Crisis & Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Sid Richardson Hall (SRH), 3.122 2300 RED RIVER ST., Austin, Texas 78712

The Clements Center and Strauss Center are pleased to host Michael Allen as part of the Intelligence Studies Project. Allen is the author of "Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11."

"Blinking Red" illuminates the complicated history of the bureaucratic efforts to reform America’s national security after the intelligence failures of 9/11 and Iraq’s missing weapons of mass destruction, explaining how the NSC and Congress shaped the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks.

From 2011-2013, Allen served as the majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Under Chairman Mike Rogers' (R-MI) direction. Prior to joining HPSCI, he was director for the Bipartisan Policy Center's successor to the 9/11 Commission, the National Security Preparedness Group, co-chaired by former Congressman Lee Hamilton and former Governor Tom Kean.

Previously, Allen served in the White House for seven years in a variety of national security policy and legislative roles.

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Arts & Humanities, Policy & Law

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Students, Staff, Faculty, General Public




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