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White House Holds High-Level Meeting Over Security Threat

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

(Updates with details about meeting, adds senior official, background) By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Pres...

Seizing the Opportunity to Improve US-China Relations

Donald Gross | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Donald Gross

In his second term, President Barack Obama has a historic opportunity to improve U.S. relations with China. Without an improvement in U.S.-China relations, however, there exists a grave risk that simmering conflicts between the two countries could worsen considerably.

There's Been A 17-Fold Jump In Cyber Attacks On U.S. Infrastructure

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unspecified nations played a role in a 17-fold jump in cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure since 20...

U.S. Security and the Multilateral Development Banks

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

In the face of looming cutbacks, maintaining cost-effective investments in the multilateral development banks is critical.

Six Things to Grieve on 9/11 Anniversary

Lisa Schirch | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Lisa Schirch

Without any real public deliberation or contemplation, the U.S. rolled out the Global War on Terror playbook that instead of bringing security, has brought an expanded list of reasons to grieve and things to think about on this anniversary.

The Age Of The Manhunt

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

Never before have individuals been so threatening to the security of nation-states. And never before have nations had so many tools to dispatch these ...

Cargo That Flies Over The U.S. Doesn't Get Screened To Federal Standards

Washington Post | Ashley Halsey III | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Those planes that look like specks in the stratosphere are flying so high because they are merely passing by the United States - flying bananas to Ger...

Obama: Al Qaeda Would Use Nuclear Weapon If It Could

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - If al-Qaida acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunda...

Military Analysts: Climate Change Will Pose "Profound Strategic Challenges" To U.S. Security | JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of mili...

US European Missile Defense System: Alternatives Being Considered

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A senior Defense Department official said Thursday that the United States is considering options for European missile defense other...

Thomas Hutchinson, British Teen, Sentenced Over New York Bomb Hoax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A British teenager was given a six-month suspended prison sentence Monday for phoning the White House and claiming there was a bomb in ...

Officials: Economic Crisis Increases Security Risks For US

Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Intelligence officials are warning that the deepening global financial crisis could weaken fragile governments in the world's most dangerous areas and...

Obama, McCain on National Security and Nuclear Proliferation

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Where do Obama and McCain stand on these issues? To start, McCain, the nominee of what used to called the "small government party," wants to create two entirely new government organizations.

US Security System Needs Vast Overhaul: Study

AP | BARRY SCHWEID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — In a report aimed at the next president, security specialists are proposing a vast overhaul of the U.S. security system, declaring ...