Mike Rettig

Michael D. Rettig earned his Master's degree in International Relations from New York University, where he specialized in international security and sub-Saharan Africa. His experience with U.S. foreign policy and national security includes past positions at the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs, the National Defense University's Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Corporate Program.

Democracy and Intelligence: An Uneasy Working Partnership

Despite the controversies over the past decade, the US has a good track record of maintaining its democratic traditions while still using secret intelligence services to preserve national security. In 1777, George Washington wrote that the “necessity of procuring good intelligence is apparent.” Indeed, as America fought ardently for its ideals during the Revolutionary War, Washington... Continue Reading

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