Tag: national security

Andrew J. Bacevich: Out of Bounds, Off Limits, or Just Plain Ignored

January 2016

Six national security questions Hillary, Donald, Ted, Marco, et al., don't want to answer and won't even be asked.

Rebecca Gordon: The No-Fly Follies

September 2015

How to censor yourself before the government even has the chance.

Matthew Harwood: The Lone-Wolf Terror Trap

February 2015

The fear of lone-wolf terrorism rises.

Tom Engelhardt: More and War

January 2015

Peace used to be part of the American political lexicon.

Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

October 2014

An interview with director Laura Poitras.

Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?

August 2014

On the nuclear weapons era, or the true end of the beginning.

Tom Engelhardt: The Fourth Branch

August 2014

What the CIA clashes with the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal about the national security state.

Peter Van Buren: What We’ve Lost Since 9/11

June 2014

Taking down the First Amendment in post-constitutional America.

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 Security

April 2014

Old scripts and empty stories signal a new age."

Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To Ignore

March 2014

Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.

Karen Greenberg: The Five Commandments of Barack Obama

February 2014

How Thou Shalt Not Became Thou Shalt.

Tom Engelhardt: Documenting Darkness

February 2014

How a thug state operates.

Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save It

January 2014

Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.

Tom Engelhardt: American Jihad 2014

January 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 Drones

November 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 Machines

October 2013

A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

Tom Engelhardt: The Etiquette of War and Surveillance

October 2013

Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.

Pratap Chatterjee: The Data Hackers

October 2013

When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.

Cora Currier: The Enemy is Classified

July 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 Laws

July 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 Blowback

July 2013

The making of the U.S. surveillance state, 1898-2020.

Tom Engelhardt: American Anniversaries from Hell

March 2013

What you don’t know can hurt you.

Cora Currier: A Public Indictment Could Shed Light on CIA’s Secret Program

March 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 Threat

December 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.