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22nd June 2015 – FOX Business

Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey discusses cyber-security and hacking. more...

2nd June 2015 – FOX News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the Patriot Act legislation. more...

2nd June 2015 – FOX Business

Varney & Co.

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey discusses Rand Paul and the Patriot Act. more...

1st June 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Slow Release

Thomas Joscelyn

After four years of fierce internecine battles and inexplicable delays, the intelligence community last week started the process of releasing more documents captured in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted on its website several dozen documents of uneven importance, bringing the total number of bin Laden documents available to the public to slightly more than 100. more...

1st June 2015 – BBC

BBC World News America

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey discusses the impact of the Patriot Act on national security. more...

3rd March 2015 – Quoted by Emily Cadei - Ozy

Eyes and Ears in the Arab World

Reuel Marc Gerecht

In the campaign against the Islamic State group, Faisal Al Shoubaki might be the most important spy in the world. more...

27th February 2015 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on new revelations from the bin Laden documents. more...

18th February 2015 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - JTA

As David Cohen Becomes CIA’s No. 2, Jews Appear to Have Smoother Sailing at Security Agencies

Mark Dubowitz

David Cohen’s path to second in command at the Central Intelligence Agency is, in many respects, a typical one in Washington. more...

13th February 2015 – Quoted by Nathan Guttman - The Jewish Daily Forward

David Cohen Becomes the CIA’s ‘Financial Batman’

Jonathan Schanzer

In a reflection of the increasing role the U.S. Department of the Treasury is playing in clandestine operations, America’s “sanctions guru” was sworn in on February 9 as the country’s second-in-command spymaster. more...

30th January 2015 – Quoted by Julia Ioffe - The New York Times Magazine

Spy vs. Nonspy in Putin’s Russia

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Earlier this week, F.B.I. agents in New York arrested a 39-year-old Russian man named Evgeny Buryakov, whom federal prosecutors accused of participating in a spy ring gathering economic intelligence on the United States. more...

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...


Jonathan Schanzer

Vice President for Research

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council, Fmr. Director of the CIA

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq


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.