Category: Joseph Wippl

Nasty CIA/Senate Spying Showdown Could Get Uglier

March 14th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers, Newsweek 0 comments

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In the early 1980s, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence discovered that a staffer had taken home hundreds of pages of highly classified documents covering decades of CIA operations…

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“Getting into a feud with any member of Congress is a bad deal. They have a way of getting retribution because they are there a long time and tend to have long memories.”

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Intelligence Expert: Obama’s NSA Reform Promises Are the First Step

January 18th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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In an effort to restore the confidence of the American public, and calm fears that bulk metadata collected by some of the administration’s top intelligence agencies is being used to snoop on people’s private emails and phone conversations, President Barack Obama vowed to put additional protections in place to ensure nobody’s civil rights are violated through the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts…

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“It’s a political issue and the president is trying to find the middle way. If there is some kind of terrorist attack against Americans—and there almost certainly will be in the next years ahead—they don’t want to say ‘we reduced our capabilities to monitor these people, and didn’t know about it.”

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Snowden, Seeking Asylum, Offers to Help Brazil

December 18th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Brazil’s biggest newspaper published an open letter from Edward Snowden in which the former National Security Agency contractor offers to assist Brazil in uncovering potential U.S. espionage crimes against Brazilians and makes another plea for asylum…

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“Will Brazil, which has a great deal of equity with the U.S., provide him asylum? I doubt the Brazilians are prepared to do so.”

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Maine online gamers shrug at NSA spying

December 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Players of online video games such as “World of Warcraft” and “Second Life” hardly raised an eyebrow when news broke this week that the National Security Agency took steps to monitor communications and plant spies in the games…

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“They’re just trying to get a grip.”

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The World of Intelligence: Snowden Brought Uproar Without Illumination

December 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The Snowden revelations seem to be in the spotlight to stay, but do they make us any wiser about what is really going on in the world of intelligence gathering and sharing?…

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“A huge amount of data is collected, but no one looks at it; it’s basically data on a shelf. There is no manpower for that. Only when there are indications of terrorism, organized crime or [weapons] proliferation will anyone look at it.”

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Current reports on NSA spying

November 6th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Rep. Mike Rogers says U.S. shuttering of intelligence operation in 1929 led to World War II

November 4th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences

The debate over the federal government’s surveillance policies — prompted by the release of National Security Agency documents taken by leaker Edward Snowden — has revived interest in a decades-old tale of spycraft…

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“After World War I, the United States returned to a policy of isolationism, in spite of the fact we were the world’s dominant power. The fact that we did not have military or intelligence capability before World War II reflects what happened to the United States after World War I — that is, back to isolationism.”

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Spying, international relations and reeling in the NSA

November 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Can U.S. mend fence with allies over spying charges?

October 30th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers 0 comments

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NSA spying sours relations with Germany, Brazil

October 24th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Thanks to Edward Snowden, President Obama not only missed a big dinner date this week, but he’s become the brunt of anger of world leaders gathering in Brussels…

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“I can’t ever remember that espionage really changed a relationship in a basic way. My view is we don’t have friends or enemies, we just have partners.”

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