What is the role of social media in modern warfare? How has this changed as the medium evolves? What responsibility do sites such as Facebook and Twitter have to regulate (or restrict) users’ promotion of military actions? Join the conversation in a Twitter chat 1-2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 31. Continue reading
A new report by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU says the American government has overstepped its boundaries in clamping down on the work of reporters and their sources. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the findings from Dana Priest of The Washington Post and Stewart Baker, former senior official at the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading
- National Security Advisor Rice on sticking points of Mideast cease-fire and Russia proxy-war potential
National Security Advisor Susan Rice says the U.S. doesn’t support Hamas’ use of force as an attempt to end economic isolation. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the prospect of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the battle between Israel and Gaza, obstacles to achieving a cease-fire and the sway that the U.S. still holds in Mideast diplomacy, as well as evidence of Moscow’s interference in Ukraine. Continue reading
A decade since the release of a major report on the nation’s preparedness and response to the September 11th attacks, the original bipartisan commission reconvened to produce a new assessment of current threats and challenges. Tom Kean, former New Jersey governor and chair of the committee, and Lee Hamilton, vice-chair and a former Indiana congressman, sit down with Judy Woodruff. Continue reading
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the Geneva deal, escalating unrest in Ukraine and the prospect of imposing additional sanctions on Russia. Continue reading
Journalism’s highest honor was awarded to The Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. for reporting that raised questions about privacy, surveillance and security, despite criticism about whether they should have published the stories in the first place. Gwen Ifill discusses this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners with Geneva Overholser of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Continue reading
In his speech on Friday, President Obama discussed how the U.S. will change its intelligence gathering practices. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy correspondent at the Financial Times, about the speech and how it was received by American allies, especially those targeted by the NSA’s operations. Continue reading
President Obama called for several changes to U.S. spying practices including ending the NSA’s storage of bulk phone metadata. Kwame Holman reports on the president’s reforms and Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and John McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA. Continue reading
There is no evidence of widespread misconduct within the Secret Service, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general’s report. The 145-page report was issued Friday, more than 18 months after the agency in charge of protecting the president was embroiled in a high-profile South American prostitution scandal.
Here’s something that might make your upcoming holiday travels less stressful. What if you didn’t have to take your shoes off or take your laptop out from its sleeve when you go through airport security?