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# national-security - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage
# National Security
# National Security

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage

Nov 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 17,710 Views 56 Comments

Joe Biden said that his team would ’embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies’.

# national-security - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
# National Security
# National Security

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote

Jul 21st 2020, 11:29 AM 13,525 Views 30 Comments

The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.

# national-security - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

How John Bolton fell out of favour in the Trump White House
# Long Goodbye
# Long Goodbye

How John Bolton fell out of favour in the Trump White House

Sep 10th 2019, 10:50 PM 23,883 Views 25 Comments

The national security adviser had increasingly clash with the White House on foreign policy.

# national-security - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal
# Leaking
# Leaking

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

May 2nd 2019, 11:36 AM 26,999 Views 32 Comments

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

# national-security - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release
# Foreign Minister
# Foreign Minister

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release

Dec 9th 2017, 4:28 PM 10,366 Views 29 Comments

The case has become highly politicised, especially after a “slip of the tongue” by Johnson last month.

# national-security - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor
# HR McMaster
# HR McMaster

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor

Feb 21st 2017, 7:17 AM 12,480 Views 23 Comments

McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.

# national-security - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'Just the beginning': Trump facing headache after security advisor quits over Russian links
# Just Following Orders
# Just Following Orders

'Just the beginning': Trump facing headache after security advisor quits over Russian links

Feb 14th 2017, 10:25 PM 19,155 Views 62 Comments

Trump had asked General Michael Flynn for his resignation, after news emerged of his calls to the Russian ambassador.

# national-security - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban
# High Stakes
# High Stakes

'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban

Feb 8th 2017, 7:10 AM 16,895 Views 95 Comments

During a hearing yesterday, government lawyers argued that Trump’s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns.

# national-security - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Is Ireland adequately prepared to defend a terrorist attack? 91% say No
# National Security
# National Security

Is Ireland adequately prepared to defend a terrorist attack? 91% say No

Nov 17th 2015, 10:44 AM 20,061 Views 155 Comments

The government has said that such an attack on Ireland is “possible, but not likely”.

# national-security - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal

May 7th 2015, 7:45 PM 8,616 Views 34 Comments

A US appeals court made the judgement today.

# national-security - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
# Censorship
# Censorship

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

Aug 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 173 Views 26 Comments

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

# national-security - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Met Police will 'neither confirm nor deny' if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners
# FOI
# FOI

Met Police will 'neither confirm nor deny' if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners

Jan 15th 2014, 1:38 PM 7,060 Views 22 Comments

Scotland Yard said they did not answer an FOI on the issue as it was a matter of “national security”.

# national-security - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?

Aug 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 30 Views 61 Comments

Detainees eligible for release from Guantanamo Bay are caught in limbo: the US won’t accept them and foreign countries are reluctant to take in refugees who have been incarcerated with terrorists, writes Scott Fitzsimmons.

# national-security - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Column: Bradley Manning broke the law, but he placed more value on morality than legality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Bradley Manning broke the law, but he placed more value on morality than legality

Jul 31st 2013, 7:00 PM 32 Views 78 Comments

Watching ‘Collateral Damage’ – footage that shows US military opening fire on men and children in Baghdad – one can see why Manning wanted the American people to see what was happening in their name, writes Neil Walsh.

# national-security - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden

Jul 14th 2013, 1:30 PM 23 Views 66 Comments

Is Edward Snowden a heroic whistleblower or a far less noble character? I think we’re still waiting for that question to be answered, writes Larry Donnelly.

# national-security - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 64 Views 15 Comments

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

# national-security - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Phone records 'critical' to war on terrorism, says White House
# National Security
# National Security

Phone records 'critical' to war on terrorism, says White House

Jun 6th 2013, 4:43 PM 4,016 Views 46 Comments

Obama administration collects telephone records of citizens even if they are not suspected of terrorism.

# national-security - Thursday 30 May, 2013

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters
# You've Got Mail
# You've Got Mail

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters

May 30th 2013, 8:04 AM 4,037 Views 4 Comments

The letters contained “anonymous threats” and when tested locally, preliminarily indicated the presence of ricin, police said.

# national-security - Monday 27 August, 2012

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Aug 27th 2012, 8:12 PM 6,727 Views 17 Comments

Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.

# national-security - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content
# Google
# Google

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content

Jun 30th 2011, 5:48 PM 2,558 Views 9 Comments

Google launches its transparency report to highlight government removal requests: guess which country submitted most removal requests?

# national-security - Monday 19 July, 2010

US security system appears deeply flawed
# US Intelligence
# US Intelligence

US security system appears deeply flawed

Jul 19th 2010, 9:16 PM 177 Views 0 Comments

Results of two-year investigation into US intelligence aren’t good.