Category: ODNI

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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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US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

                          Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence. From CNNPolitics Simply put, in invoking the state secrets privilege, the most senior US intelligence official is trying to prevent the revelation of classified information in legal proceedings triggered not by an adversary, but by one...

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Dan Jones: How ODNI Nominee Avril Haines Whitewashed Torture

Dan Jones: How ODNI Nominee Avril Haines Whitewashed Torture

Spencer Ackerman of Daily Beast calls it “a proxy war.” The nomination of Avril Haines to serve as director of the Office of National Intelligence (ODNI) has set off a power struggle between the center-left and center-right factions of the Democratic policy world. This is a consequential fight, the ODNI overseees–but does not actually run–17...

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All About Avril Haines, Biden’s Pick for the Top U.S. Intelligence Job

All About Avril Haines, Biden’s Pick for the Top U.S. Intelligence Job

Avril Haines is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to run the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). if confirmed, she will effectively serve as the chairwoman of the U.S. intelligence community. The ODNI doesn’t control the budgets of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, but it does coordinate and set direction. It is not as...

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The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

Former CIA spokesman Kent Harrington runs down the history of warnings from the intelligence community about pandemics. There were quite a few. Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama paid attention. The intelligence community first raised the alert immediately after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, when then-DNI Dennis Blair testified that, “The most pressing...

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