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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Experts Comment on Collecting Effective Intelligence

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Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Phone: 202.481.8181
Email: cdipasquale@americanprogress.org

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Read the transcript of today’s press call here.

Washington, D.C.— In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, there has been rampant speculation on the nature of the intelligence used to plan the raid. To help explain the methods used by the military and intelligence officials, please join the National Security Network and the Center for American Progress for a press call to examine these practices and policies and how they fit into the United States’ overall counterterrorism and foreign policy.

The call will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 11:15 a.m. EST, and will feature Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton, NSN Senior Advisor; Ken Gude, Managing Director for National Security at CAP; Matthew Alexander, an Air Force officer and interrogator who led the interrogation team that tracked down the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq; and Glenn L. Carle, former CIA Clandestine Service officer and Deputy National Intelligence officer for Transnational Threats.

WHAT:

Press call on the practices and policies around the use of torture to collect effective intelligence

WHO:

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton, National Security Network Senior Adviser

Ken Gude, Managing Director for National Security at CAP

Matthew Alexander, Air Force officer and interrogator who led the interrogation team that tracked down the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq

Glenn L. Carle, former CIA Clandestine Service officer and Deputy National Intelligence officer for Transnational Threats

WHEN:

THURSDAY, May 5, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. EST

Call info: 877.210.8943

Conference ID: 65581745

RSVP

Please contact Christina DiPasquale at cdipasquale@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8181.

**Please note: This call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**

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