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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...

Mitt Romney's First Campaign Speech Against Obama

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Romney's cynical speech today showed the extent to which the GOP sees America as the righteous redeemer, one that only needs to increase defense spending in order to save the rest of the globe.

Obama Speech Will Defend Dismantling Bush-Era Detainee Policies

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will attempt today to answer critics of his dismantling of Bush-era policies on detention and interrogation, in a speech reminding Ame...

Jason Linkins

Obama Vs. Cheney: How The Pundits Called The Fight | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, we hope everyone enjoyed today's foreign policy showdown! Because that's what it was, apparently! At least that's what the media's been saying...

Sam Stein

Obama Huddles With Human Rights Groups Before Security Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under heavy criticism for a series of decisions on national security that resembled, for some, those of the Bush years, President Barack Obama hosted ...

Who Do You Despise More, Dick or Liz?

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The Cheneys are seeking to lay the groundwork for a "Who Lost America?" debate should there be another terrorist attack during the Obama presidency.

GOP Pollster: Our National Security Attacks On Obama Make Us Look "Irrelevant"

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A high-profile and well-respected GOP pollster is strongly criticizing the new effort by the GOP Congressional leadership to revive the party's nation...

Dirty Nuclear Business

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A foiled plot in Ukraine shows the gaping holes in efforts to contain deadly radioactive materials that could be used in dirty bombs. It is time to crack down on this trade. Obama needs to push his plan now.

Sam Stein

Cheney Vs. Obama: Americans Overwhelmingly Disagree With Former VP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney finds himself, once more, on the wrong side of polling data. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll asked respondents whether they agree...

Analysis: Obama beats first national security test

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing only glimmers of life and two costly wars remain in the balance, but President Barack Obama's "no drama...

Sam Stein

McCain: "Too Early" To Conclude Whether Obama Has Made Us Less Safe | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what was billed as the first ever "twitter-view" - an interview over twitter - Sen. John McCain said it was "too early" to conclude, as former Vice...

Changing How We Address Global And National Security

Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman

A profound but underappreciated truth about globalization is the extent to which national security and international security have become inseparably linked.

China Matters, Open Letter to the President

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric C. Anderson

Dear Mr. President: I find myself compelled to write this letter as there seems to be a significant disconnect in the White House interagency coordin...

Economic Crisis Is No. 1 Security Issue: New Intelligence Chief

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan are losing ground to insurgents and terrorists but the most immediate threat to U.S. se...

Applying the "Obama Model" for Homeland Security

Arnold Bogis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arnold Bogis

To improve homeland security, the administration must reach out to citizens and provide real education about the threats they face.

Defense Budget '09: Still Fighting the Soviets, or Preventing Genocide?

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

We have to do something about our current situation. We're spending more and more on defense and purchasing less and less security for it.

The Obama "Betrayal" Narrative Takes Shape

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The fear is that Obama, bending to pressure from the military-industrial complex, might "re-brand" the Iraq war.

Beyond the Battlefield: Obama Cabinet Takes on Human Security

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

It is increasingly apparent that conventional approaches of military and national defense are not enough to ensure the safety of the people and the state.

Obama's National Security Team

Ken Bacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Bacon

It's clear that Obama and his team see partnerships as a pragmatic and effective way to boost and extend America's influence.

Obama's National Security Adviser Interviewed On Energy Policy (VIDEO)

BigThink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BigThink interviewed President-elect Obama's National Security Adviser, Ret. Gen. James Jones. What principles guide your energy plan? Well, we thin...