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August 8, 2012

Asia
A Conversation with John O. Brennan

Please join John O. Brennan to discuss U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen's political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security situation throughou…

August 8, 2012

Asia
A Conversation with John O. Brennan

John O. Brennan discusses U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen's political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security situation throughout the country.

June 29, 2016

United States
John Brennan on Transnational Threats to Global Security

John O. Brennan discusses instability and transnational threats to global security.

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February 7, 2013

Defense and Security
John Brennan’s Confirmation Hearing and Targeted Killings

Today, John Brennan, White House homeland security adviser and deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism, will appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) to discuss …

Brennan and Feinstein

January 7, 2013

United States
John Brennan as CIA Director: What It Means

Several news agencies are reporting that John Brennan, White House homeland security advisor and deputy national security advisor for counterterrorism, will be nominated to be the director of the Cen…

Brennan nomination

May 24, 2019

Islamic State
Where Exactly is the Islamic State in West Africa?

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) claimed a May 16 attack near Tongo Tongo, Niger, killing more than 20 soldiers not far from the Malian border. In March it issued a photo of its members in Burkina Faso and in April it claimed an attack on a militia in Mali. But, it is not clear that the ISWA group based primarily in Nigeria is behind those attacks. 

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March 11, 2014

United States
CIA Director Brennan Denies Hacking Allegations

CIA Director John Brennan discusses the current challenges facing the intelligence community in a conversation with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News.

March 11, 2014

United States
CIA Director Brennan Denies Hacking Allegations

CIA Director John O. Brennan discusses the current challenges facing the intelligence community in a conversation with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News.

February 8, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Civilian Casualties, and John Brennan

Dianne Feinstein, Opening Remarks at the Senate Intelligence Committee Confirmation Hearing for John Brennan, February 7, 2013. I’ve… been attempting to speak publicly about the very low number of c…

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May 23, 2019

Nigeria
ISWA Tries to Win Over Some Nigerians While Killing Others

The conventional wisdom is that the Boko Haram faction that calls itself the Islamic State in West African (ISWA) is less brutal than Abubakar Shekau’s rival faction, notorious for the Chibok school girl kidnapping and the targeting of civilians. There is some truth to this: ISWA has avoided using female and child suicide bombers and it does not seem to indiscriminately murder entire villages. Its rhetoric does not glory in murder like Shekau’s.

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