Category Archives: Military Industrial Complex

Bill Binney on the WSJ’s NSA-telecom revelations

There was only one person I wanted to contact when I read the Wall Street Journal’s astonishing report that the NSA has built a surveillance system capable of spying on 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic: Bill Binney. Binney … Continue reading

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Why Whistleblowing Matters: A Speech by Tom Drake

If you want to know why it’s important to cherish the First Amendment to the Constitution, please watch this amazing and powerful speech delivered by Thomas Drake recently at the National Press Club in Washington. It’s one of the most … Continue reading

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A slight vindication on intelligence contracting

Last year, I got a surprise call from a staffer on the Senate Homeland Security Committee: would I be willing to provide some input about an upcoming hearing on intelligence contractors? As the author of SPIES FOR HIRE and many … Continue reading

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A little insight into Robert Gates’ views on Libya and Egypt

This is totally random – and quite amusing. The other day, I was doing some research on former NSA Director Michael Hayden and I came across these remarks delivered on Hayden’s retirement from the Air Force in June 2008,  just … Continue reading

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The Ruling Class of U.S. Intelligence

In reality, the IC is a joint venture, probably the most profitable secret business in the world. Continue reading

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