Category: American National Security

July 8, 2013

FBI chief admits use of drones in skies over U.S.

Filed under: American National Security - 08 Jul 2013

FBI Director Robert Mueller told members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that his agency uses drones to conduct surveillance operation over the skies of the U.S. mainland, during a hearing on Wednesday.

July 6, 2013

Trading liberty for security revisited

It has been years since I received so many inquiries regarding a piece I wrote. The controversy surrounding domestic surveillance abuses has resulted in many people asking whether I still hold the same views now that this alleged scandal has …

July 2, 2013

Creamed Spinach

Filed under: American National Security - 02 Jul 2013

What if a fire station announced that if the firefighters ate creamed spinach for Tuesday’s dinner there would be no fires on Wednesday? They try it one Tuesday. There are no fires the next day. And they celebrate their …

June 11, 2013

Benghazi Scandal: Don’t Let Melanin Trump National Security

Patriots, I got this horrible feeling watching the MSM on the cable news TV shows playing down the Obama scandals. I thought, does Obama being liberal and “black” trump any and everything? Will the MSM continue to side with him …

January 18, 2013

Colin Powell praises Hagel nomination to head Defense Department

Colin Powell, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state, while appearing on a Sunday morning news show stated that he strongly supports former GOP U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel being confirmed as the next Secretary …

January 8, 2013

Congress cuts intelligence budget for 2013 despite global dangers

At the same time as the U.S. Senate released a report lamenting the intelligence deficiencies suffered in the Banghazi consulate slaughter on Sept. 11, 2012, the U.S. Congress on New Year’s Eve drastically cut the budget for U.S. intelligence agencies, …

November 21, 2012

Petraeus denies leaking secrets to his paramour

Filed under: American National Security,In The News - 21 Nov 2012

Former CIA director David Petraeus confessed to making some “big mistakes” by having an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, but said he never allowed her access to classified documents or information, according to Fox News Channel’s national security …

November 16, 2012

Lawmakers slam FBI over Petraeus investigation failures

Lawmakers in both houses of the U.S. Congress on Monday slammed officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for not informing the House and Senate intelligence committees regarding an FBI investigation into the “scandalous conduct” of then-CIA Director David …

October 21, 2012

Intelligence and National Security Priorities

Filed under: American National Security - 21 Oct 2012

A generation ago, in the 1970s, the U.S. intelligence community possessed the technology to discern whether or not a U.S. consulate was under attack by terrorists or by rioters run amok. Moreover, no one in the community ever wanted a …

October 9, 2012

U.S. diplomats in Libya begged for more security to no avail

Prior to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador Chris Stevens’ request for additional security officials was turned down by the Obama administration in order to project a friendly atmosphere to the distrusting Islamic …

August 27, 2012

Nun’s story: Octogenarian penetrates high-tech security at top nuclear complex

Filed under: American National Security - 27 Aug 2012

An 82-year-old nun successfully breached a high-tech security complex’s protective fences using garden-variety, low-tech bolt cutters. And even more disturbing to the facility’s security director, she remained undetected in a highly secure area on the nuclear complex’s grounds for more …

August 26, 2012

So Much Ammo

Filed under: American National Security - 26 Aug 2012

How much ammo is too much? That’€™s the question raised in some circles. In the last few months, the Department of Homeland Security has sought to purchase more than one billion rounds of small arms ammunition.

August 3, 2012

Drones over America: Lawmakers to investigate domestic UAVs

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, chaired by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), held a hearing titled, “Using Unmanned Aerial Systems Within the Homeland: Security Game Changer?” on Thursday. It was a meeting that received scant media …

July 27, 2012

Flight school trained illegal aliens to fly aircraft in Boston

In a shocking discovery, the U.S. government allowed up to 25 illegal aliens to attend a flight school in Boston, according to a Government Accountability Office report and a Fox News Channel story on Friday.

The illegal aliens included eight who …

June 29, 2012

The Strategic Imperative of Security

Filed under: American National Security - 29 Jun 2012

In light of recent publicity about the U.S-British-Israeli cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, we might want to consider intelligence lessons from the past.

In the autumn of 1960, with the presidential race between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and …

Next Page »