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Foreign Intelligence

What The NSA Debate Misses

Adlai E. Stevenson III | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Adlai E. Stevenson III

The debate over the NSA's data collection should lead to a better balance between rights of privacy and requirements of foreign intelligence. But whatever the outcome of that debate, it has failed to acknowledge inherent deficiencies and risks in "foreign intelligence" and the transcendent role of foreign policy in the defense of our national interests. Our foreign policy failures and dilemmas reflect failures of a cerebral sort of intelligence, including a lack of experience in the real world away from Washington, its arm chair polemicists, its ideological think thanks, and too little experience in military ground forces where you learn to expect the unexpected. Policy has been driven by ideologues, militarists, and amateurs, including Members of Congress who are little noted nowadays for real world experience.

CIA Worked Closely With Gaddafi, Documents Show

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The CIA and other Western intelligence agencies worked closely with the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi, sharing tips and coop...

CIA Wins Epic Turf Battle With Intelligence Czar

newsweek.com | 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...