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Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.
CIA Director John Brennan is trapped — caught between the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is accusing his agency of lying about the effectiveness of its terrorist interrogation program, and his boss, President Obama, who has told Brennan directly that he does not want him to defend the program.
The president's muddled message and his refusal to take firm stands on key questions are the reasons why his security speeches are never prominent on the public's radar.
The military judge has seriously erred in acquitting Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy, though his guilt on numerous, lesser charges should mean that he will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Had the Amash amendment succeeded, it would have put the NSA right back where it was on Sept. 10, 2001. Amazingly, 40 percent of House Republicans voted to do just that.
The Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court's current role under FISA allows the executive branch to hide behind judges’ robes in the exercise of its power and weakens the incentive Congress has to weigh in. It would be constitutionally healthier if the responsibility for collecting intelligence and overseeing it were handled by the branches best suited to doing so.
President Obama’s ongoing mishandling of Edward Snowden’s defection highlights key failings in his dangerously flawed approach to defending U.S. national security.