Post Tagged with: "intelligence agencies"

October 23, 2012 08:28

Intelligence and National Security Priorities

Clearly, this administration’s reluctance to deal with the realities of Islamist fundamentalist terrorism, even under the admittedly weak description of a “War on Terror,” and its insistence that “al Qaeda is on the run,” reflect a denial of reality.

September 8, 2010 17:40

Hillary says debt is a national security risk

Even while Obama is out pitching more spending of borrowed dollars, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the Council on Foreign Relations that our national debt is a national security risk echoing previous statements by Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mullins, head of U.S. intelligence – Dennis Blair, and all of America’s intelligence agencies. Maybe someone should start paying attention.

July 22, 2010 06:12

Washington Post Series Overlooks Intel Success

President Bush had to rebuild the intel community after Clinton’s neglect. Clinton had so downsized and discarded the Central Intelligence Agency, and 15 other intelligence agencies, that his first CIA director quit. George Tenet, the longest-running CIA chief under Clinton, later wrote that his agency was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy as Clinton was leaving the presidency. The National Intelligence Agency, the nation’s listening post, was going deaf, Tenet wrote.

May 20, 2010 18:35

President Obama To Replace Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R., Mich.) ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee lauds Blair as “the one person you could count on for rationality among Holder, Napolitano and Brennan.” He says the resignation is “the result of the Obama administration’s rampant politicization of national security and outright disregard for congressional intelligence oversight:”