Category Archives: National Security

Big change in Counter-Terror?

This is a bit of a big deal, though I doubt that it will get much play since it’s a more than a little wonk-ish. One of the biggest changes to come out of the 9/11 attacks was the shift … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Draft (or not)

I’m a fan of writer Thomas E. Ricks – I devoured one of his book’s on the Iraq war “The Gamble,” and have his blog in my Google Reader feed. I didn’t, however, love his recent NY Times Op-Ed advocating … Continue reading

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Hard Decision

While I’m not a huge fan of Obama’s argument that Romney wouldn’t have made the call to go after Osama bin-Laden, I’m also not a huge fan of Romney’s argument that “Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that … Continue reading

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But Should We?

Former National Security Adviser and Former Secretary of State spoke at Duke this weekend, and had this to say: “Whatever happens, it’s going to be a rocky road in the Middle East because reform has come late,” she told a packed crowd … Continue reading

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Cyber Offense, Pt II

I blogged earlier this week about the US’s capabilities in cyber war from an offensive perspective. So this article headline- “U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War”– caught my eye. I get that we have serious issues in our cyber-defense capabilities, but … Continue reading

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Cyber Offense

There’s a great piece at Information Dissemination on the DOD’s Cyber Offense capabilities – while much has been written about the DOD’s ability (or inability) to defend US military and civilian networks against cyber attack, there’s been a lot less about our … Continue reading

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New Tactic in Anti-Piracy fight

I’ve previously blogged about one of the legal challenges faced by merchant ships that want to secure their ships against piracy by using armed guards – many ports don’t allow weapons, so having armed guards can be a legal liability. … Continue reading

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