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Are We Safer Now? Yes, But Not as Much as We Could Be

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

Wherever I go, the question is almost always the same, and it's to be expected, considering my past co-chairmanship of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission. The question: Are we safer now?

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change...

Second Leaker In U.S. Intelligence, Glenn Greenwald Says

The Guardian | Ewen MacAskill | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

Citizenfour, new film on spying whistleblower Edward Snowden, shows journalist Greenwald discussing other source....

National Security Entrepreneurs Create Cyber Insurance

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

This configuration of secrecy and political connections is ideal for cashing in. In a field with billions of dollars in public money, no oversight and a corner on the expertise, Ridge, like Chertoff, Hayden and Alexander, is well-positioned to convert government funds into private profit.

Security Begins and Ends in the Home

Mark Testoni | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Mark Testoni

Ensuring the safety of those who can't defend themselves at home is at least as important as securing the nation from external threats.

Your Opportunity to Secure our Future

Michael Wu | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

Take a look around the world. Everywhere you turn you'll find a geopolitical mess at the intersection of energy, climate change, and global security. After seeing decades of half-measures and halting negotiations, it's clear that solutions will have to be community-driven.

Can You Catch It From a Caliph? Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Two potent forces power the Ebola and ISIS epidemics that the media are ignoring. They're (1) breakdown of governing authority, and (2) dissolution of "social capital" -- ties of trust and cooperation that empower individuals, families, and others to forge coalitions and tackle common problems at the community level.

Yes, Somebody's Boots on the Ground Will Be Needed

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As the president outlined on September 10, an instrumental component of the anti-ISIL counterterrorism policy is the train-and-advisery mission that the U.S. and its Arab partners will set up in Saudi Arabia for the moderate Syrians.

Pierson's Policies Put President at Risk

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Abrahams

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, testifying before House lawmakers, called the September 19 White House breach "unacceptable," saying security procedures were "not properly executed."

How American Intelligence Works in the 21st Century

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

An inability to predict the lay of tomorrow's land may, in a way, be par for the course. If so, however, remind me: Why exactly are we supporting 17 versions of intelligence gathering to the tune of at least $68 billion a year?

The Battle Against ISIL: A New and Different Kind of War -- Monsters, Mobsters or Both?

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Lawrence A. Levine

ISIL leaders have connections in the black market of international finance. The real intelligence needed to understand what is going on in the region is not targets for the U.S. Air Force, but the type of financial intelligence General Petraeus tasked General McMaster to find in Afghanistan in 2010.

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.