Category Archives: National Security and Defense Policy

In Push for 2020 Election Security- Top Official Was Warned: Don’t Tell Trump – The New York Times

    By Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman April 24, 2019 290 “WASHINGTON — In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: … Continue reading

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Opinion | Rebooting the Ethical Soldier – By Robert H. Latiff – NYT

By Robert H. Latiff Mr. Latiff is a retired Air Force major general. July 16, 2018 CreditYoshi Sodeoka In 2014, the United States Army Research Laboratory published a report predicting what the battlefield of 2050 would look like. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Opinion | To Hackers- We’re Bambi in the Woods – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

If you’re worried about terrorism, here’s a bigger threat to lose sleep over: an all-out cyberattack.Suddenly, the electricity goes out at the office. Cellphone networks and the internet have also gone black, along with subways and trains.The roads are jammed … Continue reading

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Opinion | Why Gina Haspel Is the Best Choice for C.I.A. Director – by John Sipher – NYT

“Ms. Haspel’s role in the post-Sept. 11 counterterrorism fight was both messy and complex. It included terrible mistakes and great successes. The expectation by some politicians and newspaper editors for her to simply label the C.I.A.’s efforts as an immoral … Continue reading

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A Public Service Message From the Class of ’67 – The New York Times

“The notion of national service as an enforced social equalizer was the most frequently cited argument for restoring a draft — this time around for both men and women and with different options — and it seems especially compelling when … Continue reading

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I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton. by Michael Morell- The New York Times

  “During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director … Continue reading

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Debate Over Trump’s Fitness Raises Issue of Checks on Nuclear Power – The New York Times

“Hillary Clinton has fueled a debate over whether her rival for the presidency, Donald J. Trump, is fit to command America’s atomic forces. “Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” she said in her address at the … Continue reading

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Obama: The Anti-Anti-Nuke President – The New York Times

“NEXT week President Obama will welcome world leaders to Washington for his fourth Nuclear Security Summit, a biennial event he initiated to mobilize global action to prevent terrorists from acquiring atomic bombs.As this is Mr. Obama’s last such meeting on … Continue reading

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