Although Joel’s post from last night cites the wrong letter from Judge Walton to Senators Leahy and Grassley, this week’s letter, which definitely does not bury the lede, does provide significant data on the interactions between the FISA Court … Read more »
Joel Brenner, the former National Counterintelligence Executive at ODNI has an interesting piece in Foreign Policy, entitled “Gray Matter.” [Free login required]. Here’s an excerpt:
We’re in a strategic trap that’s partly economic and partly in our heads.
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Craig Whitlock has a very interesting piece in the Washington Post today, the main thrust of which is to describe the military’s efforts to establish aerial surveillance capacity across wide swaths of Africa, in support of both counterterrorism and foreign … Read more »
Joel Brenner, who served as inspector general of the National Security Agency and as the national counterintelligence executive in the DNI’s office, joined Jack the other day to discuss his new book, America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix … Read more »
Joel Brenner’s America the Vulnerable offers the best general-interest treatment I have yet read of this country’s cyber-vulnerabilities. It is elegantly argued, teeming with facts and illuminating anecdotes, sophisticated about technology, and all written with an insider’s understanding of the … Read more »
Noah Shachtman reports at Danger Room that a “computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.” The story does not indicate how … Read more »