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The Russia Connection

What They've Said About Russian Election Interference

We made a little video.

No commentary. No opinions. No nothing—except recent senior intelligence and administration officials answering questions about what they believe about the Russian election interference.

The senior intelligence all spoke at last week's Aspen Security Forum. The full videos of their remarks are available here. The other snippets are taken from, well, elsewhere.

As the Romans might say, res ipsa loquitur.

Hoover Book Soiree

Invitation to the Hoover Book Soiree: Gen. Michael Hayden on "Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror"

The sixth in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington offices will take place on March 11, when Benjamin Wittes will interview Gen.

Secrecy: FOIA

ACLU Releases Letter in ACLU v. CIA Regarding Disclosures in Gen. Hayden's New Book

Yesterday, the ACLU filed a letter in the ongoing case ACLU v. CIA regarding the release of former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden's autobiography, which according to the book's description, covers Hayden's role in the CIA's targeted-killing program, the expansion of that program, and the campaign's effectiveness in countering terrorism.

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #85: An Interview with General Michael Hayden

Want to see cyber attribution and deterrence in action? In August, a hacker pulled the names of US military personnel and others out of a corporate network and passed them to ISIL. British jihadist Junaid Hussain exulted when ISIL released the names. “They have us on their ‘hit list,’ and we have them on ours too…,” he tweeted. On the whole, I’d rather be on theirs.

The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Surveillance Reform After Snowden

Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted Ben, along with Laura Donohue of Georgetown law school, former NSA Director Michael Hayden, and Robin Simcox of the Henry Jackson Society, to discuss the future of surveillance reform in a post-Snowden world. What have we learned about NSA surveillance activities and its oversight mechanisms since June 2013? In what way should U.S. intelligence operations be informed by their potential impact on U.S. on economic interests?

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