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Washington and London Ignored Warnings about the ISIS Offensive in Iraq | The Daily Beast

June 24, 2014

Brian Fishman, a fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, sees the tie-up as being more indirect and Byzantine, noting there is a difference between “an explicit partnership or an implicit alignment of interests.” And he maintains that ...

House Votes to Defund NSA ‘Backdoor’ Searches | The Daily Beast

June 20, 2014

“Tonight's overwhelming vote to rein in the NSA's backdoor access to Americans' data signals widespread discontent amongst House members over how the USA FREEDOM Act was watered down by the House leadership in secret negotiations with the intelligence community,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute.

Twitter Snitch Spills Isis's Secrets | The Daily Beast

June 18, 2014

Brian Fishman, a fellow at The New America foundation and ISIS analyst who has been following the group for years, is cautious about @wikibaghdady's claims but called the account, “at minimum a keen observer of events in Syria,” and “a key source of ...

ISIS's Secret Allies | The Daily Beast

June 13, 2014

“ISIS control in Mosul is contingent on political alliances they have made with the Baathists and the tribal groups,” said Brian Fishman, a fellow at the New America Foundation, who has been following ISIS since the group's early days during the Iraq war.

Ethics Office Thinks Gop Rep. Broke Law | The Daily Beast

June 11, 2014

“ISIS control in Mosul is contingent on political alliances they have made with the Baathists and the tribal groups,” said Brian Fishman, a fellow at the New America Foundation, who has been following ISIS since the group's early days during the Iraq war.

The CIA: From Hush-Hush to Tweet-Tweet | The Daily Beast

June 11, 2014

Longtime CIA official Philip Mudd, who was deputy director of counterterrorism analysis when he retired in 2010, said his conversations with current Agency operatives confirm Harlow's view. “Some people at the Agency don't like this,” said Mudd, who ...

How Obama Got Spies Behind Taliban Deal | The Daily Beast

June 2, 2014

Anand Gopal, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and the author of No Good Men Among the Living, a history of the Afghan conflict, agreed. “I am a little surprised they did not think the networks were decimated in 2012,” he said. “The Taliban may ...

How The Bergdahl Deal Went Down |The Daily Beast

June 2, 2014

Anand Gopal, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and the author of No Good Men Among the Living, a history of the Afghan conflict, agreed. “I am a little surprised they did not think the networks were decimated in 2012,” he said. “The Taliban may ...

The NSA Wins Again. You Lose | The Daily Beast

May 22, 2014

Another red flag came as the White House announced its support (PDF) for the amended bill, saying it would “provide the public greater confidence in our programs and the checks and balances in the system.” Kevin Bankston, a policy director at the New America Foundation, said, “Either hell has frozen over or it’s been totally watered down.”

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Removing the Kahane Google App Isn’t Censorship

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  • David Sterman,
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July 11, 2013 |
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