Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.
We need to stop decapitating terrorists, and start interrogating them again.
We understand as an intellectual matter that hacking isn’t magic. But that doesn’t change the fact that this kind of crime doesn’t feel wholly real either.
China, and its cyberwarfare, is part of a deeply troubling pattern. Unfortunately, President Obama’s response is also apparently part of a pattern of sustained inaction.
A majority of Americans consistently say that it is more important for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats even if that intrudes on personal privacy, though the proportion giving that response has declined over time.
The federal government’s handling of the legal and political issues surrounding NSA meta-data collection has not been a pretty picture. Somewhere in Russia, Edward Snowden is probably smiling.
In a recent interview, former Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell stated that, in regards to the 2011 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, it became the most politicized national security issue he had ever experienced.
Allowing the Patriot Act to expire would disarm our nation at a time when foreign threats are on the rise and attacks in the U.S. are in the offing.
A federal appeals court has ruled that a U.S. spy program that collects phone records of millions of Americans is illegal, something that now will make Congress have to decide if the anti-terrorism surveillance should be shut down or replaced.