I have joined in a lawsuit with other former federal employees to end the government’s censorship of our writings on national security issues. The current publications-review system of our intelligence agencies is dysfunctional, inhibiting our ability to participate in national security debates
It's hard to recall a time since the end of the Cold War when the top threat to American interests hasn't been identified as either terrorism or cyberattacks. But now there's a greater recognition that America is after the same slice of the limited global pie as other nations.
Hours before calling Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to tell him he was being fired from his position, Trump publicly announced Tillerson’s firing in a tweet. With that tweet, once again, Trump demonstrated two things: He has no loyalty to those who serve in his administration and he has no class.
Regardless of your political affiliation or interests, in coming months it will be impossible to avoid hearing about the Mueller investigation into Russian involvement in U.S. affairs. Understanding how and why the Russians interfere requires a quick overview of the world of counterintelligence.
It has been several weeks since the New York Times reported that "overwhelming circumstantial evidence" led the CIA to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin "deployed computer hackers" to help Donald Trump win the election. But the evidence released so far has been far from overwhelming. We believe the information was actually leaked, and not hacked at all.
Before President Obama turns off the Oval Office lights for the last time, it's critical that he make good on his order for a definitive report from the full American intelligence community — not just the CIA and the FBI — on whether the Russian government hacked into U.S. cyberspace in ways that could have, or did, affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
When some of the nation's top spies joined each other on stage at a conference Thursday, the question of whether Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and state elections systems soon came up.
In the immediate aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA and other intelligence agencies worked to track down potential al-Qaida plotters around the world, while the plotters tried to come up with fresh ways to sow panic in the United States.
Gen. David Petraeus joins a long, embarrassing line of national security principals who have flouted information security rules and gotten off relatively easily, revealing a double standard within the security community.