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Terrorism & National Security

5 Years since Madrid

Report 11 March 2009
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings that killed 191-- and exactly seven and a half years since 9/11. To limit the chance that this happens again, we ask what the most important steps are that we can take today, at home and abroad, to keep ourselves safe from terrorism.
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International Economy

Global Economic Crisis is the Greatest Threat

Report 13 February 2009
Yesterday, the new Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, warned that “the primary near-term security concern of the United States is the global economic crisis and its geopolitical implications.” While Al Qaeda remains the most direct threat to the physical security of the United States, the geopolitical ramifications of the global economic crisis are truly startling. The interconnected nature of the global economy has meant that the current crisis has affected all regions of the world.
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This Week Confirms an Undeniable Legacy of Failure

Press Release Washington, D.C. 12 December 2008

Rank-and-File Spies Seem to be Leaning Toward Obama

News Congressional Quarterly 24 October 2008
Terrorism & National Security

Rand Beers Op-Ed: Don't need faked letter to indict Bush team

Press Release Washington, D.C. 13 August 2008

The Bush Administration's Intelligence Legacy

Report 1 August 2008
This week the Bush administration made a number of important reforms to the Intelligence Community (IC) that have long been supported and encouraged by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, intelligence experts, and Congress. However, these reforms come too late to reverse the Bush administration’s intelligence legacy of neglect, mismanagement and politicization. It is a legacy that has done great damage to our nation’s IC and made America less secure.
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Terrorism & National Security

Intel Officials Send Letter to DNI McConnell Seeking Clarity on FISA, Telecom Immunity

Press Release Washington, D.C. 25 February 2008
Yesterday, four former senior level intelligence officials, all of whom have worked with Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell in the past, sent a letter to McConnell seeking clarification on statements both he and President Bush have made during the recent debate over FISA and telecom immunity.
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Terrorism & National Security

Bush Details Al-Qaeda Threat

News Los Angeles Times 20 June 2007

Bush Declassifies Bin Laden Intelligence

News Washington Post 15 June 2007