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@markmiller I agree with the majority of the proposals in this article.  However, saying "the same old FBI investigating terror plots"...that is not even close to true.  The only thing similar to pre 9/11 FBI is the name itself.  The Director Robert Mueller transformed the FBI from a criminal investigation agency, into an intelligence agency.  Although some of the current practices for prevention might make some people shake their heads, you cant look past the fact that there has not been a successful coordinated attack on US soil since 9/11.  And I think a lot of that can be attributed to changes in the intelligence community overall, and also within the FBI.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Another 9/11 and a Call for Sneakers on the Ground

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@islandaggie Where in Cincy are you from?  I went to Kings.  I was in algebra 2, my sophomore year.

1 year ago on September 11th Reader Submissions: 9-11 At Seven Years Old

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I don't really know where "quotas" come into play.  Love the law or hate it, it is still a law.  The FBI doesnt create the laws.  I agree with your general thought, that it is ridiculous the US Gov't plays both side.  I think criticizing the tool, rather that the tool maker, gets the discussion off point.

1 year, 5 months ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy

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It looked like quite an experience.  Looked like the recoil almost threw him back down the hill.

1 year, 6 months ago on VIDEO: French Combat Engagement in Mali

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That's what it looks like.  Good call, thanks for the info.  Definitely didnt think a modern army still used things like that.

1 year, 6 months ago on VIDEO: French Combat Engagement in Mali

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What was he shooting at 0:45 seconds? Some sort of rifle grenade? I know their standard Assault Rifle is the Famas, but I didnt even think rifle grenades existed anymore.

1 year, 6 months ago on VIDEO: French Combat Engagement in Mali

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Brennan's lack of communications/cooperation with other sectors of the government gets too little attention.  I'm glad you guys shed some light on it.Not saying I dont think we need to be more proactive...but communications and cooperation are integral to success.

1 year, 7 months ago on Interview: What Happened in Benghazi?

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Taking a different approach from the 'back and forth' of whether this medal is appropriate-  Not to say that one is more important than the other, but how often are pilots actually in aircraft getting the Bronze Star and above?  I know they perform different functions, but you can at least see the similarities for the sake of argument...and one is much more dangerous than the other. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Combat Medals For Drone Pilots?

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