NEWS & ANALYSIS

Belgrade Embassy Lacked Proper Setback

The recently attacked U.S. Embassy in Belgrade did not meet a key security perimeter setback standard, a State Department security official acknowledges.

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Report: Pentagon Mismanaged IED Funding

The government's top watchdog agency says the Pentagon isn't keeping proper track of the more than $1 billion spent each year to fight IEDs overseas.

U.K.: Foreigners and Certain Workers Will Get ID Cards Starting Next Year

The Home Office has backed away from compulsory ID cards for all Britons, yet critics argue the plan is a "stealthy" attempt to accomplish the same result.

NATO Fears Cyberattack

Cyberattacks threaten states as much as missile attacks, NATO's cybersecurity chief said at an e-crime conference in London yesterday.

Data Warehouses Lead to Intelligence-based Policing

Federal investigators hope the Justice Department's National Data Exchange, a data-mining system, will allow them to search state and local digital records to fight crime and terrorism. State and local police already use a commercial equivalent.

Russia's Dangerous Hangover

Dmitry Medvedev will face some unpleasant political, military, and foreign policy choices when he takes over as president in May.

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U.K.: Tories Release New Cybercrime Plan

Britain's opposition party looks to get tough on cybercrime.

I.E.D. Explodes in New York City

The blast damaged an armed forces recruiting station before sunrise early this morning.

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U.K.: Biometric Visas Efficient and Working

The United Kingdom's biometric visa system has reduced identity checks from two days to 30 minutes, says the British visa checking agency.

Radiation Detection Machine Tests Inconclusive, Report Says

Despite their previous statements that the radiation detection machines worked, DHS now says a new round of tests cannot show whether the machines can "detect and identify actual objects that might be smuggled."
 




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