Speakers: Jane Harman and Peter Hoekstra Presider: Joseph J. Helman
Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) and Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), two leaders in the drafting and passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, discuss national security and the state of the intelligence community.
Thomas Fingar, who leads the agency that produced the most recent Iran National Intelligence Estimate, says conclusions about Tehran’s weapons program are sound, but the report’s delivery could have been framed differently.
Senator Christopher Dodd gave this speech on the Senate floor on December 17, 2007, during a hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He argues that companies have violated their customers' privacy rights in handing over information to the government without warrants and that they should not be granted immunity.
Speakers: Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh Presider: Michael Moran
Listen to Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh discuss their Foreign Affairsarticle, "The Costs of Containing Iran," and U.S. policy toward Iran following the findings of the National Intelligence Estimate released in December 2007.
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