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Tom Donilon To Be Obama's National Security Adviser

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that Gen. James Jones is resigning his post as National Security Adviser, making way for his top deputy, Tom Donilon....

The President's National Security Strategy: Vision in Search of a Plan

James R. Locher III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James R. Locher III

Both supporters and critics of the Obama administration's new national security strategy raise valid points, but each side continues to miss the validity of the other side's argument.

Up All Night With Obama's National Security Team

The Washington Post | Laura Blumenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With two wars, multiple crises abroad and growing terrorism activity at home, these national security officials do not sleep in peace. For them, the n...

National Counterterrorism Planning: Who's Calling the Plays?

Jeffrey D. Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey D. Ratner

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, it was clear that significant gaps in U.S. counterterrorism structures had left us vulnerable to attack. But nine years later, many gaps still exist.

Is Freedom a Universal Value? -- Maybe Not

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

If you're J. Rufus Fears, you believe we've made major mistakes when we base our foreign policy on the belief that all people at all times want freedom and that freedom will grow naturally.

Obama's National Security Strategy: The Sounds of Silence

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Obama's security opus is a mix of the innocuous and the self-indulgent. It is not a serious strategic statement. It is too self-conscious in reiterating Obama's rhetoric since the campaign.

You Can't Fight a War in Court

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

Our administration, headed by its Law Professor in Chief, seems unwilling or unable to differentiate between noxious, inappropriate stereotyping and common sense consideration of individual behavior by Muslims.

Colin Powell Rejects Dick Cheney's Claims, Says U.S. Is Not Less Safe Under Obama (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney's charges that the country is less safe because of the way Barack Obama has handled national security matters don't hold water, former Sec...

Sam Stein

Bush Official Criticizes Obama For Killing Too Many Terrorists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just how unpopular are President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism policies with his Republican critics? Even when he's killing terrorists they find flaws...

Vacancies Threaten National Security: After Recess, President Obama Demands Senate Action

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Republican Senators holding important national security and justice positions vacant while extorting provincial pork must be exposed and shamed.

Jason Linkins

Public Support For Obama's Counter-Terror Policies On The Rise | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in November, President Obama's approach to prosecuting the war on terror earned him a 53% approval rating on the issue. Since then, we've seen th...

Obama's Afghanistan Coverage Spin: The White House 'Tick-Tock'

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No group can possibly be as smug as presidential advisers after a major national security decision has been announced. Anyone who was ever allowed in...

Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy: Admiration Not Translating Into Support

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Obama is learning the difference between popularity and the willingness of countries to sacrifice when they don't see their interests involved. Admiration does not translate into support.

White House Looking To Adjust War Strategy To Focus On Al Qaeda In Pakistan

New York Times | Peter Baker and Erik Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's national security team is moving to reframe its war strategy by emphasizing the campaign against Al Qaeda in Pakistan while arguing ...

Patriot Act: Congress Shouldn't Rush to Judgment (Again)

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Striking a balance between protecting Americans' security and protecting American rights and freedoms is not always easy, but members of Congress have an obligation to try -- as well as a new opportunity.

Sam Stein

Obama Praised By 57 Percent Of Public For Handling National Security Scare | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps the New York Times should have waited one more day before running an article questioning whether President Barack Obama is "a wimp or a warrio...

Obama Executive Power Claims Put Him In Danger Of Covering Up Bush Abuses: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has clung for so long to the Bush administration's expansive claims of national security and executive power that it is in da...

Obama Administration May Issue Historic Order On Declassification Of National Security Records

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what would be a significant break with precedent, the Obama administration may be about to issue an order ruling that national security information...

Obama To Set Higher Bar For Keeping State Secrets | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce a new policy Wednesday making it much more difficult for the government to claim that it is protecting state se...

CQ Columnist: Obama Should Ditch Intelligence Advisory Board

CQ Politics | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine months into his administration, President Obama has yet to fill any of the 16 seats on the White House Intelligence Advisory Board -- as far as I...

Eight Weeks of America's War, Not Eight Years of "Obama's War"

Jonathan Morgenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Morgenstein

The Obama administration is trying to salvage the situation in Afghanistan after the Bush Administration lost the war over eight years.

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

On Patriotism and Principle: An Open Letter to the President (aka "The GOP's Bridge to Anywhere But Here")

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Mr. President, talk to us directly. Tell us again why your election was only the first step, not the culmination, of a genuine movement to change the way we understand power, democracy, and our own roles in those phenomena.

Obama Faces First National Security Failure as Sotomayor and Health Care Hang in the Balance

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Last week's sustained cyber-attacks on some of our country's most sensitive government networks exposed how a country that lives by the technology can also perish by the technology.

Obama Going Ahead With Bush-Era Plan To Screen Computer Networks

Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will proceed with a Bush-era plan to use National Security Agency assistance in screening government computer traffic on priv...