NBC News published this Department of Justice confidential white paper on February 5, 2013, which outlines the legal framework that would allow the U.S. government to "use lethal force in a foreign country" against a U.S. citizen highly involved with al-Qaeda or its associates. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators requested all classified documents related to the legality of targeted killings of Americans be released.
Elliott Abrams says the politicizing of intelligence on Syria is part of the Obama administration's continuing defense of its failure to help the Syrian opposition and is a misuse of the intelligence community.
Jerome P. Bjelopera of the Congessional Research Service sets forth possible considerations for Congress as it executes its oversight role for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has reformed itself since 2001 to be more proactive and intelligence-driven concerning domestic terrorism.
The FBI's Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG) was first issued to help implement the new Attorney General's Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations that were issued earlier in 2008. DIOG was original released by FOIA request on December 16, 2008, and again in October 15, 2011 to update and revise the definitions of terms and procedures.
The payoff of huge investments in security precautions mean better intelligence collection, surveillance, and other security infrastructure that combine to make the likelihood of an al-Qaeda attack today very slim.
In a post for the Atlantic, Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for the National Journal, looks at the Obama administration'sgrowing reliance on hard power and the realtionship developing between the U.S. military and the CIA.
Panelists compare and contrast the linkages between law enforcement and intelligence in the United States and the United Kingdom and discuss how violent extremism has changed the business of intelligence.
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