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There's dumb, then there's Kerry-dumb

http://Ah yes, the good old days of ducking under school desks, underground bomb shelters, Russian missiles in Cuba, Iranian hostage crisis, Nikita Khrushchev threatening to “bury” us, the brutal stomping of a revolution in Yugoslavia, people being shot escaping from East Germany to the West, gulags, Vietnam, MAD, the assassination of a president and the attempted assassination of another, Red China invading Korea… Heck that’s just off the top of my head. 210 more words

Politics

The NYT Finally Gets It!!

A couple of days ago, NYT political commentator David Brooks, questioned Obama’s  “manhood” with respect to his toughness or lack thereof. Basically, Mr. Brooks  gives a litany of Obama’s so-called “tough talk” but no action. 269 more words

Leadership

CRS -- Implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS): Issues for Congress

Implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS): Issues for Congress (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implements the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations, which regulate security at high-risk facilities possessing more than certain amounts of one or more chemicals of interest.

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Government And Politics

CRS -- Security Assistance Reform: “Section 1206″ Background and Issues for Congress

Security Assistance Reform: “Section 1206″ Background and Issues for Congress (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2006, as amended and regularly extended, provides the Secretary of Defense with authority to train and equip foreign military forces for two specified purposes—counterterrorism and stability operations—and foreign security forces for counterterrorism operations.

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Government And Politics

NSA: a bureaucracy in search of a function

Edward Luttwak, a historian and long-time consultant to the Pentagon on military strategy, wrote an article in the Times Literacy Supplement of London recently arguing that the National Security Agency’s all-encompassing surveillance is simply the result of a bureaucracy looking for a way to justify its existence. 721 more words

National Security Agency

How a stowaway got past security

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. 650 more words

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