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Juan Zarate on Undermining Terrorist Financial Networks, Adapting to Asymmetric Threats & the Evolution of the Anti-Money Laundering System

This is the second part of an interview with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare. Zarate was instrumental in developing and implementing new global financial mechanisms to promote U.S. national security as a …

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Defense Officials View Cyber as Top Security Issue

A new Defense News poll has found cyber attacks as the top security concern among defense leaders in government and industry, with 45.1 percent of 352 respondents ranking it as number one, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes terror attacks came in as the second greatest area of concern, close …

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Andrew McCabe Appointed FBI Natl Security Branch Lead

Andrew McCabe, a 17-year FBI veteran and formerly assistant director of the counterterrorism division, has been promoted to executive assistant director of the bureau’s national security branch. McCabe was certified by the national intelligence director as a senior intelligence officer in 2010 and received the FBI Director’s Award in 2009 for his …

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WH’s Ben Rhodes Defends Drone Program in PBS Interview

A White House deputy national security adviser recently defended the government’s use of drones in military and civilian missions, Politico reports. Ben Rhodes told PBS’ “Frontline” program the White House intends to move from large-scale deployments to focused missions against terrorist groups, according to Byron Tau’s story. In the interview …

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FBI’s Mueller Tells Congress 9/11 Anniv. Threat Being Investigated

The U.S. intelligence community continues to investigate a credible and specific threat it received last week, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Tuesday. The threat was timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, prompting increased security measures in both New York City and Washington. Mueller testified …

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