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  • Washington Journal Colonel Cedric Leighton on the Islamic State in Iraq
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    The Fight Against the Islamic State in Iraq

    Retired Colonel Cedric Leighton discussed the state of the fight against the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and the battle being waged during the week to recapture Tikrit. The…

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  • Washington Journal Colonel Cedric Leighton on NSA Bulk Data Collection Practices
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    National Security Agency's Bulk Data Collection Practices

    Retired Colonel Cedric Leighton, a former deputy director of National Security Agency, talked about the agency’s bulk data collection practices and efforts by Congress to impose new restrictions…

    722 views
  • Washington Journal US Airstrikes in Iraq
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    U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

    Colonel Cedric Leighton (Ret.) talked about the U.S. campaign in Iraq, including the airstrikes that day near Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, and the potential endgame for operations there.…

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  • US Military Intelligence About the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria
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    U.S. Military Intelligence About the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Colonel Cedric Leighton (Ret.), a former military intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force and former deputy director for training of the National Security Agency, talked about reports that small-scale chemical…

    267 views
  • US Troops in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

    Cedric Leighton talked about President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would halve the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to 34,000. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    108 views
  • Cyber Attacks and Computer Security
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    Cyber Attacks and Computer Security

    Cedric Leighton discussed two cyber-based attacks on two large American banks: J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. The cyber attacks prevented customers from conducting business with the…

    408 views
  • Cyber Security
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    Cyber Security

    Retired Colonel Cedric Leighton talked about cyber security. He discussed global communication infrastructure, the frequency of cyber attacks, the increase of cyber theft, digital…

    210 views
  • Pentagon Announces 478 Billion in Spending Cuts
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    Pentagon Announces $478 Billion in Spending Cuts

    Cedric Leighton talked about Pentagon plans to cut $478 billion in spending. He discussed where these cuts would take place and how the military would be affected by them. He responded to…

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