Officials said that China’s push for global power posed a threat to the United States, and they dwelled on climate change, domestic extremism and more.
The disclosure comes amid growing legislative scrutiny of how the government uses commercially available location records.
For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.
The Defense Department’s top intelligence official said that he had not been ordered to conduct surveillance on citizens, and that he supported their right to demonstrate peacefully.
A distrust of prosecutorial power should not be abandoned.
For most of his life, Michael Flynn has swung from being “a good soldier” to committing radical disruptions.
Some analysts are worried that the pressure from senior officials could distort assessments about the coronavirus and be used as a weapon in an escalating battle with China.
The move is part of an effort by the acting director of national intelligence to prod countries that outlaw homosexuality to instead decriminalize it.