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Tag Archives: National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Carrie Cordero on Questions to Ask After the Boston Attacks

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with this piece on the Boston attacks and possible improvements to our approach to counterterrorism: If the recent news reports are accurate (a leap of faith, but a necessary one for present purposes), then DNI Clapper’s recent statement that . . .
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Wall Street Journal on NCTC Database Access

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

The Wall Street Journal has an article today, titled “U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens.”  It reports: The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure . . .
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Joscelyn Responds to Our Posts on Matt Olsen

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5:04 PM

( A joint response from Benjamin Wittes and Bobby Chesney) On Thursday we criticized a piece by Thomas Joscelyn at The Weekly Standard concerning Matt Olsen and the GTMO Review Task Force, in which Joscelyn called into question the task force’s decision to recommend transfers for persons whom an earlier military-screening process had determined to be dangerous (see Ben’s post . . .
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Matt Olsen to Be Nominated to Head the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

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Friday, July 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM

The White House announcement is here.