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"lisa monaco" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

14:57 min | 1 year ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Episode of stay tuned in the crazy impeachment. News cycle many important national security stories. Seem to have gotten lost so I asked two of my good friends. Lisa Monaco and Ken Weinstein. No more about this stuff than just about anyone to get together kind of like and I do every week and make sense of what's happening. Kalisa encounter both longtime public servants and interestingly they've held the same set of hugely important jobs in law enforcement and national security they were both federal prosecutors in. DC both served as chief of staff to FBI Director. Bob Muller both went on to lead the National Security Division of the Justice Department in fact Ken was the first person to have that job and it was created after nine eleven and then both served his homeland and counter-terrorism advisors to the President Ken to President George W Bush and Lisa to President Barack Obama during which time one of her many any responsibilities was to coordinate the response to the Abullah outbreak. Lisa of course has been a guest on stay tuned before. So I'm excited. They have agreed to debrief us. On several important issues is making the headlines including the corona virus encryption and the controversy over the Carter Page size awards members of Kathy insider can hear Lisa and cans full conversation and and access other exclusive content including my weekly podcast with an milligram at cafe dot com slash. Insider that's cafe dot com slash insider. Or help you enjoy the special edition. Initiative stay tuned and be sure to catch this Thursday's regular episode with my guest John Dickerson. Who Help US break down the latest shade of crazy in the world of politics Good to be with. You can good to be here talking to you about something. That is not impeachment related Amen. I think I'm up to the eyeballs and the impeachment and radio back to national security. Exactly right we do actually have diverse backgrounds and that we spent a good bit of Time Justice Department seeing the world from a law enforcement spend perspective largely and then post nine eleven sort of moving more into the national security world as the priorities of the day dictated and the focus and the Justice Department the move toward counterterrorism and the threats from nation states and the like and so both of us sort of moved more into that area and then ended up in the White House doing an interagency process. Not Together though because that office wouldn't have fit. Both of US probably closet. You know we're sitting here having been asked by pre to Get together other and Spend a little time on issues that frankly I think this and I don't know what you can but there's a bunch of issues I think aren't getting enough attention these these days absolutely and it's too easy to get focused or remain focused all the time on the the most politically controversial matters that are going on and playing out in the front pages and forget about out some of the really important national security issues that are often lurking behind those headlines. So as we sit here today. The number number of cases of the corona virus are exploding exponentially. Actually we've got lots going on when it comes to the intelligence community and and questions of whether or not they should be giving their annual worldwide threat assessment actually in public there some indications that some of the intelligence community leaders. You don't WanNa do that for fear. Potentially of angering the president lots of controversy around the Pfizer process and the encryption issue is back in the news so lots of stuff to cover. If I could start and actually I look to you on the Krona Virus Lisa. You handled Ebola when you're at the White House so I think you uh up close and personal with these issues involving outbreaks. Luckily not that personal with a bullet but Now look the news about the corona virus. I I guess we should talk a little bit about what is it and should people be worried about this and you know one of the things that I think we we see particularly now coming out on a lot of these stories about Corona virus and we saw happen In two thousand fourteen when the Abullah scare happened in the Ebola pandemic happened is it's really hard to separate out fact act from hysteria quite frankly and that was a big problem with Ebola. So you know. The Corona virus ever now is was probably heard about this and seen a lot of On news reports. It's a new strain of virus coming out of China and it is basically a flu like illness. It has spread spread really exponentially. It looks like it was started. Came from a from a bat actually and then ultimately has now shown that it is spreading reading from human to human. which is what's really really scary? The now the focus in the last couple of days has turned to what is the US government doing about it. And I know from my experience that a lot of attention got paid at the beginning of the Abullah scare in two thousand fourteen with house. The government organized. That's right. WHO's in charge right? I mean you know from your own experience whenever there is a big security crisis whether it's a terrorist attack whether it's a natural natural disaster or a pandemic event the question very quickly turns to. WHO's in charge? You were President Bush's Homeland Security Adviser. Liser I think you all handle that. In a similar way as President Obama did which they said the Homeland Security Adviser the job you had for President Bush and the job I had under President Obama. This issue fell squarely in my responsibilities. Same with me. Same with my predecessors in the Bush White House and maybe you just step back for a second helmet visor still exists that position still exists. It's been reconfigured Under the trump administration but for both the Obama and Bush administrations and we had a portfolio that covered counter-terrorism general nature of the threat being any threat to the homeland but that covered terrorism pandemics pandemic planning continuity of government county operations in the event of a crisis port security and then as you mentioned dealing with natural disasters so it was quite a range of issues. You know people listening to this discussion might understand why President Obama had a nickname for me. What was that? He called me Doctor. Doom Yeah Kinda surprising doesn't doesn't make you feel welcome you walk in the Oval Office and the President Calls you Dr tended to say it with a smile you know exit. Yeah but the but it turns out you know Every time I talked to him every day right every morning I would meet with him. I know you met with President Bush every morning as part the President's Daily briefing right that morning meeting where we would talk about the issues of the day the biggest crises facing the country From a national security in Homeland Security Perspective and unsurprisingly. I never had good news to tell them right. Yeah that's not. Our job was never my job so he he took to calling me doctor doom because I came in talking to him about a Bolo or terrorist attacks were cybersecurity threats nickname for President Obama. Pray tell that's classified pacified. The leak we want a tribute to just between your mate thousand podcast listeners. You and I come from from a similar background as a law enforcement person in a national security person focusing mostly on on counter-terrorism about you but it was it was a steep learning curve when I walked in the White House and suddenly had to learn about the statutes governing federal assistance natural disasters or how to deal with the public health issues presented by an outbreak in. You got to be doing a bunch of things now to make sure that you do contain and minimize the impact here. So how prepared are we today. I guess I'd answer. Answer that in a few ways organizationally at the federal government level the secretary if health and human services oversees the Public Health Service right now. That's secretary as czar. That's a that's a big job for the secretary of Health and Human Services so you would think okay. That job falls to that person that Cabinet department but the reality is something like a bowl of something like this response. This needs to be government wide. It's not just a question of where the the medical facts. There's lots of questions about travel right. How do you deal with screening? Incoming passengers a lot of people listening to this probably have. I've seen pictures on the news about incoming passengers travelers from China or other places being checked having their temperature taken as they get off the plane to see if they might have fever and my show signs of infection all of that has got to be coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security with the folks who deal with customs who deal with the border they have to be coordinated with the local officials wherever that airport is so it is a big big undertaking and isn't confined to just one department or one agency. It really takes what we call a whole of government response. And that's why in my experience during when when Bulla was really escalating. There was a big controversy over whether or not the president should appoint a quote unquote. Czar seemed like every every problem at some point. Whether it's people in Congress or on the news starts saying well who's the czar who's the person in charge and you know frankly some of that that I think is political posturing sometimes but there's actually some a bit of wisdom around the question whatever you call it whether you call it a czar. You're or not at a certain point problem becomes so complex and so wide ranging that you need one person who can focus his or her attention twenty four seven right. And that's what we decided in a bola and so President Obama appointed a ron clean. Someone you and I both know Oh to be the Ebola response coordinator so that he could focus one hundred percent of his time on coordinating from the White House across the interagency originally across the different departments agencies thus far there has been no one who's been assigned to be a corona virus twenty nineteen czar I think the latest news we've got coming out of the White House is that there has been a task. Force appointed led by Secretary as are the secretary of Health and Human Services assist with a number of other cabinet secretaries who are on that task force and that the National Security Council in the White House is coordinating needing the work of this task force. But that's being done by the Deputy National Security Advisor the question of whether you rely on a CD do it or appoint point. Czar can have very real life implications in terms of how well Crisis Response is rolled out so one one question you hear about people being quarantined which sounds to me like you're taking oftentimes US citizens or citizens foreign lands who have rights who Presumably can be mobile and go wherever they want and they're being told by force or threat of coercion that they have to stay in one place. Is there a legal construct in our laws laws state and federal laws for that action in his out. Something that's happening here. Yeah so people will be surprised to learn that actually in a public health emergency local officials initials and federal public. Health officials. Have a significant amount of authority so in fact right now in the last couple of days people may have seen a story about route. There's over one hundred people. Now who are being quarantined for lack of a better word in Riverside California right where a a number of people who've traveled back who've who've come out of China where the where the virus started have returned to the United States but there's concern among public health officials and local officials that they could still be within the incubation period the period about to to fourteen days during With this virus that they could still be contagious. So the local officials have the authority to keep them in one place. So it doesn't compound the spread of the disease the sobering and even more sobering if you sort of extrapolate that out and think about human human contact here in the United States in this these are just the people who came in from China now. What happens when people get exposed here? Her and that population grows here. Could you see Corentin being done at a much more mass scale than one hundred whatever it is now so so bring in and Shows you the links that the government is to go to try to protect the society from these kind of bugs. Another issue can that I noticed in the news of late is I. Guess yes you might say an Oldie but a goodie or A not so goodie and a not so only but Is the issue of encryption. You and I both dealt with this in multiple incarnations I think when we were Chief of staff at the FBI when we were in the Justice Department heading the National Security Division at different times and then of course in the White House and it's a perennial Daniel issue that only seems to be getting more complicated and a harder one to solve and it just got into the news again in the last week or so with with attorney. General Bar really sticking out a pretty hardcore position we think our tech sector has the ingenuity to develop effective ways to provide secure encryption. Well also providing secure legal access and. It's well past time for some in the tech community to abandon the indefensible posture. That a technical article solution is not worth exploring and instead turn their considerable talent and ingenuity to developing products that will reconcile good cybersecurity. Hyper security to the imperative of public safety and national security. This was in the aftermath of the shooting down in Pensacola the FBI has determined was a terrorist attack in the fact that The government was not able to get into the phone or phones that were owned by the shooter charter. find out whom he was in touch with his dad bad. He's killed on the scene. But of course you WanNa know who's confederates. Were who might have been providing them support might might have been casing the location L.. All the kind of questions you would have not only as viscous or not only to prove the crime but also in this case to find out if there's anybody else out there who is looking to do for their crimes further further terrorist attacks but this issue is you said is a perennial issue and it goes back and various forums decades but in modern times it's gotten the terms terms the term Ford has been coined as going dark and the idea. Is that for one reason. Another in this case. Encryption the government's ability to surveillance in other words to intercept over here wiretap communications by phone or by email or chat electronic medications their ability. You do that gets narrowed for one. Reason or other and some parts of the spectrum of communication becomes unavailable to the government and our old friend..

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

03:12 min | 2 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Amil grumman lisa monaco are both extremely experienced former law enforcement officials besides being the ag of new jersey and was an assistant district attorney in the da's office here in manhattan lisa besides being the homeland security advisor to president obama serve his counsel to attorney general janet reno in the late nineteen nineties and was a chief of staff robert muller when he was running the fbi they both happen to teach at nyu law school as well like i do besides being deeply accomplished the both good personal friends of mine and some of my favorite people in the world fyi when we tape this interview a few weeks back i was pretty seriously under the weather that's why i might sound congested but the show must go on and it did let's get to your questions and you had a lot of them hey this is barbara from minneapolis minnesota i am i think technically a millennial of born in nineteen eighty six and as much as i hate to give credit to the current president for anything good i am one of the probably large group of people who has learned a lot about the government recently since he took office since there's so much to pay attention to and i was wondering if you take a minute on your show to explain what a us attorney actually is and what you do and where that fits into the general hierarchy and universe of the government they so much levy show please keep it up you're doing awesome by barbara thanks your question there are ninety three us attorneys in america each of them is nominated by the president of the united states like i was and has to be confirmed by the us senate and they have all jurisdiction over all federal crimes in their district most have criminal division also a civil division and knew where i was the attorney in this other district of new york is not just manhattan although is often referred to as manhattan attorney we also had jurisdiction in the bronx and several other counties to the north of new york city including westchester putnam sullivan and some others usual docket for any us attorney's office runs the gamut from gang prosecutions to public option prosecutions to securities fraud you name it we do it but generally speaking us attorney's offices don't do sort of low level street level kind of crimes as left to the district attorney's offices us attorney's offices have more resources we have a lot more access to investigative tools to get information from other states if there's evidence there and around the world my assistant attorneys for example traveled i think any given year to forty eight or forty nine different countries because his crime goes increasingly global the long arm of the law has to reach farther as well and so there's a lot of travel and there's a lot of resource intensive long term kinds of investigations you know you don't bring a case of series accounting fraud against a company without a lot of time spent by both this isn't ios attorneys and also by federal agents one of the things that it's hard to sort of understand is that the state and local system is separate from the federal system and the federal system wall it's what we read about and.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Right and you're only as strong as your weakest link that old phrase and the complexity of trying to build in protections best practices understanding who to go to building the scaffolding so the blessing and the curse piece of this i think ads the department defense at one point had twenty thousand sub networks inside our enterprise network that's not good for security anyone who tells you that you have security by complexity because it's a mess and no one will be able to figure out they really don't know what they're talking so one point for the journalists who may have that thrown out sometime this idea of info ops is actually from my perspective the most fear inducing right because the the states they're more buttondown and protecting from hacks than people think but infiltrates or are hard so for example in this hearing a couple of weeks ago senator rubio laid out this mariam which there actually was not a single successful hack of any system however the russians or as you know it can be the north koreans or the your own ins conducted a huge info ops exercise that said actually we did hack all these things none of the results that you see are legit it's all just a lie and they do that very effectively how how nervous are you about that and what would we do if that were the case how the us respond to something like this is the most complex thing right how do you particularly in a climate of distrust distrust of institutions whether it's those administering the elections whether it's the press who has to report on the elections that is the nightmare scenario the other i think this was senator rubio's hypothetical in the hearing which was actually my nightmare scenario leading up to the twenty sixteen election and that was sowing chaos at the actual physical polling places by having eric rosenbach show up and say i'm here to vote and i live at smith street and the election officials saying well i'm sorry i have eric rosen back at whatever brown street and you know there's questions about what they're.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"We found out the number twenty one eight months or so after it occurred so three or four months of the vob administration three or four months of the trump administration they then when when we're questioning them how could you not tell us the response i got from homeland security was we didn't know who to tell now finding the chief election officer to state is not hard not only that there's at least two federal laws specifically say who that individual is so even if you couldn't use google or some other search engine i don't i don't want til one way or the other depending on who's here but even without a search engine you could find out who it is so there was some initial very strong feeling of upset from the the elections community because security didn't really seem to know what they were doing the elections area that has improved over time according to council exists now my elections director was one of the first people on the executive committee for the hiring of matt masterson left the by homeland security to me as one of the most significant things that has happened in homeland security i recognize there's all these other things that are important but for those of us in the elections community knowing someone who used to be partially in charge in ohio is one of the deputy secretary states there and then wasn't election assistance commission did outstanding job in that position by all accounts and having him hired by home security now gives us some confidence there's someone there.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Sure look i think you're quite right that we do not lack a framework let me step back a little bit you know i would come to these issues from the perspective of somebody who grew up in the justice department and grew up in our immediate pre and post and now more distant post nine eleven era right and my perspective was was one of taking a lot of learning and changes that we gained in looking at an addressing the terrorism threat and trying to apply that to addressing the cyber threat did that when i was chief of staff to bob muller at the fbi when i led the national security vision and created the first network of national security cyber prosecutors there to really much like we did in the wake of nine eleven creating terrorism prosecutors getting a framework for identifying this threat understanding it from an intelligence perspective first and foremost so we know as much as we can know about the threat the actors the tools tactics they're using and then applying a framework that said we will understand it we will attribute it where we can and lay that case out where we can and then impose costs but us all of the tools of national power to do that military intelligence diplomatic law enforcement financial sanctions that is the model that we approach it from that i approached it from now the that's the kind of that's the the broad framework and the role of the homeland security counterterrorism by.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Has happened already today is that tom bossert who is the homeland security adviser essentially had the role the lisa held when she was in there either resigned or looks like was pushed out and so just want to ask about that immediate reaction what what do you think about that tom leaving he's a good guy not super partisan very smart what do you make of it so literally woke up all of you did this news i i was very surprised to see it it's pretty stunning both because by all accounts you know he was taking a very increasingly active role in being a spokesman for the administration's policies done actually a lot more sunday shows in his short tenure than i did sorry to the to the pressing the audience but i think i have two actions one we don't know yet kind of what prompted the resignation it looks like it may be that john bolton came in and wanted to have a change i have reaction to that based from from the perspective of the role that that job plays but also from cybersecurity what does it mean for cyber security on the role front you know i think most of you may be aware this role this listened to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism was created after nine eleven created to be the president's chief adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism issues to encompass it has grown up over the years to encompass cybersecurity and it's supposed to have direct and immediate access to the president that person's supposed to focus twenty four seven and i know because i did the job for nearly four years twenty four seven on those issues organizationally it is nested within the national security council and also holds the title of deputy national security but really the job is to be the president's direct person on these issues so if in fact this is john bolton coming in and saying i want my guy in this role i think it is concerning because portends that that focus is not.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"At this from a very pragmatic lens which is to say uh um as a homeland security um person as somebody who's focused on counter terrorism issues and law enforcement i believe in very strong vetting i think we ought to have very strong vetting of individuals were trying to come to this country and realize its benefits and the rights that it affords not only citizens but people who are present in our borders so we ought to have strong vetting that something carry opposite group the state department department of homeland security the fbi it there is a actually a whole of government approach to that strong vetting whether it's the interview by the consular office that's the state department to the department of homeland security to the fbi so it is it is a and i've seen this work uh from a whole of government perspective but that strong vetting has to be rooted in intelligence and specific threats in other words we ought to be willing to refine our vetting process based on the threats that we see and where we think um the most likely threats are gonna come from so for instance after the paris attacks and we saw really how individuals with european passports namely belgian or french could travel back and forth from syria back into europe and not be detected um we improved some of the vetting focused on that that type of traveler right we mean whereas collectively woods partners yes but we focused in particular on what we in the united states should do for individuals who would be able to travel to this country under it's called the visa waiver programme if you're a european passport holder from a country that doesn't require you to get a visa to come to this country how would we detect that threat so we needed to ratchet up our vetting on that score and we did that but that's an instance of being very focused on what the specific threats are and tailoring our vetting to that i contrast that with.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"I and my background at both the justice department and the fbi are criminal code defines terrorists right it is violence perpetrated against the civilian population for the purpose of intimidation or for a political end so that's how we have delineated terrorism and i think it makes a lot of sense i think it makes a lot of sense to make sure that we are assigning that terrorist label and the opprobrium that comes with it um to everything that fits that definition right so the attack in charleston on nine africanamerican worshippers in a church based on what we know of that perpetrator and what motivated him i think fits the definition of terrorism it also fits the definition of a hate crime or civil rights violation right so these things are not mutually exclusive so we ought to be willing to assign that label and the opprobrium as i said that comes with it from our society where that meets we're the were the actions merit and where they meet that definition and so the law looks at this based all what is the motivating factor behind the action not who did it were they from but what is the motivation behind is the the role the white house some almost gree buzzer using encompass this this type of act like las vegas act as well as the the of the uh will clearly be described as a terrorist attack yeah unfortunately i spent um a lot of time and two in too many instances talking to the president about mass shootings whether it was the violence in charleston as i mentioned whether it was the massacre against nightclubgoers in orlando in the pulse nightclub shooting uh whether it was the attack on police officers in dallas those were all areas um and incidents.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Suny grievances were not being addressed right the sunni population occupying a lot of those cities was not being addressed and so they were left with the choice of joining up with a murderous band who was threatening their families namely isis or working within four at the time a molecule government that wasn't addressing the sunni grievances so it's a pretty hard choice if you you're a resident of muscle or some of the other cities it isis roll through so one of the things to president obama did was say we are going to come in and help address this problem but it needs to be in the context of inclusive government and so you saw prime minister a body come in and try as you say kind of pulled together and maintain some semblance and it is shaky but it's still there of a government that would show some inclusiveness two now the sunni population uh and he's been able to that together and you've seen the work of the us military with the iraqi security forces and it's the iraqi security forces that are having the success bolstered of course by uh the us military and a coalition of some sixty nine nations that the united states in 2014 put together so us leadership in driving inclusive governance to be the backbone of those partner led operations in mosul and ramadi and all these other places so that's one country um you go anywhere virtually in we're in the middle east unfortunately days and find another set of circumstances although there is a similarity in that there seems to be the sunni shia who whose occurring clash playing on different ways uh it just seems like it's a a as you said it's it's a long game but also an exhaustive game that is going to require a lot of resources you'll look no further than yemen where um you have a you know at the moment us backed saudi campaign against hutu rebels who.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Lindt that was recruited in last couple years from silicon valley in the lake in a basically um thinking that there's not a lot of support for it in this administration so that's one area where very specific efforts to counter isis messaging encounter other extremist messaging has i think been neglected in that on top of the neglect that we've seen across the board when it comes to the state department's efforts to work with partners that have been a very important part in a central part of our counter isis strategy in fact the the military folks who are around the situation room table i knew bonn administration will be the first to tell you that the one of the most important tools we can play a here is the diplomatic tool and that needs to get a lot more focused on it's getting now and it certainly can't sustain a thirty percent cut as we've seen in the in the budget puzzle coherent characters impulse who translated lead into helping countries shore themselves up whether it's you know afghanistan now sixteen years and counting their everybody's loath dimension the term nationbuilding but at the end of the day they want afghanistan to be a strong country where the central government hold sway what do you do to build these countries up and help but what can you s due to build them up and and really so that they will not be a haven anymore but that they can actually be effective counter balance or to to terrorist forces this is a long game yet and it means the us exercising leadership in the world and in those regions so in iraq and the counter isis campaign in 2014 now there's a lot of question will what's the us gonna do to address the fact that isis is rolling a literally rolling across the major cities in iraq that our soldiers spent a lot of blood and treasure on rescuing back during the iraq war and now that we were seeing them being taken over by ice us and one of the reasons they were taken over by isis is because the.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Staying about this mob is that it is actually a playbook that isis has deployed before and what i mean by that is isis is kind of carpeting getting back to their playbook that they deployed when they were alqaeda in iraq so this was before 2014 when they were promoting an and trying to foster sick terry and violence in iraq in the shia populations there to intimidate and basically recruit uh individuals to their 'cause i think you're seeing a similar playbook being deployed in egypt we saw last um spring on palm sunday twin attacks on coptic christian churches right that was a isis led against uh those churches in egypt last week we saw the attack on a sufi mosque as you mentioned so this is a a sect in islam that isis believes is a is anathema to them it is not true truly representative of the islamic they believe so i i think what we're seeing is a hearkening back to a playbook by isis to promote sick terry intentions and divide to intimidate the population and thereby establish agreater foothold and whether to egypt whether it's the efforts they have undertaken in the last year so in libya to exploit the chaos there those are all places in north africa in particular where i think we could see a tipping point four isis to to try and gain a foothold one accent or at works than usual government devoted to try to get at what is driving the these these movements of these in this anger in his hatred of that is that the at the root of her of terrorism um there was a at one point post nine in a great deal of attention focused on root causes um and then the help fill out of fashion uh not to be liberated but it just seemed like it wasn't in guinea attention anymore and it was more about heart response.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"On the feats two things concern me about isis you're absolutely right there they're capitals if you will and the physical space they've sought to occupy in iraq and syria have been taken away from them tremendous success in muscle in raka most recently to purge them from those locations now we are continuing to be concerned though about their determination to project power outward whether it's from those spaces by sending um more sophisticated actors back to their home countries think of things like the paris attacks in 2015 the brussels attacks etcetera so that they've shown themselves capable of deploying what we call foreign fighters those who've traveled from sometimes european and north african countries who hold those passports can go back to those countries and in the case of europe be an easy take it away from the united states so i worry about foreign fighters flowing back into uh their home countries to perpetrate attacks and where you used to hear people talk about the numbers in this regard uh the concern i think from the folk the folks who are really focused on this is less about the numbers than about the capabilities of these individuals these are folks have now been on the battlefield they've got capability and they can go back and pose a real sophisticated threat in their home countries so that's one thing i'm worried about the second thing i'm worried about is the determination by isis to project power outward in new places that they will try and establish a new a new foothold places like libya places like egypt we saw last week the attack in sinai some over three hundred and five i believe is the latest number as in a mosque which was a new thing for egypt so what it is a new thing in in terms of what we sign it was the most deadly i think terrorist attack that we've seen in egypt in modern day but what's interesting.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Community a aqap as their known has been dubbed the most persistent particularly when it comes to aviation attacks they're the ones that plotted to send the socalled underwear bomber on christmas day and a two thousand nine right so that's just one example of the aviation focus to plot aviation focus plus that emanated from yemen in a trace back to the leadership of aqap they are still um a a a presence a very clear presence in yemen and in fact have been exploiting again the chaos from the um essentially civil war that's been going on in yemen from rebels in the hootie of groups the iranianbacked toothy groups in yemen so they've been aqap has been exploiting that chaos so the theme here bob is chaotic spaces ungoverned spaces whether it's syria whether it's yemen whether it's spots in north africa that serve as a safe haven as a physical safe haven for terrorist groups and we've got to keep our pressure on those places in you mentioned um insisting first of all you big went back to al qaeda that i think it's it's been a little bit forgotten with the with isis is emergence while we can't forget isis is also on while it's been seen as a promoter and clearly as an inspirer of a loan actors or individual actors they too have shown themselves to be determined to conduct catastrophic tax so alqaeda seems that the pattern seems to be those setting up a some sort of a physical network in it in a country and in chaos let's say um isis tried to establish caliphat is now on the run on in syria pretty much mopped up in iraq by the concern of um uh people like like you and others is that they're going to melt away into the countryside and into these countries and or go back to their countries of origin and pose a different kind of threat is that is that what concerns you the most at this point now and in the aftermath of the rock a muzzle.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"That would be attacker before he gets into the truck and gets behind the wheel of something like happened on in the west and highway but i think we need to not take our eye off the ball when it comes to externally directed catastrophic style attacks such like we saw nine eleven and why do i worry about that even though because of the incredible efforts by military intelligence law enforcement diplomats across the bush administration the obama administration we've certainly reduced that risk including from what we call coral qaeda they used to operate in in the federally administered tribal areas in afghanistan pakistan but we've seen the remnants of coral qaeda literally decamp from afghanistan to syria and now what we have is the largest alqaeda affiliate ever in syria occupying space they are seeking safe haven and use not necessarily aligned with ice they're not on their own not at all correct focused and in my point being that they left afghanistan because it was a hostile environment because it was proving too difficult to use as a safehaven to plan and plot their attacks they moved to syria exploiting the chaos their wrought by the assad regime against its own people and they're exploiting that safe haven now the administration with the obama administration and the trump administration is focused on that threaten i think we need to be you've seen the focus of the administration on aviation attacks i think that makes a lot of sense we need to be focused on that we can't take our eye off um that ball off of al qaeda and syria off allocate in the arabian peninsula that's the arcade affiliate operating in yemen that her in their little one used to be maybe a so a case there were seem to have more potential to suit of a projector threat abroad than than some of the other affiliates is is eric they have been seen as a think if you talk to experts across the intelligence community across the counter terrorism.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"For how to address a whole range of cybersecurity issues amongst those recommendations was taking a hard look at whether or not there should be an assistant to the president for cybersecurity i think it bears looking at very heart i think some complications with that would be how do you kind of narrow that focus i worry about narrowing the focus of that person too much for instance that that person would still need to be intimately involved in both the foreign policy issues that permeates some of these cyber security threats as we've seen in the nottoodistant past as well as the efforts here domestically to work with companies corporations and other organisations to improve their cybersecurity and their sharing of information with the government because what we know to be true is in the cybersecurity realm you're only as good as your weakest link and we are intimately and intricately connected as as a country obviously and indeed as a world when it comes to our cybersecurity it's a lot more the private sector has a much greater role to protect all of us in in against cyber threats mustered entered into the the internet of things so socal expanding every every direction similarly exactly right i mean that's a perfect example of where cybersecurity professionals talk about the attack surface expanding the attack surface those vectors and areas that can operate as a way in for a malicious actor is greatly expanding indeed because of the internet of things you know the the um the estimates are kind of all over the map in terms of what this problem really looks like but even if you take the most that kind of most general estimates today the numbers are somewhere in the realm of 10 billion devices connected to the internet and by that i don't mean go in the us or or global globally and by that i don't mean your ipad or your phone or.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"We call the high value acid and think about protecting our unclassified systems in a way that needed to be much more rigorous quite frankly and one of the things we found in the opm situation is it was in essence a what we call a legacy system that was so old it was virtually insecure rebel uh and it it made us take a very hard look at federal uh cyber security systems in federal information systems and prompted a a lot of reforms and frankly request to congress to improve the federal cybersecurity soon other one on the sauber front is was your sense that many of the cyber attackers were ultimately backed by states or were they were the lomo a combination any can you give a sense of that sure one of the things i think we've seen over the last several years is just deep incredible expansion of the cyberthreat what do i mean by that across a whole said of dimensions we're seeing uh the threat rice and expand so when it comes to malicious actors who are the bad guys they are more diffuse than they've ever been before that means nationstates russia iran china north korea to name the top four that were worried about two nonstate actors uh isis to include isosyn and other terrorist actors to criminals and hacktivists right a cyber activists who were trying to make a political point think of anonymous in that category so the range of actors is growing is more diffuse the types of means to carry out their cyber attacks and the militia sarah activity is growing up more sophisticated than ever before we've gone from denialofservice attacks which is basically flooding a website for instance with internet traffic so as to disabled or knock it off line we saw that against our financial services institutions in the summer 2012 in 2013 we've gone from that type of attack to more sophisticated attacks things like ransomware which we've seen of course in the last six months or so and a rise in that particular purpose the perpetrated against for instance healthcare institutions so the means by which this range of ban actors is perpetrating their tax is g.

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"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"lisa monaco" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Welcome to the presence in bucks to see if our podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing president donald trump i'm robert mcmahon managing editor of cfr that order this week would assessing threats to us homeland security the united states has been fighting an openended war on terrorism since the september eleven two thousand one attacks this is involved everything from maintaining military operations in afghanistan iraq two steps like toughening borders at home in introducing multiple layers of security around air travel but fears persists in every new attack in the middle east and europe or lone wolf incident united states srs fresh debates about the threats facing americans we are fortunate to have as our guide this week lisa monaco she was the united states homeland security adviser to president barack obama and his chief counterterrorism adviser she is a distinguished senior fellow at new york university law schools centre on law insecurity and she's also the author of a peace in the novemberdecember issue foreign affairs titled preventing the next attack a strategy for the war on terrorism lisa thanks for being here good to be with you lisa a sum up for our listeners at this point the chief threats you were preoccupied with the white house in many what has continued what you see is continuing in the current way us well my experience was that the homeland security um portfolio only expanded as i was there and obviously before i was there the role itself is one that has an existed for a long time it actually was one of the changes after nine eleven it was created after nine eleven and the role is as you stated in the outset homeland security advisor to the president so think of the homeland security focused equivalent to the national security adviser and what i found myself focusing on to day was anything that posed a threat to the homeland that had a particular impact here at home and that could range from terrorist attacks here or against us citizens abroad to cyber threats to pandemic disease two active shooters as we call them more um large mass shootings or anything that how to public safety impact and of course natural disasters hurricanes flood.

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