Syrian government forces, backed by the armed group Hezbollah, say they now control large parts of the western city of al Qusayr. - AlJazeera English
The Intelligence Leaks ThreatStream has two focus areas. The first pulls in all tweets about intelligence leaks while the second aggregates tweets about the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. This issue is getting some much needed attention with an important hearing today:
As congressional outrage grows over recent leaks about a U.S. cyberattack on Iran and a terrorist “kill list,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is coming to Capitol Hill Thursday morning to meet with the committee heads, Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday.
Feinstein told reporters that they plan to discuss at the meeting “how we might stiffen up the process that’s used to investigate leaks.”
“The accelerating pace of such disclosures, the sensitivity of the matters in question, and the harm caused to our national security interests is alarming and unacceptable,” the Intelligence Committees said in a joint statement Wednesday afternoon.
“Each disclosure puts American lives at risk, makes it more difficult to recruit assets, strains the trust of our partners, and threatens imminent and irreparable damage to our national security in the face of urgent and rapidly adapting threats worldwide,” they said.
Feinstein said Thursday she was working with House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) to add provisions to this year’s intelligence authorization bill that would address the leaks.
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