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September 18th, 2012

CISAC, Hoover experts discuss U.S. diplomatic security in Libya

CISAC in the news: The Daily Beast on September 14, 2012

CISAC Senior Fellow Martha Crenshaw and Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow Brian Linvill spoke to Newsweek after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others. Linvill served as the embassy’s defense attaché from 2008 until June 2012 and said Stevens placed great importance on connecting with Libyans.




September 16th, 2012

Why U.S. national security needs the humanities and social sciences

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC’s top security experts joined policy leaders on a national commission to analyze the importance of humanities and social science education for national security. Read more »



September 14th, 2012

Zegart: “Spytainment” blurs the lines between Hollywood and Washington

CISAC News

CISAC affiliated faculty member and Foreign Policy blogger Amy Zegart explains how spy-themed entertainment has distorted perceptions about intelligence agencies. When government officials recruit Disney to help design the National Counterterrorism Center and a Supreme Court justice says the fictional 24 operative saved Los Angeles, these misperceptions influence intelligence policy in very real ways.





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