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New Year's Resolution

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

The definition of a word is meant to be a singular idea.  In the evolution of usage and the blending of disparate cultures, naturally an overlap in meaning developed.  This overlap reduces clarity of speech and by its very nature leads to misunderstanding.  Such a misunderstanding is impacted by both the severity of the situation […]

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America's Backbone

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Economy / Trade, Featured, National Security Law  /  No Comments

Every day Americans commute to work, use the internet, turn on a light bulb, cross a vast network of bridges, take a shower, watch television, and cook their food. Little if any thought is given to the vast infrastructure that makes all of these activities, and much more, possible. Unknown to most Americans is the […]

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The Optic Nerve Program Meets the NSA

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Three United States Senators and members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are among many Americans who recently discovered that the National Security Agency (NSA) potentially aided the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the mass collection of Yahoo webcam images through the Optic Nerve program. The three Senators, Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Martin […]

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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden a Traitor?

By   /  March 11, 2014  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden a Traitor? American computer specialist and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, made waves in 2013 when he released numerous top-secret NSA documents to media outlets around the world. Many individuals in the White House, Capitol Hill and U.S. intelligence agencies alike, found Snowden’s conduct reprehensible, going so far […]

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Violation of Privacy or Protection of Citizens?

By   /  March 9, 2014  /  Featured, Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Searches & Seizures  /  No Comments

Being free from unreasonable searches and seizures has always been viewed as part of a fundamental right in our society.  Airport security has always been under strict scrutiny with regards to requiring identification and the search of an individual’s personal items. Should Americans feel that this is a privacy invasion or merely a less intrusive way […]

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