In Bernie's Defense (Corner)

William M. Arkin · 07/17/15 10:50AM

Now that candidate Bernie Sanders is drawing crowds in the tens of thousands, it’s time to recognize that what he says will have an influence in the 2016 presidential campaign. On defense and national security, Bernie needs help. And I’m here to give it.

Robert Gates Blows

William M. Arkin · 05/19/15 11:35AM

The coup is forming now. It’s a takeover not by force of arms and certainly not by our thoroughly emasculated military leadership. Instead, the seeds of devolution are being sown on a feather bed masquerading as an American rescue, plumped up by the sensible masters of polite society, those very few who can proclaim they hate Washington and politics on the one hand and pretend on the other that they have had no part in any or every failed adventure of the past two decades.

The Creepy New Security Credit Score for Spotting "Insider Threats"

William M. Arkin · 04/13/15 12:05PM

Almost two years after Edward Snowden climbed the world stage, the intelligence community is just now putting the finishing touches on a computer-driven system for catching insider threats– one that promises not just to detect future Snowdens and Mannings in the act, but also to predict who the next leakers will be.