Integrated Intelligence Key To Combatting Dynamic Threats

by James Clapper

The NATO Alliance faces an increasingly complex, diffuse threat environment.  Consequently, we are always striving toward more integrated intelligence to stay a step ahead.  NATO is positioned to...

NATO and Cyberwar Strategy: Proceed with Caution

by Todd Rosenblum

NATO has much to discuss at its annual summit in Warsaw on July 8 – 9.  From the implications of the UK’s decision to exit the EU, to aggressive Russian actions in the Baltics, to the war with...

ISIL: You just can’t take them out and it’s over

by Walter Pincus

The United States is involved in a “global, and long-term effort to defeat ISIL (the Islamic State), and ensure that other violent extremist groups, such as Jabhat al Nusra, al Qaeda’s...

Risking All in the Defense of Liberty

by Jeanine Hayden

Thinking about the Fourth of July, Independence Day, always takes me back to my school days when I studied the Revolutionary war and learned about the kind of men and women that it took to win our...

Maybe It is About Guns (At Least Partly)

by General Michael Hayden

After Orlando (and now Istanbul on top of San Bernardino and Paris and Brussels), will we ever feel safe again?  Why can’t our governments protect us from these senseless atrocities?  These...

The North Korea Threat

by Joe Detrani

North Korea is threatening the Global Community with its reckless nuclear and missile behavior.   They have consistently disregarded U.N. Security Council Resolutions and have made clear,...

Beyond Illegal Orders: Concern About a Misuse of Executive Power

by Rhea Siers

During this unusual political season, I hear a recurring question from former, present, and aspiring intelligence officers.  It’s a question that I have rarely heard before, no matter the...

Financing Nuclear Modernization: Tough Decisions for the Next President

by Walter Pincus

The next president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, will have to make hard decisions about whether to go ahead with the current, enormously costly, U.S. nuclear weapons modernization plan, though...

At the Gates of Fallujah

by Ambassador Ryan Crocker

An assortment of Iraqi forces will drive Islamic State from Fallujah. Then the real trouble will start. In addition to army and police, a number of extremist Shia militias are on the scene. They are...

Implications for the U.S. of the Brexit Vote

by Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

President Barack Obama attracted much attention, positive and negative, for his comments during his April trip to the UK, advocating for Britain to remain in the EU.  The invitation to come to...