British spy novelist John LeCarre elegantly called it the oldest question of all: Who can spy on the spies? He was talking about counterintelligence—the often arcane business of finding foreign spies who try to penetrate intelligence services.
Top intelligence and law enforcement officials on Thursday requested that Congress reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, which permits the targeted collection of emails and other communications associated with foreign persons located outside the United States.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal did not permanently cut off Iran’s path to developing nuclear weapons or halt Middle East terrorist activities.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Thursday at the University of Texas in which he castigated the Islamic Republic of Iran, calling it a “thuggish police state” and comparing it to the Islamic State.
The following are excerpts of an interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo by Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon senior editor and veteran national security reporter.
The Central Intelligence Agency under President Trump is giving more authority to field operatives and cutting excessive bureaucracy in a bid to boost intelligence operations, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says.