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Profile: Ron Isler

 
  

Positions that Ron Isler has held:

  • Director of Operations for the DIA


 

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February 2001-March 2001: Withdrawal of DIA Support Contributes to End of Able Danger Program      Complete 911 Timeline

      
Maj. Gen. Rod Isler.
The new Director of Operations for the DIA, General Ron Isler, has Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer brief him on a series of operations. According to Shaffer, Isler strongly objects to Shaffer assisting Able Danger. “I said, ‘Well, sir, with all due respect, this is an important operation focused on the global al-Qaeda target,’ and he said, ‘You're not hearing me, Tony. This is not your job.’” After further disagreement, Shaffer recalls the argument ending, “‘Tony, I'm the two star here. I'm the two star. I'm telling you I don't want you doing anything with Able Danger.’ ‘Sir, if not us then who?’ ‘I don't know, but it's not your job.’ And that effectively ended my direct support and my unit's [Stratus Ivy] support to Able Danger.” Recalling how this helped end Able Danger, Shaffer says, “I remember the last conversation I had with Captain Scott Phillpott on this was a desperate call from him asking me to try to help use one of my operational facilities to at least try to exploit the information [Able Danger had collected] before it got lost.” However, Isler says he cannot recall any discussion with Shaffer about Able Danger. [Government Security News, 9/05]
People and organizations involved: Ron Isler, Scott Phillpott, Anthony Shaffer, Able Danger
          

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