by | Jul 17, 2019

In a recent speech at the first annual National Conservatism Conference, internet pioneer Peter Thiel said he worries about possible high-level infiltration of companies like Google by the Chinese. Given the fact that the importance of artificial intelligence will be comparable to…

by | Feb 4, 2019

President Trump’s continuing feud with the intelligence community has gone on too long. It must, somehow, be repaired because the making of defense and foreign policy relies on the best, most credible and accurate intelligence we can gather. In the…

by | Jul 17, 2018

President Trump’s intelligence community leaders, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, hate their boss. President Trump is their boss. In case the president missed their contempt, on the eve of his meeting with Russia’s…

by | Feb 5, 2018

On Friday the FBI lost the first big battle in its war to conceal its actions during the 2016 presidential campaign when the White House declassified and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”) released its four-page memorandum detailing…

by | Dec 17, 2017

Washington Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision — that it might have…

by | Sep 19, 2017

This past week the 70th anniversary of the CIA passed without much fanfare, strikingly in-line with the clandestine nature of the agency. However at a time when our intelligence community is facing increasing public scrutiny, distrust, and even hostility, it…

by | Apr 4, 2017

The story is a blockbuster. Over at Bloomberg, longtime national security reporter Eli Lake headlines this: Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel Lake reports, in part, the following: White House lawyers last month learned that the former national…

by | Mar 16, 2017

So Wednesday night I was in New York for an appearance on CNN’s AC360 with Anderson Cooper. As happens in the news business, there was breaking news that scrambled the show’s line-up at the very last minute. In this case…

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