Rethinking Intelligence

The US Intelligence Community Is Bigger Than Ever, But Is It Worth the Cost?

The intelligence community has grown to an enormous size and Americans have no clue what they’re paying for.

Our Overreaction to Terrorist Attacks Like Paris Is Only Making Things Worse

The terrorists’ goal is to spread irrational fear. Our intelligence professionals shouldn’t be helping them. By Michael German

Secretive Private Intelligence Contractors Need Better Oversight

The capacity for secrecy gets even deeper in the private sector – too deep. By Michael German

Why Police Spying On Americans Is Everyone’s Problem

The militarization on display in Ferguson is nothing compared to the law enforcement intelligence drift you can’t see. By Michael German

The US Needs a New Church Committee

Two Church Committee staffers say “inadequate” intelligence oversight today needs bolstering. By Michael German

How the Intelligence Community Can Move Beyond the Torture Report

The fallout from the Senate's torture report will continue for years. Will the Intelligence Community be able to hold itself accountable for its past crimes? By Michael German