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Richard A. Clarke, served in the White House from 1992-2003, including as Special Advisor to the President on Cyber Security, is the author of Your Government Failed You: breaking the cycle of national security disasters.

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What the FBI Director Could Learn From the Rolling Stones

(22) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 3:24 PM

This week's news in the encryption debates drives home the point that FBI Director James Comey could learn a thing or two from Mick Jagger. Mick reminded us that "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need."

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Never Forget: Our Invasion of Iraq Was a Breach of Trust

(470) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 7:00 AM

On Tuesday, at this 10th anniversary of the American Invasion of Iraq, we would do well to remind ourselves about some painful facts.

Keeping those facts in our collective memory may make it easier for us as a nation to prevent future mistakes. So, let us recall five unfortunate facts...

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John McCain and Chamber of Commerce Strike a Blow Against American Cybersecurity

(261) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 11:08 AM

Despite the warnings of generals, intelligence officers, corporate cyber security experts, and academic experts that America is dangerously vulnerable to attack in cyberspace, John McCain and the right wing Chamber of Commerce succeeded in blocking Senate action to improve our ability to defend America against cyber attack. They said they...

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More Troops to Afghanistan?

(208) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 11:17 AM

Rumors have circulated for months in Washington that the US commanders in Afghanistan want more troops and would be sending a formal request to the President. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is supposedly sitting on such a request until later in the year. Vice President Joe Biden and National Security...

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Obama's Challenge in Cyberspace

(127) Comments | Posted May 8, 2009 | 10:29 AM

In the next few days President Obama will decide whether he will live up to his campaign promises about dealing seriously with the challenge of cyber security by creating a White House office to direct government activity and coordinate with the private sector. None of the options being served up...

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