14 Feb 2006

9/11 Mulligan

Able Danger Blog points out a significant development: We had testimony that all of the Able Danger data-mining material was destroyed. I [Rep. Curt Weldon R-PA] now know that that’s not the case. In fact, I now know there’s data still available. And I am in contact with people who

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14 Feb 2006

Hey, I was going to write that (wiretapping)

In Slate Eric Weiner beats me to the punch on comparing wiretapping in the US and Europe: For Europeans, scolding the Bush administration for everything from Guantanamo to the Iraq War to secret CIA prisons has become a full-time job. But when it comes to the American scandal over President

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14 Feb 2006

Just What They Need

I shake my head ruefully at the thought of those I have left behind that are now likely to face still more hours away from the job learning how to love and respect one another: John Robinson was appointed the first chief of equal employment opportunity for U.S. intelligence by

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13 Feb 2006

Why Bother Listening?

Newsweek, the magazine that was so sure that we were flushing Korans down toilets, now uses its mind reading powers to explain away content it hasn’t heard. There are plenty of other sites that address journalists as political hacks and MSM bias, so I won’t try to replicate that here.

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10 Feb 2006

On an IC Board of Governors

While pulling diaper duty I listened to Gibson of Fox News rip Pillar a new one and lambaste his Federal Reserve idea. The angle was political, and the workability of such an approach may be debatable, but I think the larger issue of getting a handle on who works what

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10 Feb 2006

Paul Pilar Speaks

(Yes, I stole the title from Steve Hayes) ;- ) Under normal circumstances blue-collar IOs like myself would never go up against an NIO, but seeing as how we can both append “former” to our old titles – and we’re thousands of miles apart – I don’t mind taking a

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10 Feb 2006

Plug the Leaks

DCIA Goss in the NY Times on leaks and leakers: At the Central Intelligence Agency, we are more than holding our own in the global war on terrorism, but we are at risk of losing a key battle: the battle to protect our classified information. […] As a member of

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10 Feb 2006

Terror Web Watch for February 10, 2006

Item 1: Calls to Set Fire to More Embassies in the Region Joined by Instructions for Making Fire Bombs Item 2: Palestinian Paper Publishes Warnings of “A Season of Migration” from Iraq (Country Profile) to Lebanon Item 3: The E-Jihad Against Denmark: Protests over Cartoons Depicting the Prophet Mohammed Spread

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09 Feb 2006

Those Were The Days

A number of commentators lament what I’ll call – for lack of a better term – the state of the populace during war time. The lack of sacrifice, the lack of concern (sometimes the presence of scorn) over the endeavor we are engaged in. I thought it might be enlightening,

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09 Feb 2006

Toujours en Avant

InsideDefense (subscription required) has a great new article about the Combatant Commanders trying to address the problem of the sharing and delivery of intelligence data. Assuming all goes well, a more thorough treatment of the issues raised in the item below will be forthcoming soon (I’m likely to be the

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