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  • Former CIA Directors Speak at National Security Conference
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    National Security Conference, Former CIA Directors on Classification and Transparency

    The CIA and George Washington University co-hosted an intelligence and national security conference. Speakers included former CIA directors, intelligence community and government officials,…

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  • Gilbert Robinson on emReagan Rememberedem
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    Reagan Remembered

    Ambassador Gilbert Robinson talked about his book Reagan Remembered, a collection of accounts about President Reagan submitted by 81 men and women who played important roles in his…

    371 views
  • Law Enforcement and Homeland Security
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    Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

    Homeland security and law enforcement officials talked about recent cases and responses by intelligence agencies and law enforcement. They discussed the thwarted New York City subway bomber…

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  • Desert Shield and the Gulf War
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    Desert Shield and the Gulf War

    Scholars, members of the Bush administration and others discussed the U.S. operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr. Heimbach, Laurence Radway summarized their papers on Bush’s…

    532 views
  • The CIA from Carter to Clinton
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    The CIA from Carter to Clinton

    Former CIA Directors spoke about the changes in intelligence gathering and distribution following the end of the Cold War. Among the issues they addressed were terrorism,…

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  • emChina Handsem
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    China Hands

    James Lilley and son Jeffrey Lilley talked about their book, China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, the…

    225 views
  • Homeland Security Recommendations
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    Homeland Security Recommendations

    Secretary Chertoff held a meeting to hear recommendations from the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Among the topics discussed were border security, private sector file sharing, and…

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  • Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers
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    Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers

    Legal experts talked about the role of the White House counsel and the rules and regulations for government lawyers. Among the issues they addressed were special concerns in representing…

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  • FBI Oversight
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    FBI Oversight

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on Federal Bureau of Investigation operations and policy. Witnesses testified about investigating terrorist threats and activities,…

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  • Creation of National Intelligence Director
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    Creation of National Intelligence Director

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s proposal for the creation of a National Intelligence Director. They emphasized that such a director would need…

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  • Central Intelligence Agency
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    Central Intelligence Agency

    Former directors spoke about their tenures at the CIA and how the agency has changed. Among the topics they addressed were new intelligence gathering methods, terrorist threats, and the…

    232 views
  • Multilateralism and the United Nations
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    Multilateralism and the United Nations

    Ambassador Danforth talked about the role of the United Nations, his experiences as U.S. ambassador at the U.N., and challenges to U.S. foreign policy. He also talked about building…

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  • CIA Directors  Working Under Fire
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    CIA Directors: Working Under Fire

    Judge Webster, a former CIA and FBI director, led a panel discussion on the lives of former CIA chiefs William Colby and Richard Helms. Joining Judge Webster were John Prados and William Hood. Mr.…

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  • National Security Policy
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    National Security Policy

    Ms. Rice spoke about national security issues, operations in Iraq, and efforts to combat terrorism. She also answered questions from foreign reporters about issues such as the Middle East…

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  • Advisory Council First Meeting
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    Advisory Council First Meeting

    At the inaugural meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Secretary Ridge, he swore in the other members, and then spoke about the Department of Homeland Security and…

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  • 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…

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  • House of Delegates Meeting Morning Session
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    House of Delegates Meeting, Morning Session

    Mr. Hirshon, the outgoing president, addressed the delegates, as did former CIA Director Webster.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform

    Witnesses testified about Judge William Webster’s report of the special commission he chaired to review and make recommendations on the adequacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s…

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the status of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its plans for the future. Current FBI Director Louis Freeh, who will retire in July, was unable to appear.…

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  • The Legal Profession and the Public Interest
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    The Legal Profession and the Public Interest

    Justice Breyer talked about the legal profession and public service. He talked about public service roles for attorneys and examined a variety of examples, including pro bono work. He also…

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