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Surveillance

The German NSA Affair and the Need for Reform in Berlin

When Chancellor Angela Merkel recently cited the “challenges” concerning the National Security Agency as an area that the German government has “tackled excellently” this term, many observers were surprised – not least because, two years into the “NSA affair,” the German government continues to vocally criticize American surveillance efforts while failing to address the shortcomings of its own intelligence agencies.

Espionage

CIA Releases Collection of Presidential Briefing Documents from 1961 to 1969

Today at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library at the University of Texas, the CIA released a trove of presidential briefs that were delivered to both Presidents John F. Kennedy and LBJ from 1961 to 1969. The collection includes over 2,500 documents exclusively prepared for the president each day.

Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

More Harmful Public Hand-Wringing on Possible Sanctions Against China for Cyber Theft

"U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts” says the headline in Ellen Nakashima's story in the Post.  We have heard this story before--for many years.  The persistent failure to follow through is much worse than embarassing.      

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