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U.S. Uses State Secrets Law To Intervene In Iran-Related Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by lawyers for both sides in lawsuit, paragraph 5) By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U....

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

A Nation of Laws?

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

If you watched this drama closely, you surely noticed how narrowly we conceptualize corruption in America. In effect, general influence peddling and election purchasing, which we see more commonly, are legitimate.

Rice: China, U.S. Should Avoid Military Incidents

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice repeatedly raised concerns about risky Chinese fighter intercepts of U.S. surveillance flig...

An Open Letter to the White House on the Eve of Obama's Prime Time Speech

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As an American citizen who one day hopes to become a public servant and who frequently monitors our nation's foreign policy, I continue to wish you and your colleagues in the State Department, Pentagon, and intelligence community the best of luck. America's security depends on the efforts that you make in the weeks ahead.

Clinton v. Paul: Competing Visions for America's Energy and Climate Future

Michael Wu | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Wu

When it comes to our next Commander-in-Chief, we need a perspective broad enough to connect the dots between our energy use, climate change, and the instability we're already seeing around the globe.

NATO Summit Delivers

Joe Cirincione | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama's opponents have cynically treated these challenges as political footballs, sweeping them into their relentless narrative of a weak, vacillating and dangerous president and a feckless NATO. But NATO's leaders impressively rallied around the administration's plans, approving a sweeping series of actions that should -- but probably won't -- quiet the critics.

Give Me $46 Billion and I will Build a Safe Computer System

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & Chairman Ziklag Systems ABI Research estimates that cyber security spending on the critical infrastructur...

Is China's New Computer Operating System a Threat?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & Chairman, Ziklag Systems China has announced it will introduce a new computer operating system in October...

Air Power

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

It is unlikely that aircraft carriers will be rendered obsolete anytime soon, but the possibility that one could be seriously damaged or even sunk is an ever present threat.

Paige Lavender

Obama: 'Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama made a statement Thursday on the situation in Ukraine, saying he spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and that the two ag...

Protect California's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

Before the end of the legislative session this Friday, California legislators are pondering action worse than just kicking the can down the road -- they're actively considering taking a dive on our energy security.

No Strategy, No Doctrine, No Organizing Principle?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

When crises emerge, critics charge that Obama should act more quickly and more aggressively, or they argue that no US interests are involved and the US should decline any intervention. Headlines often claim that the administration has no strategy, no doctrine, or no organizing principle. But for those who study the field, Obama's is an easily recognizable strategy.

Kerry Reaffirms 'Ambitious Agenda' of U.S. Engagement in Asia and the Pacific

East-West Center | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
East-West Center

In terms of economic growth, Kerry focused on negotiations over the sweeping, 12-nation Tans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, or TPP. Negotiators had hoped to conclude a TPP agreement a number of months ago, but progress on the complex pact has slowed since then.

What Would Clausewitz Do?

James A. Nathan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
James A. Nathan

A fair-minded review of the last 40 or 50 years reveals a painfully meager inventory of successes. Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan (we can hope) are arguable exceptions.

The Fourth Branch

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Generally speaking, its powers and prerogatives remain beyond constraint by that third branch of government, the non-secret judiciary. It is deferred to with remarkable frequency by the executive branch and, with the rarest of exceptions, it has been supported handsomely with much obeisance and few doubts by Congress.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Aspen Security Forum Highlights: ISIS, US Drone Strikes, and Transparency

Keosha Varela | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

The 2014 Aspen Security Forum brought together top military brass, intelligence officials, and ambassadors to discuss hot button issues in international affairs, and possible solutions for more peaceful relations between nations. Below are highlights from these conversations.

7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Are you *sure* it couldn't happen to you?

Living in a Photographically Redacted Post-9/11 World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Thanks to smartphones, iPads, and the like, everyone is now a photographer, but it turns out that, in the public landscape, there's ever less to photograph. So here are a few tips for living more comfortably in a photographically redacted version of our post-9/11 world.

Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Looking back on the violations of justice that characterized British rule in pre-Constitutional America, it is easy to see the Founders' intent in creating the Fifth Amendment. A government's ability to inflict harm on its people, whether by taking their lives, imprisoning them, or confiscating their property, was to be checked by due process.

Gaza's Deadliest Day May Be a Good Chance for Peace

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Bloodshed can produce more bloodshed and retribution, but if seized properly, it can also increase the pressure on the international community to take a second look at a sustainable and effective plan for deescalation.

U.S. Military May Be The Strongest Force In Battle Against Climate Change

Ryan Rafaty | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Ryan Rafaty

The most technologically advanced military in the world cannot afford to abandon scientific rationality when its fundamental power and interests are at stake.

An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Today, the U.S. looks less like a functioning and effective empire than an imperial basket case, unable to bring its massive power to bear effectively from Germany to Syria, Iraq to Afghanistan, Libya to the South China Sea, the Crimea to Africa.

Why Legalizing Marijuana Should Be A Top National Security Objective

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The havoc wreaked by drug gangs in Central America could be mitigated to a great degree by legalizing marijuana as well, which would alleviate the current border crisis of desperate children seeking refuge in the U.S.