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International Counterterrorism Forum Convenes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, have headed up the launch of a new multilateral organization aimed at fighting terrorism. The new group – the Global Counterrorism Forum – was launched Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The group includes […]

Obama Nominates New Counterterror Chief

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated government lawyer and former prosecutor Matthew Olsen to become the nation’s next counterterrorism director. The White House announced the choice on Friday. President Obama said Olsen has a “distinguished record of service” in the U.S. intelligence community and will be a critical part of his national security team. The […]

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Key US Counterterror Chief Resigns

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The director of the U.S. National Counterrorism Center is leaving his post after four years on the job. Officials said Thursday that National Counterterrorism Center Director Mike Leiter is resigning. He is expected to step down in July. Leiter rarely played a public role in the war on terror during his tenure running the agency, […]

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