Tag: John Brennan

7 whistle-blowers facing more jail time than David Petraeus

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot. Enter the URL of the original Daily Dot story. The administration of President Barack Obama once promised to be “the most transparent administration” of all time. Instead, Obama’s Department of Justice has led the

CIA’s Brennan: Iran knows it would face consequences for nuclear program

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WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Iran realizes that it will face “tremendous costs and consequences” if it decides to move ahead with an effort to develop nuclear weapons. “I think they realize

Pakistan poses strategic, tactical challenges to policy makers: CIA

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WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) identified Pakistan as one of the countries that poses strategic and tactical challenges to policy makers. “Developments in a host of countries across the globe are raising strategic and tactical challenges for policymakers and our

Senate torture report: An exception in CIA oversight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate report on the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 interrogations shows how a rigorous examination of a secret agency can expose misconduct, incompetence and bureaucratic spin, even to those who question the investigation’s assertion that torture did not

CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of

CIA inspector general to resign

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CIA Inspector General David Buckley, the agency’s internal watchdog, will resign at the end of the month, officials confirmed Monday, though they denied it had anything to do with the controversy surrounding the discovery that agency employees were hacking into

The Decline of the CIA

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CIA director John Brennan is promoting a reorganization scheme at the Central Intelligence Agency that will make it more likely that intelligence analysis will be politicized to support the interests of the White House and senior policymakers.  The organizational change

CIA Director John Brennan considering sweeping organizational changes

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CIA Director John Brennan is considering sweeping organizational changes that could include breaking up the separate spying and analysis divisions that have been in place for decades to create hybrid units focused on individual regions and threats to U.S. security,

Obama overhauls intelligence panel

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With little fanfare, President Barack Obama has replaced much of a key intelligence advisory panel that he largely cleared out early last year. The six appointments to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board were buried deep in a routine personnel announcement

CIA director: ISIS engaged in “active external plotting”

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There is no “credible evidence” that militants within the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) are plotting strikes against the United States to coincide with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, CIA Director

The untransparent CIA

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— If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe. The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their

The untransparent CIA is ridiculously

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WASHINGTON – If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe. The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning

CIA Oversight Needs Oversight

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Mark Twain once quipped, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.” In Washington, D.C., the same thing can be said for the truth; in a flash, it will change — usually with a

Why Obama Is Backing His CIA Chief

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The Central Intelligence Agency spied on the Senate, and CIA Director John Brennan lied about it. When the news broke, several senators, including Democrats, called for the director’s resignation. It seems unlikely Brennan can survive, but on Friday. President Barack

CIA Director Brennan Should Resign

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CIA director John Brennan did the right thing Thursday in apologizing to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) for CIA monitoring of computers being used by the committee’s staff for an investigation of the Bush-era enhanced-interrogation program. Nevertheless, heads

CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers

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The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials.

A year after U.S. spying revelations, German officials say questions remain unanswered

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is President Obama’s “go-to partner” when it comes to world crises from negotiations with Iran to persuading Europe to adopt harsher sanctions against Russia, according to a senior administration official. So if Merkel has a problem

Are you ready for the first leak @CIA?

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The Central Intelligence Agency is announcing today that it’s getting into the social media biz. “@CIA” will be its handle on Twitter, the short-attention-span platform with 255 million monthly active users, and it’ll also launch on Facebook. The presence on these

CIA’s plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military

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The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of

Dozens of FBI, CIA agents in Kiev ‘assisting Ukraine security’

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Numerous US agents are helping the coup-appointed government in Ukraine to “fight organized crime” in the south east of the country, the German newspaper Bild revealed. According to the daily, the CIA and FBI are advising the government in Kiev