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Why Won't the Post Name CIA Counterterrorism Chief Michael D'Andrea?

The Washington Post reported this morning that, pursuant to CIA Director John Brennan's vaunted re-organization plans, the chief of the agency's counterterrorism center has been unceremoniously reassigned. The newspaper declined to report this name, however: Michael D'Andrea. Read more...

CIA Director Mad That Iranian General Fights Against ISIL in Iraq

As many in the West call on regional actors to take a leading role in combating the influence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, none have responded quite as efficiently as Iran. But CIA Director John Brennan worries that one Iranian general, lauded by Iraqis, poses a significant threat to US counterterrorism efforts.

John Brennan assesses

(Scott Johnson) CIA Director John Brennan appeared for an interview on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (video below, 22 minutes). At the outset of the interview, Wallace asked tough questions related to the deal in process with Iran. Show More Summary

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Top o’ the morning! International Politics Overall - CIA Director John Brennan: Iran is now complicating our mission in Iraq by training Iraqi forces - Meanwhile, Brennan said, even if Iran decided to opt out of talks, the U.S. would still be able to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons - The United Nations Security Council warned “further measures” [...]

US can prevent Iran developing nuclear bomb: CIA director John Brennan

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States is confident it can prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons even if the Islamic republic pulls out of talks, CIA Director John Brennan said in remarks broadcast Sunday. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Brennan said America has multiple measures at its disposal to ensure Iran...

CIA Director John Brennan: 'I wouldn't consider Iran an ally' in the fight against ISIS

Iran-backed militias are playing a significant role in beating back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but the country isn't an ally to the US in the fight, CIA Director John Brennan said on Sunday. Brennan said on "Fox News Sunday"...Show More Summary

Iran faces ‘tremendous costs' if it goes for bomb: CIA chief

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Iran would face “tremendous costs and consequences” if Tehran moved forward with developing a nuclear weapon, John Brennan warned.

CIA director: Iran Still Funds Terrorism

CIA director John Brennan noted that the United States will have to deal with the Iranian government’s support for terrorists, regardless of the outcome of the nuclear negotiations. “The nuclear program is one issue that we’re hoping to be able to halt, but also we see that Iran is still a state-sponsor of terrorism,” Brennan said on Fox News Sunday. Show More Summary

United States to Continue Pressure on Iran After Ending Nuclear Talks

CIA director John Brennan said that the United States has a global mission to stop Iran from destabilizing the region.

US-led Coalition Succeeds in Countering ISIL Offensive in Syria, Iraq

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan said that a US-led coalition managed to stop the offensive of Islamic State (ISIL) militants in Syria and Iraq.

CIA Chief Warns Of 'Tremendous' Consequences For Iran

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Sunday that there would be “tremendous costs” to Iran if the country develops nuclear weapons. The U.S. is among a group of nations trying to stop the Islamic republic from further developing its nuclear program. Show More Summary

Chris Wallace Whines That CIA Director Won't Use Fox News' Term 'Islamist Extremists'

Fox News Sunday's host Chris Wallace was miffed this morning that CIA director John Brennan refuses to call ISIS and other terrorist groups 'Islamic extremists.' This phrase is common to Fox News and other Conservatives talkers and is...Show More Summary

CIA Director John Brennan says U.S. will ‘keep pressure’ on Iran

CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that regardless of the outcome of negotiations with Iran, the United States will keep pressure on the country. "The nuclear program is one issue that we're hoping to be able to halt, but also, we see that Iran is still a state sponsor of terrorism," he said during an […]

Brennan: ISIS Is Not Islamic

Chris Wallace asked CIA Director John Brennan why the administration won’t define ISIS as Islamic, and Brennan did a great job explaining. Brennan reiterated to Chris Wallace that ISIS’ ideology is a “twisted, perverted interpretation of a religion that they purport to represent.” He denied it’s a religious ideology, but Wallace asked, “Well, Islam is [...]

CIA Chief: ISIS’s Momentum Blunted In Syria And Iraq

CIA Director John Brennan says ISIS is no longer “on the march.” Clearly ISIS’s momenutm inside of Iraq and Syria has been blunted, and it has been stopped. So they are not on the march as they were several months ago,” Brennan said on “Fox News Sunday,” using an acronym for the group that has [...]

Chris Wallace Grills CIA Head: Why Won’t You Call ISIS ‘Islamic Extremists’?

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

Chris Wallace confronted CIA Director John Brennan today over why he and the White House are "ignoring" ISIS' Islamic connections and not confronting their religious extremism head-on.

Weekend Show Preview — 3.22.15

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Pope Francis on “Al Punto”; CIA director, John Brennan on “Fox News Sunday”; and Senator John McCain on “State of the Union.” Sunday:  CBS’s \"Face the Nation\": House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Sen. Show More Summary

Ticker: Brennan, ‘CBS Evening News,’ TWC

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan rarely appears on Sunday public affairs programs. That will change this week, when the head of the CIA sits down with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” As CIA director, Brennan hasShow More Summary

Why CIA Chief John Brennan Represents All That Is Wrong With U.S. Thinking on Jihad

By constantly projecting Western standards on Islamic jihadist, CIA head John Brennan has come to epitomize the U.S. intelligence community's intellectual failures concerning the true sources of the jihad.

CIA Head: ISIS ‘Psychopathic Thugs,’ Not Islamic

CIA Director John Brennan doesn’t like the term “Islamic extremists”. He echoed President Obama in saying the U.S. shouldn’t be giving the terrorist group “legitimacy.” He called what ISIS is doing “inconsistent” with how many other Muslims view their faith, and said they’re more like terrorists, criminals, and “psychopathic thugs.” Brennan argued that using words [...]

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