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Theresa Marie Whelan: US Should Leverage Geospatial Intell-SFO Relationship

A Pentagon official has said that counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in a “hand-in-glove” relationship between geospatial intelligence and special operations forces, DoD News reported Tuesday. Theresa Marie Whelan, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told an audience at the GEOINT Symposium she believes it is …

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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership


Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. “[Our] attention is concentrated on the security crises in Iraq and Syria—and rightly so. But we continue to detect, disrupt, and defeat threats from …

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US, Afghanistan Agree on Post-2014 Military Support

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U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement that establishes a U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond this year and calls on nearly 10,000 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan for military support, USA Today reported Tuesday. Jim Michaels writes that the deal was signed a day after current Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office. …

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