Former CIA director John Brennan has worked closely with Antony Blinken, who is expected to be announced as President-elect Joe Biden's Secretary of State.
Sen. Rand Paul spent 13 hours on a talking filibuster to stall the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. With bipartisan concern over drone strikes aimed at Americans overseas, some are concerned drones could also be used on American soil in the future.
The CIA drone program operates in countries where the US is not officially at war, like Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. But there's little discussion over how drones affect the people they don't kill.
John Brennan, President Obama's pick to take over as director of the CIA, faces a confirmation hearing in the Senate on Thursday, and it's all but certain he will be quizzed about drones.
A leaked Justice Department memo is the talk of the town in Washington, and around the globe, Tuesday. The memo, obtained and published by NBC News, sets out the Obama Administration's legal case for the targeted killing of American terrorism suspects.
Zero Dark Thirty, the critically acclaimed film that looks at the events leading up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The film, though, has not been without controversy, particularly on Capitol Hill, where several senators have been outspoken critics.
Control over the Internet could mean increased political control for Iran. And with a recent report of Iranian hackers gaining access to the international banking system, some are looking for a connection with Iran's expansive spy agency.
President Barack Obama's most recent cabinet nominations have been largely white men -- a move that's been criticized by advocates for women and people of color. They say they're surprised and disappointed with Obama's choices.
The current trajectory of US drone strike policies is "unsustainable." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Micah Zenko, author of a new Council on Foreign Relations report titled "Reforming US Drone Strike Policies."
With the increase use of drone strikes as a powerful fighting force, the military is looking to get more involved in intelligence. Greg Miller says that it's becoming more difficult to tell who's doing what as the Pentagon and CIA work closely together.