Intelligence Support to the Military
Jane Harman and John McLaughlin will discuss the role of intelligence in supporting the U.S. military in peacetime and wartime. As ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, each offers a unique perspective into the challenges faced by the intelligence community in providing accurate and timely intelligence to American defense policy makers, military commanders, and the U.S. armed forces.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Reception
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Meeting
Micah Zenko argues that as the drone war in Yemen intensifies, the division of labor between the Defense Department and the CIA needs to be clarified.
Micah Zenko asks why we aren't asking Chuck Hagel about the stuff the secretary of defense actually does.
Department of Justice Memo: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al Qa’ida or An Associated Force
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.