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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....

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...

To Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century, National Security Must Become Entrepreneurial

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Aberman

U.S. national security requires a nimble, adaptable approach. To use a word that is rarely uttered in national defense circles: the military establishment should incorporate an entrepreneurial culture and approaches into its existing toolkit.

Obama Finally Talks Drone War, But It’s Almost Impossible to Believe Him

www.wired.com | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

President Obama doesn't like to talk about how he uses drones to kill suspected militants -- including American citizens. Explanations about who gets ...

Pentagon Contractors Play a Disturbing Game

William Hartung | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

When it comes to America's national security, it's time to start standing up and demanding a little truth. We simply can't afford to let Pentagon contractors keep playing these games anymore.

Ten Years After 9/11: Is The U.S. Any Safer?

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation...

The Dangerous Incoherence of American Policy in Libya

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

The only way President Obama is going to be able to get in front of events abroad is to develop some coherent policies based on clear principles and priorities and then apply them consistently throughout the region -- not ad hoc.

The Russian Sleeper Spy Ring in the U.S. -- Professional Spies and Not So

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Until the Russian sleepers spies' full story is revealed, it will be unclear why the Russians spent the effort and money, and took a significant political risk, to place the ring in the U.S.