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21st January 2015 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Freed Former al Qaeda Operative Was Part of Intelligence Dispute

Thomas Joscelyn

The story of how Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri was first identified and arrested became a key part of the dispute between Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the CIA. Al Marri, who was recently released from a US prison, admitted that he was an al Qaeda sleeper agent. more...

14th January 2015 – Cited by Jeryl Bier - The Weekly Standard

Pentagon Labels YouTube/Twitter Hacking ‘Cyber Vandalism’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Pentagon called the hacking of the Central Command's (CENTCOM) YouTube and Twitter accounts Monday "cyber vandalism" in a letter to service members and their families to allay concerns about the incident. more...

12th January 2015 – The Long War Journal

CENTCOM Sites Hacked with Pro-Islamic State Propaganda

Thomas Joscelyn

Hacker(s) purportedly serving the Islamic State hacked CENTCOM's official Twitter feed and YouTube page on Monday. more...

12th January 2015 – The Washington Examiner

CIA Bides its Time

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The CIA’s Directorate of Operations doesn’t have an acute memory. But it does have durable institutional sentiments. more...

12th January 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on the hacking of CENTCOM's Twitter, new video of the Paris attacks, and more. more...

17th December 2014 – The Washington Times

America Needs Its Rough Men

Clifford D. May

In spring 2009, I was invited to debate “torture” with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” He gave me an opportunity to make a case with which he vehemently disagreed. more...

15th December 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn talk with John Batchelor about responding to terror attacks in the early stages, Abu Zubaida, and the Senate CIA report. more...

15th December 2014 – 89.9 AM KCRW - Los Angeles, CA

To the Point

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD Senior Fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht discusses the utility of the interrogation tactics outlined in the Senate CIA report. more...

10th December 2014 – MSNBC

Ronan Farrow Daily

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey discusses the release of the CIA report by the Senate. more...

10th December 2014 – 960 KKNT AM - Phoenix, AZ

The Seth Leibsohn Show

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey discusses the Senate CIA report. more...

10th December 2014 – Fox Business Network

Cavuto

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey on the implications of the Senate CIA report. more...

10th December 2014 – Bloomberg TV

Street Smart with Trish Regan

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the interrogation techniques discussed in the Senate CIA report. more...

10th December 2014 – MSNBC

Hardball with Chris Matthews

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey participates in a debate on the merits of the practices outlined in the Senate's CIA report. more...

10th December 2014 – Podcast

The Weekly Standard

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on the Democrats' CIA interrogation report, and how it was tailored to fit their biases. more...

9th December 2014 – Fox News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the release of the Senate's CIA Report. more...

9th December 2014 – CNN

The Situation Room

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD Senior Fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht on the release of the Senate CIA report. more...

23rd October 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Analysis: Concerns Rise About US Intel Capabilities on IS

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Concerns about the capabilities of U.S. intelligence agencies have been steadily rising, sparked in part by comments from President Barack Obama that they “underestimated” the rise of the group known as Islamic State. more...

22nd April 2014 – Cited by Joshua Gillin, PolitiFact

Rubio’s Claim that Snowden Scandal ‘Most Damaging’ U.S. Espionage Not Definitive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio makes it clear where he stands on Edward Snowden's exposure of the National Security Agency's spying programs: The situation... more...

21st April 2014 – Quoted by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times

U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say

Bill Roggio

American drones and Yemeni counterterrorism forces killed more than three dozen militants linked to Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen over the weekend in one of... more...

16th April 2014 – The Blaze

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses a recent video by al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula which may indicate the organization's resurgence. more...

Experts

Jonathan Schanzer

Vice President for Research

Clifford D. May

President

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD, Fmr. Director of the CIA

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

Events

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.