Category: Joseph Wippl

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 […]

‘Blind Spots and Inefficiencies’: The CIA Before and After 9/11

Vice News Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies On a Friday night last June, the CIA quietly released an internal accountability report focusing on the lead-up to the September 11 terrorist attacks… Expert quote: “That was the last time I was asked to speak on the topic. There are […]

What makes young people drawn to radical terror plots?

Fox 25 News Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The terror investigation that led to the arrest of two local men and the shooting death of another suspect, by a Joint Terrorism Task Force, shows the influence the Islamic State has on the minds of some young Americans… Expert […]

The Spy Who Billed Me

Slate Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Health In 1961, when a KGB counterintelligence officer showed up at a CIA station in Helsinki, Jeanne Vertefeuille held the keys to the office safe… Expert quote: “As a general rule, case officers do not spend enough on cultivating agent candidates or liaison […]