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The National Security Act Turns 75 

The National Security Act Turns 75 

from the non-profit National Security Archive Today, on the law’s 75th anniversary, the National Security Archive publishes a compilation of key declassified U.S. documents that show the run-up to its enactment, the debates surrounding the unification of the military departments, and the establishment of three major national security organizations: the National Security Council (NSC) and the...

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Time for Rethinking: U.S. National Security in an Age of Insurrection 

Time for Rethinking: U.S. National Security in an Age of Insurrection 

Jon Bateman, assistant to Gen. Joseph Dunford, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the US intelligence must rethink the idea of “national security,” in the wake of the failed January 6 coup. “Many national security challenges are simply not as pressing as our dire need for domestic renewal,” Bateman writes. The U.S ...

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Could the Death of the National Security State be the Silver Lining of COVID-19?

Could the Death of the National Security State be the Silver Lining of COVID-19?

[This article was first published in a wise magazine called Counterpunch. Subscribe here.] Could something good come from the catastrophe of COVID-19? Might the epic insecurity of a plague teach us something about national security? Political scientist Micah Zenko calls the current pandemic “the worst intelligence failure in U.S. history.” Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman...

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Ex-Marine Seth Moulton Focuses on National Security

Ex-Marine Seth Moulton Focuses on National Security

On the Campaign Trail: Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachussetts is an ex-Marine, one of three military veterans in the 2020 Democratic race. If he runs (he says he’s in “exploratory” mode until May), military service and national security issues will be central to his candidacy. Moulton is a self-described moderate. His abortive challenge to House...

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