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Reducing the Defense Budget Would be a Mistake

Reducing the Defense Budget Would be a Mistake

03. 3.2014
In addition to the necessity in having a daunting military to dissuade our enemies from potential attacks, there is a net economical benefit...
Will Protesting Become Illegal In Brazil?

Will Protesting Become Illegal In Brazil?

02.28.2014
The Bill faces major resistance from progressive sectors in Brazil as it would, for the first time after the dictatorship, establish terrorism...

Karma's a Stitch

02.28.2014
Is it just us or does it seem that there are a lot more open sewers lately? First, there's that guy in Michigan who shot himself in the...
Video Shows It Can Take Just 2 Seconds To Hijack A Plane

Video Shows It Can Take Just 2 Seconds To Hijack A Plane

Ryan J. Reilly  02.26.2014
WASHINGTON -- A video produced by anonymous airline employees is circulating around Capitol Hill, meant to show members of Congress that...
Securing the Electric Grid: A Decades Old Threat Demands Action Today

Securing the Electric Grid: A Decades Old Threat Demands Action Today

02.25.2014
As with anything in life, guaranteeing 100 percent absolute security in any situation is simply impossible. When it comes to the nation's...
Are Arab Bombs Deadlier Than Irish Bombs?

Are Arab Bombs Deadlier Than Irish Bombs?

02.24.2014
The IRA set off bombs in pubs, department stores, shopping centers, and subway stations and on busy roadways. There was no way to know...

Pentagon Top Brass Should Explain How This War Will End

02.24.2014
President Obama was right when he said "democracy demands" that all wars must end. Last month, he reaffirmed he wants to move America "off...

Watch: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

02.24.2014
Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to...

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

02.22.2014
The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention...
Victory For NY Police Pursuing Rare Terrorism Case

Victory For NY Police Pursuing Rare Terrorism Case

Ryan J. Reilly  02.19.2014
WASHINGTON -- A suspect in a terrorism sting pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a case that federal prosecutors and the FBI had turned down,...
Skiing as a Counterterrorism Policy

Skiing as a Counterterrorism Policy

02.19.2014
There are several possible causal mechanisms linking skiing and terrorism. I outline some of both the positive and negative associations....

Should President Obama Use Drones to Kill American Terrorists?

02.18.2014
It's nice to say the government should never be in the business of targeting American citizens, but it's a new world, and a much more dangerous...

The Brides of Allah: The Terror Threat of Black-Widow Suicide Bombers to the Winter Olympics

02.12.2014
Russian security forces fear that as many as three female suicide bombers may have infiltrated their security parameters and may be hiding...

So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

02.11.2014
It's fair to say that it has been a couple of rough months for Bitcoin, the once ballyhooed Internet currency. Just as it moved from the...