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What was in John Brennan’s emails?

What was in John Brennan’s emails?

In 2015, WikiLeaks published a tranche of emails hacked from the account of future CIA Director John Brennan. Among the documents was “The Conundrum of Iran,” a draft paper, on U.S. policy toward Iran that Brennan wrote in July 2007, with recommendations for the next president. When Barack Obama was elected, Brennan became national security adviser,...

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Trump’s ‘Deep State’ rhetoric debunked by Tim Wiener

Tim Wiener, formerly of the New York Times, is one of the country’s leading intelligence writers. His histories of the CIA (Legacy of Ashes) and the FBI (Enemies) are brisk best-sellers that render harsh judgement on these agencies. (He is too harsh according to the CIA.) In a long review essay for the New York...

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Trump’s Deep State Strategy: Conquer by Dividing

President Trump is taking action against his so-called deep state critics, a sign of the intensifying power struggle in Washington between an authoritarian president and an unnerved and alarmed national security establishment. On Monday the White House announced Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former CIA directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, former director of national...

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Timothy Snyder Explains the Great Russian Disinformation Campaign  

Yale historian Timothy Snyder was among the first to recognize the effectiveness of influence operations launched by the Russian intelligence services. Vladimir Putin’s campaign to destabilize Ukraine 2014 was the model. Russia’s  intervention in America’s 2016 election did not have the paramilitary component of “little green men” (plainclothes special operations commandos) seen in Ukraine but...