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Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, speaks at Nobel Week Dialogue: the Future of Truth conference on Dec. 9, 2017, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Julia Reinhart/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-CIA Director On National Security, Post-Truth 'Assault On Intelligence'

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Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden delivers remarks on national security at the National Academy of Sciences in October. Hayden is among a growing number of former intelligence officials who are now speaking out regularly in retirement. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Retirement, America's Spies Are Getting Downright Chatty

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (left) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walk on a bridge at the truce village of Panmunjom Friday. South Korea says Kim told Moon of the plan to shut the test site. Korea Summit Press Pool via/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Army team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. Wright was one of four U.S. troops killed in an ambush in Niger. Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif. (right), and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speak to the media last year about committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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How Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Did On His First Official Trip As Chief Diplomat

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Why Former CIA Director John Brennan's Criticism Of Trump Is Extremely Rare

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Four American soldiers were killed in Niger last Oct 4. From left, they are Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. A Pentagon report cites multiple failures with the mission, and the military is now briefing families of those killed. AP hide caption

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Pentagon Acknowledges Mistakes As It Briefs Families Of Troops Killed In Niger

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House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has cleared Donald Trump's presidential campaign of conspiring with Russia's attack on the 2016 election. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Senegalese Army Gen. Amadou Kane (left) receives the 2016 Flintlock flag from U.S. Army Gen. Donald Bolduc during the inauguration of a military base in Thi├Ęs, Senegal, in February 2016, during a three-week joint military exercise between African, U.S. and European troops known as Flintlock. Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Has No Clear Strategy For Africa. Here's Why It Really Needs One

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Sen. Rand Paul On Yemen And U.S. Foreign Interventions

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Since stepping down as CIA chief last year, John Brennan has been a harsh critic of President Trump. "I just think he hasn't fulfilled the responsibilities of the president of the United States," Brennan tells NPR. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Free To Speak, Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Takes On Trump

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley confers with ranking member Dianne Feinstein at a committee hearing on April 19. The committee has approved legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill To Protect Mueller Investigation Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

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President Trump acknowledged on Thursday that attorney Michael Cohen had represented him in the deal Cohen concluded with porn actress Stormy Daniels. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Outlines Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger

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