The struggle for me this month is deciding what Intelligence Community (IC) centric topic is worthy of your time. I could regal you with what I heard from the IC leadership at the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in San Antonio (24-26 August) and the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence Summit in Washington D.C. 1,045 more words
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This long read in The Guardian sketches the turbulent relationship and complex power dynamics between al-Qaida and the group now known as ISIS:
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Since its effective creation in 2003, under the leadership of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, ISI had been happy to use al-Qaida’s brand name and its money, but often ignored pleas for closer communication with central command – even when they came from Bin Laden himself.
Graphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman. You can listen to the episode LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET… 200 more words
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled the mass collection of telephone metadata unlawful in a landmark decision that provides a foothold for a full legal challenge to the National Security Agency. 263 more words
The purpose of the prior 5 blog series about Chicago’s past proven claims of detainees being tortured by Chicago police, is to explain why residents cannot take the word of the Chicago police or their mouth pieces that the allegations of detainee abuse by police, as reported in the 2/24 and the 2/25/15 Guardian news outlet, are false. 1,906 more words