Matt Olsen

Off the Record with former NCC Director Matt Olsen

On June 6th, Matt Olsen, former Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, joined participants in the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner discussion on counter-terrorism strategies.   Matt Olsen Matt Olsen has served as a leading government official on a range of national security, intelligence, and law enforcement issues. Mr. Olsen served for three years […]

Islamic Extremism

The War Within: Understanding the Fight Against Islamic Extremism

On May 23, Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, Former State Department Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, and Imam Suhiab Webb, founder of CenterDC, joined alumni and current participants in the Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) and discussed methods currently being used to counter Islamic extremism. This off-the-record round table discussion focused on how the government and local organizations […]

McCain-Feinstein Amendment to NDAA

Today, the United States Senate voted – by a bipartisan majority of 78 to 21 – to require all employees and agents of the U.S. government to follow interrogation guidelines and techniques outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations. The legislation – offered as an amendment to the National Defense […]

Bipartisan Senate Majority Votes for Strict Guidelines on U.S. Interrogation Policy

Today, the United States Senate voted – by a bipartisan majority of 78 to 21 – to require all employees and agents of the U.S. government to follow interrogation guidelines and techniques outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations. The legislation – offered as an amendment to the National Defense […]

Protecting U.S. Security, Upholding American Values

The United States detainee interrogation policy can live up to American values and, at the same time, protect our national security. This policy, supported by overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation in 2005, states: “No individual in the custody or under the physical control of the U.S. Government, regardless of nationality or physical location, shall be subject to […]

Bipartisan Group of National Security Leaders Call for Sustained Policy Reform and Oversight on U.S. Interrogation Activities

Washington, D.C. – Today, Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) released its newest bipartisan statement on U.S. interrogation policy, signed by twenty Republican and Democratic national security experts. The statement asserts that the United States detainee interrogation policy can live up to American values and, at the same time, protect U.S. national security. The statement […]

PSA/USIP – Afghanistan’s Election, America’s Choices – David Sedney & Dr. Andrew Wilder

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted an off-the-record dinner roundtable on June 5th to explore issues surrounding the upcoming Afghan presidential runoff election, the future of U.S. engagement in the country, and the role of Congress during and after Afghanistan’s presidential transition. Featuring: David Sedney – […]