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  • Legal Issues in the WikiLeaks Case
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    Legal Issues in the WikiLeaks Case

    Frederick Hitz talked about the various legal issues surrounding the Wikileaks case and the prospects for the prosecution of the site’s editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, by the U.S.…

  • After Words with John Kiriakou
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    After Words with John Kiriakou

    Former CIA officer John Kiriakou talked about his life in the Agency, both before and after 9/11. Mr. Kiriakou played a key role in the capture of Al Qaeda associate Abu Zubaydah and also aided…

  • Legislative and Executive Branch Attorneys
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    Legislative and Executive Branch Attorneys

    Panelists talked about the practice of law, and particularly the ethical requirements of a legal practice concerning sensitive or national security issues. They also responded to questions…

  • After Words with Frederick Hitz
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    After Words with Frederick Hitz

    Frederick Hitz talked about his book Why Spy?: Espionage in an Age of Uncertainity (Thomas Dunne Books; April 15, 2008). In his book he presents his thoughts on the current state of American espionage. Mr.…

  • Torture and Interrogation Tactics
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    Torture and Interrogation Tactics

    Two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on “Rendition to Torture: The Case of Maher Arar.” Testifying by remote connection, Mr. Arar, a Canadian, described being detained at JFK…

  • emThe Great Gameem
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    The Great Game

    Mr. Hitz talked about his book The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The former CIA officer discussed how living a double life affects one’s…

  • Intelligence Reform
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    Intelligence Reform

    Mr. Hitz talked about the intelligence reform law and what the CIA must do to improve. Mr. Hitz was the Inspector General of the CIA from 1990-1998. He also talked about his book The Great…

  • Intelligence Reform Measures
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    Intelligence Reform Measures

    Mr. Hitz spoke to students and faculty about intelligence collection and dissemination, as well as proposed measures to improve intelligence activities. He also talked about intelligence…

  • Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks Day 7
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    Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks, Day 7

    Witnesses testified about intelligence gathering and sharing prior to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. They also talked about proposals to improve intelligence information…

  • CIA Drug Trafficking Allegations
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    CIA Drug Trafficking Allegations

    Committee members heard testimony concerning allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency facilitated the introduction and spread of crack cocaine in U.S. urban areas in order to fund Contra…

  • WhistleBlowing and National Security
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    Whistle-Blowing and National Security

    Panelists discussed the trade offs between whistle-blowing by federal employees and U.S. national security interests. They examined how agencies try to protect employees who want to report…

  • The CIA in the 21st Century
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    The CIA in the 21st Century

    Mr. Hitz talked about the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in the post-Cold War world, as well as the turmoil in the agency as it struggles with the contradictions between…

  • CIA Alleged Cocaine Sales
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    CIA Alleged Cocaine Sales

    Committee members heard testimony from experts and current administration officials concerning accusations by several members of Congress and others that the CIA sold drugs to U.S. citizens…