John Kiriakou: The Spy who Came in from the Cold Part One


John Kiriakou has recently written The Reluctant Spy. The book recounts his fifteen years as a covert agent and his life in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an operative and analyst. It details his take down of the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah as well as a day in the life as a CIA [...]

Hayden: The CIA is NOT the Enemy Part III


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview, Part 2: Hayden Talks about America’s Enemies and How to Defeat Them


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary [...]

NRB Interview: Michael Hayden and the War on Terror, Part 1


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: Frances Townsend Part Two


Click here for Part 1 of this interview.
NRB: What do you see as the biggest threat today?
Townsend: Recruiting Americans. As Al Qaeda increases its priority they are more successful in recruiting within the US. Couple that with this guy from New Jersey, (Sharif Mobley,) who worked at a nuclear power plant and you [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: Frances Townsend says “Focus on the War on Terror”


Frances Townsend was the former homeland security advisor to President George W. Bush from 2004 – 2007 and chaired the homeland security council. Previously, her wide-ranging career included Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism, thirteen years at the United States Department of Justice in a variety of senior positions, [...]

The Obama Administration’s Bias Against Israel


I am mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore. David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior advisor stated on Meet the Press that Israel’s decision and announcement, during Vice-President Biden’s Middle East visit, to build 1600 new housing units in Jerusalem was “an affront and was an insult…This announcement was very [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: Note to Obama Administration: Make the Right Choice, Part two


There is much speculation on whether President Obama will overrule his attorney general and change the venue and the type of trial the terrorists will be given. NewsReal Blog interviewed those with first-hand knowledge for their opinion on what type of trial the terrorists should have and where it should be held. Weighing in with [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: Military Tribunal vs. Federal Trial: Obama’s Ping Pong Game


There is much speculation on whether President Obama will overrule his attorney general and change the venue and the type of trial the terrorists will be given. NewsReal Blog interviewed those with first-hand knowledge for their opinion on what type of trial the terrorists should have and where it should be held. Weighing in [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview with John Yoo, Part 3: Good Presidents Make Their Own Rules


John Yoo is currently a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2001 to 2003 he was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Council at the U.S. Department of Justice. It was during this time that he co-authored the Bybee memo defining torture and American Habeas [...]