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U.S. Intel Chief Admits Iraq and Syria May Not Survive as States (Video)

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Public remarks by the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and by John Brennan, director of the CIA, suggest that Washington is making its peace with a break-up of Syria and Iraq.

US Intel Chief: Iraq and Syria may not Survive as States

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Public remarks by the head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency and by John Brennan, director of the CIA, suggest that Washington is…

CIA's Human Rights Violations Honored By Fordham University

Students and faculty at Fordham University gather in orange jumpsuits to petition President McShane to revoke CIA Director John Brennan's honorary degree. (Photo: Louie Dean Valencia-García) In May, just before students and faculty left school for the summer -- we are back now -- Fordham University President Joseph M. Show More Summary

Brennan wrote an apology to Feinstein and Chambliss for spying on Senate panel. But he never sent it

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

CIA Director John Brennan exposed again. Rank-and-file Americans are unlikely to see most of the 6,700 classified pages of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's torture report. Maybe in 20 or 50 years, they will be released. Or maybe not. Show More Summary

John Brennan’s Unsent Letter: ‘I Apologize for the Actions of CIA Officers’

New documents obtained by Vice’s Jason Leopold shed light on the actions of the intelligence agency after it was caught spying on its Senate overseers.

The CIA vs. the Senate: Inside the shadowy turf war at the center of American government

CIA chief John Brennan refuses to acknowledge surveillance conducted on the Senate's intelligence committee

CIA boss John Brennan drafted this never-sent apology letter to senators over the CIA hacking

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

“The CIA accidentally released a document to me under FOIA and then asked that I refrain from posting it,” says VICE reporter Jason Leopold. He declined their request. Read the rest

The Google Search That Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate

2 months agoNews : Vice News

John Brennan was about to say he was sorry. On July 28, 2014, the CIA director wrote a letter to senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss — the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee (SSCI) and the panel's ranking Republican, respectively. Show More Summary

CIA: OK, So Maybe We Work With Bad Guys

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The CIA is willing to overlook some of its shadier partners’ human rights records if they can still get the goods, according to agency Director John Brennan. In a letter sent to a trio of lawmakers and provided to The Huffington...Show More Summary

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR SPIES: Hudson Institute senior fellow Gabriel Schoenfeld on “The Central Incl…

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR SPIES: Hudson Institute senior fellow Gabriel Schoenfeld on “The Central Inclusiveness Agency.” The Central Intelligence Agency is once again mired in crisis. CIA Director John Brennan finds himself “deeply concerned.”...Show More Summary

CIA’s failure to hire and promote diverse agents erodes spy agency’s mission, study finds

The CIA is failing to hire and promote sufficient numbers of minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, as he announced a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission. Show More Summary

CIA Chief Travels to Israel as Iran Talks Press On

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan visited Israel last week for high-level meetings with national security and political officials as the U.S. continues negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program.

CIA Chief Secretly Visits Israel Ahead of Anticipated Iran Nuclear Deal

US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan secretly visited Israel last week to discuss the much anticipated deal between Iran and six world powers on Tehran's controversial nuclear program, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing senior Israeli officials.

CIA chief John Brennan holds secret meeting with Israel to discuss Iran

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

CIA chief John Brennan made a “secret” visit to Israel last week to discuss an emerging nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported on Tuesday. It came as a June 30 deadline looms for a deal that would row back Iran’s nuclear programme in...

Report: CIA Director Secretly Briefed Israeli Intelligence Officials on Iran Nuclear Deal

4 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

CIA director John Brennan traveled to Israel in secret last week to brief Mossad intelligence officials on "the agreement developing between Iran and the world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program and Iran’s involvement in terror and subversive...Show More Summary

CIA Director Admits: US Foreign Policy Causes Terrorism

John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, acknowledged that US foreign policy may sometimes cause terrorism.

Intelligence Agencies Need To Knock Off The Fearmongering

Parts of the U.S. Patriot Act expired on Sunday. You may not have noticed, but the terrorists did. At least that’s what CIA Director John Brennan said on CBS’s “Face

America's Most Lethal Enemy: Itself?

Micah Zenko Defense, North America Our American foreign policy decisions only making matters worse? You make the call.  Recently on “Face the Nation,” CIA Director John Brennan made an unnoticed but significant acknowledgement about the conduct and consequences of U.S. Show More Summary

CIA Boss Claims That Merely Debating Surveillance Is Helping The Terrorists

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yesterday morning, prior to the Senate debate that has resulted in the (brief) expiration of a few provisions in the PATRIOT Act, CIA director John Brennan went on one of those Sunday morning talk shows and made a complete fool of himself, pretending that merely debating things like the 4th Amendment was helping the terrorists. Show More Summary

US Intelligence Aware of Increasing Capabilities of Islamic State Radicals

The intelligence that the United States has gathered on Islamic State radicals points to their growing strength in the Middle East, CIA Director John Brennan said in an interview with CBS, adding that the rise of ISIL should be countered with both military and political means.

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