James Robert Clapper Jr. is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and is the former Director of National Intelligence. Clapper has held several key positions within the United States Intelligence Community. He served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 1992 until 1995. He was the first director of defense intelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and simultaneously the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He served as the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from September 2001 until June 2006.
|In my tenure I had three one-on-one meetings in the Oval Office with the President, and I can assure you that you remember every word of those meetings. Abd if the President indicates what he would like or prefer, you do not take that as optional.||Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement|
|Looking back over my more than a half century in intelligence, I have not experienced a time when we've been beset by more crises and threats around the globe.||Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations|
|There will be no more blabbing secrets to the media.||Secrecy & Transparency|
|When I first deployed as a military intelligence officer my resources were a map, a grease pencil and two corporals.||Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations|
|Whoever says we can do more with less is wrong. We will do less with less||Budgets & Budgeting|
|In the end, we will never, ever be able to guarantee that there will not be an Edward Snowden or another Chelsea Manning because this is a large enterprise composed of human beings with all their idiosyncrasies.|
|What I said was, the NSA does not voyeuristically pore through U.S. citizens' e-mails. I stand by that.|