This two-hour documentary on Showtime abaout the secret wars that have wholly remade a spy agency is at turns engrossing, maddening and unsatisfying.
National security analysts often find that available data is growing much faster than their ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can’t make key connections and often they are overwhelmed struggling to use data for predictions and forensics. A research team has developed solutions that will enable analysts to work smarter, faster and more effectively when looking at complex data in real-time, stressful environments.
By the time the U.S. withdrew from Iraq, it thought it had subdued the Islamic State. The group is now on a very different trajectory.
The director, John O. Brennan, criticized “hand-wringing” over spying by governments and said that restrictions on surveillance made it harder to find terrorists.
Nearly a year after the Senate released a declassified summary of a report on the C.I.A.’s secret prison program, the full document is the subject of battles in the courts and in Congress.
Why does Congress want to keep its research under wraps?