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Russia's clash with the west isn't about ideology — it's about geography

At his dacha, standing before a map of the newly expanded Soviet Union shortly after Germany's surrender in May 1945, Josef Stalin nodded with approval.<p>The vast buffer he'd carved out of Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe would now protect his empire against future Napoleons and Hitlers. Stalin then …

Commentary: National security in an ‘alt-facts’ world

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a senior Central Intelligence Agency officer standing at attention for President Trump at CIA headquarters. (Remain standing. Trump, against protocol, never said: “Please be seated.”) You think on your feet. You weigh what you know to be true against the evidence …

National Security

The danger of Steve Bannon on the National Security Council

<b>Clarification:</b> An earlier version of this op-ed stated that no political advisers to the president had ever served on the National Security Council before the appointment of Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor. Edwin Meese, when he was counselor to the …

‘Political witch hunt’: Trump isn’t backing off his Russia hacking doubts, no matter the evidence

<i>This post has been updated</i><p>President-elect Donald Trump gets a long-awaited intelligence briefing on Russia's alleged hacking to influence the 2016 election on Friday. And his top spokesman assured us that Trump will go into it with an open mind — despite a string of Trump tweets that included a …

Donald Trump

Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor Announce Selection of Phase II Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams

GCHQ's surveillance of two human rights groups ruled illegal by tribunal

Initial interceptions lawful but retention and examination of communications illegal, rules IPT in case brought following Edward Snowden revelations<p>GCHQ’s covert surveillance of two international human rights groups was illegal, the judicial tribunal responsible for handling complaints against the …

Surveillance

CSIS Announces New Cyber Policy Task Force

November 3, 2014<p><b>WASHINGTON, November 3, 2014</b>— The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is launching a Cyber Policy Task Force to …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

White House Releases Complete Benghazi Emails

<b>Update at 6:42 p.m. ET: Reaction From Boehner's Office</b><p>In a statement, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said the emails "contradict statements made by the White House that it and the State Department only changed one word in the talking points."<p>Here's the statement in …