Follow RT for news and stories about military people, including James Clapper, who is a retired lieutenant general in the US Air Force. Find the news and articles on the background and career of James Clapper. He served as director of national intelligence (2010-2017), as director of the DIA (1992-1995), and held a number of other positions within the US intelligence community. Visit RT.com for the news on controversies around James Clapper – such as alleged perjury to Congress on NSA surveillance in 2013. In 2013, after the leak of documents describing the NSA activities of collecting metadata information on US citizens’ telephone calls, James Clapper was accused of perjury for denying the possibility of collecting any type of data on Americans in 2013. Get the news from RT with comments and political views of James Clapper – both on domestic and foreign policy – including testimony in front of a congressional committee hearing.