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    Popcorn and Bullets

    ABC’s Jake Tapper recently ran Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to the ground on the issue of the automatic defense cuts that will impact on the armed forces. As National Review reported, Panetta “said another $500 billion in cuts ‘would be disastrous in terms of our national defense.’ Tapper noted … More

    The Next StuxNet?

    The Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has released a report on a new, sophisticated malware variety called FLAME. It has been found on various targets in Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The purpose appears to be mass harvesting of sensitive data. Kaspersky claims that the malware … More

    Foreign Policy Luminaries Misguided on Missile Defense

    Two elder statesmen of the foreign policy community have grown forgetful. In the April 23 Washington Post editorial section, Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft reprise the Cold War and make an odd call for old-fashioned arms control. Many people favoring unilateral U.S. arms reductions will leap on the op-ed as … More

    U.S. Nuclear Warheads Face More Uncertainty as Scientists Retire

    In about five years, the United States will not have a single active engineer with actual nuclear weapons testing experience, defined as “a key hand in the design of a warhead that’s in the existing stockpile and who was responsible for that particular design when it was tested back in … More

    Terrorproofing America: Worse Than Impossible

    The National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) recently registered an odd complaint in a letter to U.S. Senators this past Sunday. This body of national security experts attempted to claim that the U.S. should not open delivery of first-class mail to private carriers because it would “expose … More

    CISPA Is Ready for Prime Time

    This week, the House of Representatives will vote on several cybersecurity bills, giving rise to the apt moniker “Cyber Week.” Congress is right to act on this very important issue, as up to $400 billion is stolen from U.S. companies in cyber theft and espionage every year. While Congress correctly … More