Steve Aftergood: Proof the Secret World Is Useless to the Rest of the Government

SHARING INTELLIGENCE WITH NON-INTEL AGENCIES Executive branch agencies that are not part of the US Intelligence Community (IC) can still get access to classified intelligence and to IC information technology systems under certain conditions.

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Legality of Presidential Disclosures

LEGALITY OF PRESIDENTIAL DISCLOSURES, CONTINUED “There is no basis” for suggesting that President Trump’s disclosure of classified intelligence to Russian officials was illegal, wrote Morton Halperin this week.

Steven Aftergood: US Army Deeply Vulnerable to Armed UAVs Comment by Robert Steele

ARMY EXPLORES COUNTER-DRONE TECHNIQUES Having developed and utilized unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) for surveillance, targeting and attack, the US military now finds itself in the position of having to defend against the same technology. The US Army last week issued a new manual on Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System Techniques (ATP 3-01.81, April 13, 2017). …

Steve Aftergood: CRS on Taxpayers Who Pay Nothing

Taxpayers with Zero Income Tax Liability: Trends Over Time and Across Income Levels An estimated 44% of U.S. households will pay no federal income tax in 2016. Some individuals or households do not pay federal income taxes because their income was below the filing threshold. Other individuals or households filingfederal income tax returns pay no …