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10th June 2017 – Quoted by Peter Baker, David E. Sanger - The New York Times

Trump-Comey Feud Eclipses a Warning on Russia: ‘They Will Be Back’

Eric S. Edelman

Lost in the showdown between President Trump and James B. Comey that played out this past week was a chilling threat to the United States. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

Belgian Terror Police Trust WhatsApp More Than Their Own Comms Network

Thomas Joscelyn

Belgian police reportedly rely on the free messaging service WhatsApp to communicate in times of crisis because Brussel’s telecommunications network is vulnerable. more...

18th July 2016 – Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

The US Just Issued a “Remarkable” Warning to Turkey Amid Its Post-Coup Crackdown

Jonathan Schanzer

Tension between the US and Turkey has escalated dramatically in the wake of Ankara's far-reaching crackdown on those suspected to have been involved in Friday's failed military coup. In addition to more than 2,000 members of the Turkish armed forces, Ankara has ordered that at least 50 high-level civil servants, 8,000 police officers, and 30 regional governors with alleged ties to the coup plotters be either arrested or fired, according to Reuters. more...

23rd June 2016 – The Wall Street Journal - Co-written by Chip Register

Defeating ISIS on the Digital Battlefield

Clearly, the U.S. and its allies can and should meet Islamic State on the battlefield, whether in Syria or Iraq. But the war with the ISIS “virtual state”—those the terrorist organization inspires over the internet, like Omar Mateen in Orlando—will be much harder to fight and will go on long after ISIS ground forces are driven into mountains and caves. more...

6th June 2016 – The Loopcast

A Discussion on Expertise, Part II

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In a continuation of The Loopcast's 2013 show What Makes an Expert an "Expert", FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Tom Nichols resume the discussion in light of the recent Ben Rhodes interview. more...

18th May 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Left at the Mercy of the Mullahs

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Since the Central Intelligence Agency contractor Robert Levinson disappeared after a trip to the Iranian island of Kish in 2007, journalists, government officials and the curious have asked me: Of the various stories told about Mr. Levinson’s disappearance, which one makes the most sense? more...

20th April 2016 – The Washington Times

A spy’s story

Clifford D. May

After a long and extraordinary career, Gen. Michael Hayden has written “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.” Both a memoir and a primer on modern espionage, it also attempts to correct the historical record and maybe settle a few scores. Nothing wrong with that, if you ask me. more...

5th March 2016 – FOX News

America’s News HQ

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey comments on national security & the 2016 elections. more...

29th February 2016 – FOX Business

Varney & Co.

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council R. James Woolsey on Apple's legal battle with the FBI. more...

24th January 2016 – Quoted by Julian Hattem - The Hill

Mystery swirls around American spy who went missing in Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It’s been nine years since Robert Levinson went missing in Iran, and nobody seems to know where he is — or even if he’s still alive. more...

31st December 2015 – Sinclair Broadcasting Group

2 KUTV

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May comments on NSA tracking of Israeli leaders. more...

17th December 2015 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on terror threats in the U.S. and the F.B.I. more...

15th December 2015 – Hearst TV

WMUR 9 News

John Hannah

As voters prepare to make their picks in the New Hampshire primary eight weeks from now, one of the top issues in the campaign will be national security and the fight against terrorism. more...

9th December 2015 – FOX Business

Cavuto Coast to Coast

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey on the intel community & ISIS. more...

8th December 2015 – Syndicated

The Dennis Prager Show

FDD's Leadership Council Chairman R. James Woolsey discusses the aftermath of the San Bernardino shooting. more...

5th December 2015 – FOX News

The Greg Gutfeld Show

FDD's Leadership Council Chairman Jim Woolsey on San Bernardino shootings. more...

20th November 2015 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Ringleader of Paris Attacks Killed, but His Travels Worry Intel Experts

Thomas Joscelyn

European and U.S. intelligence officials expressed alarm that the supposed architect of the deadly Paris attacks last week was able to slip so easily back and forth between Syria and the heart of Western Europe, even as French officials confirmed Thursday that the Islamic State terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud had been killed in a raid in a Paris suburb. more...

19th November 2015 – CNN

CNN Newsroom

FDD Chairman R. James Woolsey speaks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about Edward Snowden's revelations and how he thinks they influenced the Paris attackers' decisions. more...

18th November 2015 – CBS

CBS News

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD senior fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht comments on ISIS and the intel community. more...

16th November 2015 – FOX News

The O’Reilly Factor

FDD Chairman Jim Woolsey discusses U.S. strategy after the Paris attacks. more...

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12th February 2014 - 5:45 PM

Jim Woolsey Debates Granting Clemency to Edward Snowden

Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files—tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?

15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.