Canadian Government Under Harper Reclaims Authoritarian Counterterrorism Powers

By: Friday April 26, 2013 5:45 pm

Security forces in Canada arrested two people on Monday afternoon and announced a terrorist plot backed by al Qaeda had been disrupted. The Federal Bureau Investigation had been working for the past year with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which tracked suspects who were allegedly planning to attack a passenger train headed from the United States to Toronto.


US-Pakistan Tensions Continue: Joint Report Postponed, Trucks Delayed at Chaman, Another Convoy Attacked

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 6:08 am

Tensions between the United States and Pakistan continue to grow. At the same time that NATO and Pakistan were concluding an investigation of the helicopter attack that killed three Pakistani troops, a US assessment that Pakistan is not aggressively pursuing terrorists became public. Perhaps as a result, release of a joint statement on the investigation has been delayed in a disagreement about its wording and some trucks have now been delayed at the Chaman crossing into Afghanistan, while attacks on fuel tankers continue.

Cybersecurity: As “April Strawberry” Blossoms into “Perfect Citizen,” Transparency Questions Remain

By: Monday July 12, 2010 8:00 am

Perhaps I’m missing something, but it seems that a somewhat coercive but nevertheless voluntary monitoring of cybersecurity via a program like “Perfect Citizen” for things like a nuclear generating plant isn’t such a bad thing.

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