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The Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats discussed international security challenges and the need for a young workforce to join the intelligence community Thursday at the University of Texas at Austin. The “U.S. Intelligence: Confronting 21st Century Challenges” symposium was hosted by The UT Intelligence Studies Project, Clements Center for National Security, Robert Strauss International Security and Law, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs,

The extent to which Trump campaign officials and others across America’s political landscape “unwittingly” aided Russia’s efforts to wreak havoc on the 2016 election is an increasing focus of competing federal investigations into Moscow’s alleged meddling, according to current and former officials familiar with the probes. LBJ professor Stephen Slick weighs in.

A painting depicting General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River from on December 25, 1776 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ed Vebell/Getty Images

Independence Day is usually more about celebration than reflection. Yet LBJ Professor Paul Pope says we should pause long enough to recall that merely declaring independence from Great Britain did not grant us independence nor establish government “by the people.”

President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Trump said on Wednesday that Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser, may have committed a crime by seeking to learn the identities of Trump associates swept up in surveillance of foreign officials by United States spy agencies, repeating an assertion his allies in the news media have been making since last week. LBJ Professor Stephen Slick weighs in.