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Motherboard: NSA’s Iraq War Documents Detail Surveillance Expansion in Counterterrorism Efforts

Internal National Security Agency documents on the Iraq war have revealed that former NSA director Michael Hayden called for cooperation within the agency to support surveillance efforts as part of an “intelligence-driven” initiative against terrorism, Motherboard reported Tuesday. Jason Koebler writes a 2008 Freedom of Information Act request led to the publication of …

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Defense Names Eric Rosenbach New Cyber Chief

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently announced the appointment of Eric B. Rosenbach as the DoD’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy. Resenbach, a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, previously served as principal global cyber security practice lead for Good Harbor …

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Mullen: U.S. Troops in Iraq Need Immunity to Stay

American troops deployed in Iraq must have immunity from prosecution if they are to stay there beyond the end of the year, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. The AP reports Adm. Mike Mullen and other U.S. officials have been pushing the Iraqi government to decide …

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Obama Promises Ending the Iraq War by Late August

Twenty months after taking office and promising the Americans and the world he would end the war in Iraq, President Barack Obama announced yesterday the seven-year combat mission is ending this month, with a complete drawdown of U.S. troops by Aug. 31. Over the last 18 months, more than 90,000 …

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