Tag Archive for National Security

fighting terrorism by committee

Eight months after President Bush signed a bill authorizing the CIA to resume using “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects, the administration has been unable to agree on what constitutes “humiliating and degrading treatment” of detainees. No hurry or anything.…

fallujah usa, revisited

Prudent and timely: The White House is staging a high-level exercise Saturday to test responses to the prospect of a massive domestic terrorist attack involving IEDs (improvised explosive devices)—the same deadly roadside bombs that have been used by insurgents against…

goldwater-nichols for suits

From Inside the Pentagon (subscription required): Bush administration officials are preparing an executive order for the president’s signature that calls for sweeping changes in educational programs and career development for the federal workforce so professionals in each agency with a…

more uniforms, please

Fellow national security-issue blogger William Arkin is troubled: The White House announcement last week that it was nominating Dell L. Dailey of South Dakota to be the State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism immediately caught my attention. Dailey, who is hardly…

Vindication & Another Reminder

If memory serves this is not a totally accurate portrayal of related events; I believe the Bureau backed him after the Lab did not, but then pulled the rug out from under him; and Titan Rain is the name of…

Offer Still Stands

Hugh calls for a nat’l security blogger in the MSM that isn’t locked in a tight right-ward spiral: But after the smoke from all the apologies clears, Arkin is still employed by the Post, and the Post still lacks any…