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Donald Trump names Joseph Maguire as next Acting Director of National Intelligence; former vice-admiral to replace Sue Gordon
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Donald Trump names Joseph Maguire as next Acting Director of National Intelligence; former vice-admiral to replace Sue Gordon

Donald Trump tweeted that Joseph Maguire, a retired US Navy vice-admiral and the current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), would replace Sue Gordon as the deputy director of national intelligence.

US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office on 15 August, announces Donald Trump; John Ratcliffe likely to be next head
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US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office on 15 August, announces Donald Trump; John Ratcliffe likely to be next head

US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office on 15 August, President Donald Trump announced, the latest high-profile departure from his turnover-plagued administration.

'They are wrong!': Donald Trump lashes out at US intel chiefs on North Korea, Iran, tells them to go back to school
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'They are wrong!': Donald Trump lashes out at US intel chiefs on North Korea, Iran, tells them to go back to school

Trump insisted on Wednesday on Twitter that the relationship with North Korea "is the best it has ever been with the US."

India may face communal violence if BJP pushes Hindu nationalist agenda ahead of LS election, warns US intelligence chief
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India may face communal violence if BJP pushes Hindu nationalist agenda ahead of LS election, warns US intelligence chief

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, in a written statement to the US Senate Select Committee, said that BJP policies during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term have deepened communal tensions in some BJP-governed states, and Hindu nationalist state leaders might view a Hindu-nationalist campaign as a signal to incite low-level violence to animate their supporters.

Pakistan-backed militant groups to continue attacks in India and Afghanistan, warns US National Intelligence
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Pakistan-backed militant groups to continue attacks in India and Afghanistan, warns US National Intelligence

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and heads of other top American intelligence agencies appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on their worldwide threat assessment.

Donald Trump signs executive order for sanctions against foreign entities who attempt to meddle in US polls
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Donald Trump signs executive order for sanctions against foreign entities who attempt to meddle in US polls

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that initiates actions, including sanctions, against foreign entities that meddle or even attempt to interfere in American elections

'Torture' doesn't work,' says Gina Haspel: Donald Trump's CIA nominee led US interrogation programme after 9/11 attacks
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'Torture' doesn't work,' says Gina Haspel: Donald Trump's CIA nominee led US interrogation programme after 9/11 attacks

US President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director said the spy agency learned "tough lessons" from its use of harsh detention and interrogation tactics on terror suspects after 9/11 and that if confirmed, she would not permit the CIA to restart such a programme.

Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons but North Korea still most volatile threat, warns US
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Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons but North Korea still most volatile threat, warns US

Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence chief warned.

China carrying out 'patient, long-term strategy' to replace US as top global power, say American lawmakers
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China carrying out 'patient, long-term strategy' to replace US as top global power, say American lawmakers

China is carrying out a well-orchestrated strategy to replace the United States as a global power, a top American lawmakers and spymaster said

India and China's relations to remain tense despite negotiations, says US intelligence chief Dan Coats
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India and China's relations to remain tense despite negotiations, says US intelligence chief Dan Coats

America’s intelligence chief on Tuesday said that he expects tensions between India and China will continue despite the negotiated settlement to their three-month border standoff in August.

Donald Trump blasts 'phony' obstruction of justice media report
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Donald Trump blasts 'phony' obstruction of justice media report

US president Donald Trump took to Twitter to denounce reports that the Russia investigation is widening to examine whether he tried to obstruct justice.

Donald Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion in presidential election : Media report
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Donald Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion in presidential election : Media report

President Donald Trump asked two top US intelligence officials in March to help push back against the FBI investigation into his campaign's possible links with Russia, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' phone calls in 2016 despite Congress clipping its wings
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NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' phone calls in 2016 despite Congress clipping its wings

The US National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report

Trump's nominee for top US spymaster
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Trump's nominee for top US spymaster "shocked" at Isro's 104 satellite launch

Trump's top spymaster nominee has said he was "shocked" to know about Isro's launch, asserting that America cannot afford to be seen lagging behind.

Donald Trump selects former Senator Dan Coats for top intelligence post
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Donald Trump selects former Senator Dan Coats for top intelligence post

President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Senator Dan Coats to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a role that would thrust him into the center of the intelligence community that Trump has publicly challenged, a person with knowledge of the decision said Thursday.