Drawing Lessons from Wikileaks

Wikileaks revealed reports recently that indicate the government of Pakistan may be playing both sides in the war in Afghanistan. While the details are murky, we must always maintain our ...

Why the Post‘s Investigative Series Matters

The Dana Priest investigative series in the Washington Post states that 854,000 employees now hold top-secret security clearances, an example of the astonishing growth in the intelligence bureaucracy since 2001. The ...

Flight 253: The Role of CIA Bureaucracy

The Northwest Flight 253 bombing incident on Christmas Day is yet another indication of the need for intelligence reform, reform that can protect Americans and our allies. According to CIA spokesman ...

The CIA’s Bureaucracy Problem

An Italian court recently sentenced 23 CIA employees in absentia for their role in the 2003 Abu Omar rendition. We should capture terrorists anywhere, any time, but we should get the ...

Reforming the CIA

President Obama’s decision to create the High-Value Interrogation Group, headquartered at the FBI and controlled by the White House, is good news. The best path toward intelligence reform is to ...

CIA Dysfunction Bites Pelosi

The CIA’s involvement in internal American politics causes it to be featured on the front pages of newspapers almost daily. Recent statements from the CIA confirmed that it ...