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National Intelligence Estimate

Obama To Target Foreign Nationals’ Use Of New Technologies

The Washington Post | Scott Wilson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology

President Obama will issue an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals f...

Conyers, McKeon: Petraeus Must Testify on Afghanistan Review

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

People rightly complain that there is not enough reporting about Afghanistan policy. Put Petraeus on the witness stand; I guarantee the press will come.

Afghanistan 'Review' Shows Need for Journalism on Classified Information

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The top line of the story the administration is presenting is "progress." But the assessment of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies gives a very different picture, and the public needs to know that in order to have an informed opinion.

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.

Stop Hyperventilating: Obama Will Not Choose War with Iran

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama knows that there is no winning outcome for the US and its allies if he chooses a military course with Iran, even if some of his team seem to enjoy flirting with that option.

DoD Report: 'Iran's Ideological Goals Have Taken a Back Seat to Pragmatic Considerations'

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

According to the newly released report, Iran could probably develop and test an ICBM capable of reaching the U.S. by 2015 given "sufficient foreign assistance."

Iranian Crisis: The Run-Up To Negotiation

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

There's a point in the Iran situation where semantics come into play. Is Iran on a path to nuclear weapons-capable technology? Yes. Is it producing nuclear weapons? No. Does it intend to produce nuclear weapons?

Obama Intel Chief Wants National ID System

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley Rindsberg

Freeman remarked that of 3 major changes to effectively combat terror, one was that "the United States should implement a national identity system, so we better know who is who."

Intel Estimate Muddied Iran's Nuclear Intent

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (IPS) - President Barack Obama and Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair did not appear to be on the same page this week...

Government Study Warns Afghanistan In A "Downward Spiral": Report

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A draft report by American intelligence agencies concludes that Afghanistan is in a "downward spiral" and casts serious doubt on the ability of the Af...

Secret Afghanistan Report "Grim," But No Plans To Declassify

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US intelligence analysts are putting the final touches on a secret National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan that reportedly describes the s...

Is There an Echo in Here? Echo in Here? Echo in Here?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

After the test launch of missiles, it's almost as if there wasn't a National Intelligence Estimate issued just last December that said that Iran's nuclear weapons program was stopped four years ago.

Kennedy and Levin Want New Iraq Report Released

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new intelligence report on the situation in Iraq is "essential" to upcoming debates on the war, and its judgments should be publicly released, Sens....

Iran Nuclear Program Debated With New Evidence Of Centrifuge Testing

NY Times | DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iran has reportedly begun to deploy a new generation of machinery to produce nuclear fuel, a development bound to intensify a debate in Washington abo...

Bush Tells Israelis He Doesn't Believe Iran NIE Report

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In public, President Bush has been careful to reassure Israel and other allies that he still sees Iran as a threat, while not disavowing his administr...

Iranian TV Airs Video Of US-Iran Naval Encounter In Persian Gulf

AP | LAUREN FRAYER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iran aired video Thursday of its boats and U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf in an apparent attempt to show that there was no confrontation between...

Video Recordings Show Iran-US Clash In Persian Gulf

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Small Iranian fast boats swarmed around massive U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, and a man speaking heavily accented English threatened, "I am comin...

U.S. Describes Confrontation With Iranian Boats

NY Times | THOM SHANKER and BRIAN KNOWLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five armed Iranian speedboats approached three United States Navy warships in international waters in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, then m...

U.S. Wants Iran To "Confess" To Past Nuke Program

Associated Press | George Jahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iran must "confess" to running a past nuclear weapons program or its claims of cooperating with a U.N. investigation will not be credible, the chief U...

Israel: US Report On Iran Nukes Could Ignite War

AP | LAURIE COPANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israel's public security minister warned Saturday that a U.S. intelligence report that said Iran is no longer developing nuclear arms could lead to a ...

Republicans Want "Alternative" Iran Nuke Report

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some Republicans in Congress are second-guessing a government intelligence report that Iran has abandoned its nuclear weapons program. They want a sec...

CNN Forced To Scrap Doc "Iran Goes Nuclear"

Variety | Brian Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN h...

GOP Senators Call For Inquiry Into Iran National Intelligence Estimate

Washington Post | Robin Wright and Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are planning to call for a congressional commission to investigate the conclusions of the new National Intelligence Estimate on Ira...

Huckabee's NIE Defense: Bush "Had It For Four Years," Didn't Read It

National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee in Greensboro, N.C. tonight tried to respond to concerns about his lack of familiarity with the National Intelligence Estimate. Digging ...

Giuliani: Iraq War Led Iran To Abandon Weapons Program

Political Radar | Jan Simmonds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking to thousands of supporters through an internet webcast Thursday evening, Rudy Giuliani, R-N.Y., warned that Iran remained a "substantial thre...