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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.

The Cable

Pentagon Intel Chief Steps Aside, Game of Musical Chairs Begins

Defense Chief Ashton Carter will soon be replacing many of the department's top generals, admirals, and civilians.

Report

From Cyberspace to Africa, the CIA Looks to Fights of the Future

The agency has spent years struggling to balance its efforts to hunt down individual militants with its traditional focus on spying on foreign governments.

The Cable

Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’

Top intel official says Russian units key to reversing Ukraine's battlefield gains.

Report

Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

A senior Pentagon official warned that Washington can no longer take its technological advantages over its enemies for granted.

The Cable

Obama’s Surveillance Reform Extends Unmatched Privacy to Foreigners

U.S. surveillance reform in the aftermath of Edward Snowden's revelations haven't gone far enough, but there's one change that no spy agency in the world offers: privacy protections for foreigners.

Best Defense

Regaining the moral high ground: Time to think about ‘Just Intelligence’ doctrine

The study of ethics in war has a deep history. Could its lessons be applied to intelligence activities?

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