Larry Abramson

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In Qatar, Hagel Tours Command Center That May Or May Not Exist

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Combined Air and Space Operations Center is a minimalist concrete bunker in the blasted desert south of Doha, the capital. U.S. officials like to pretend the outpost isn't really ...


Who Owns The Archives Of A Vanishing Iraqi Jewish World?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

In 2003, U.S. forces discovered a trove of Jewish documents in a flooded Baghdad basement. They tell the tale of a once-thriving Jewish community. The painstakingly restored documents...


Pentagon Pushes States On Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Friday, November 01, 2013

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Pentagon said it would offer military IDs and extend the benefits that come with them to same-sex partners. But so...


NSA Chief: We Did Not Collect French, Spanish Phone Data

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The head of the NSA testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday. General Keith Alexander disputed news reports that the NSA collected the phone call data of citizens in France and Spain. The NS...


READ: Bipartisan Bill To End NSA's Domestic Bulk Collection

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy are sponsoring the legislation. There has been anger from both major parties about how the National Security Agency...


Who Has The Right To Know Where Your Phone Has Been?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Law enforcement agencies across the country subpoena cellphone location data regularly. But civil liberties groups hope a series of state-level legal victories will usher in stronger ...


West Point Women: A Natural Pattern Or A Camouflage Ceiling?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Since 1980, the percentage of women at the U.S. Military Academy has stayed largely the same, leading some to conclude that the school has set an artificial cap on the number of femal...


Analyst Criticized For Syrian-Rebel Advocacy Connections

Thursday, September 12, 2013

During the run-up to possible military action in Syria, the name of an unknown researcher was catapulted into the spotlight. Elizabeth O'Bagy was on NPR, Fox and quoted by Senator Joh...


Documents Show NSA Violated Court Restrictions

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The National Security Agency violated special court restrictions on the use of a database of telephone calls, but the NSA says it fixed those problems. That's the bottom line from mor...


U.S. Mulls Over More Possible Targets For Syria Strike

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Pentagon has been focusing on the Syrian military's command-and-control sites, which remain the most likely focus of any U.S. strike. But military planners have begun to add new t...


Lawmakers Struggle With Wording Of Syria Resolution

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Congress is trying to fashion language that would restrict U.S. involvement in Syria from escalating. But lawmakers often find it uncomfortable to rein in the commander in chief once U.S. forces have been committed.


The Drums Of War, Poolside Edition

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will help direct an attack on Syria, if and when it happens. But for now he's in Brunei for the ASEAN Plus meeting, far from the drums of war. It's an op...


Hagel's Indonesia Trip Consumed By Thoughts On Syria

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Syria government says it will allow U.N. weapons inspectors to access the site of an apparent chemical weapons attack outside Damascus. Last week's attack left hundreds of civilia...


How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The NSA says it's only examining traffic information, not the content of Americans' phone calls. How much can that information tell you? Quite a lot, and in some ways it's more useful...

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NSA Phone Records Revive Debate Over Supreme Court Case

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The government says phone and email traffic is not protected by the Fourth Amendment, and does not require a court warrant to search. The logic is based on a 1978 case that has been h...


Obama Administration Resists Cutting Off Egypt Aid

Monday, August 19, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Monday that the United States has limited influence in Egypt, where a violent crackdown by Egypt's military has left hundreds of protesters dead....


Pentagon Adds New Measures To Combat Sexual Assault

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Under pressure from Congress, the Pentagon has announced additional measures to combat sexual assault. The Pentagon continues to resist proposals that would take prosecution of sexual...


Drone Manufacturers Confident Domestic Industry Will Grow

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gathering in Washington, D.C., drone manufacturers say they are optimistic about their business, despite a downturn in defense spending. The unmanned vehicle industry is hopeful the d...


Obama Supports Some Senators' Call For NSA Reform

Friday, August 09, 2013

At his press conference on Friday, President Obama promised more transparency about the government's secret national security surveillance programs. The president expressed support fo...


Study: Rising Military Suicide Rate Not Linked To Deployment

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association says the rising number of suicides in the military cannot be blamed on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Bu...