General Keith Alexander is the US's commander of cyberwar out of Fort Meade, Maryland. His operations protect the US from all manner of cyberattacks on infrastructure, military command and control and economic targets. He also is in charge of the US's offensive cyberattack efforts.
This is the undisputed domain of General Keith Alexander, a man few even in Washington would likely recognize. Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come close to his degree of power, the number of people under his command, the expanse of his rule, the length of his reign, or the depth of his secrecy. A four-star Army general, his authority extends across three domains: He is director of the world’s largest intelligence service, the National Security Agency; chief of the Central Security Service; and commander of the US Cyber Command. As such, he has his own secret military, presiding over the Navy’s 10th Fleet, the 24th Air Force, and the Second Army.
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Sensenbrenner said it's everyone's job to understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration. He stated that giving amnesty to illegals is wrong and that their supporters will say the border is already secure. He sees a repeat of Simpson-Mazzoli. Ingraham cited conservatives going along with the liberals and Sensenbrenner said many GOP have been tarred by this group. Ingraham advised that the GOP move from immigration to improving the economy for the middle class.
Sensenbrenner was the author of the original Patriot Act, but doesn't think Edward Snowden is a traitor. He said the administiration went beyond the limits of the act by including innocent US citizens who weren't supposed to be included unless there was a connection to a terrorist. He said the FISA court acts in secret and one can't appeal as they act in secret. He said that petitions by the Justice Department have been rubber stamped. He claimed that those who favor this aggressive overuse of the Act weren't in on the writing of the Act which wasn't intended to be a massive data mining effort. He would not have known about the extent of the law if it hadn't been for the Snowden revelations. Ingraham sees the abuse of the Patriot Act as a warning to what could happen with immigration.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham on "The O'Reilly Factor" focused on the immigration bill.
Ingraham said there has been no credibility on enforcing our borders by administrations of late. She state that there are seven provisions to allow Homeland Security Secretary Napolitatno wide latitude to admit people to the US. Ingraham said that there are parts of Texas whjere illegals are pouring in because of the benefits of the new law.
Ingraham feels Senator Rubio is incredibly naive in trusting in Senators Schumer and Menendez to write a bill with strict security.
Laura Ingraham hosted Martin Mawyer of Christian Action Network and author of "Twilight in America".
Mawyer said money had to come from somewhere to procur the large numbers of weapons the Tsarnaev brothers did. He commented on the large number of training centers even in the US and that the FBI is demmed useless by local law enforcement. Ingraham commented that we need more rigorous procedures in tracking foreigners here on visas.
Mawyer responded to criticisms that there are terror training camps in the US with specific details and again reiterated how useless the FBI is as they are under instruction not to due to political correctness. He is being sued by the "Muslims of America" group which is asking for $50 million to shut them down.
Laura Ingraham hosted Roger Cressey, former National Security Director.
Cressey said that Russia's security services (FBS) should be interrogated as to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's activities in Russia during his visits there. He said the Tsarnaevs weren't members of a sleeper cell as their behaviors showed and that he finds the brothers' relationship as the key. Ingraham questioned why Chechens after September 11th were allowed into the US.
Cressey said it is important we learn the triggers to radicalization for national security purposes. He said anyone who is using violence along with religion is problematic and Ingraham cited Tom Brokaw's comments on Islamic rage.
Cressey is interested in what the overseas interest may have been involved.
McCaul said the best way to prevent terror attacks is by intelligence ahead of time. He and Ingraham decried media pundits who are already making partisan accusations. He and Ingraham spoke about the risks on our border vis-a-vis allowing criminal and terror elements. McCall said the person of interest in the Boston Marathon terror attack is allegedly here on a student visa and that many of the visa overstayers are foreign students.
A controversial data-sharing bill won the approval of a key congressional committee today without privacy amendments, raising concerns that the National Security Agency and other spy agencies will gain broad access to Americans' personal information.
The House Intelligence committee, by a vote of 18 to 2, adopted the so-called CISPA bill after an unusual session closed to the public where panel members debated and voted on the proposed law in secret.
Mazzetti said the CIA has taken the lead on drone strikes in Pakistan and that the bar has been lowered as to targeting. He questions how many people have been radicalized due to collateral damage of innocent civilian deaths. He said it will take years to see how this all plays out and if it will badly affect the US's security.
Ingraham brought up the fact that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld expressed concern that the CIA was taking the lead in the wars and placed restrictions on the military. Mazzetti said the spies are doing more military work and the military is doing more spying.
Mazzetti said the Benghazi event happened toward the end of his wrapping up the book. He recounts the details and Ingraham commented that the points he makes in the book were all there in Benghazi. Mazzetti cited the layers of classification that make it difficult to get to the bottom of the incident and Ingraham urged him to investigate it.
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Laura Ingraham hosted Catherine Herridge, chief intelligence correspondence of Fox News on the Benghazi scandal and North Korea.
Herridge said South Korea claims North Korea has its missiles positioned to fire. Also the US military said we have ability to shoot down a missile aimed at US interests. Most importantly, she said a recent cyberattack is thought to have come from North Korea.
Herridge noted we are in big debt to China and that they are robbing us blind, making it difficult for us to negotiate with them save they are worried about instability in North Korea.
Herridge reported that 700 Special Ops signed a letter to Congress demanding a thorough investigation into the Benghazi scandal. She said Speaker Boehner hasn't gotten behind a special committee investigation, perhaps due to the money and spending political capital. There are questions about the silence of the survivors, Obama's and Hillary Clinton's lack of engagement in the matter. She said it is peculiar that the survivors aren't allowed to talk to Congress members who are supposed to receive classified intel.
North Korea's army was deeply split over whether to accept the command of Kim Jong-un, a former officer has revealed, giving a possible clue to the tensions lying behind the young leader's calls to war.
Wiebe said there were four or five people involved in Thin Thread. He said the NSA found itself behind the curve in the NSA in the 1990s. Michael Hayden ignored "Thin Thread" which was ahead of the curve and instead adopted a program called "Trailblazer". He said intelligence and cyber security are different things. He said it's all about how one uses the data and that what's on the Internet is huge and not of interest. The key point is winnowing the data to what is significant. He said they had developed an approach called big data, but he and his colleagues walked away from the NSA due to corruption and the fact the information would be used against innocent private citizens.
Wiebe said there is a huge database in Utah that has gigabytes of information on US citizens. He said "Thin Thread" citizens' protection was disabled. He said there is language in the Patriot Act that has been kept secret and that Senator Ron Wyden has asked for it to be made public. Wyden is also working on FISA guidelines being fixed to prevent innocent citizens from being wiretapped.
It seems the US thinks he's a bigger threat than administration rhetoric would indicate, downplaying the threat with words and amping up with weaponry.
North Korea's leader responded Friday to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready "to settle accounts with the U.S."
Huelskamp said he's still waiting for answers to the question of whether the Homeland Security Department is buying up bullets and ammo to the point that local police is running out of ammo. Ingraham said ammo purchases have been consistent by the federal government and she and Huelskamp wondered if this is being raised due to the gun violence debate. Both agreed that DHS is raising concern by not answering the question. Huelskamp stated that the Obama White House has antipathy toward gun ownership.
Huelskamp asked if the Supreme Court should short circuit the state laws on same sex marriage and said he agrees with Proposition 8 and said the White House overreaches on issues.