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“A book of condolence, “Both Tuesday’s first-team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the development squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed. Va. Brennan declined to comment on either candidate or discuss operational details of the CIA But he and eight other senior CIA officials gave the most detailed description yet of their rationale for the most radical revamp of the agency since its founding in 1947"I look out at the next 10 20 30 years and I look at technology I look at complexity I look at the global environment" Brennan said "I think CIA really needs to up its game"Just-war theoristBrennan a 61-year-old native of north New Jersey looks like a linebacker but talks like a technocrat He speaks excitedly about how the CIA and other government bureaucracies can be configured in "a way to ensure optimal outcomes"The son of devout-Catholic Irish immigrants Brennan speaks reverently of CIA officers as public servants who risk their lives without public accolades He joined the agency in 1980 at the age of 24 after receiving a master’s degree in government with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies from the University of TexasEducated in various Catholic schools including Fordham University Brennan says he is an adherent of just-war theory — a centuries-old Christian theological argument that war is justified when it is waged in self defense as a last resort and minimizes civilian casualties Those beliefs he says have guided him in one of the most controversial aspects of his tenure in the Obama administrationAs Obama’s White House counter-terrorism adviser and CIA director Brennan played a central role in carrying out 473 US airstrikes outside conventional war zones between 2009 and 2015 primarily by drone US officials estimate the attacks have killed 2372 to 2581 people including 64 to 116 civiliansHuman rights groups say the totals are vastly higher Last year for instance a US drone strike in Pakistan accidentally killed American aid worker Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto who were both being held captive by al QaedaBrennan declined to comment on specific strikes but said "I still can look myself in the mirror everyday and believe that I have tried to do what is morally right what is necessary and what is important to keep this country safe" He also acknowledged mistakes"You question yourself You beat yourself up You try to learn from it" Brennan said in a rare display of emotions "But you also recognize that if you’re not prepared to make the tough decisions in the jobs that have been entrusted to you you shouldn’t be in those jobs"Today Brennan says the United States faces the most complex array of threats he has seen since joining the agency 36 years ago As a CIA analyst operative and executive he has lived through the Cold War espionage duels of the 1980s; the disintegration of nation-states after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall; the rise of non-state terrorist groups since 2001; and the current digital disruption Now he says all four dynamics are converging at onceBold innovative rivalsCIA officials say their greatest state competitors are the Russian and Chinese intelligence services While smaller countries or terrorist groups may want to strike at the United States Russia and China are the only two adversaries with the combination of skills resources and motivation needed to challenge WashingtonIn recent years Moscow’s Federal Security Service or FSB has become adept at waging "gray zone" conflicts in Ukraine Crimea and Syria the officials said In all three countries Russian intelligence operatives have deftly shrouded protagonists objectives and war crimes in ambiguityOne target is America’s increasingly politically polarized democracy As Russian-backed hacking unfolded this summer the Obama White House’s response fueled frustration among law enforcement and intelligence officials according to current and former officials The administration they said seemed to have no clear policy for how to respond to a new form of information warfare with no rules norms or it seemed limitsWhite House officials said the administration is still considering various methods of responding but the responses won’t necessarily be made publicChina presents another challenge Chinese businessmen and students continue trying to scoop up American state and economic secrets In one bright spot Beijing appears to be abiding by a 2015 pact signed by Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping that the two governments would not conduct economic espionage against one another Chinese hacking appears to have slowed from the voracious rate of the past which included hacking into the computers of the 2008 presidential campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama but not releasing what was found"The question is whether or not it is due to greater care in terms of covering one’s tracks" Brennan said of the apparent change "Or whether or not they realize that they’re brand is being tarnished by this very rapacious appetite for vacuuming up things"Regional powers are also increasing their digital espionage effortsIn 2014 the Obama administration blamed North Korea for the hacking of Sony Pictures’ computer system This spring US prosecutors indicted seven Iranian hackers for allegedly trying to shut down a New York dam and conducting a cyber attack on dozens of US banks They also indicted three Syrian members of the "Syrian Electronic Army" a pro-Syrian government group who hacked into the websites of US government agencies corporations and news organizationsIn a 2015 case that US officials said marks a worrying new trend federal prosecutors indicted a 20-year-old hacker from Kosovo With the help of a criminal hacker Ardit Ferizi stole the home addresses of 1300 members of the US military providing the information to Islamic State and posting it online and calling for attacks on the individuals Ferizi was arrested in Malaysia where he was studying computer science In September he pleaded guilty in a US federal court and was sentenced to 20 years in prison"This blend of the criminal actor the nation-state actor and the terrorist actor that’s going to be the trend over the next five years" said John Carlin who recently stepped down as head of the Justice Department division that monitors foreign espionage in the United StatesBut some active clandestine officers argue that the intelligence community has grown too reliant on technology a trend they trace back four decades to the directorship of Stansfield Turner Satellite photography remote sensors and communications intercepts have become more sophisticated but so have encryption techniques and anti-satellite weaponsMore important they argue is that technology is no substitute for "penetrations" — planting or recruiting human spies in foreign halls of power The CIA missed India’s 1998 nuclear tests and misjudged Saddam Hussein’s arsenal in 2003 because it lacked spies in the right placesToday these current and former CIA officials contend American policymakers have little insight into the thinking of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle Presidents kings and dictators often don’t share their true intentions electronically putting this valuable information largely beyond the scope of digital spying The best sources are still people and these officials believe the agency is not mounting the kind of bold human spying operations it did in the pastBrennan and other CIA officials flatly denied downplaying human intelligence They said aggressive high-risk human spying is under way but they cannot go into operational detailOne of Brennan’s predecessors Michael Hayden former CIA chief under President George W Bush says the agency strayed from its core mission during the Bush years After the Al Qaeda attacks of Sept 11 2001 Hayden said the CIA had shift to become a paramilitary organization that devoted its most talented officers to tracking and killing terrorists It now needs to reverse that trend by focusing on espionage against rival nations he said"The constant combat of the last 15 years has pushed the expertise of the case officer in the direction of the battlefield and in the direction of collecting intelligence to create physical effects" said Hayden using an intelligence euphemism for killing "At the expense of what the old guys called long-range country-on-country intelligence gathering"’Optimizing capabilities’Brennan and the eight other senior CIA officials made the case that their modernization effort will address the needs and threats described by Hayden and others Technological advances they said have leveled the intelligence playing field The web’s low cost of entry creativity and speed benefits governments hackers and terrorists alikeA veteran covert operative who runs a new CIA mission center compared Brennan’s reforms to the Goldwater-Nichols Act The landmark 1986 legislation reorganized the US military into a half dozen regional commands where the Army Navy Air Force and Marines work together It was a response to inter-service rivalries that bedeviled the American military in VietnamThe CIA equivalent involves having the agency’s five main directorates — operations (covert spies) analysis (trends and prediction) science and technology (listening devices and other gadgetry) and digital innovation (online sleuthing) and support (logistics) — provide the personnel needed by each regional mission centerAndrew Hallman director of the new Directorate for Digital Innovation said the CIA has embraced cloud computing as a way to better share intelligence In a move that shocked insiders and outsiders the CIA awarded an $600 million contract to Amazon in 2013 to build a secure cloud computing system where multiple CIA databases can be quickly accessedFor decades different directorates maintained their own separate databases as a security measure said Hallman Some of the applications the agency used were so old — up to 30 years — that the manufacturer was no longer in businessTurning to Amazon was designed to immediately put private-sector computing advances at the fingertips of CIA operatives It was also an admission that it was easier for the agency to buy innovation from the private sector than try to create it internallySeveral former CIA officials criticized the new team-focused system saying it dilutes the cultures that made each agency directorate strong The best analysts are deeply skeptical and need to be separated from covert operatives to avoid group-think they said And the best covert operatives are famously arrogant a trait needed to carry out the extraordinarily difficult task of convincing foreigners to spy for AmericaRichard Blee a former CIA clandestine officer said the agency needed reform but highlighted a separate problem created by technological change Instant secure communications between CIA headquarters and officers in the field has centralized decision-making in Washington Blee said And regardless of administration senior officials in Washington are less willing to take a risk than field officers — virtually all of whom complain about headquarters’ excessive caution"The mentality across the board in Washington is to take the lowest common denominator the easiest option the risk-free option" Blee said "The Chinese are taking tough decisions the Russians are taking tough decisions and we are taking risk-averse decisions And we are going to pay a price for that down the road"Brennan says his reforms will empower CIA officers: The integrated teams in each new mission center will improve speed adaptability and effectiveness"To me that’s going to be the secret of success in the future not just for CIA but for other organizational structures" Brennan said "Taking full advantage of the tools capabilities people and expertise that you have"The old ways of spycraft Brennan argues are no longer tenable Asked what worries him most he gave a technocratic answer: Twentieth century American government management practices are being rendered obsolete in the digital age"US decision making processes need to be streamlined and accelerated" he said "Because the problems are not going to wait for traditional discussions"The individual is being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statementOfficers were serving a protection order related to allegations that he posed an “immediate danger of domestic abuse” The court order required his removal from the residence While officers attempted to remove him from the residence the man armed himself with a knife and locked himself in a bathroomNegotiations with the man lasted for about 2 hours before authorities entered the room Repeated attempts to tase him were ineffective authorities said and the man was then wounded by a deputy’s bulletNo officers were injured and there is no ongoing threat to the public the BCA saidGlenn Carle, prosecutors with the special counsel’s office asked the judge to refer Papadapoulous’ case to U.M. the leader of the Democratic midterm effort in the House in a statement "The fact that we are still counting ballots is an ominous sign for their prospects in November" Under Ohio law a recount is automatically initiated when the vote margin between the apparent winning candidate and the next leading candidate is less than or equal to 05 percent of the total vote The state has a 10-day window for counting all provisional ballotsFour other states held elections Tuesday including several races that also measured Trump’s ability to pick winners in Republican primaries even when he flouted the wishes of the local party establishment The president endorsed a longtime ally and adviser Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in his race for governor over the Republican incumbent Gov Jeff ColyerIn Michigan Trump endorsed Attorney General Bill Schuette who captured the GOP gubernatorial nomination He also backed John James a West Point graduate who prevailed over businessman Sandy Pensler for the GOP Senate nomination That seat is held by Democratic Sen Debbie Stabenow who is favored to win reelectionIn recent months Trump has repeatedly shown he can leverage his high approval among Republicans to swing the party’s primary contests in his favor with endorsements having successfully chosen the winner in all 11 party contests he has been involved in since JuneThat included several contests where his late endorsements often delivered on Twitter appeared to be a major factor in the outcome including the primary victories of Rep Dan Donovan R-NY, the crew kept their composure, Featured Image Credit: Ray Chant/7 News Topics: News Australia 34, duh.

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