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The UFO Debate Heats Up | 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.

7 Of The Most Intelligent Ocean Animals (VIDEOS/PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From cetaceans to cephalopods, our oceans are filled with many intelligent creatures. As new research is conducted, we discover more and more fascina...

Mark Kirk Mixed Military Service With Politics, Says Pentagon

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk's newest adversary in the latest controversy over his military service is the Defense ...

Afghanistan Fraud Is Focus Of US Military Intelligence

New York Times | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The military's intelligence network in Afghanistan, designed for identifying and tracking terrorists and insurgents, is increasingly focused on uncove...

CIA Hasn't Had An Internal Watchdog For 14 Months

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than a year after the CIA's inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill ...

Dan Froomkin

Bush's Glib Waterboarding Admission Sparks Outrage | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush's casual acknowledgment Wednesday that he had Khalid Sheikh Mohammed waterboarded -- and would do it again -- has horrified some former...

Sexism and the Price of Eggs

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob M. Appel

The most legitimate concern raised by supporters of caps on payments to egg "donors" is that charging fair value might price some would-be parents out of the marketplace.

How Dumb Do They Think (Know) We Are

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

18 percent of Americans with high school or less education think that the president may be the Anti-Christ. Nearly one out of five people who are eligible to vote, same as you, believe Obama is the bad guy in The Omen.

Admiral Blair Walks the Plank

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Dennis Blair's resignation exposes the sad truth that President Obama doesn't have it in him to take charge, to crack heads, to fight for something because it is necessary.

Enabling the Needle and the Damage Done

David Vognar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Vognar

People use drugs for whatever energy they're after or hiding from, yet drugs just sap us of our energy and make waste. Too many people of extraordinary heart and head have been hooked.

"The Changeup"

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vognar

As spring dawns on New York City it will mean more than the end of a snow-coated winter. New Yorkers are anticipating their first season as reigning World Series champs in almost ten years.

Intelligence Community Must Build Greater Trust

Pete Contostavlos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Contostavlos

We must keep the trust of intelligence professionals and war fighters on the front lines in order to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to policymakers and those who need it.