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WATCH: Mission Accomplished? Has The Intelligence Community Connected All The Dots?

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 12:30p-1:30p ...

Report: China Hacked Obama, McCain Campaigns In 2008

NBC News | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

The U.S. secretly traced a massive cyberespionage operation against the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain to hacking units ...

High Stakes for an Administration Battle: A National Security Nightmare

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As if we didn't have enough wars already, a battle is now reportedly taking place within the Obama administration over whether the U.S. government has the legal authority to kill low-level suspected terrorist supporters where the U.S. now has troops on the ground.

Obama's Ex-Intel Chief Talks Torture, Terror, Reform And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair sat down with Charlie Rose for an interview airing Friday night. Per the "Charlie Rose" program,...

Only Obama Can Manage the Iran Situation

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coleen Rowley

There may be an impending foreign policy catastrophe with Iran, on which President Obama is not getting good advice from his closed circle of advisers.

The Next Wave Of Government Spying Programs

McClatchy | Robert S. Boyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Three recent events -- the foiled Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner, the Dec. 30 assassination of seven CIA officers and contractors b...

Admiral Blair Walks the Plank

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Dennis Blair's resignation exposes the sad truth that President Obama doesn't have it in him to take charge, to crack heads, to fight for something because it is necessary.

Government Whistleblower Protection: the Long Ignored Way to Better Connect the Dots

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The current Whistleblower Protection Act is a fraud that, ironically, is the primary reason would-be whistleblowers remain silent observers. Politicians need to stop stalling the restoration of a credible WPA. Delays could be deadly for Americans.

Intelligence Community Must Build Greater Trust

Pete Contostavlos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Contostavlos

We must keep the trust of intelligence professionals and war fighters on the front lines in order to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to policymakers and those who need it.

Are We on the Brink of a Cyber-War?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James D. Zirin

If accomplished by an enemy state, a doomsday cyber-attack would certainly be an act of war with more devastating consequences than any we have ever experienced.

The Silence of the Sheep

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

I recently reported that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged that "the U.S. may, with executive approval, deliberately target and kill U.S. citizens who are suspected of being involved in terrorism."

Orrin Hatch Turns Soft on Fighting Terrorism

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Why does Orrin Hatch want to coddle accused terrorists? Does he not love America? Does he want the terrorist to win?

Dennis Blair: U.S. Can Kill Suspected American Terrorists Abroad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair offered confirmation on Wednesday that the U.S. intelligence community is authorized to assassinate Ame...

Top Spies Terror Warning: Shades of Bush

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Which is it now -- imminent terrorist threat, or no threat? Certain or uncertain? Only last month U.S. intelligence officials were saying the Nigeria...

Cyberattack Threat Is Growing, Intelligence Chief Warns | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The threat of a crippling attack on computer and telecommunications networks is growing, America's top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday...

Homeland Security Demands Better Analysts, Not Just Better Data

Mary Shannon Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Shannon Little

The solution to improving our intelligence gathering is not installing better software, but ensuring that people performing these tasks have real investigative experience.

An Intelligent Way to Enhance National Security?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and Security Ever since the failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airline carrier on Christmas Day, critics ...

Blair vs. Panetta: White House Tries To Settle Feud Between Top Intelligence Officials

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House this month issued a classified order to resolve mounting frictions between the nation's intelligence director and the CIA over issues ...

CIA Wins Epic Turf Battle With Intelligence Czar | Mark Hosenball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA has decisively won a long-running turf fight with the director of national intelligence, the CIA's ostensible boss, over who will be the top U...

U.S. Spy Strategy Released; Intel Chief Dennis Blair Comments On 9/11

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks would not have happened had U.S. intelligence agencies been organized then the way they are now, the top U...

Afghan Security for Afghanistan

Eric Rosenbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Rosenbach

Skeptics and supporters alike should recognize and support a crucial tenet of General McChrystal's assessment: the need to increase the number and quality of forces in the Afghan National Army and Police.

Marcus Baram

Intelligence Director: Iran Covertly Supplying Arms To Taliban, CIA Closely Tracking Global Economic Crisis | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the body count rises for U.S. troops in Afghanistan - four Marines were killed by a roadside bomb on Thursday, making August on track to be one of ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Top Intelligence Hand: Our Default Position Is To Brief Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair declared on Wednesday that it was the default position of the intelligence community to keep Congress f...

Surge in Pakistan Violence: U.S. Central Command Warns Patrick Cronin to Stay Home

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

U.S. intelligence fears an uptick in suicide bombings over the next week directly targeting hotels and high population centers where foreigners populate. The fact is that it easier today to visit Baghdad than Pakistan.

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.