Reforming NSA: How To Spy After Snowden Daniel Byman and Benjamin Wittes have an article in Foreign Affairs, with the title above. Mr. Byman is a Professor in the Security Studies Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle […]

Excerpt: One of the few successes of the Russian military modernization program is its special operations forces (SOF). Following the near-debacle of the 2008 war with Georgia, the Russian government revamped its special operations command and control structure and focused on increasing the capabilities of SOF units. It paid particular attention to enhancing the ability […]

Dave Maxwell: Informal Institute For National Security Thinkers And Practitioners Georgetown And I would just add that there must be a realization that north Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the Kim Family Regime is in power. The three ways below are ways to manage the problem until there is […]

Cyber Security Firm FireEye Warns Of “Drastic Change” In Cyber Attacks Darien Kindlund, with the cyber security firm FireEye, posted a blog note on Tuesday with the title above. He writes, “with the release this week of Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), “it is clear that the cyber security landscape is once again […]

Inside The ‘DarkMarket’ Prototype, A Silk Road The FBI Can Never Seize: A Decentralized, Online, Digital Black Market Andy Greenberg has an online article in this morning’s (April 24, 2014) with the title above. Mr. Greenberg writes that, “for all its clever uses of security protection — like Tor and BitCoin to protect […]

Arctic Cold War Is Heating Up By Laurence Blair Apr. 23 2014 21:06 Last edited 21:07 In 1553, several fishermen near Arkhangelsk were terrified when a hulking English warship appeared off the coast of the White Sea. The ship’s captain, Richard Chancellor, had set out in search of a new northern trade route to […]

Eastern Europe Frets About NATO’s Ability to Curb Russia By STEVEN ERLANGER APRIL 23, 2014 Two NATO crew members during a patrol over Romania and Poland last week, part of new efforts to monitor airspace along the border with Ukraine. Credit Frank Augstein/Associated Press OVER CONSTANTA, Romania — High over the Romanian border, a sophisticated […]


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