Lt Gen James Clapper, USAF, Ret.

Lt Gen James Clapper, USAF, Ret.

Former Director of National Intelligence
Former Lt General, United States Air Force
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Our democracy is in serious jeopardy. As Americans, we are polarized and divided. We’re becoming bitter occupants of opposing ideological camps. I’ve seen how bitter divisiveness can quickly turn to extremism and even violence. Our form of government has withstood the test of time for nearly 250 years. I don’t want to be part of the last generation to enjoy the freedoms and democracy that we’ve defended for two and a half centuries. So we need our elected leaders to commit to supporting safe and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power. And voters need to hold them accountable. Sign the Pledge, and insist that your candidates sign it too.

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James Clapper, Jr. is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General and former Director of National Intelligence. He held several key positions within the United States Intelligence Community. Clapper 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 2010, Clapper was nominated and unanimously confirmed as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence.