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Does Trump’s Purge of the Intelligence Community Make Us Less Safe?

Does Trump’s Purge of the Intelligence Community Make Us Less Safe?

Last month, Trump replaced the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) with the lightly-qualified Stephen Grenell, former ambassodr to Germany. Grenell proceeded to fire the head of the DNI’s counterterrorism center. This prompted some wailing from the national security establishment and predictable praise for Loras Shiao, the career official whom Grennell chose to replace Travers. Top...

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Opinion: Intel Chiefs Stay Silent on Trump’s Purge 

Opinion: Intel Chiefs Stay Silent on Trump’s Purge 

Last month, I wrote a story of Trump’s machinations around the Office of Director of National Intelligence under the headline, “Trump’s Intelligence Rattles National Security Establishment.” Kent Harrington, former CIA officer and later an agency spokesman, uses the same word. “There is no question that Trump’s latest round of firings qualify as a ‘purge,'” he...

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Trump’s Intelligence Purge Rattles National Security Establishment

Trump’s Intelligence Purge Rattles National Security Establishment

Former CIA director John Brennan calls it a “full blown national security crisis.” Soon to be ex-acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire says Congress that Russia is seeking to influence in the 2020 presidential election on behalf of President Trump. Trump is replacing Maguire with Richard Grenell, a former spokesman for U.S. Ambassador...

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