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News You Really Need To See: "Uganda Describes Plot Foiled With U.S."

“Uganda Describes Plot Foiled With U.S.”

The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014, p.A7


“Security forces said Monday that they discovered suicide vests and improvised explosive devices after foiling, with U.S. 289 more words


On Remand: Game of Spies by Professor Lawrence Friedman

Intelligence gathering and analysis have long played a critical role in national security efforts. Historically, and with good reason, the extent, reach, and effect of intelligence activities have remained in the shadows, escaping the notice of many in government, as well as the attention of the American public.

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Thinking Aloud: "The Gatekeepers"

Sept. 15,  2014 by Darius 

This weekend, I finally saw The Gatekeepers, an Israeli documentary built around interviews with all six surviving heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency. 144 more words

Thinking Aloud

News You Really Need To See: "Pentagon Expands Footprint in Africa"

“Pentagon Expands Footprint in Africa”

The Washington Post, September 2, 2014, p.A1


“The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara.   291 more words


Thinking Aloud: "The Lives of Others"

Aug. 29, 2014 by Darius 

If you’re looking for a good movie for the weekend, I would highly recommend the German film The Lives of Others… 270 more words

Thinking Aloud

Thinking Aloud: "The Dark Secrets of a Surveillance State"

August 8, 2014 by Darius

With today’s controversy over government surveillance in the US and Europe, Hubertus Knabe’s TED talk, “The Dark Secrets of a Surveillance State,” is very timely.  474 more words

Thinking Aloud

Military + Social Media = Intel Gathering

WASHINGTON—Minutes after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17 in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 on board, a Defense Intelligence Agency analyst sifting social-media communications got “a hit.” 1,282 more words