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Category: National Security

Republicans Are Starving the TSA to Privatize It

by Lou Dubose | Jul 20, 2016 | National Security, Politics

Photo Credit: Anne Worner   In May, 450 American Airlines passengers slept on cots in because the Transportation Safety Administration security lines were so backed up that passengers could not make their flights. “Predictable and preventable,” American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox said on NPR’s “Morning Edition” days after the O’Hare sleepover. Speaking […]

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The New Cold War

by The Washington Spectator | Jun 21, 2016 | National Security

Photo Credit: National Nuclear Security Administration   “The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War. No nuclear war was fought between the United States and the Soviet Union, but generations lived with the knowledge that their world could be erased in a single flash of light… Today, the […]

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Letter from Ethiopia

by Belén Fernández | Jun 8, 2016 | Foreign Policy, National Security

Photo Credit: AMISOM Public Information   In April, the website of the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) announced that the United States and Ethiopia had signed a new agreement enhancing a “security partnership” in counterterrorism and other realms. In attendance at the signing in Addis Ababa was Amanda Dory, Deputy Assistant Secretary of […]

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FBI and CIA Bungling Impedes Justice in Guantánamo

by Washington Spectator | Apr 13, 2016 | Legal Affairs, National Security, Politics

  Photo Credit: Gino Reyes Since 2012, a team of attorneys and support staff led by Brigadier General Mark Martins has been working within the constraints of the Military Commissions Act to prosecute the alleged orchestrators of the worst act of terror and largest mass murder ever committed on U.S. soil: the 9/11 terror attacks. Martins’s […]

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End the Shame of the Guantánamo Prison

by Lou Dubose | Apr 11, 2016 | Legal Affairs, National Security, Politics

  Photo Credit: Garry Knight The plan President Obama released in February, to close the 14-year-old prison at Guantánamo, leaves in place some of the most egregious practices devised during the Bush-Cheney administration. Under Obama’s plan, there will be no end to military commissions, although the ongoing war-court trial (actually pre-trial) of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and […]

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