Homeland chief says Syria a U.S. domestic security concern
February 7th, 2014
04:59 PM ET

Homeland chief says Syria a U.S. domestic security concern

By Mike M. Ahlers

The Syrian civil war "has become a matter of homeland security" as authorities seek to identify any foreign fighters who might be a threat to the United States, the new homeland security secretary said Friday.

 
Jeh Johnson, making his first major address after seven weeks on the job, said Syria "was the Number One topic of conversation" in talks this week with his counterparts in six European nations.

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Contractor agrees to plead guilty in D.C. leak probe
February 7th, 2014
02:43 PM ET

Contractor agrees to plead guilty in D.C. leak probe

By Evan Perez

A former State Department contractor has agreed to plead guilty to leaking classified information to a television reporter, bringing to an end a case that became the center of controversy over the Obama administration's aggressive leak investigations.

Stephen Kim was accused of the unauthorized disclosure of national defense information to James Rosen, a Fox News journalist.

The Justice Department subpoenaed Rosen's phone records as part of its probe, a revelation that became public last year, three years after it occurred.

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Countries unite to disrupt terror threats to Sochi Olympic Games
February 7th, 2014
11:05 AM ET

Countries unite to disrupt terror threats to Sochi Olympic Games

By Evan Perez and Paul Cruickshank

U.S. authorities are working with Russia and other countries to try to disrupt possible threats related to the Sochi Olympics, in addition to the toothpaste tube terror concern, a U.S. intelligence source said.
The official said the threats varied in credibility.

 
The biggest source of those threats is the group Imarat Kavkaz in Russia, which has publicly said it will try to disrupt the Games, the official said Thursday.

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