Dan Coats

Lawmakers briefed on election security threats prior to midterms

Department of Homeland Secretary Nielsen, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and FBI Director Wray address member of the House about …

Politics

Top spy talks underway in New Zealand

Sky News can exclusively reveal high-level spy talks are underway in New Zealand between the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agenda of …

New Zealand

Horns of a Dilemma: When the Director of National Intelligence Came to Austin: Dan Coats on Intel in the 21st Century

What challenges confront the U.S. intelligence community in the 21st century? There are few better positioned to know the answers to that question …

U.S. Intelligence Community

Trump’s intelligence chief keeps coy on Syria decision

Team Trump’s director of national intelligence said Wednesday that the US had already decided on whether to pull out of Syria — but wouldn’t say when …

Middle East

Vladimir Putin timed Salisbury attack to get election boost, top US intelligence official suggests

Vladimir Putin timed the Salisbury poisoning to boost his support in the Russian election, one of America’s top intelligence officials has suggested.<p>Dan Coats, the US director of national intelligence, told The Telegraph that Mr Putin wanted to appear the “strongman” and “bad guy” before the …

Trump’s Intel Chief Won’t Pledge ‘Full’ Release of Gina Haspel’s Torture Record

DNI Dan Coats says the CIA nominee will be ‘totally transparent’ during her upcoming Senate hearing—but he wouldn’t commit to making her reportedly …

Surveillance

Top spy official: US will take more steps against Russia over meddling

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats: "I think we are becoming more and more aware of the potential for Russia to continue to engage in any …

Russia

DNI Dan Coats: U.S. Has Reached Decision on Whether to Pull Out of Syria

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said on Wednesday that the United States has reached a “decision” on whether to pull American …

Middle East

U.S. military mission in Syria coming to "rapid end": White House

The White House said on Wednesday that the U.S. military mission to fight against the extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria is coming to "a …

Middle East

The Latest: Coats says decisions made on US troops in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local):<p>9:20 a.m.<p>The director of national intelligence says the White …

Donald Trump

CIA head pick Gina Haspel to disclose role in torture tactics

President Trump’s controversial pick to lead the CIA will fully explain her role in the agency’s use of harsh torture on terror suspects after 9/11, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Wednesday.<p>With News Wire Services

Gina Haspel

Sen. Klobuchar Calls For Regulating Facebook Amid 'Cambridge Analytica' Revelations, Demands Zuckerberg Testify

PBS NEWSHOUR: Facebook is at the center of a new firestorm, sparked by media reports that political data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for …

Social Media

Who is Daniel Coats? 3 things to know about the director of national intelligence

Daniel Coats is one of President Trump’s cabinet members, serving as the fifth director of national intelligence. He was sworn in on March 16, 2017.<p>As Director of National Intelligence, the 74-year-old “leads the United States Intelligence Community (IC) and serves as the principal intelligence …

Donald Trump

Mattis says Afghan victory still possible, but not on battlefield

<b>KABUL, Afghanistan</b> --U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible -- not necessarily on the …

Afghanistan

Haspel Nominated to Lead CIA, Pompeo to Replace Tillerson

<i>In a Trump administration shake-up announced</i> <i>by tweet</i><i>, President Donald Trump declared his intent to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to lead the</i> …

Gina Haspel

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis arrives in Afghan capital

ADVERTISING<p>KABUL, Afghanistan >> U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not …

Afghanistan

Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election

Trump has been soft on Russia. That may be changing.<p>President Donald Trump may soon place sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, a surprising move given that Trump continues to deny that Russia actually meddled in the campaign.<p>That’s according to Treasury Secretary …

Donald Trump

U.S. intel chief says needs to know more before assessing North Korea offer | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, said on Tuesday that Washington would have to know far more before assessing North Korea’s reported willingness to hold talks with the United States on denuclearization.<p>Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats …

North Korea

National Intelligence Dir.: Every level of the U.S. is under 'cyberattack'

Dan Coats who serves as the Director of National Intelligence speaks before the Senate Armed Services Committee about cyberattacks against the United States and what is being done to about it.

Cyber-attacks

US greets talk of NK nuke concessions with hope, skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greeted North Korea's reported willingness to negotiate away its atomic weapons with both hope and …

North Korea

Top U.S. intel official insists White House engaged on election security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official insisted on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration is "actively engaged" in countering Russian efforts to influence the November elections, even as he warned of Moscow's continuing "malign activities."<p>"The White House is …

Donald Trump

Under Questioning, Dan Coats Admits 'We Don't' Have A Policy On Russian Election Interference

President Donald Trump's director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that Russia would increase its attacks on American elections."We have …

Liberal View

Scarborough Ridicules The Idea Of Nunes' Claims Of A Liberal Conspiracy To Get Trump

Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough was contempuous of yesterday's House Intelligence Committee statement that they were closing the Russia investigation …

Donald Trump

Is North Korea’s offer to halt nuclear and missile tests too good to be true?

US President Donald Trump appears to have got what he wanted from North Korea: a willingness to suspend nuclear testing and a promise to put its …

North Korea

US doing too little to respond to Russian interference, top Dem warns

The United States has done far too little to respond to Russia’s cyber attack on the 2016 presidential election, the top Democrat on the Senate …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Russian hackers infiltrated highest offices of German government for up to a year

Security services today admitted a Russian cyberattack had infiltrated the highest offices of the German government.<p>The attack, carried out by …

UK Politics

No White House Order to Combat Russia, Cybercom Chief Says

Third administration official says Trump has given no guidance on countering interference<p>Russia hasn’t been sufficiently penalized for its meddling …

Politics

Poll: Americans increasingly believe Russia will try to interfere in midterms

A growing number of Americans say its likely Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, a new poll …

Robert Mueller

Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites

A defense source tells Russian media that military engineers have advanced work on the next big anti-satellite weapon.<p><b>Russian defense companies have</b> …

Military

State Department launches $40 million initiative to counter Russia election meddling

CLOSE<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said on Friday that a federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities …

Russia