Published by Random House Publishing Group, October 29, 2013
This extraordinary collection gathers the never-before-seen correspondence of a true American original, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.—the acclaimed historian, lion of the liberal establishment, and longtime trustee of The Century Foundation.Continue Reading
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TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman for the Washington Post on a classified budget document, provided by former National Security Contracter Edward Snowden, which reveals that the U.S. government anually reinvestigates thousands of employees in the intelligence community. "The CIA found that among a subset of job seekers whose backgrounds raised questions, roughly one out of every five had “significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections,” Gellman writes.
"So sharp is the fear of threats from within that last year the NSA planned to launch at least 4,000 probes of potentially suspicious or abnormal staff activity after scrutinizing trillions of employee keystrokes at work."
TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman reports for the Washington Post that the National Security Agency pays U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars a year for clandestine access to their communications networks.
New details of the corporate-partner project, which falls under the NSA’s Special Source Operations, confirm that the agency taps into “high volume circuit and packet-switched networks,” according to the spending blueprint for fiscal 2013. The program was expected to cost $278 million in the current fiscal year, down nearly one-third from its peak of $394 million in 2011.
TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman reports for the Washington Post that in 2013 the U.S. will spend $52.6 billion on programs dedicated to intelligence gathering.
"U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001," Gellman discloses, "but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget."
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