national-security

McCain: ‘We are literally doing everything the Iraqi government has requested.’

Once a proponent of sending in specialized troops to help the Iraqi army battle the Islamic State, the senator, after meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said ground troops are “not what they [the Iraqis] need.”

Twelve years after 9/11, we still have no idea how to fight terrorism.

What's the evidence behind our counterterrorism strategy?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 11, 2013

U.S. intel ‘black budget’ concedes ‘critical’ ignorance on North Korea, other crucial threats

China's next-generation fighter jet progress, how Russia would react to a crisis and other things we don't know.

Edward Snowden, patriot?

Three points on Obama's comment that he does not consider the NSA leaker a patriot.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Aug 9, 2013

Is this $8,500 wire transfer really the NSA’s best case for tracking Americans’ phone records?

The intelligence community is citing a five-year-old case against a Somali cab driver to justify NSA programs.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Aug 9, 2013

Read and watch: Obama talks about Putin, Snowden and terror threats on Jay Leno

Transcript and video highlights from an interview with lots of foreign policy and national security talk.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Russia
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  • Aug 7, 2013

This map of U.S. embassy and consulate closures raises more questions than it answers

Why would so many Mideast diplomatic buildings stay open, while four in sub-Saharan Africa be closed?

Is XKEYSCORE still active? Defense contractor posted a job listing for it 2 weeks ago

The latest NSA program to be unveiled appears to involve lots of database work and Linux experience.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Aug 1, 2013

The free Web program that got Bradley Manning convicted of computer fraud

Wget, which dates to 1996, has a function so simple you probably didn't realize you needed a program to do it.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jul 30, 2013

Top secret clearance holders so numerous they include ‘packers/craters’

As many as 4 million people hold top secret clearance. Is that information really still secret?

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jun 12, 2013
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