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Senators demand CIA boss admit he lied about hacking torture committee

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's one thing for the CIA to hack the Senate committee investigating Bush-era torture, but then director John Brennan told a bald-faced lie, under oath, to the Senate Intelligence Committee (his bosses!) about it. Read the rest

US Senators Urge CIA Director to Apologize for Spying on Senate

Three US Senators requested an apology from CIA Director John Brennan for spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

CIA’s John Brennan Says Intelligence Agencies Must Evolve

CIA Director John Brennan said U.S. intelligence agencies must evolve in order to combat fast-moving threats around the world, saying advances in technology were necessary to anticipate future global risks.

The Case for a Robot-in-Chief

To: John Brennan, Langley HQ From: Operative 650, McMurdo Sound Re: Politics 2.0 Greetings from Antarctica. It's not so bad here, as long as you like tinned peas and snow blindness. But seriously, thanks to several months of sunless winter, I've been able to learn Urdu, top my previous high score in Spider Solitaire, and catch up on my Netflix queue. Show More Summary

US Senate set to vote on new CIA director

Senate Intelligence Committee to vote on John Brennan later in week.

Senate Intelligence Committee Kicks Off Budget Season

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee kicked off budget season this week with a slew of appearances from Washington’s top spies. CIA Director John Brennan, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Defense Intelligence...Show More Summary

CIA chief John Brennan says criticism of Iran deal ‘wholly disingenuous’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran, calling some criticism of the accord “disingenuous” while expressing surprise at Tehran’s concessions. In his first public remarks since the outline agreement was announced last week, the spy...

CIA chief John Brennan: Critics of Iran nuclear deal ‘are being wholly disingenuous’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Opponents of Iran’s initial agreement to curb its nuclear program are being “disingenuous” when they say the deal could still allow the Middle Eastern state to build nuclear weapons, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Tuesday. The initial accord reached last week...

CIA Head: Critics of Iran Deal ‘Wholly Disingenuous’ on the Facts

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

CIA Director John Brennan said tonight that critics of the Iran deal who are arguing it creates a pathway for Iran to get the bomb are being "wholly disingenuous."

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

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