What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid

As Islamabad’s ambassador to Washington, I had an intimate view of the Pakistani response to the SEAL Team 6 operation. But I still have a few unanswered questions.

Observation Deck

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?

The Cable

Obama Administration: Hersh Account of Bin Laden Raid ‘Patently False’

Current and former officials flatly deny journalist's assertions of grand U.S.-Pakistani conspiracy.


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?

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?


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.


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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