Category: Congress

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The National Security Act Turns 75 

The National Security Act Turns 75 

from the non-profit National Security Archive Today, on the law’s 75th anniversary, the National Security Archive publishes a compilation of key declassified U.S. documents that show the run-up to its enactment, the debates surrounding the unification of the military departments, and the establishment of three major national security organizations: the National Security Council (NSC) and the...

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The U.S. Capitol Police Are Ill-Prepared for Another Assault

The U.S. Capitol Police Are Ill-Prepared for Another Assault

BARRING SOME unforeseen and dramatic changes in the dynamics of American politics,  we are headed for another wave of violence pivoting on the 2020 and 2024 elections, when Trump-Republican state and local officials are widely expected to protest Democratic victories at the polls and move to nullify the results. In place after place, according to...

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About That U.S. Intelligence Report on UFOs

About That U.S. Intelligence Report on UFOs

This unclassified June 2021 report, issued by the Office of Director of National Intelligence, was requested by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force found 143 sitings of phenomena that could not be readily explained. After carefully considering this information, the UAPTF focused on reports that involved UAP largely witnessed firsthand by...

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Spy Talk: 5 Ways to Read an Intelligence Report 

Spy Talk: 5 Ways to Read an Intelligence Report 

From the reliable SpyTalk,  retired CIA official Ronald Marks has some commonsense advice for those trying to understand the intelligence process. First of all, do remember it is analysis, not crystal ball gazing. Never in my long history with the CIA  has there been one perfect piece of information that tells the whole story. The...