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In this weeks episode of Intelligence Matters, former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks to Laura Rosenberger, a name that may not be immediately recognizable but who at a young age rose up the ranks to hold influential senior foreign policy advisor roles. Rosenberger talks about the events of 9/11 inspiring her to a civil service career, and the mentors and champions that helped propel her to the West Wing of the Barack Obama White House in the National Security Council. She talks about her time working as the Foreign Policy Advisor for the Hillary for America campaign, why she thinks Clinton lost the election and Russias influence on the campaign.

The Intelligence Matters podcast is produced by The Cipher Brief in partnership with CBS News and is available on thecipherbrief.com, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music.

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In this special episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michèle Flournoy about the future of the U.S. military, the Iran nuclear deal, the North Korea crisis, Russian election interference and the U.S. falling into the shadow of Chinas economic dominance. However, Flournoy does not only weigh in on the headlines, but offers advice to young women interested in a national security career field. When her nomination was confirmed by the Senate in 2009, Flournoy became the highest-ranking woman at the Pentagon in the departments history.
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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Heres todays news.

NEW YORK TERROR ATTACK

A man driving a truck hit pedestrians and cyclists in Manhattan yesterday killing eight and wounding eleven in what officials have described as a terrorist attack, the police have identified the attacker as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. Benjamin Mueller, William K. Rashbaum and Al Baker report at the New York Times.

A video from the scene shows that the attacker emerged from the truck with what appeared to be handguns, and some witnesses said he shouted Allahu akbar meaning God is great in Arabic. Renae Merle, Devlin Barrett, Wesley Lowery, Rachel Siegel and Samantha Schmidt report at the Washington Post.

The police shot and injured the suspect as he left the vehicle, a senior law enforcement has said that a note claimed that the attack was done in the name of the Islamic State group. Shimon Prokupecz, Eric Levenson, Brynn Gingras and Steve Almasy report at CNN.

We must not allow I.S.I.S. to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough! Trump tweeted after the attack using the acronym for the Islamic State group, adding in a later tweet that he had ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Cristiano Lima reports at POLITICO.

The suspected attacker is an Uzbek immigrant who lived in Paterson and, according to a law enforcement official, had a green card. Corey Kilganion and Joseph Goldstein provide information about Saipovs background at the New York Times.

The attack has brought a terrorist tactic that has been used in Europe to the U.S. and vigilance and cooperation are the two indispensable tools in ensuring that the terrorists world remain abnormal, the Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

We must acknowledge the tragic loss of life but also worry how our leaders respond because terrorism thrives on provoking an overreaction and a misstep could feed into narratives that undermine the U.S.s security. Joshua Geltzer writes at Just Security.

TRUMP-RUSSIA

The plea deal submitted by former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos suggests that the Trump campaign pursued efforts to acquire hacked emails from Russian contacts in the spring of 2016 to harm presidential candidate Hillary Clintons campaign, before the public were aware of the hacking of Democratic Party systems. Shane Harris reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Papadopoulos was dismissed by Trump as a low level volunteer however documents and interviews show that he was in regular contact with senior Trump campaign officials and there has been no indication that senior campaign officials told Papadopoulos directly to halt his efforts to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin or to stop presenting himself as a Trump surrogate during meetings with foreign officials. Rosalind S. Helderman, Karen DeYoung and Tom Hamburger report at the Washington Post.

The London-based academic Joseph Mifsud has been suspected of being the link between Papadopoulos and the Russian government and told a business contact in April 2016 that Russia held information on Clinton. Nic Robertson and Hilary Clarke report at CNN.

The Trump campaigns senior policy adviser Sam Clovis has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 U.S. election, Clovis appointed Papadopoulos as a foreign policy adviser to the campaign in March 2016 and has been identified in the Papadopoulos plea as the campaign supervisor. Rebecca Ballhaus and Del Quentin Wilbur report at the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Clovis always vigorously opposed any Russian trip for Donald Trump or staff, the lawyer for Clovis said yesterday, adding that her client did not dispute the fact that he was the campaign supervisor to Papadopoulos but that if a volunteer made suggestions on any foreign policy matter, Dr. Clovis, a polite gentleman from Iowa, would have expressed courtesy and appreciation. Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball report at Reuters.

The Trump campaign voluntarily provided Mueller with emails involving Papadopoulos, the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday, Reuters reporting.

Muellers team is set to interview Trumps longtime aide and the current White House communications director Hope Hicks in mid-November, according to sources familiar with the matter, an administration official also said that several current White House officials are expected to be interviewed as early as this week. Annie Karni and Josh Dawsey report at POLITICO.

Several Trump allies have sought to persuade the president to take a tougher approach to Mueller by damaging the investigations credibility and cutting its funding, however Trumps lawyers and advisers have insisted that this would not be an option and Trump has, so far, resisted calls to be more aggressive. Philip Rucker and Robert Costa report at the Washington Post.

Several Republican senators said yesterday that they would not cut funding to Muellers investigation amid calls from some Republicans for the investigation to be curtailed or redirected to ongoing investigations into Russian interference. Karoun Demirjian and Sean Sullivan report at the Washington Post.

Representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday where they were questioned about Russia-linked social media accounts, the social media companies publicly acknowledged their role in the Russias online campaign during the presidential election but were reluctant to offer concrete action on regulating political content on their platforms. Cecila Kang, Nicholas Fandos and Mike Isaac report at the New York Times.

Senators asked why social media companies had not done more to understand the extent of Russian use of their online platforms, including the buying of election ads bought using Russian rubles. Ali Breland reports at the Hill.

Facebooks general counsel Colin Stretch described how a Russian troll farm focused on fomenting discord about the validity of [Trumps] election after Nov. 8, agreeing with Sen. Lindsey Grahams (R-S.C.) assessment that during the election the focus was mostly on undermining Clinton and this shifted once Trump won the election. Nancy Scola and Ashley Gold report at POLITICO.

A bipartisan election cybersecurity bill was introduced yesterday amid evidence of Russian influence in the 2016 election, Joe Uchill reports at the Hill.

A feature on Andrew Weissmann, a key lawyer in Muellers team, is provided by Matt Flegenheimer at the New York Times.

The Papadopoulos guilty plea has made firing Mueller more difficult, and taking such action, as has been advised by some Trump allies, would spark a political crisis. Katie Bo Williams provides an analysis at the Hill.

The links between Trumps foreign policy advisers and Russia have created issues for the president, Matthew Rosenberg, Sharon LaFraniere and Matt Apuzzo provide an overview of the advisers at the New York Times.

The attacks on Mueller by the president and his allies could yet lead to a constitutional crisis as they spread ridiculous conspiracy theories that undermine the investigation and the rule of law, removing Mueller would send the message that Mr. Trump and his aides are accountable to no one. The New York Times editorial board writes.

The five key points about the Russian online campaign to spread disinformation before and after the 2016 U.S. election are set out by Georgia Wells and Natalie Andrews at the Wall Street Journal.

While Putins online campaign may have had short-term success the Kremlins actions have prompted the U.S. government to investigate Russias attempts to manipulate U.S. politics, consequently sending a message to the world about Russias interference campaigns. However, the question now is whether Russia would respond by being more aggressive in its cyber-operations? David Ignatius writes at the Washington Post.

The State Department should considers its policy on Facebook, public diplomacy and accountability in light of the Russian interference campaign and other online propaganda campaigns across the world, the former deputy assistant secretary for digital strategy at the State Department Moira Whelan writes at Foreign Policy.


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