Tom Gjelten

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U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cybertheft In China

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

American companies that do business with China make good money. They also lose a lot of money there to cyberthieves, who routinely hack into the computers of the U.S. firms and steal their trade and technology secrets.

China's theft of U.S. intellectual property has gotten serious enough in recent months ...


Clues Suggest Boston Suspects Took A Do-It-Yourself Approach

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

As investigators look into the Boston Marathon bombings, one crucial question is whether the suspects, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, acted alone or had help. The clues might be found in the bombs used.

From what is now known, it appears the brothers assembled a whole arsenal of explosives. Watertown ...


Venezuela's Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program

Thursday, April 11, 2013

As Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez thought in grandiose terms, and his country's vast oil riches enabled him to act on his vision. But Chavez died before he had to deal with the flaws in his model, and some hard choices await his successor.

Key to Chavez's notion of "21st Century ...


U.S. Parries N. Korean Threats With A Fresh Plan

Saturday, April 06, 2013

You might think alarm bells would be sounding in Washington, given the warnings coming out of North Korea. But when they talk about North Korea, U.S. officials are sounding like exasperated parents responding to a child's tantrum.

At the White House on Friday, spokesman Jay Carney said the United ...


Amid Threats, N. Korea's Neighbors Rethink Defense Policies

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

North Korea has been a big headache for the United States, with the new leader there saying almost daily that his country is ready to go to war.

Speaking in Washington on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. can't afford to dismiss that talk as bluster.

"It ...


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...