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Profile: Richard Schiefren

 
  

Positions that Richard Schiefren has held:

  • Attorney at the Department of Defense


 

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Early 2001: Top Military Leaders Attend Briefings on Able Danger      Complete 911 Timeline

       In January, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Henry Shelton is given a three hour briefing on Able Danger. Shelton supported the formation of Able Danger back in 1999 (see Fall 1999). The content of the briefing has never been reported. Then in March, during a briefing on another classified program called Door Hop Galley, Able Danger is again brought up. This briefing, given by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, is attended by Vice Adm. Thomas Wilson, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; Richard Schiefren, an attorney at DOD; and Stephen Cambone, Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. [Government Security News, 9/05; Curt Weldon Press Conference, 9/17/05 Sources: Curt Weldon] In mid-September 2005, Weldon will say, “I knew that the Clinton administration clearly knew about this. Now I know of at least two briefings in the Bush administration.” He calls these two briefings “very troubling.” He wants to know what became of the information presented in these briefings, suggesting it shouldn't have been destroyed as part of the other Able Danger data purges. [Delaware County Daily Times, 9/16/05; Curt Weldon Press Conference, 9/17/05]
People and organizations involved: Bush administration, Able Danger, Clinton administration, Richard Schiefren, Henry H. Shelton, Anthony Shaffer, Stephen A. Cambone, Thomas Wilson
          

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