National Security
5 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

Looking clearly at right-wing terrorism

Looking clearly at right-wing terrorism | National Security | Scoop.it
Five years ago the US Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division released an assessment of US far-right extremism. Initially intended for law enforcement and intelligence agencies only, the report—“Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”—was almost immediately leaked.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

US killer robot policy: Full speed ahead

US killer robot policy: Full speed ahead | National Security | Scoop.it
In November 2012, United States Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter signed directive 3000.09, establishing policy for the “design, development, acquisition, testing, fielding, and … application of lethal or non-lethal, kinetic or non-kinetic,...
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Excellent explanation by Mark Bubrud (Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University and member of Robot Arms Control) of the US killer robot policy.and the loopholes therein.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

We Can Stop Syria by Using Lessons From Iraq

We Can Stop Syria by Using Lessons From Iraq | National Security | Scoop.it
The Syria crisis presents a great opportunity. If an international effort successfully disarms Syria's chemical arsenal, and that success is recognized, the positive repercussions would be felt far beyond the Middle East.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

Not all secrets are alike

Not all secrets are alike | National Security | Scoop.it
When it comes to national security, there are two kinds of secrets. One is the strict military secret. Examples would include the design specifications of a new weapon or planned troop movements.
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Hugh Gusterson with a thoughtful column on the issue of state secrets. He ends with a great quote by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan: "If you want a secret respected, see that it's respectable in the first place."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic from CBRN
Scoop.it!

Seizing Chemical Weapons in Syria Is Really Hard To Do - National Journal

Seizing Chemical Weapons in Syria Is Really Hard To Do - National Journal | National Security | Scoop.it

Seizing Chemical Weapons in Syria Is Really Hard To Do National Journal WASHINGTON -- As U.N.


Via cbrneworld
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Good read.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

Problem-plagued missile defense system fails in $214-million test

Problem-plagued missile defense system fails in $214-million test | National Security | Scoop.it
The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency once again missed hitting its desired target during flight test of an interceptor missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, northwest of Santa Barbara.
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Many experts believe missile defense will never be effective, since any incoming missile attack would invariably involve hundreds of decoys. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

Which drone future will Americans choose?

Which drone future will Americans choose? | National Security | Scoop.it
The US government now faces the same dilemma over drones as it did over nuclear weapons in the late 1940s. It’s at a fork in the road. Intoxicated with short-term advantage. Blind to long-term dangers.
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Hugh Gusterson with a strong insight into the choice the US now faces with its use of drones, both domestically and internationally. Great read.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

US killer robot policy: Full speed ahead

US killer robot policy: Full speed ahead | National Security | Scoop.it
In November 2012, United States Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter signed directive 3000.09, establishing policy for the “design, development, acquisition, testing, fielding, and … application of lethal or non-lethal, kinetic or non-kinetic,...
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Must read.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

The chemical weapons of Syria

The chemical weapons of Syria | National Security | Scoop.it
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Charles Blair describes the types of chemical weapons and their effects, and how they may or may  not have been used in Syria.

more...
Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, August 30, 2013 12:07 AM

The need to investigate before accusing anyone is really drivien home here.

Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

Lessons unlearned

Lessons unlearned | National Security | Scoop.it
When it comes to hostile states suspected of having weapons of mass destruction, examples of unwarranted and erroneous US allegations are not hard to find.
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Charles Blair has another great piece on chemical weapons in Syria for the Bulletin.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

The future of drones in the US

The future of drones in the US | National Security | Scoop.it
The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, and email newsletters.
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

Great infographic journalism on the current and future use of drones in the US.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by BulletinOfTheAtomic
Scoop.it!

Pentagon slammed for $1 billion deal with banned arms dealer

Pentagon slammed for $1 billion deal with banned arms dealer | National Security | Scoop.it
Including the new contract, the Pentagon has spent more than $1 billion on helicopters and related maintenance and service with Rosoboronexport, Assad's top arms supplier.
BulletinOfTheAtomic's insight:

CS Monitor with an important article on the Pentagon buying arms from a banned arms dealer.

more...
No comment yet.