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  • Cybersecurity firms among top recipients of venture funding in Maryland

    Cybersecurity firms among top recipients of venture funding in Maryland
    Maryland companies raised $64 million in venture capital funding this spring, with some of the biggest payouts flowing to Baltimore cybersecurity startups. That's according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National...
  • Detainees are human [Commentary]

    Detainees are human [Commentary]
    I have been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for 12 years, held without charge or trial. I've done nothing wrong; in 2009, I was unanimously cleared for release by six different branches of the U.S. government, including the FBI and the CIA. Yet here I am,...
  • When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]

    When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]
    Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
  • Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]

    Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]
    Congress is currently debating changes to the legally authorized, court-supervised and administration-managed bulk records collection programs. The most widely known of these being Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is used by the National Security...
  • On 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, we didn't see it coming; what's our excuse with climate change?

    On 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, we didn't see it coming; what's our excuse with climate change?
    The signs were all there. This is what jumps out at you in perusing postmortems of the two greatest surprise attacks in American history. In the days and weeks leading up to Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001, there were numerous clues that seem neon in...
  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, Jack goes after final leads

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, Jack goes after final leads
    The following takes place between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. The president is dead. Blown to bits by a US drone strike … by an anti-drone activist/terrorist. As the U.S. and UK officials watch on TV, we cut over to CIA London Station where Agent Morgan...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, '6:00-7:00 p.m.'

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, '6:00-7:00 p.m.'
    The following takes place between 6:00-7:00 p.m. An unconscious Simone Al-Harazzi is stretchered into CIA headquarters, after Jack Bauer and Katie Morgan broke her out of the hospital and just narrowly evaded multiple drone strikes by Al-Harazzi’s...
  • Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]

    Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]
    Attorney and former CIA officer Matthew Ferraro contends that U.S. intelligence agencies operate within "strict legal controls under the review of lawyers embedded at all levels, inspectors general, courts and Congress" ("The Snowden stigma," June 9)....
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...
  • White House tour unlocks the secrets of the West Wing [Commentary]

    White House tour unlocks the secrets of the West Wing [Commentary]
    I am here to report that the White House Oval Office is not an abstraction. It's a real place. And that President Obama keeps a bowl of fresh apples on the coffee table for guests to partake of. By the way, the room is not nearly as spacious or as...
  • Intelligence community has only itself to blame [Letter]

    Intelligence community has only itself to blame [Letter]
    Again, we have the "blame the media" scenario ("The Snowden stigma," June 9). A former intelligence officer tries awfully hard to make this point: "Edward Snowden's leaks and their media coverage have unfairly maligned the intelligence industry." But...