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To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

By Ivaylo Iaydjiev

September 16, 2012

It is hard to imagine a more senseless loss of life. On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed in Benghazi, the no-fly haven and birthplace of the Libyan revolution. In a country, where people proudly waved American flags next to the new Libyan ones.

Cybersecurity should be more active, official says

Cybersecurity should be more active, official says

Ellen Nakashima,
September 16

The federal government has taken a “failed approach” to cybersecurity, with efforts that focus on reducing vulnerabilities rather than actively deterring attackers, according to one of the FBI’s top former cyber officials.

How Would America Quit Intervening Abroad If It Wanted To?

How Would America Quit Intervening Abroad If It Wanted To?

Conor Friedersdorf

Sep 14 2012

 

Contrasting the foreign policy outlooks of President Obama and Mitt Romney, Noah Millman notes that both men take it for granted that the U.S. will play an active role in the Middle East. "Neither candidate stands for a policy of strategic withdrawal, of reducing American exposure to conflict in the Middle East or elsewhere, and there is no major figure in either party - including Ron Paul - who has even articulated what such a policy would look like, and how such a transition would be managed," he writes, adding that "Paul takes a principled non-interventionist stance, which is not at all the same thing as explaining how we get from the foreign policy we have to the foreign policy he would prefer in the safest, least-costly fashion to ourselves and our allies."

The Case for Cyber‏

The Case for Cyber‏
 

 Speaker: PEITER "MUDGE" ZATKO Mudge, front man for the L0pht, founder of @stake, author of L0phtCrack, and a pioneer in vulnerability discovery and disclosure still calls himself a "hacker". As a…

Journal Article | September 13, 2012 - 4:30am
by Jon Brickey, Jacob Cox, John Nelson and Gregory Conti
 

Cyber warfare isn’t hype; it’s real. America’s decisive technological advantage now contains the seed of our undoing.

As protests spread, mystery shrouds anti-Islam film

As protests spread, mystery shrouds anti-Islam film

CNN News,

13 September 2012

(CNN) -- Some time in the summer, a small theater in Los Angeles screened a movie to which hardly anyone came.

Morning Bell: New Wave of Attacks on U.S. Embassies

Morning Bell: New Wave of Attacks on U.S. Embassies

Amy Payne

September 13, 2012

 

Protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen today and set fire to a building. Like the mob in Egypt on Tuesday, they tore down the American flag. Reports are also circulating of a separate protest in Tehran today with about 500 Iranians chanting “Death to America.” Meanwhile, a onetime mentor of Osama bin Laden called on his followers to replicate what happened in Libya and Egypt.

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