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AP Interview: Ex-CIA chief on al-Qaida after Osama
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Hayden was the main speaker Monday at an annual forum organized by the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies of Erie, Pennsylvania. During the interview he said the West was better off with Osama bin Laden dead than in custody — even though a living bin Laden represented a potential gold mine of intelligence.

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ERIE, Pa. -- National security and law enforcement agencies gather intelligence to combat threats. The business and finance industries use intelligence to compete. It's time for higher education to do the same, one Mercyhurst University professor said. Read More »
Posted on July 14th, 2015, 9:08 AM
For several months, Islamic State militants have been using instant messaging apps which encrypt or destroy conversations immediately. This has inhibit U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies from identifying and monitoring suspected terrorists, even when a court order is granted, because messaging companies and app developers say they are unable to unlock the coded conversations and/or do not have a record of the conversations. “We’re past going dark in certain instances,” said Michael B. Steinbach, the FBI’s top counterterrorism official. “We are dark.” Read More »
Posted on June 11th, 2015, 8:29 AM