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Former Cyber Czar Says NSA Can Unlock iPhone Terror Data For FBI

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Technology

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is perfectly capable of gaining access to the iPhone connected to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, a former n...

Need More Evidence That Bush Was the Worst President?

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
M.W. Jacobs

Some degree of blame for the 9/11 attacks must be added to that list of catastrophic blunders known as the George W. Bush administration. That list already includes some degree of blame for the culminating disaster of his presidency, the 2008 global financial collapse.

The Front Page Rule

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

The fact remains that if we didn't see enemy soldiers as "murdering terrorists" lacking the human emotions and rights of our own troops, and enemy civilians as "collateral damage" whose deaths are automatically the fault of all who resist us, then there couldn't be a drone program.

Sam Stein

Counterterrorism Experts: U.S. Partnership With Assad May Be Necessary To Take Out ISIS | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two former top military and counterterrorism officials said on Sunday that the United States should be prepared to start working with th...

Former Counterterrorism Czar: Bush, Cheney Committed War Crimes

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Richard Clarke, the nation’s top counterterrorism official under former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, accused Bush and former Vice Pre...

Kathleen Miles

Security Experts Warn Of Potentially Dire Russian Threat | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home

Former U.S. security officials warned on Tuesday that Russia may use cyber warfare against the U.S. and Ukraine if tensions between the two sides cont...

The New Cyber Wars: Out of the Flame and Into the Fire

Erel Margalit | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Erel Margalit

If WWI was sparked by the "shot heard round the world," and the Nazi war machine rumbling into Poland ignited WWII, the start of the next global conflagration will likely be as quiet as a click of a mouse.

Turning Tragedy Into Talking Points

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Democrats in Congress in 2001 stuck to the best American tradition--when tragedy strikes do not attack the other party. Congressman Issa and his friends have ignored that tradition, and are trying to turn Ambassador Stevens' death into an election talking point.

We Have Been Warned

Gary Hart | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

How will you know when the "cyber Pearl Harbor" has occurred? When the lights and heat in your home go off. When you can't make a phone call. When no ATM works. When your flight cannot land.

White House Spin May Have Had Unintended Consequences

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

* Obama adviser touted "inside control" of bomb plot * Leaks forced shutdown of operation By Mark Hosenball ...

Gerry Smith

Former Government Officials Stand To Profit From Cybersecurity Boom | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

As former director of the National Security Agency and former director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell is widely portrayed as an authoritativ...

Truth Will Set You Free

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home
Wajid Ali Syed

Even if the U.S. and Pakistan were on the same page on how best to combat terrorism, conflicting and false interpretations of history don't help.

So You Say You Want A Revolution?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cliff Schecter

It was only a matter of time before someone would emerge from the shadows to proclaim President Bush was responsible for the sudden flowering of revolution and democratic potential across the Middle East.

Bush At War

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nigel Hamilton

What happens when a great nation -- and this is a great nation -- elects a ruler who is not up to the task of being president? The answer is to be found in George W. Bush's memoirs, Decision Points.

Cyber War or Cyber Jaw

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James D. Zirin

Are we really in a "Cyber War?" Are unidentified enemies around the world scheming to bring down Western civilization with a single keystroke? Or is the whole thing overblown paranoia?

Where is the Left on Cybercrime?

Joseph Menn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph Menn

Electronic identity theft is the greatest consumer protection issue of our time, according to the Federal Trade Commission statistics, and the poor suffer disproportionately.

'Cyberwar': Richard Clarke On Why The Google Hacking Is A Sign Of Future Threats (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After news this morning that Google was hacked and that the Chinese government was possibly behind it, the threat of cyber attacks has become more sal...

Shameless and Disturbing

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amitai Etzioni

When it comes to cyber attacks, the bottom line for the public is increased defense. But again and again, private corporations have demonstrated that they have a very different bottom line in mind.

The FBI Knows More Than You, McConnell

James Lamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Lamond

Some of the most important intelligence that we have received from interrogating terrorism suspects was gained by the FBI

Kathy Griffin & Richard Clarke's Teeth-Licking Flirtfest On Maher (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Move over Levi Johnston, Kathy Griffin is hot for Richard Clarke! The comedienne made a few unsubtle advances at the global terrorism expert on Bill M...

Is the Age of Terror Over?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Hart

By abandoning the "war on terrorism" paradigm, President Obama has helped us understand that acts of terrorism will continue in parts of the world, and that we must continue to make such acts as difficult as possible here in the United States.

Cheney, Selling Cheney

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You can't turn on your TV these days without seeing the former veep with his latest account of what they did back when they were in charge, why they did it and how wonderfully it all worked. What's up with that?

Richard Clarke Slams Cheney, Rice: "The Trauma Of 9/11 Is No Excuse"

Washington Post | Richard A. Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top officials from the Bush administration have hit upon a revealing new theme as they retrospectively justify their national security policies. Call ...

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

Seven and Half Months--Seven and a Half Years

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The slimy bastards of the Bush Administration contributed to the deaths of more Americans at the hands of a foreign power than any President in the history of the United States.