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Why Edward Snowden Should Be Applauded -- But Stand Trial

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The NSA's spying activities will remain in the news for a while. Which is good, since public evaluation of our government's policies is critical to the integrity of our democracy. Ironically, this is also what makes it essential for Edward Snowden to face trial.

Spying and Lying: It's a Guy Thing

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

As half of Washington scrambles around trying to justify the government's huge electronic dragnet, these frenzied apologists are sounding as dumb and naive as the characters in old American westerns.

Dimming the Light With the Espionage Act

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Indeed, American ideals such as privacy and free speech, and standing up for what you believe in, still light the world. And right now, those ideals are embodied in a young man on the run somewhere in Asia.

Obama's Cardinal Sin

Stephan Richter | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

President Carter had the right ideas, but was brutally stomped out by an elitist body politic that felt threatened by his election to office. Mr. Obama is different. He neither has Carter's principles nor his plain-folk thinking, although Obama does an excellent job, far better than Carter ever could, articulating them.

Creating a New Model for U.S.-China Relations at the Obama-Xi Summit

Donald Gross | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Donald Gross

Fortunately, there is one major area where Xi and Obama have already found common ground and can move the relationship forward - countering the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Hacking Humans, Corporate Espionage and the Spies Among Us

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Background Recently, I participated in SC Magazine's eSymposium on Corporate Espionage. Ira Winkler, President of Secure Mentem and the Internet Sec...

China's Military: Here We Are!

Christopher Burgess | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Christopher Burgess

Do we listen to the DoD or to the PRC government and Senior Colonel Wang XinJun, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences in Beijing, who recently stated, "The Chinese government and armed forces have never sanctioned hacking activities"?

An Honest Letter Could Help Free Israel's Spy in the US

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although there was no mention of Jonathan Pollard -- the American who spied for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison -- during President Obama's visit to Israel, Israeli leaders did call on Obama to release Pollard. And Obama refused.

How Accurate Are Bourne and Bond? Ask an Ex-CIA Officer

Vaughn Sherman | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment
Vaughn Sherman

Frequently, a new acquaintance will say, "I'd like to ask you to tell me what you really did for the CIA, but I know that you would then have to kill me." This is supposed to be funny, but it troubles me because it shows such a fundamental misunderstanding.

The Visible Government

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans now possess (or more accurately are possessed by) a vast "intelligence" bureaucracy deeply in the shadows, whose activities are a mass of known unknowns and unknown unknowns to those of us on the outside. It is beyond enormous.

Tiki Oasis 12: Exotica, Espionage,GoGo Girls and Art Reflect Current Events

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Lisa Derrick

It's a weekend of espionage and excess as Tiki Oasis 12 invades San Diego with 3,000 unconventional conventioneers hitting the town.

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

Leaks and the Public Right to Know

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

Congress is, in fact, much more likely to enact a statute which does make it a crime, at least for government officials, to disclose any classified information to the press. It must be urged to move slowly and deliberately.

'Mission to Paris' Proves Alan Furst Is the Master of Espionage Fiction

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If you have a deadline looming or even a busy week, the absolute last thing you want to do is crack open Mission to Paris and think you're going to read just a chapter, because you're not.

Hackers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Pay 'Em Like Bankers

Adam Levin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

So what's it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions.

The Dreamer Who Saved D-Day

Stephan Talty | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Stephan Talty

On a day when we honor the sacrifice of thousands of American soldiers, it's fitting to remember the dreamer who helped save thousands more, and altered the course of the war.

Interview With Elizabeth Wein, Author of Code Name Verity

Monica Edinger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Monica Edinger

Set in the landscape of World War II Britain and featuring women pilots and spies, the intricate plot of Code Name Verity involves espionage, Nazis, the Resistance, and occupied France.

The Life And Death Of The First Slain Female CIA Agent

The Washington Post | Edward Cody May 6, 2012 | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

The CIA director revealed only a few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies. In the agency’s annual memorial service for emplo...

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor: Iran Thinks It Has a Direct Line to God

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.09.2013 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Dan Meridor is the Israeli government's leading moderate -- with the touch of a true intellectual. And Meridor now has an serious emergency at his hands: Iran's nuclear weapons, which Israel has vowed to stop -- with a war, if necessary.

Are U.S. Colleges Infected By Foreign Spies?

Posted 04.10.2012 | College

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon contacted the Central Intelligence Agency in late 2009 with an urgent question. The school’...

Mata Hari And 14 Other Dumb Spies | Posted 05.05.2012 | Weird News

Spies are the ultimate conspiracy characters. They make their careers by stealing information and hiding the truth. The hallmark of a superb spy is an...

How U.S.' Top Killers Became Its Top (Unaccountable) Spies | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

This is what people think of when they imagine the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, the secretive, uber-elite military unit that killed Osam...

Cold War Spy Gear Put On Display In Ohio

Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

Tariq Malik, First Published 01/30/2012 07:41 AM EST A trio of once-secret U.S. spy satellites built to look down o...

John Rudolf

Arrest of Ex-CIA Official For Torture Leaks Called Unjust | John Rudolf | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Human rights and open government advocates on Tuesday harshly criticized the Obama administration over the criminal charges brought against an ex-CIA ...

Land of the Free? Citizens to Subjects

Michael Brenner | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

America's reign as the world's bastion of political liberties is over. We no longer conduct ourselves as a people and a polity dedicated to the legally protected rights ensconced in our Constitution.