NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Indian Home Minister Admits Intelligence and Security Failures

A little more than a week after terrorists assaulted the city of Mumbai, the Indian government has publicly acknowledged its security failures.

(Updated at 3:11 pm)

Cyberattacks Surge 30 Percent Over Last 4 Months, IBM Says

There has been a sudden surge of security events online over the past four months, according to IBM's X-Force, an elite team of IT security experts.

Mumbai Terrorists Must Have Had Commando Training, Says Counterinsurgency Expert

The terrorists who laid siege to Mumbai, India, last week, killing 179, must have had elite military training, according to a counterinsurgency expert today at a panel discussion on what has been referred to as India’s 9-11.

Directive Puts "Irregular Warfare" on Equal Footing with Traditional Combat

A new directive requires the Pentagon to "step up" its abilities to fight unconventionally.

Could Mumbai Happen Here?

As Mumbai continues to reel from the terrorist assault it weathered last week, and tensions between India and Pakistan continue to deteriorate, The Washington Post's David Ignatius asks today, "Could it happen here?"

Chance of WMD Attack Increases, Bipartisan Panel Reports

The greatest threat of a weapons of mass destruction attack by a rogue state or terrorists in the next five years comes from Pakistan, warns a bipartisan panel created by the 9-11 Commission.

Obama Taps Napolitano for Homeland Security Secretary

As a border-state governor in Arizona, Janet Napolitano has staked out a tough but nuanced position on border security and immigration enforcement.

Indian Security Criticized After Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

India's top security official resigned yesterday after last week's Mumbai massacre, as criticism mounts that the government has not done enough to prepare for and prevent terrorism attacks against India.

(Updated at 1:25 p.m.)

U.S. Judge Hits Facebook Spammer with Massive Damages

A spammer was ordered to pay Facebook $873 million in damages by a federal judge last Friday, but the popular social networking Web site’s security director says he doesn’t expect payment in full.

Are Robot Soldiers More Ethical than Humans?

A research scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology is hypothesizing that intelligent robots can behave more ethically than humans on the battlefield.
 




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