A Malignant Cancer

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The Cipher Brief spoke with Rob Richer, CIA’s former Associate Deputy Director for Operations, about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Richer spoke about the importance of cooperation between US intelligence agencies and their foreign counterparts. He also discussed how legal restrictions have hurt the Intelligence Community’s ability to collect.

The Cipher Brief: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. If true, this is a watershed moment for the group. What does this attack tell you about the evolution of ISIS’ capabilities and its ability to strike the West? 

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