Tag: national security
Peter Van Buren: How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?April 2014
How Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracy and anti-terror measures that have come to define post-Constitutional America.
Tom Engelhardt: The Bermuda Triangle of National SecurityApril 2014
Old scripts and empty stories signal a new age.”
Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To IgnoreMarch 2014
Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.
Karen Greenberg: The Five Commandments of Barack ObamaFebruary 2014
How Thou Shalt Not Became Thou Shalt.
Tom Engelhardt: Documenting DarknessFebruary 2014
How a thug state operates.
Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save ItJanuary 2014
Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.
Tom Engelhardt: American Jihad 2014January 2014
Until you enter their orders and rise into their secret world, there is such a thing as too-much knowledge.
Cora Currier: What We Still Don’t Know About DronesNovember 2013
The government’s tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.
Cora Currier: Drone Makers Gather to Defend Their Much-Maligned MachinesOctober 2013
A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
Tom Engelhardt: The Etiquette of War and SurveillanceOctober 2013
Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.
Pratap Chatterjee: The Data HackersOctober 2013
When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.
Cora Currier: The Enemy is ClassifiedJuly 2013
The U.S. is at war with Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
Rajkamal Kahlon: A Time for Breaking LawsJuly 2013
An intervew with the Jameel Jaffer, the Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, about surveillance, privacy, and the importance of “meta data.”
Alfred W. McCoy: Surveillance BlowbackJuly 2013
The making of the U.S. surveillance state, 1898-2020.
Tom Engelhardt: American Anniversaries from HellMarch 2013
What you don’t know can hurt you.
Cora Currier: A Public Indictment Could Shed Light on CIA’s Secret ProgramMarch 2013
What happened to the victims of the US secret prisons and extraordinary renditions?
Mattea Kramer & Chris Hellman: “Homeland Security”March 2013
The Trillion-Dollar Concept That No One Can Define
Due Process, Imminent ThreatDecember 2012
From electronic surveillance to drone strikes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the writer, lawyer, and advocate anticipates the most pressing issues of the next four years.
William J. Astore: The National Security State Wins (Again)May 2012
There will be a winner in the 2012 election, but it won’t be Obama or Romney.