Retired General James “Hoss” Cartwright had been described as “Obama’s favorite general.” He was a four-star Marine Corps general who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He had apparently “impressed the White House with his intellect and expertise on the modern technology of national security, including on nuclear weapons, missile defense and cyberwarfare,” according to The New York Times.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday June 30, 2013 6:45 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday June 8, 2013 9:00 am|
Back in November 2012, the Washington Post reported on a “secret” presidential directive that President Barack Obama had signed and characterized it as “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.” This cybersecurity directive, which was classified “top secret,” has been published by The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald and is the latest in a series of leaks on government surveillance.
The directive is “Presidential Policy Directive 20.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday June 6, 2013 2:30 pm|
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is passionately defending National Security Agency surveillance and calling for a leak investigation into the source, who provided a copy of a top secret order issued by a United States secret surveillance court, even as whistleblowers repeat warnings about surveillance they have been making for years.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday February 4, 2013 2:05 pm|
A recently published story from the New York Times reports a “secret legal review” has been conducted on the use of cyber warfare by the United States. It concluded President Barack Obama has “the broad power to order a preemptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 14, 2012 5:15 pm|
President Barack Obama has issued and signed a secret presidential directive that the Washington Post reports is “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.”
|By: CTuttle Saturday October 6, 2012 5:00 pm|
Why does the Grey Lady continue to employ David Sanger, didn’t they learn anything from the sordid Judith Affair…?
|By: Scarecrow Friday June 18, 2010 2:29 pm|
In an “analysis” piece by the Times David Sanger, we learn the astonishing fact that Barack Obama is in danger of being perceived as overly hostile to large corporations like BP, because he wants them to pay for the damages they cause.