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President Addresses Intelligence Surveillance Reforms

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

On Friday (January 17), President Barack Obama addressed the nation and the world regarding US signals intelligence procedures amidst heightened privacy activism and international diplomatic tensions with allies. The reforms were based in part on a lengthy report by a review group on intelligence and communications technologies.

Europe and US Eavesdropping: Get Use To It

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Europe’s reactions to the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy programs monitoring their populations are understandable after such publicity and outrage. Still, it is inconceivable to assume that their governments were not aware of such programs. Moreover, France, who has been one of the most vocal, has an extremely active intelligence mission against the USA and a large immigrant Muslim population- a good number that are susceptible to violent extremism.

Iran Fires on U.S. Drone

By William Tucker Pentagon spokesman George Little recently stated that Iranian aircraft recently fired on a U.S. predator drone operating in international waters near the Kuwaiti-Iranian border. The unmanned aircraft came under fire as it was conducting a routine surveillance mission in the crowded area of the northern Persian Gulf by two Su-25 Frogfoot fighter aircraft operated by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Air Force.