A known bomb-maker working for one of al Qaeda's most-feared factions is at the center of the latest shoe bomb warning. A federal official tells CNN, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's master bomb-maker Ibrahim al Asiri may be working on new ways of putting explosives in shoes and other containers. National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto explains what this means for air passengers.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning airlines to pay particular attention to passengers' shoes. It is reportedly the result of new intelligence suggesting terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs. What goes into the decision to warn passengers now? Anderson spoke with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and former White House Homeland security advisor Fran Townsend.
One of America's top diplomats was apparently caught on tape expressing her frustrations about the crisis in Ukraine. The voice that resembles Victoria Nuland is heard saying "F**k the EU." Jim Sciutto explains why the leak has "Russia's fingerprints all over it."
The AC360 Later panel digs into Fmr. Defense Secy. Robert Gates' new memoir, which heaps scathing criticism on the Obama administration. The Dish founder, Andrew Sullivan, says "it’s not what I would expect from Bob Gates. I would expect it from other people. But this man?...the fact that he was enraged the entire time, I find it hard to understand."
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates blasts his former boss, President Obama, in a new tell-all book. He also takes aim at Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and even former General Petraeus in a memoir riddled with stories of suspicion and distrust. CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent fills us in on the details.
There’s a new call for setting stricter limits on the NSA's mass-surveillance program. This time it's coming from the panel appointed by the White House to help restore public confidence. In it's report the panel says the NSA should no longer maintain massive databases of phone records on each and every American. This comes after Monday's ruling by a federal judge that this type of spying likely violates the Fourth Amendment. Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto has the latest.
Anderson discusses all of this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Snowden story, and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
We are now learning the NSA surveillance program that targeted world leaders’ phones may date back to 2002. The Wall Street Journal is reporting President Obama did not learn about it until last summer. Now Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein is calling this "a big problem" and wants a full review of all of America's intelligence programs. Jim Sciutto has the latest.
President Obama is preparing to address the U.N. General Assembly. The big question right now is whether he will sit down for a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. CNN's Jim Sciutto has the latest from the United Nations.
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