Intelligence

Perfidy: A Christian and Muslim Summary

When is lying permissible in war? Mark Coppenger indicates several instances in the Christian just war tradition but insists there is no room for perfidy or treachery.

Consistently Inconsistent: Haspel’s Appointment Exposes Disingenuous Democrats
Consistently Inconsistent: Haspel’s Appointment Exposes Disingenuous Democrats

John Brennan, who could be credibly blamed as one of the waterboarding program’s chief supporters, seems to escape with little to no blame, while Gina Haspel, who was carrying out the orders of her higher-ups, gets accused of moral impropriety because she was tasked with implementing their plan.

Assassinate Assad?
Assassinate Assad?

Following the Christian just war tradition, could the assassination of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad be justified, despite its illegal nature?

Can Christians Support Gina Haspel as CIA Director? Torture Bonnie Kristian
Can Christians Support Gina Haspel, a “Torturer,” as CIA Director?

Can a Christian support using sleep deprivation against known terrorists to gain valuable intelligence that could save lives?

A Faith Vocation: Skills & Opportunities for Peacemaking
A Faith Vocation: Skills and Opportunities for Peacemaking

For young American Christians aspiring to a vocation intersecting faith and public life, a career in peacemaking and statecraft can afford the opportunity to positively influence US national attitudes in this area, if such aspirations are paired with proper training and certain cardinal virtues.

What You Should Know About the “Five Eyes” Intelligence Community
What You Should Know About the “Five Eyes” Intelligence Community

Here’s what you should know about the partnership that has been described as the “Five Eyes,” the “world’s most exclusive intelligence sharing club.”

What you should know about James Comey and Mike Rogers’ Testimony on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election
What You Should Know about Comey and Rogers’ Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers gave unclassified testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Here are ten things you should know from the hearing.

Shrunken Shadows and Broken Oaths Bradley Chelsea Manning Assange WikiLeaks
Shrunken Shadows and Broken Oaths

Some things need to be classified. And it’s not Bradley Manning’s or Julian Assange’s or Edward Snowden’s responsibility or right to determine what to declassify. That’s a job for Congress.

Bradley Manning, Alger Hiss & Dean Acheson

President Obama’s commutation of U.S. Army traitor Bradley, aka Chelsea, Manning’s 35-year prison sentence for violating the Espionage Act, among other crimes, raises important spiritual questions.