The logo of the CIA as seen in the lobby of the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia. (REUTERS) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) made groundbreaking news when Director Gina Haspel appointed Elizabeth (Beth) Kimber to serve as the first woman deputy director for Operations. The Directorate of Operations (DO) is the clandestine arm of the CIA responsible for recruiting spies, stealing secrets, and conducting presidentially authorized covert action programs. The DO produces human intelligence (HUMINT), which is the foundation for the CIA’s all-source analysis. The United States is facing a myriad of complex and significant national security threats. It will be Kimber’s responsibility to ensure that the DO produces the sensitive source reporting on hard targets like Iran, nuclear proliferation, North Korea, Russia, cyber, China and transnational terrorism, upon which our national security relies. Clandestine officers develop proficiency in foreign languages, learn … [Read more...] about CIA shatters a glass ceiling with the appointment of a woman to lead its clandestine arm
The set of The Walking Dead is a difficult place to stand out on Halloween: the zombie quotient is high and the makeup artists are two-time Emmy winners, but nobody rocks a katana and dreadlocks better than Danai Gurira in her role as the steely heroine, Michonne. This year, however, the actress tried something different. On a break from filming the show in Atlanta, Gurira and her female cast mates posed in makeshift versions of jilbabs like those worn by the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram. Although it was Halloween, the only thing scary about Gurira’s photos was the sad anniversary they marked—exactly 200 days since the girls were taken from their dormitories. On Nov. 2, she tweeted pictures with the caption: “The girls of TWD for the abducted 219 girls of Chibok. We have not forgotten. #BBOG.” In the months since the kidnapping, the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag has made the rounds—from Diddy and Usher to Anne Hathaway and … [Read more...] about Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Renowned Veterans Advocate Kim Mitchell to Join National University as Senior Vice President of Military, Veterans and Government Affairs 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Mitchell, a U.S. Navy Veteran and former Lieutenant Commander, will assume her new position March 2020, to advance National University’s initiatives that support educational opportunities for veterans, members of the military, military families and Gold Star Families; Mitchell’s role to include expanding the University’s presence in Washington D.C. SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) November 12, 2019 Kim Mitchell, a U.S. Navy Veteran and former Lieutenant Commander with a demonstrated commitment to serving and … [Read more...] about Renowned Veterans Advocate Kim Mitchell to Join National University as Senior Vice President of Military, Veterans and Government Affairs
The historical record reveals little about the rationale behind one of the most crucial decisions the Framers of the U.S. Constitution made on impeachment: that two-thirds of the Senate must agree to remove the President. That requirement was a departure from the British model, in which the House of Commons brings charges and the House of Lords hears cases but only a simple majority is required for conviction. In the original Constitution, only a handful of other actions were bound to a supermajority: overriding Presidential vetoes, the approval of treaties, expelling members of Congress, and proposing constitutional amendments. In Federalist No. 58, James Madison wrote that requiring more than a majority for certain decisions can serve “as an additional shield to some particular interests, and another obstacle generally to hasty and partial measures.” The party system that today defines our politics—and its dysfunction—did not exist at the time of the … [Read more...] about Can Impeachment Succeed in a Time of Hyper-Partisanship?
Throughout her life, Dianne Feinstein has always been the responsible one. The oldest of three daughters, she learned the ways of leadership by protecting herself and her younger sisters from their unstable mother, who was prone to demonic rages. Her mother, Betty, once chased young Dianne around the dining room with a knife. This tumultuous upbringing prepared Feinstein for the explosive events that shook San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978, when she suddenly found herself thrust into the mayor’s chair following the assassination of George Moscone by former Supervisor Dan White. After that traumatic day, Feinstein said she discovered something about herself. “When I am really in crisis, things are much clearer to me.” As California’s senior senator, Feinstein would like to think that her calm restraint is once again a strong asset as the Democrats confront the most intemperate and ignorant president in the nation’s history. But a growing movement … [Read more...] about Is Feinstein too rational and centered for the age of Trump?