Yesterday, the Washington Post (and subsequently other major news organizations) reported that President Trump, in the Oval Office last week, shared classified intelligence information with officials from the Russian government. This information, which was provided to the U.S. by an intelligence partner, was in regard to the ISIS terrorist organization. It… CONTINUE
Predictably, Dems are in “Kill the messenger!” mode.
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Because of course he does.
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If this pans out… well, good lord. More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned. The complaints spurred the Pentagon’s inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence. The fact | Read More »
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The following is a guest post by H.L. Pohlman, professor of political science at Dickinson College. By the time you read this, the House of Representatives may already have passed the new USA Freedom Act; the Senate is expected to take up the bill shortly. The timing is no accident. Unless this bill or something […]
This post is part of the “Iran and the Nuclear Deal” symposium. In 2002, the intelligence community produced a flawed estimate of Iraq’s nuclear, biological and chemical weapons capabilities. Intelligence analysts had very little reliable information at their disposal, especially because weapons inspectors had been out of the country for several years. Making matters worse, […]
The Senate’s CIA torture report will have many political repercussions. It’s highly likely, as Greg Miller and Dana Priest argue today, that the report will not substantially dent the CIA’s political power. The CIA’s budget has expanded substantially, and politicians seem willing to draw a fence around the CIA’s past involvement in torture. Even so, […]
The following is a guest post by H.L. Pohlman, Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Tuesday introduced his version of the USA Freedom Act (text here) aimed at reining in the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic telephone metadata. The House passed its version of the bill back in […]
The U.S. intelligence community warned about the “growing threat” from Sunni militants in Iraq since the beginning of the year, a senior intelligence official said Tuesday — a claim that challenges assertions by top administration officials that they …
The Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the risky swap of five Taliban leaders for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials tell Fox News, as new details emerge about concerns with the deal at the highest level…