Yahoo fight among new NSA court documents to be made public
September 13th, 2013
05:01 PM ET

Yahoo fight among new NSA court documents to be made public

By Evan Perez

A new batch of secret court orders that govern the National Security Agency's surveillance programs soon could be public following major legal victories on Friday by transparency advocates.

Yahoo, which lost a battle with the government in 2008 over the legality of an NSA foreign surveillance program, will soon get its wish to have the public see the court rulings in that fight.

The Justice Department, in a filing Friday, said it now believes it can declassify much of the information in the court rulings "making possible the publication of much of the court's opinion and order."
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September 13th, 2013
04:10 PM ET

US intel at odds over location of Syria chemical weapons

By Barbara Starr

American intelligence analysts are at odds over what the United States knows about the location of Syria's chemical weapons, CNN has learned.

Disagreement within the intelligence community surfaced over the past few weeks as spy agencies observed Syria - fearing a possible U.S. military strike - moving a significant amount of chemical weaponry, according to two U.S. officials familiar with internal discussions.

The lack of consensus raises concerns about accountability should the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad proceed with its stated intention of turning over chemical stockpiles to international control and creates potential targeting problems should the United States opt for military action, CNN has learned.
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