national security http://kgou.org en New York Times Correspondent On President Obama's Playbook For Foreign Confrontation http://kgou.org/post/new-york-times-correspondent-president-obamas-playbook-foreign-confrontation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama touts diplomacy as a characterizing trait of his administration, but his actions reveal a mix of diplomatic persuasion and the coercive use of force.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 26566 at http://kgou.org New York Times Correspondent On President Obama's Playbook For Foreign Confrontation 34 Officers At Nuclear Site May Have Cheated On Exams http://kgou.org/post/34-officers-nuclear-site-may-have-cheated-exams Already reeling from reports about <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/09/261110708/nuclear-missile-officers-reportedly-implicated-in-drug-probe" target="_blank">alleged drug use</a> by some officers in its nuclear missile corps and the alleged "<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/09/us-usa-defense-suspensions-idUSBREA081EE20140109" target="_blank">drunken and inappropriate behavior</a>" of that command's top general, the Air Force now has another scandal on its hands.<p>Thirty-four nuclear launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana have been suspended Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:52:29 +0000 Mark Memmott 21274 at http://kgou.org 34 Officers At Nuclear Site May Have Cheated On Exams CIA Pays AT&T For Data On International Calls, 'Times' Says http://kgou.org/post/cia-pays-att-data-international-calls-times-says News keeps breaking about the alleged electronic surveillance done by U.S. spy agencies. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16712 at http://kgou.org CIA Pays AT&T For Data On International Calls, 'Times' Says U.S. Spying Efforts Sometimes 'Reached Too Far,' Kerry Says http://kgou.org/post/us-spying-efforts-sometimes-reached-too-far-kerry-says Some of the electronic surveillance programs of the National Security Agency have been on "automatic pilot" in recent years and have inappropriately "reached too far," Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.<p>Kerry's comments are causing something of a stir.<p><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/31/john-kerry-some-surveillance-gone-too-far" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em> says</a> they're the "most stark" remarks so far by a senior Obama administration official about the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=193049240" target="_blank">ong Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:43:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16369 at http://kgou.org U.S. Spying Efforts Sometimes 'Reached Too Far,' Kerry Says Report: Obama White House OK'd Spying On Other Leaders http://kgou.org/post/report-obama-white-house-okd-spying-other-leaders This morning's provocative stories about the spying that the National Security Agency has been doing in recent years include <a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-spying-phones-20131029,0,3235295.story#axzz2j1T5nJF5" target="_blank">this attention-grabber from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em></a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:35:23 +0000 Mark Memmott 16142 at http://kgou.org Report: Obama White House OK'd Spying On Other Leaders ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online http://kgou.org/post/aclu-posts-suspicious-activity-reports-online With all the talk of spying by the National Security Agency, it's easy to forget the government engages in off-line surveillance, too. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:25:08 +0000 Martin Kaste 13821 at http://kgou.org ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down http://kgou.org/post/email-service-allegedly-used-edward-snowden-shut-down The email service allegedly used by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden is no more.<p>The owner and operator of Lavabit, which encrypts communication between two people, shut down the site and <a href="http://lavabit.com/">left a cryptic message on its homepage</a>.<p>"I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit," Ladar Levison wrote. "After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:46:14 +0000 editor 11254 at http://kgou.org Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down World Views: June 28, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-28-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis offers an update about the situation in Syria, and how chemical weapons affect the public’s view of the civil war. The panel also talks about the Edward Snowden case and the complexities of asylum and extradition.</span><br><br>Stigler, Oklahoma native <a href="http://pamolson.org/">Pamela Olson</a>&nbsp;moved to Palestine &nbsp;after she graduated in 2002. She settled in Ramallah, where she worked as the head writer and editor for the <em><a href="http://www.palestinemonitor.org/">Palestine Monitor</a>.&nbsp;</em>She just wrote a book about her experiences called&nbsp;<em>Fast Times in Palestine.</em></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Hallie Arias & Brian Hardzinski 8666 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 28, 2013 What Attitudes About Snowden Say About The Security State http://kgou.org/post/what-attitudes-about-snowden-say-about-security-state <p></p><p>The Obama administration appears to be trying to demote Edward&nbsp;Snowden's&nbsp;status to that of a common fugitive unworthy of extraordinary pursuit.</p><p>During a visit to Africa, Obama said Thursday that&nbsp;Snowden's&nbsp;case was "not exceptional from a legal perspective."</p><p>The University of Oklahoma's Center for Middle East Studies Director Joshua Landis says what he finds most perplexing is the public’s attitude toward Snowden.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:18:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 8659 at http://kgou.org What Attitudes About Snowden Say About The Security State Putin: NSA Leaker Is A 'Free Person' At Moscow Airport http://kgou.org/post/putin-nsa-leaker-free-person-moscow-airport Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to rebuff the United States when he said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was in Moscow but is a "free person" who is "entitled to buy a ticket and fly to wherever he wants."<p>Snowden, Putin said, is in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and has neither crossed the Russian border nor "committed any crime" on Russian soil.<p><a href="http://rt.com/news/putin-snowden-moscow-extradition-220/">According to a report from the RT network</a>, which is financed by Russian government, Putin made the comments in Finland during a joint news conference wi Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:57:55 +0000 NPR News 8479 at http://kgou.org Putin: NSA Leaker Is A 'Free Person' At Moscow Airport