Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Is All The Talk About Cyberwarfare Just Hype?

Friday, March 15, 2013

U.S. government pronouncements about the danger of a major cyberattack can be confusing. The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and the head of the U.S. military's Cyber Command, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, delivered mixed messages this week while testifying on Capitol Hill.

Clapper told the Senate Intelligence ...


Cyberattacks, Terrorism Top U.S. Security Threat Report

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, went before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in a bit of a sour mood. He led off complaining that he had to speak publicly at all.

"An open hearing on intelligence matters," Clapper said, "is a contradiction in terms." And then, before ...


Sanctions Bite, But Iran Shows No Signs Of Budging

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A new round of international talks on Iran's nuclear program is under way in Kazakhstan, where the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany are asking Iran to give up any thought of building a nuclear weapon in exchange for relief from sanctions.

Western leaders do not predict a breakthrough, ...


Obama's Pick For CIA Chief To Face Senate Scrutiny

Thursday, February 07, 2013

As Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan has been associated with some controversial policies, including the use of armed drones. It's unlikely his appointment as CIA d...


CIA Nominee Brennan Has Obama's 'Complete Trust'

Monday, January 07, 2013

President Obama has nominated his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to lead the CIA. Brennan's work with the agency under George W. Bush has been controversial, and he's also dr...


The World In 2030: Asia Rises, The West Declines

Monday, December 10, 2012

The planet may also be racked by wars over food and water; and individuals, equipped with new lethal and disruptive technologies, will be capable of causing widespread harm. The scena...


What Should The U.S. Learn From Europe's Woes?

Thursday, December 06, 2012

As President Obama and lawmakers try to find a formula for spending cuts and tax increases, they might look across the Atlantic for insights from those who have been wrestling with bu...


What Gaza Says About Possible Iran-Israel Showdown

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Gaza conflict took the focus off a possible confrontation between Israel and Iran. Israel has threatened to strike Iran over its nuclear program. Some see the Gaza fighting as a t...


Candidates Tout Different Routes To 'Energy Security'

Friday, October 05, 2012

Mitt Romney has stressed ways of further increasing domestic production, while the president says better gas mileage and lowering consumption are important as well.


Romney Goes After Obama On Alleged Leaking Of Secrets

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Obama administration has initiated more prosecutions against leakers than all previous administrations combined. But Mitt Romney is focusing on what he alleges is the administrati...

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Libyan Intervention

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten talks about the status of the international intervention in Libya and how it compares with Bosnia.

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Bacardi Rum, Cuban History

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Bacardi Rum Company was once a model of industry in pre-Revolutionary Cuba. Find out what happened to Bacardi after Castro came to power, and the role rum has played in Cuban politics over the years. Tom Gjelten is the author of Bacardi and the Long Fight ...

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