Category: Joseph Wippl

Washington counterterrorism gathering highlights ‘IS’ fight and Iran

Deutsche Welle Joseph Wippl, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The Trump administration’s strategy to fight the so-called “Islamic State” does not differ substantially from Obama’s plan…” Expert quote: “They want the political effect.” View full article.   

Washington counterterrorism gathering highlights ‘IS’ fight and Iran

Deutsche Welle Joseph Wippl, College of Arts and Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The Trump administration’s strategy to fight the so-called “Islamic State” does not differ substantially from Obama’s plan… Expert quote: ““They want the political effect,” said Joseph Wippl, an international relations professor at Boston University and a former CIA officer.” View full […]

Edward Snowden may head to U.S., jail

Boston Herald Joseph Wippl, Pardee School/College of Arts and Science Moscow is reportedly toying with the idea of handing NSA leaker Edward Snowden over to President Trump as a housewarming gift after the whistleblower and alleged spy spent four years hiding in Russia… Expert quote: “Boston University professor and longtime CIA officer Joseph Wippl said […]

The Next Big Threat to National Security Is ‘Spoofing’

The Observer Joseph Wippl, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences Imagine terrorists using new technology to trick planes into crashing into buildings… Expert quote: “The problem now is there are ISIS members trained in weaponry who will scatter throughout the world and could willingly die for their ideology.” View full article

New trade-regulation debate: Should the U.S. share intelligence with Cuba?

Miami Herald Joseph Wippl, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences President Barack Obama’s new 12-page directive on trade and travel to Cuba, widely heralded for its elimination of limits on Americans’ purchases of cigars and rum, contains a largely unnoticed provision that has alarmed Cuban-Americans in South Florida… Expert quote: “I THINK PROBABLY THE INTELLIGENCE […]

Sharing information on potential terrorists critical, local law enforcers say

Lowell Sun Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In a 911 call made during the weekend massacre at a Florida nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS and called the Boston Marathon bombers his “homeboys.”… Expert quote: “In order to winnow out the really important stuff from all […]

New Benghazi hearings unlikely to fully answer key questions

USA Today Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Thursday’s reopening of congressional hearings into the 2012 fatal attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, promises to produce high political theater, as Republicans try to embarrass then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as President Obama… Expert quote: “They’ll […]