Tag Archives: al Qaeda

Juan Zarate on his Latest Book ‘Treasury’s War’, Private-Public Financial Collaboration in National Security Efforts, and the Power of the ‘Carrot’ of Financial Inclusion

On the heels of the late 2013 release of his second book, Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, Juan Zarate caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss his and the Treasury Department's work in the years after 9/11 to promote U.S. national security interests through sophisticated …

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Lawmakers: US Won't Stop 'Jihadi Websites'

Chairman of the House Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee said it was doubtful anything “useful“ would come of trying to shut down extremist websites, Agence France Presse reports. Instead, “it is more likely we will tie ourselves up in knots,“ said Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), because of the complicated considerations over …

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New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities

Last week, the CIA announced the nomination of John Bennett, a former station chief and Marine Corps officer, to head the National Clandestine Service (NCS).  As the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, he oversaw drone strikes that killed at least 20 high-level Al Qaeda leaders, including Baitullah Mehsud, and …

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National Security Strategy Released

With the recent attempted terror attack in New York City, the failed underwear bomber attack and the shooting at Fort Hood, Tx., the threat of terrorism continues to be a central focus for the United States. In response, President Barack Obama released his National Security Strategy, which outlines the major …

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