The National Intelligence Council has been the target of criticism over its lack of transparency and lack of accountability.
But its director, Mike Rogers, is trying to set the record straight, saying that “this is a very important institution,” which is “important for our country.”
The council’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is also on the panel, and he’s taking a hard line on what he calls “the national intelligence” debate.
He told the committee on Wednesday that the CIA is a “full-time job” and the president is responsible for its success.
That’s a distinction that is important, and a distinction Clapper is making.
Clapper and his colleagues, however, have been criticized by the left, and many Republicans, for being too cozy with the intelligence community.
And they’ve also been criticized for not acting more aggressively in the wake of the terror attacks in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.
Clapper said on Wednesday in a statement that he and his team “are committed to our core mission and mission to defend our nation against foreign threats.
… [They] will never accept the conclusion that the threat to our country has been diminished because of the events of 9/11.”
What’s happening with the national intelligence council?
The National Security Council is responsible in part for deciding what information is shared with the CIA and other agencies and how that information is disseminated.
The council also has broad responsibilities for the administration of the U,S.
intelligence community, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Intelligence Estimates.
It also has the authority to recommend changes to intelligence and national security policy.
What’s in the CIA report?
The report says the CIA has conducted “an extensive review of intelligence on al Qaeda, its affiliates, and affiliates overseas.”
The CIA says it reviewed “the terrorist threat posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and its capabilities to carry out attacks against U.N. personnel.”
It found that al Qaeda has been weakened over time, and that the group has been “slow to adapt to the new challenges that the global economy and technology pose.”
What does that mean?
Clapper said the CIA concluded the group is no longer capable of carrying out attacks overseas.
In the report, the agency also said the group “has been unable to sustain its leadership, maintain a high level of operational tempo, and establish a clear vision of its objectives.”
The agency also noted that al-Qaeda has “changed and consolidated its organizational structure.”
Clapper also noted the group’s “strong internal organization” and that it has “reorganized and consolidated a number of senior leaders” and “established a number new regional, regional and global branches.”
Clapper said he doesn’t know whether the group can continue to conduct terrorist attacks, but he said the agency is “focused on the threat that we have identified.”
What do you know about al-Qaida?
The CIA has said it’s not known what al- Qaeda’s leadership structure is.
But it’s clear the group operates in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan.
How does the CIA know what al Qaeda’s internal structure is?
Clapper did say that the “intelligence community has been focused on the internal organizational structure of al Qaeda.”
Clapper has said the intelligence agencies’ focus has been on “the organizational capabilities of al-Qa’ida and its affiliate groups in Yemen and Somalia, as well as the operational ability of al Qa’ada and its foreign affiliates to carry their operations.”
He said the information on al- Qa’ta is “not public, and is classified and restricted by the United States government.”
The intelligence community doesn’t comment on intelligence matters, but the New York Times reported last year that Clapper had been under pressure from the CIA to change the report.
Clapper did not say what he was told, but it’s believed to have been that the report would be made public before the Senate Intelligence Committee votes on a bill to reauthorize the intelligence committee.
Why is it so important?
Clapper and other CIA officials have said the al Qaeda report was released after the agency had completed its review of its findings.
The intelligence report says al-Shabaab has been unable for years to establish “a coherent and coherent political and military strategy,” and it’s unclear how the group will continue to operate, Clapper said.
Clapper added that the U has seen the terrorist threat emanating from Syria, where al- Shabaab operates and the group controls territory in northern and western Syria.
But the intelligence report did not discuss Syria’s involvement in the conflict.
Why has the administration been so critical of the intelligence?
The administration has repeatedly accused the CIA of over-sharing intelligence, even though the intelligence is largely kept secret.
Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said there’s “zero evidence” that the intelligence has been used for political purposes.
Clapper told the Senate intelligence committee that the administration has “no evidence” of the use of intelligence in the war on terror, adding that “the