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DARPA seeks technology for seeing inside buildings
To help address the problem of fighting adversaries who use asymmetric strategies in urban environments, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is attempting to develop technologies to enable w... Read More...


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U.S. Study Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan
A forthcoming National Intelligence Estimate to be issued after the November elections cautions a decline for Afghanistan’s central authority. Among the factors cited are continued cross-border attac... Read More...


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Senate Approves Bill to Broaden Wiretap Powers
After two and a half years of heated debate over the balance between security and civil liberties, the U.S. Senate approves the largest overhaul of surveillance law in three decades. It facilitates e... Read More...


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Forgotten Homeland Security Agenda
In the public discourse on homeland security, discussion tends to revolve only around the department itself. However, the authors note there needs to be recognition that the DHS is one of many parts ... Read More...


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Pakistan's new spy chief
Pakistan chooses former head of Military Operations as Director General of its intelligence agency, ISI. This and more than a dozen other appointments come amidst US concerns over ISI loyalties and p... Read More...


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The counterterrorism paradox
The author asserts that the military actions-side of the War on Terror has done little to diminish the terrorist threat to the U.S. He advocates a more ‘subtle’ global strategy, one that develops all... Read More...


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Study of Data Mining for Terrorists Is Urged
The National Research Council contends that there are fundamental problems with applying commercial data mining tools to the tracking of terrorists. Among the legal, technological and logistical prob... Read More...


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Climate Change Will Have Destabilizing Consequences, Intelligence Agencies Warn
Relying largely on public sources of information, the Intelligence Community has issued a National Intelligence Assessment (NIA) on the global security implications of climate change. Among other jud... Read More...


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Tackling terror: India takes lessons from US
India national security advisor is briefed on the operations of the DHS by Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security to learn how better to coordinate the co... Read More...


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Security, Surveillance and Satellites
Congress has authorized funds to begin implementation of the DHS National Applications Office (NAO) program to utilize geospatial intelligence capabilities for domestic purposes. It will enhance port... Read More...


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An Argument for Open Source Intelligence Secrecy
Director of intelligence studies at Georgetown University argues that the risk of compromising insights that support ‘decision advantage’ rather than protecting sources and methods necessitates the cl... Read More...


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C.I.A. Outlines Pakistan Links With Militants
Addressing continuing concerns about ISI loyalties, the CIA confronts Pakistan with evidence of ties between its intelligence service and militant groups operating in the country’s tribal areas. By M... Read More...


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Homeland Security lacking 'open source' intelligence
A report by the House Committee on Homeland Security criticizes the DHS for being behind the rest of the intelligence community in its OSINT efforts. The Committee says not enough has been done to p... Read More...


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Reduced Dominance Is Predicted for U.S.
NIC Chairman Thomas Fingar previews a report forecasting an erosion of U.S. influence as other economic powers rise. The declining influence may affect the international system as no power will be in... Read More...


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Media Leaks Hinder Intelligence Gathering
RAND analyst notes that when journalists publish classified information gained from leaks by government officials they can compromise sources and methods as severely as would efforts by foreign intell... Read More...


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FBI Wrestling With Remake as Intelligence Agency
Among the problems the FBI is facing in developing its domestic intelligence capabilities is its gun-and-badge culture in which intelligence analysts are regarded as less important than agents. By Si... Read More...


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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Militarizing
Some speculate that the appointment of military officers to the most senior positions of civilian intelligence agencies entrenches a shift towards current intelligence reporting at the expense of stra... Read More...


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Getting Intelligence Reform Right
Former intelligence analyst contends that the U.S. can build a domestic intelligence and counterterrorism capacity while embracing a “culture of constitutionality”. By Jim Arkedis (PPI Policy Report,... Read More...


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A Reorganization of Defense Intelligence
The DoD has established the Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center (DCHC) within the DIA to combine CI and HUMINT activities with those of the recently terminated Counterintelligenc... Read More...


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Obama’s “Talking” Cure
Can negotiations can truly "bridge the gap" between the U.S. and its enemies? By Joshua Muravchik (Commentary, 09/01/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008) Read More...


Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?
Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?
Authors discuss the possibility that Russia and China now constitute the 'Axis of Evil'. By Ryan Barnes & Steinar Dyrnes. (08/04/2008) Read More...


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The return of Mr Nyet
The Economist reports that Russia appears ready to use its veto more often on the UN Security Council, prompting fears of a diplomatic logjam. (Economist, 07/17/2008) Read More...


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Barack Obama to offer tough love on European tour
Columnist Irwin Stelzer writes of Barack Obama’s forthcoming tour of Europe that European leaders won't mind being photographed with an American presidential candidate who could probably win an electi... Read More...


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A Bipartisan Fix for the Oil Crisis
Joseph Petrowski, president of Gulf Oil, says he’s disappointed by the tone and substance of the current debate on U.S. energy policy and calls for a bipartisan fix. (WSJ, 7/10/2008) Read More...


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Rethinking the National Interest
US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice reflects on the lessons of the past eight years and future of America's foreign policy in a new world order. (Foreign Affairs, 06/10/2008) Read More...


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The way to a just Foreign Policy
It’s time to leave behind old ideas of superpowers. A changing world brings new opportunities for peace and the pursuit of empire is neither feasible nor desirable for US. By John Feffer. (Institute f... Read More...


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Hating Hillary
Author argues an unshackled sexism in the U.S. media has played a big part in Hillary Clinton's failure to secure the Democratic Party's nomination. (The New Statesman, 05/22/2008) Read More...


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Competition ensured the selection of the best quality tanker
Reps. Murtha, Pelosi and Tiahrt all want to give Boeing the contract for refueling tankers the Air Force awarded to Northrop Grumman/Airbus. A classic protectionist move, conveniently combined with a ... Read More...


The Final Tour
The Final Tour
Author reflects on President Bush's visit to the Middle East and US policy there. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/20/2008) Read More...


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