not feasible.