By LARA JAKES JORDAN
The watch list that is intended to keep suspected terrorists from entering the United States is too vague and cumbersome to help Homeland Security Department agents quickly weed out legitimate travelers, the agency’s inspector general says.
By CRISTINA RAMIREZ
Scripps Howard News Service
In the hierarchy of military medals, the Bronze Star ranks in the top tier. But in the war on terror, some troops have been honored with the medal for going above and beyond the call of duty, while others received it for just getting the job done.
By TONI LOCY
No one in the Bush administration has been stripped of security clearances over the leak of former CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity to reporters three years ago.
In a letter to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., the CIA said it had no record of anyone in the administration who is no longer privy to the nation’s most sensitive secrets because of the Plame leak.