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Breaking The Camouflage Wall Of Silence

Nick Turse | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

It's rare to hear one top military commander publicly badmouth another, call attention to his faults, or simply point out his shortcomings. Despite a seemingly endless supply of debacles from strategic setbacks to quagmire conflicts since 9/11, the top brass rarely criticize each other.

U.S. Warns Turkey: Army Purges Harming NATO

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

Turkey has begun overhauling its armed forces following a failed coup, but its NATO ally the United States complained that the purges of generals and ...

U.S. Intelligence Chief: ISIS Has Active Terrorist Cells In Britain, Germany And Italy

The New York Times | Jade Walker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

The Islamic State is operating clandestine terrorist cells in Britain, Germany and Italy, similar to the groups that carried out the attacks in Paris ...

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...

Ted Cruz Misquotes National Intelligence Director On Refugees | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Ted Cruz misrepresented the words of the U.S. national intelligence director, claiming that James ...

Intelligence Chief Puts New Spin On Claims Of Slanted ISIS Reports

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In little noticed remarks Tuesday morning, the nation's top intelligence official appeared to spread the blame in the unfolding scandal ...

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

Amnesty International | Posted 10.02.2015 | 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.

Surveillance Reform: The Congressional-Intelligence Complex Strikes Back

Patrick G. Eddington | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Patrick G. Eddington

Despite the revelations provided by Edward Snowden about the scope and illegality of the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs, the Intelligence Community's power to fight back remains potent -- especially when its ostensible watchdogs are its biggest supporters and apologists.

Ali Watkins

Senate Intel Chair Moves Threats Hearing Behind Closed Doors, Continuing Oversight Shift | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday quietly held its annual worldwide threats hearing entirely behind closed doors for the firs...

Where's the Outrage?

Charles Kolb | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

That's the question a French friend posed last year after the Edward Snowden leaks revealed that the U.S. government was, in fact, violating the law by spying on American citizens. Now we have another outrage that, so far, has failed to stir the American public to demand change.

U.S. Announces Release Of Two Americans Detained In North Korea

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are on their way home to America after being detained in North Korea for more than two years, the Office of the Di...

Movie Review: Citizenfour -- Sound the Alarm

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras' Citizenfour, is how calm everyone is. At least at first.

Obama's ISIS Strategy Resembles Benghazi

Kevin Price | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Recently President Barack Obama was on CBS' 60 Minutes discussing the problems the U.S. has had in dealing with the Islamic extremist organization, ISIS.

Obama Administration Significantly Redacted Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

The release of a highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's interrogation tactics has been delayed due to "significant redac...

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...

Michael Calderone

U.S. Spy Chief Warned Ex-NY Times Editor: 'You Will Have Blood On Your Hands' | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- On the evening of Aug. 2, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was on a crowded Metro North train, en route to her weekend...

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

Clapper: Snowden Took Less Than Previously Thought

The Washington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

As the intelligence community continues its assessment of the damage caused by Edward Snowden’s leaks of secret programs, Director of National Intel...

Does the Obama Administration Care About Innocents Killed by Drones?

Jeff Bachman | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Jeff Bachman

How many innocent people will the Obama administration kill before it comes clean on who these people are and why they were taken from their families, their friends, and their communities?

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Reviewing Materials On Whether James Clapper Lied To Congress | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is reviewing materials sent by members of Congress asking for the prosecution of Director of National Intelligenc...

Pay No Attention to What They Tell You, They Are Listening In

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's rare that we ever get a glimpse of how our expanding secret state really works. But every now and then, a single case can suddenly illuminate an otherwise dark landscape.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/4/14

John Zipperer | Posted 06.04.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you start celebrating the weekend, find out how much you know about this week's news by taking the latest Week to Week news quiz.

Dissecting Obama's Proposed NSA Reforms

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The reforms, even if enacted exactly as proposed or even slightly strengthened, only alter the security state in some minor and superficial ways. Our Fourth Amendment rights against unwarranted search and seizure remain jackbooted.

Spy Chief: We Can't Stop Another Snowden

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

James Clapper spent his life protecting secrets. Then came the biggest leak of all....

Spy Chief: We Should've Told You We Track Your Calls

The Daily Beast | Eli Lake | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans' call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits i...