Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: security

Drawdown: Improving U.S. and global security through military base closures abroad

The United States has withdrawn its troops from Afghanistan. Only 750 military bases to go.

Any half-decent hacker could break into Mar-a-Lago

We tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good.

Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

“The military is looking to expand its role by emphasizing what it portrays as ‘security’ threats arising from ecological disasters.”

White House Fence Jumper Sentenced to Prison for Armed Intrusion

Omar Gonzalez, who exposed major flaws in the Secret Service when he scaled the White House fence, was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Will improved failing leadership and tightened security solve the string of scandals and misconduct?

TSA Director Demoted After Massive Security Failures

After a covert Red Team recently tested security, the TSA's failure rate was at an astonishing 96 percent. The "abominable failure" caused the demotion of Acting Administrator, Melvin Carraway, with many more changes to come.

As the US Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, Is Bombed, Can America...

The U.S. diplomatic presence in the eastern reaches of the Middle East is in question as the security for such embassies and consulates is the host countries' responsibility. But when the state has failed, we must ask: Is U.S. diplomacy even possible in much of the region?

More and War

So many tax dollars have been spent on the further militarization of the country. We no longer have the slightest idea what life might be like if, instead of 17 significant intelligence outfits, we had just two of them, or even one.

Four Secret Service Assistant Directors Demoted Amid Scandals

Although acting Director Joseph Clancy demoted four assistant directors, they are now free to resign or report for new assignments within the Secret Service or its parent agency, DHS. Has the Secret Service suffered from a lack of leadership?

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Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.

Progressive coalition proposes 10-point agenda to counter fascism in 2024 election

The coalition's 10-point agenda stands as a testament to the progressive movement's resilience and its unwavering commitment to steering the nation away from the precipice of authoritarianism.

Progressive powerhouses demand urgent overhaul of America’s housing policies amidst soaring crisis

The stark reality is that half of America's renters are buckling under the weight of exorbitant monthly payments, a burden that has pushed more citizens into homelessness than ever before.
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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?