Best Defense

Regaining the moral high ground: Time to think about ‘Just Intelligence’ doctrine

By Maj. John Jeffcoat, British Army Best Defense guest columnist The compounding impact of the Snowden leaks and the CIA's use of torture represents a ...


Zero Dark Dishonesty

The CIA says torture helped find Osama bin Laden, but the Senate says it made the search even harder.

The Cable

NSA Surveillance of U.S. Phone Records Will Continue Through February

The Obama administration ensured Monday that the NSA can continue collecting Americans’ phone records for another quarter.


This Malware May Have Gotten the NSA Caught With Its Hand in the Cookie Jar

In Norse mythology, Regin is a cunning dwarf who raises the hero Sigurd as his own son in order to use him as an instrument ...

The Cable

Intel Community to Congressional Critics: Show Us Even More of the Money

The intelligence community has come under fire for failing to do enough to predict the rise of the Islamic State and Russian aggression in Ukraine. ...


The Failed NSA Reform Bill Was a Sham Anyway

A lot of seemingly nonsensical claims were made during Tuesday night's debate on the USA Freedom Act, the bill that would have shifted control of ...


Is China Swarming With Foreign Spies?

Sometime in 2011, Gen. Jin Yinan gave what he thought was a closed-door briefing at a corporate conference in China, where he spoke about the ...


Imminent Threat?

As the United States launched the first airstrikes on the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria in September, officials drew the public's attention to another group ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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