Monthly Archives: August 2012

Drone Debate Update for August 31, 2012

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A Grey Ghost in Norfolk

(Source: author’s collection) I’m a “Boomer”, which means I grew up reading a steady stream of books about World War II, “the Greatest Generation”, etc. With the passage of the years came a greater understanding that a lot of what … Continue reading

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McRaven, Free Speech & Secrecy

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Preventing Vet Suicides: One Proven Program

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Remember All That NYPD Spying On Muslims?

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NYPD’s Domestic Spying Megafail

From the opening paragaph of today’s AP story: In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism … Continue reading

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Defining “Terrorism”

(Source: National Archives) There’s been some debate on Twitter of late about the origins & use of the word “terrorism” and it’s definitions. I thought this USAID study from 1967 was instructive about how the USG had seemed to define it in … Continue reading

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