Rethinking National Security

by Andrew Bacevich Senator Elizabeth Warren 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. Dear Senator Warren: As a constituent, I have noted with interest your suggestion that you will “take a hard look” at running for president in 2020, even… Continue Reading  

U.S. Intelligence Sees Cyber Threats Eclipsing Terrorism

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Cyber threats appear to have largely replaced terrorism as posing the greatest risks to U.S. national security, which also confronts major longer-term challenges from the effects of natural resource shortages and climate change, according… Continue Reading  

With a Cyberwar Quietly Taking Place in the Background

Iran seems to be maintaining its previous stance on uranium enrichment — a key issue for Western powers and Israel — ahead of proposed talks by the 6-power P5+1 negotiating group. On Tuesday, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, the head of Iran’s Atomic… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. William Kristol & Jamie Fly, Weekly Standard: Neoconservative pundit William… Continue Reading  

Bread and Nukes: Stuxnet’s Collateral Damage?

According to a Fox News exclusive, experts think the Stuxnet virus is still wrecking havoc on Iran’s nuclear program, particularly to the centrifuges. Yet it’s worth considering that even cyber-warfare — like all kinds of warfare — can produce “collateral… Continue Reading