Monthly Archives: October 2012

The NYT’s Obama Schizophrenia

The NYT Editorial Board, May 30, 2012, on Obama’s assassination-by-drone program: A unilateral campaign of death is untenable. To provide real assurance, President Obama should publish clear guidelines for targeting to be carried out by nonpoliticians, making assassination truly a last resort, … Continue reading

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Drone Anxiety

From this week’s CQ Weekly cover story piece: According to a June poll by Monmouth University in New Jersey, a majority of Americans supports the expansion of drones into U.S. skies for a variety of purposes, such as border protection, … Continue reading

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MI6’s Mark Allen: Al Qaeda would simply scatter elsewhere

From today’s Guardian piece on Britain’s role in facilitating rendition by the USG: The book reveals that [MI6 counterterrorism chief Mark] Allen (who was later to develop a cosy relationship with Gaddafi’s intelligence chiefs) expressed concern after the post-9/11 meeting … Continue reading

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Army Releases Latest Suicide Data

From the official announcement: The Army released suicide data today for the month of September.  During September, among active-duty soldiers, there were 15 potential suicides:  one has been confirmed as suicide and 14 remain under investigation.  For August, the Army … Continue reading

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Biden: “We’re leaving Afghanistan in 2014.” State: “Not exactly.”

From The Cable, today:  “We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we’re going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion,” Biden said. “We’ve been in this war for over a decade. The primary … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Just Government Snoopers You Have To Worry About

From Slashdot: “The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook revealed the sexual preferences of users despite those users have chosen ‘privacy lock-down’ settings on Facebook. The article describes two students who were casualties of a privacy loophole on Facebook—the … Continue reading

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An Intelligence Story That Should Be Getting A Lot More Play

The CSM today: In a 52-page report, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee warned US companies and government agencies not to do business with either Huawei or ZTE, respectively the world’s second- and-fifth largest manufacturers of routers and other Internet and telecoms gear. … Continue reading

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