Anwar al-Awlaki

In this Nov. 8, 2010 video released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group, File)

Secret memo on drone killing released after court fight

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday released a previously secret memo that provided legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas. The memo concluded that the killing […]

06/23/2014

This May 20, 2013 file photo shows Harvard Law Professor David Barron during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

White House offers to show senators drone memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to head off another confirmation battle, the White House said Tuesday that it will allow senators to review a secret paper justifying the drone strike on an American citizen written by […]

05/06/2014

Yemeni soldiers inspect a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. and British embassies in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Terrorists turn to online chat rooms to evade US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks — including the threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic […]

08/14/2013

This court room sketch shows Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during his court-martial Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Forth Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley)

Fort Hood gunman meticulously planned attack

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan fired the last of 146 bullets in his assault on Fort Hood, then walked outside where he met two civilians who asked about the commotion and […]

08/06/2013

US President Barack Obama

Obama: Congress briefed on every drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration informs Congress about every drone strike America orders. In a national security speech Thursday, Obama said the administration has briefed the appropriate congressional committees about all […]

05/23/2013

Drone

Memo gives basis for drone strikes vs US citizens

NBC News National Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff spoke about the Justice Department’s legal defense over drone warfare with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett this morning. Click here to hear a replay of the interview.

02/05/2013

FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) – A neighbor in one Southern California community says it looked like something out of a movie when FBI agents raided the home of one of four men charged with plotting to […]

11/20/2012