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Brains, Emotions and Attitudes: What A Few Telling Qs Reveal About You

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

On TV, he's Dwight Schrute, the over-achieving, over-bearing salesman from NBC's Thursday-night hit, The Office. In real life, there's someone just l...

Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Whole Earth Whole Systems The Earth is a self-contained system in which all elements interact in ways that we humans simply do not understand--witnes...

Newt Gingrich, Vice-President for Global Engagement--Waging Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Below, as a memory aid, are the elements and proposed leaders within the Vice Presidency for the Commonwealth, each linked to more information about t...

Frank Rizzo and Pennsylvania's 56-year Legacy of Police Spying

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

Pennsylvania's Office of Homeland Security has been paying a private contractor to compile "intelligence" on dangerous elements, including environmentalists and gay/lesbian organizations.

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

Virtual President Announces Coalition Cabinet

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

My fellow Americans, I am honored to present to you my thoughts on restructuring and down-sizing the federal government along with a proposed Coalition Cabinet. Many of these names, while stellar, are conventional.

Informant: Accused Wikileaks Soldier Bradley Manning Had Civilian Help

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — An Army private charged with leaking classified material to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks had civilian help, a key figur...

It's Official -- Steele Won Virtual Presidency

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I held a bi-partisan vote today, with me representing the Democratic Party while I represented the Republican Party. Strict ballot access controls en...

Dana Priest's Expose On 'Top Secret America'

washingtonpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive ...

Counterterrorism Memoir Blocked by Pentagon Available on EBay

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

In an effort to contain classified information brought to light by the book, the Department of Defense sought to purchase the entire print run and destroy it. This plan may have backfired.

Spies and Contractors

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Generally, when people characterize private security contractors (PSC) as being involved in secretive, covert operations it is a good sign that one is...

The UFO Debate Heats Up

msn.com | Leslie Kean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the biographical note appended to his commentary, he notes that he spent 22 years at NASA's Mission Control and has written books about space polic...

Where the Super-Brains Are

The Atlantic | Richard Florida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last Friday, my list of America's Brainiest Cities ran over at The Daily Beast. Boulder topped the list, which comprised a mix of larger knowledge-int...

New NGA Chief Becomes First Woman To Lead Major U.S. Intel Agency

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S. intelligence agency Monday, taking her post as chief of the ...

Wikileaks Link Admitted By MIT Grad: Man, 23, Denies Helping Accused Soldier

The Boston Globe | David Abel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A recent MIT graduate acknowledged yesterday that he met and exchanged multiple e-mails with the Army private accused of providing thousands of classi...

UN Official To Ask U.S. To Stop CIA Drone Attacks, Limit Use To Military

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes ag...

The F Word: Top Secret: Privatizing Fails

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While deficit hawks obsess over spending, private security companies, private spies, and private armies rule the tax dollar roost.

'Top Secret America' Expose Highlights Extensive Network Of Private Intelligence Contractors

The Washington Post | Dana Priest & William A. Arkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To ensure that the country's most sensitive duties are carried out only by people loyal above all to the nation's interest, federal rules say contract...

Desperate Spywives

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

As a long been a commentator on intelligence matters and a KGB-watcher, I'm appalled by the recent case of ten or perhaps eleven undercover Russian "illegals" in the U.S. rolled up and deported by the FBI.

The Case For Reining In Washington's Out-Of-Control Intelligence Community

Time | Robert Baer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one intended to create a monster bureaucracy after 9/11 -- Washington has always thrown money and people at a problem rather than good ideas. But n...

Oversight, Accountability Needed for Contractors in War Zones

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

The Washington Post launched a series looking into the U.S.' national security industry. They found an unwieldy system of companies that work in secret with little oversight on counter-terrorism.

"Defectors" and the Unfolding Intelligence Failure on Iran's Nuclear Program

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Why is no journalist from a major media outlet asking why the Obama administration pushed for new Iran sanctions, when there is clear disagreement and desperation in the U.S. Intelligence Community regarding Iran's nuclear program?

Spy vs. Spy

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The Russians look foolish because they seemed to screw up at the penny-ante stuff. The CIA, meanwhile, has blown the high-stakes games.

Another Twist in the Russian Spy Story

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

I met alleged Russian spy Mikhail Semenko at a meeting I chaired with global strategic risk guru Ian Bremmer who was speaking about his best-selling new book on the emergence of "state capitalism."

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Vognar

For his Eagle Scout service project, my 17-year old cousin Christian wants troops off the ground. His campaign is to teach about conscientious objection to war. The Boy Scouts won't let him.