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The Intelligence Community Does Need A Shake-Up

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Ivan Eland

Originating from the dispute over whether the Russians hacked the U.S. election and tried to influence it, rumblings have come from the Trump transition team about reorganizing the intelligence community or parts thereof. That's not a bad idea at all.

Exposing The Man Behind The Curtain

Scott Ritter | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Scott Ritter

“When you attack a country,” John McCain, the long-serving Republican Senator from Arizona, who chairs the influential Senate Armed Services Commi...

Intelligence Agencies Ask Americans to "Trust, Don't Verify" in New Cold War

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the New Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to hav...

Intelligence Officials Plan To Release Report On Russia Hacking Efforts Next Week

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The intelligence community plans to release an unclassified report early next week, detailing its findings on Russian cyberattacks aime...

Next American President Siding With Russian Intelligence

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In a dispute between Russian intelligence services and the U.S. intelligence community, the next president of the United States appears...

Republicans Torch U.S. Intelligence Agencies Over Russian Hacking

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

Republican members of Congress are complaining that U.S. intelligence agencies are refusing to brief them widely on a classified CIA report that concl...

The World Is So Scary Because The Soviet Union Fell, Intelligence Boss Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maybe count Director of National Intelligence James Clapper among the aging spies who kinda miss the Cold War. That's after Clapper, the...

Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Replies to Amnesty International USA Board of Directors

Amnesty International | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Amnesty International

We called for a reform of Executive Order 12333, a primary legal authority for global surveillance, to ensure that it meets international human rights standards. We also demanded measures to ensure that all U.S. surveillance programs comply with international human rights law.

Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary To Be Declassified

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The White House in the next few days is expected to declassify the long-awaited summ...

Man Who Misled Congress To Establish Oversight Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will establish a review group designed to assess the n...

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Whistleblowers can't be expected to make internal disclosures without credible protections. PPD-19 is a promising step towards a more accountable intelligence community.

Director Of National Intelligence Lies Yet Again

Salon | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

“James Clapper Is Still Lying” – that would be a more honest headline for yesterday’s big Washington Post article about the Director of Nation...

Molly O'Toole

Sexual Assault Victims Freed From Oppressive Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Sexual assault victims will no longer have to disclose related counseling on applications for national security clearance, National Intelligence Direc...

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

Andrea Stone

Intel Director Seeks Leaks With Lie Detector Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The nation's top intelligence official, acting in the wake of a series of revelations about secret national security programs, announced Monday the st...

Andrea Stone

Intelligence 'Black Budget' Cost Taxpayers $54.6 Billion in 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years. ...

9/11 Reflections on Leadership

Tom Fox | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

This tragic event changed many lives, altered our nation's history and transformed government through two of the most consequential reorganizations in decades.

Hayley Miller

4.2 Million Have Access To Classified Information

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 4.2 million people have access to classified government information, with more than 1 million holding top secret clearances. T...

Declaring War on Cyber Metaphors

Aki Peritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Aki Peritz

Cyberspace is "not a war zone." Scripting a cinematic showdown, where a digital Wyatt Earp loads his pistol with ones and zeroes and blows away the bad guys at the Cyber OK Corral, is terribly misleading.

Congress Receives Misleading Report About Guantanamo 'Recidivism'

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

The report's failure to distinguish between recidivists and converts prevents Congress from acknowledging the effects of wrongful detention and torture at Guantánamo.

The President's Daily Map

Christopher Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Tucker

It is time that we take advantage of new means of communication within the national security community, take steps to launch the President's Map, and move beyond the limitations of the President's Daily Brief.

Nine Years After 9/11: Keeping America Safe

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

The 9/11 attack revealed structural flaws in the US intelligence community that were addressed in the intelligence reform and terrorist prevention act of 2004. How are we doing?

READ THE MEMO: Intelligence Chief Warns Spy Community To Stop 'Blabbing Secrets'

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a blunt memo, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admonishes intelligence community personnel to stop "blabbing secrets" and said he is...

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.