iOS app Android app

National Security

Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?

ProPublica | Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan | Posted 08.01.2012 | Technology

Click here for original article. Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means ...

Road Show with Senators, Brought to You by Pentagon Contractors

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

If Pentagon contractors were actually feeling economic pressure, they could certainly trim excesses at the top before letting go thousands of rank-and-file employees. Pentagon contractors' top executives enjoy compensation packages on par with Wall Street CEOs.

Romney's World View

James Zogby | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Romney continues to demonstrate how out of touch he is with the changing world the Obama Administration has inherited. Many of his criticisms of the Obama Administration are either wrong on facts, splitting hairs or just plain bad policy.

Restoring America's Oceans Leadership

John Norton Moore | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
John Norton Moore

By the continual erosion of our nation's oceans leadership, badly needed American jobs are lost. The consequences are also serious as to how we are viewed by other nations.

CALLING ALL HACKERS: U.S. Spy Chief Is Asking For Your Help

Reuters | Joseph Menn and Jim Finkle | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

By Joseph Menn and Jim Finkle LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The head of the government's secretive National Security Agency took the unpreceden...

Dan Froomkin

The Dark Side Of The Obama White House | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The most conspicuous reaction in Washington to a series of astonishing national security revelations, many of which emerged in two new books, has come...

The Fantasy of Absolute Safety

Ira Chernus | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

The root of the problem is our dedication to the fantasy of absolute safety and security. The sooner we recognize that as our national fantasy and stop arming ourselves to the teeth in pursuit of it, the safer we all will be.

That Makes No Sense! Your Security's a Joke (And You're the Butt of It)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the years since the 9/11 attacks, the Complex has made itself, if nothing else, utterly secure, and paranoia has been its closest companion. A superstructure of "security" has been endlessly expanded based largely on the fear that terrorists will do you harm.

As House Hears Testimony on National Security Leaks, Time is Ripe to Examine Impact of Wikileaks

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York
R. Kyle Alagood

Instead of trying to clamp down on massive amounts of information by keeping it secret, we need to focus resources on keeping only legitimate secrets. As a country founded on openness and innovation, we should learn from Wiki Leaks.

Interdependence Day

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In the 21st century, we stand more to gain through interdependence than independence. In fact, the paradox is that we can preserve the latter by engaging in the former.

Patient Zero: Why Health Care for All, Via a Nationalized Single-payer System, Is a National Security Issue

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Scott Mendelson

So now that the Affordable Care Act is set in stone, the next step is the provision contained which allows individual states to choose how best to implement the law.

A Very Healthy Day for U.S. National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

President Barack Obama is a stronger president overseas today than he was yesterday. His victory on health care reform is very good for American national security.

Has the Obama Administration Changed Strategy?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

The transition from nation building to manhunt is a change in strategy from one administration to the next. The shift was put into motion early in the administration and took time to work its way through.

Pentagon Contractors Play a Disturbing Game

William Hartung | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

When it comes to America's national security, it's time to start standing up and demanding a little truth. We simply can't afford to let Pentagon contractors keep playing these games anymore.

Do Liberals Support Obama's Kill List?

Ari Melber | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

All the recent attention on Obama's "kill list" -- a set of targets that has included American citizens as young as 16 years old -- seemed like an opening for a new chapter in challenging the administration's security policies.

Hoekstra Radio Ad: National Security Leaks Are The Work Of 'Traitors'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican who is running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, on Monday released a radio ad criticizing the Obama...

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

It's not a matter of spending more; nor is it a matter of either guns or butter. Shifting priorities and re-balancing our commitment of resources to meet new realities is not idealism. It's good strategy.

The Father's Day Card You Need to Sign

Peter Yeo | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Peter Yeo

As I look at my two sons and count the innumerable blessings they have brought to my life, I cannot help but be reminded of these families who will not be together on Sunday.

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.

Law of the Sea: A National Security Issue That Unites

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 08.14.2012 | DC
Sen. John Kerry

Conventional wisdom tells us that with the presidential campaign season upon us, the United States Senate is closed for business. On the Foreign Relations Committee, we're working now to prove conventional wisdom wrong.

Sec. Clinton Should Make Sure the U.S. Lives Up to Her Promises

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Last week, at a largely-overlooked Global Counterterrorism Forum in Istanbul, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged that "the United States will work with all of you to combat terrorists within the framework of the rule of law."

Need to Be Responsible

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

Those who are willing to do leak sensitive material just to get their man re-elected need to appreciate they are putting the nation's vital interests in jeopardy, and losing the support of our allies in the process.

Obesity: America's Next Great National Security Threat?

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

While obesity is traditionally considered a public health and medical issue, the rapid increase in the national prevalence of obesity and overweight is affecting America's ability to defend itself militarily and perform competitively in business.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: The Notion My White House Leaked National Security Details Is 'Offensive' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.08.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama strongly denied Friday that his administration deliberately leaked classified national security information. O...

Honoring the Vision of a Remarkable Woman and Fortune 500 CEO

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

While progressives have lost a lioness, she will live on in all that she started.