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12 Steps to Controlling the U.S. Surveillance State

12 Steps to Controlling the U.S. Surveillance State

(Image Credit; Just Security) A team of writers at the Just Security blog, have a 12-step program for reining in the U.S. surveillance system that has expanded relentlessly beyond the control of Congress and the people. Whether President-elect Biden and his national security team will be interested is another question. The Biden intelligence transition team...

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Who Is John Durham and Why Is He Investigating the CIA?

Who Is John Durham and Why Is He Investigating the CIA?

John Durham’s name floats in and out of news cycle, a phantom figure who presence is fleeting but significant. Durham is the career Justice Department attorney, assigned by Attorney General William Barr, to investigate the origins of the FBI”s investigation of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian state agents.  In right-wing media Durham is...

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Ex-Officer: Haspel’s ‘Hero Worship’ of Trump Betrays the Agency Mission

Ex-Officer: Haspel’s ‘Hero Worship’ of Trump Betrays the Agency Mission

A former CIA officer sounds off in the  Just Security blog about Gina Haspel’s applause for President Trump during the State of the Union. Douglas London, a retired operations officer who now teaches at Georgetown University, wrote: Those of us who have worked with Haspel over the years had little expectation that she would push...

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