Senate Panel Votes to Reveal CIA Report

On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary and conclusions from its report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), charwoman of the committee, released a written statement, stating that “[t]he report exposes a brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation…. This is not what Americans do.” Continue reading

FBI Re-Emphasizes Law Enforcement Role

Earlier this month, Foreign Policy reported that the FBI had made a controversial decision to drop the term “law enforcement” from its official fact sheet in favor of “national security.” The terms were in reference to the primary functions of the FBI. After facing swift backlash, the FBI has once again revised the fact sheet to include both terms. Continue reading

How the Federal Shutdown Affects Security

As nearly every American has probably heard, the federal government began a partial shutdown last night just after midnight.  The shutdown is happening because the House and Senate have continually failed to reach an agreement on funding, and time finally ran out.  That means that all non-essential federal employees are out of work until this gets sorted out.  It also means that the essential workers are working without pay. Continue reading