Newer News: May 2012
April 2012 Intelligence News
- John Brennan Speech on "The Ethics and Efficacy of the President's Counterterrorism Strategy", April 30. "I venture to say that the United States government has never been so open regarding its counterterrorism policies and their legal justification. Still, there continues to be considerable public and legal debate surrounding these technologies and how they are sometimes used in our fight against al-Qa'ida."
- Joint statement by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Carl Levin on Jose Rodriguez Interrogation Claims, April 27. "We are deeply troubled by the claims of the CIA's former Deputy Director of Operations Jose Rodriguez regarding the effectiveness of the CIA's coercive interrogation techniques."
- Admin Threatens Veto of Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, April 25. "H.R. 3523 fails to provide authorities to ensure that the Nation's core critical infrastructure is protected while repealing important provisions of electronic surveillance law without instituting corresponding privacy, confidentiality, and civil liberties safeguards."
- DNI Statement on the appointment of Betty Sapp to be the next NRO director, April 24. "I am pleased to announce that Secretary of Defense Panetta, with my concurrence, has appointed NRO Principal Deputy Director Betty Sapp to serve as the next director of the NRO."
- DoD requests expanded authority to engage in commercial activities as intelligence cover, legislative proposal to Congress, April 9. "This proposal would expand the authority to permit the Secretary to conduct commercial activities as security for military operations abroad."
- Military Intelligence Gadfly Will Lead All Military Intelligence by Spencer Ackerman, Wired Danger Room, April 17. "One of the most disruptive men in the sprawling U.S. spy community, someone who turned the military's elite killers into top spies, will likely soon be in charge of all military intelligence."
- The Case Of An Accused Leaker: Politics Or Justice? by Carrie Johnson, NPR Morning Edition, April 13. "Former CIA official John Kiriakou heads to a Virginia courthouse Friday, where he's expected to plead not guilty. He's the sixth person accused of violating the Espionage Act during the Obama presidency."
- The High Value Detainee Interrogation Group: Intelligence Interviewing and Interrogation Research, Broad Agency Announcement, April 5. "The purpose of research supported by the HIG is to advance the science and practice of intelligence interviewing and interrogation."
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