Drones and Data Mining: The Intelligence Transformation After 9/11
Wednesday, June 11
Data mining and drones have both sparked controversy, but have these tools given the US the upper-hand against our enemies? Must Americans give up a degree of privacy for the sake of national security? After 9/11, intelligence agencies have expanded their reliance on data-mining tools to amass and analyze metadata from around the world on suspected terrorists, world leaders, and ordinary citizens in an attempt to net useful tips. Drones have emerged as another critical instrument in the fight against Al Qaeda and jihadist extremists. But do these attacks keep us safe, or does the collateral damage breed more terrorists? Jeremy Bash, former chief of staff to Leon Panetta in his roles as both director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, and Michael Allen, former staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and author of Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11, will address the transformation of the intelligence field and the debate surrounding these changes.
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