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South Korean conservative activists set fire to a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a protest denouncing North Korea's nuclear test in Seoul on September 10, 2016. South Korean newspapers sounded the alarm on September 10 over what one termed the 'nuclear maniac' Kim Jong-Un, saying the North …

Obama’s National Intelligence Director: Denuclearizing North Korea ‘A Lost Cause’

Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper lamented that convincing North Korea to denuclearize is “probably a lost cause” during a talk at the Council on Foreign Relations. He added that “significant inducements” to limit their nuclear program would be the only solution to eliminating the threat of an attack on one of its neighbors.

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Holiday Weekend Dump: Obama Reveals Drone Campaign Death Toll

The Obama administration has killed from 64 to 116 civilians, as well as between 2,372 and 2,581 combatants in drone and other lethal airstrikes targeting terrorists outside principal war zones like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, according to a much-anticipated report from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), released Friday.

US Navy guards escort a detainee through Camp Delta, June 10, 2008. REUTERS/DOD/1ST LT. SARAH CLEVELAND

Reports: Obama to Liberate Up to 24 Prisoners from Guantánamo

The Obama administration is secretly preparing to transfer up to 24 prisoners out of the U.S. military detention center Guantánamo Bay in Cuba by the end of the summer, the Guardian and Fox News report, citing unnamed sources.

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Pentagon to Transfer Nearly a Dozen Guantánamo Detainees Soon

Nearly a dozen detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are expected to be transferred in the coming weeks to at least two countries, Reuters learned from a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Whistleblowers: Top Intel Official Knew ‘Optimistic’ Islamic State Reports Were Cooked

Last summer brought a surprisingly short-lived scandal about the Obama administration cooking the books to make the president’s strategy against the Islamic State look far more successful than it actually was. Now there are whistleblowers charging that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper knew the ISIS reports were excessively “optimistic.”

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Director of National Intelligence Adds Zika to List of U.S. Security Threats

The annual security briefing delivered to the Senate Intelligence Committee by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has added the Zika virus to the list of infections diseases threatening the United States, on the same list as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Ebola.

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Spy Fridge: The Internet of Things Meets the Surveillance State

During the same laugh-a-minute Senate report where he said North Korea was a major nuclear threat, and that Iran would soon join them, and that ISIS was using the “torrent of migrants” from Syria to infiltrate the Western world, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also said on Tuesday that electronic surveillance would soon be possible through nearly every device in the home.

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Intel Community Foresees Worst Year Ever for Jihadi Terror Against U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The latest annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) indicates that 2016 may be the worst year in history for terrorism, primarily at the hands of Sunni extremist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al Qaeda (AQ).