National Security

Jeffrey Goldberg Slams Rick Santorum: Overplaying 'Scandal' Quality Of Gates Memoir
I don't really care who slams failed former senator, and failed former presidential contender Rick Santorum, as long as it's done, and often. Read more...
The 'Obama As Civil Libertarian' Propaganda Rolls Out
Daniel Klaidman apparently doesn’t see the contradiction with the conclusion of his tale on Obama's alleged push for NSA reform. Read more...
Program Reminder: Virtually Speaking
Want to hear some intelligent discourse on the day's events? Listen to the smartest voices in the liberal blogosphere on Virtually Speaking. Read more...
'Big, striking horror:' US military doctors allowed torture of detainees, new study claims. Read more...
Jon Stewart Rips Congress For Pretending They're Shocked Over NSA Spying
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took members of Congress who voted for the Patriot Act to task for having the nerve to pretend they are now shocked at the activities going on at the NSA. Read more...

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The U.S. government has never publicly acknowledged killing Hassan Ghul, identified as an Al Qaeda operative and close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Documents provided to the Washington Post by Edward Snowden confirm that he died in October 2012, along with revelations of the NSA’s involvement in the targeted killing program. Read more...
Obama Administration Helped Kill Transparency Push On Military Aid
Last year a bipartisan effort to force more transparency about military aid failed after objections from the Pentagon. Will the same thing happen this year? Read more...
Obama Weekly Address: Syria 'A Serious Threat To Our National Security'
In his weekly address, President Obama makes the case for limited and targeted military action to hold the Assad regime accountable for its violation of international norms prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. Read more...
 Manning's Lawyer Pleads For Leniency
Attorneys for Bradley Manning, the soldier found guilty of turning over 700,000 classified U.S. files to WikiLeaks, called on a military judge on Monday to sentence him to a term that "doesn't rob him of his youth," rather than the 60 years urged by prosecutors. Read more...
Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people' Read more...