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What Would Thomas Jefferson Do…With the CIA?

Since 1805, U.S. intelligence agencies have been taking out Middle Eastern enemies and failing to predict the next crisis. Isn’t it time for an overhaul?

Report

Searching for Hostages Isn’t CIA’s Top Priority, Insiders Say

The hunt for al Qaeda leaders takes precedence when it comes to intelligence collection.

Report

Le Petit Problème With France’s New Big Brother

Can French intelligence agencies handle the terabytes of data that they just got permission to collect?

Report

Meet the Shadow Warrior Leading the Fight Against the Islamic State

Major General Mike Nagata predicted the rise of the militants. Can he train enough rebels to defeat them?

Shadow Government

Did the New Spooks on the Block Really Fix U.S Intelligence?

Ten years ago, ODNI was pitched as the cure to what ailed America's counterterrorism operations. Did it work?

Dispatch

The Fight Over Canada’s Patriot Act

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has introduced an ambitious and unpopular intelligence reform agenda. Can anyone stop it?

Shadow Government

The Office of the DNI’s Greatest Hits

Assessing the office of the director of national intelligence.

Passport

John Oliver to Ed Snowden: Intel Reform Hangs on Dick Pics

Americans don't care about surveillance. They do care about the government holding on to their naked photos.

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