National Security

  • 10:00am Mar 15, 2013
    National National

    Is All The Talk About Cyberwarfare Just Hype?

    U.S. officials and security experts regularly highlight the cyberthreat, but they also note that the prospects of a major cyberattack are remote. Cyberespionage and "nuisance" cyberattacks may be a problem now, but all-out cyberwar is not.
  • 6:42pm Mar 12, 2013
    National National

    Cyberattacks, Terrorism Top U.S. Security Threat Report

    In his annual assessment of threats, the director of national intelligence also cited Iran and North Korea. He warned the spending cuts mandated under the sequestration jeopardized the nation's safety.
  • 8:44pm Mar 06, 2013
    World News World News National

    John Kerry, A 'Recovering Politician,' Settles Into Diplomatic Role

    John Kerry's first trip as secretary of state took him to Europe — where he spent time growing up as the son of a diplomat. Kerry, who also had stops in the Middle East, says he can't speak as freely now as when he was a senator.
  • 8:45am Mar 06, 2013
    National National

    Drones Come Home, Privacy Concerns Fly High

    Across the country, law enforcement and first responders are flying unmanned aircrafts to take aerial photographs of traffic accidents and crime scenes. As the technology improves and more police departments acquire permits to fly them, concerns about privacy and regulation increase.
  • Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., confer at the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week on the appointments of military leaders. McCain and Graham have been among the Republicans pushing the Obama administration
    J. Scott Applewhite/AP
    6:02pm Feb 21, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Republicans Make 'Benghazi' A Frequent Refrain

    Republicans delayed a vote on President Obama's defense nominee, saying they wanted more answers about the attack in Benghazi, Libya, last year. In recent months, Benghazi has become a sort of catchword. To Republicans, it symbolizes everything bad about the Obama administration.
  • 9:17am Feb 21, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said the looming automatic spending cuts will damage U.S. national security. But the warnings don't appear to be moving the needle with lawmakers or the American public.
  • 2:47pm Feb 19, 2013
    National National

    Op-Ed: It's Time To Recognize The Valor Of Cyber Warriors

    Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the military will award a new medal to recognize exceptional accomplishments in areas including drone and cyber warfare. Brookings Institution senior fellow Peter Singer argues that this is an important step in recognizing the changing nature of war.
  • 7:52am Feb 18, 2013
    National National

    Hints Of Progress After Investigation At Guantanamo Court

    A pretrial hearing in the Sept. 11 case was suspended briefly last week to investigate allegations of eavesdropping. The commissions' chief prosecutor launched an investigation, and said no one was "listening, monitoring, recording" the proceedings. Defense attorneys seemed to take his word, which given the history of the commissions, is a baby step toward progress.