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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