31 October 2014 9:16
The United States spent nearly $136 billion in the fiscal years of 2013 and 2014 on intelligence gathering, according to government figures.
According to figures released by the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) (ODNI) and the Department of Defense, the United States Intelligence Community, a federation of 17 government spy agencies, gobbled up some $80 billion in 2011.
30 October 2014 20:52
The problem of special interests or lobbies was one of the foremost concerns of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
In their day they were called factions. James Madison, who is considered the architect of the U.S. Constitution, devoted the entire tenth Federalist Paper (1787) to the problem. He defined a faction as “a number of citizens, whether amounting to...
30 October 2014 20:31
The threat of the Khorasan Group, a US-invented term for a terror group within Jabhat al-Nusra, is “greatly exaggerated,” says an international relations scholar.
US officials are saying that air raids targeting the shadowy group in Syria last month failed even worse than previously reported.
The US intelligence community believes two key leaders of the Khorasan Group, previously reported dead in the...
30 October 2014 16:59
US relations with Israel are deteriorating rapidly and that means a decline in their hegemony inside the Middle East region, says an analyst.
The testy relationship between the United States and Israel appears to have hit new lows after a week of jibes over the Israeli settlement expansions which culminated Wednesday when a senior Obama administration official described Prime Minister Benjamin...
30 October 2014 16:49
A new documentary will be aired in the United States next month, revealing the identity of the Navy SEAL who killed former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011.
Fox News will present the two-part documentary called, “The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden,” on November 11th-12th.
The feature includes an interview with the soldier who will describe the events that led...
30 October 2014 0:48
An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after lift-off on Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.
No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.
Orbital Science's Antares rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after lift-off.
The company said...
29 October 2014 17:35
Two-hundred million dollars worth of space equipment went into a fireball when an unmanned NASA rocket exploded in midair seconds after launch, authorities say.
The NASA-contracted Orbital Sciences Corp Antares rocket exploded Tuesday six seconds after lift-off from a commercial launch pad in Wallops Island, Virginia.
Frank Culbertson, the general manager of Orbital's Advanced Programs Group, said the rocket and spacecraft together...
29 October 2014 12:34
A senior Iranian lawmaker blasted the western countries and their regional allies for supporting the Takfiri terrorists in the region, and said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a protégé of the West in the region.
"The ISIL and the other terrorist groups which are active in the region have been created and supported by the West...
29 October 2014 12:29
An American analyst believes that the main problem about the Ebola outbreak in the United States is “media overreaction” to the crisis rather than the epidemic itself.
Walter Brasch told Press TV that the mainstream media is hyping up the disease.
“The fact that we have had exposure, we have had one confirmed death, that is troubling but there’s been thousands of...
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