Posts tagged with Secrecy News

FAS Roundup: September 4, 2012

Crisis in Syria, illicit weapons in war zones, nuclear targeting guidance and much more. Crisis in Syria Syria has one of the most sophisticated chemical weapons programs in the world, and is suspected to have an active biological weapons program. Additionally, there are reports that Syrian rebels have acquired MANPADS, which are surface-to-air missiles fired […]

FAS Roundup: August 27, 2012

STRATCOM Commander rejects high estimates of China’s nuclear arsenal,  security of dangerous materials, and much more. From the Blogs STRATCOM Commander Rejects High Estimates for Chinese Nuclear Arsenal: The commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), General Kehler, has rejected claims that China’s nuclear arsenal is much larger than commonly believed. His statement comes at an […]

FAS Roundup: August 20, 2012

Case dismissed based on state secret privilege, Bio agents app, new CRS reports  and much more. From the Blogs Court Dismisses Case Based on State Secrets Privilege: On August 14, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit which alleged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had engaged in unlawful surveillance of Muslim residents of southern California. […]

FAS Roundup: August 13, 2012

Congress resists efforts to reduce secrecy, U.S. strategy in Yemen, new CRS reports and much more. From the Blogs Justice Department Silent on IG Role in State Secrets Cases: The Department of Justice told Congress recently that it would not disclose the number of state secrets cases involving alleged government misconduct, if any, that have […]

FAS Roundup: August 6, 2012

Anniversary of Hiroshima, sanctions on Iran, anti-leak measures in Senate Bill and much more. FAS Perspectives on Hiroshima To commemorate the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Hiroshima, FAS has invited members and distinguished experts to submit an opinion or reminiscence of Hiroshima and its lasting impacts for nuclear security and […]

FAS Roundup: July 30, 2012

Cost of B-61 life extension program, nuclear Japan, new report on U.S. transitional housing and much more. From the Blogs U.S. “Secretly” Circumvents Somalia Arms Embargo: In apparent violation of an arms embargo on Somalia that it helped to impose 20 years ago, the United States is providing clandestine military support to Somali security services […]

FAS Roundup: July 23, 2012

New online debate series, history of Soviet biological weapons program, India’s nuclear arsenal and much more. FAS Launches New Online Feature: “Up for Debate” FAS launched its new online debate series, “Up for Debate.” Every two weeks, the feature will highlight a new science and security issue to be discussed by experts and leaders from […]

FAS Roundup: July 16, 2012

Polygraph tests and leaks, DoD report on Iran and much more. From the Blogs Fundamental Classification Review Yields Uncertain Results: The executive branch has just completed a two-year review of its classification guidance that was ordered by President Obama as a way to combat overclassification of government information. The early results of the Fundamental Classification […]

FAS Roundup: July 9, 2012

Second thoughts in Congress about drones, new CRS reports and much more.   From the Blogs Air Force Policy on Congressional Relations: Steven Aftergood writes that the U.S. Air Force says its policy is to provide information to Congress as needed, but with preference given to members of the Armed Services Committees over other Committees, […]

FAS Roundup: June 25, 2012

FAS issue brief and podcast on sanctions in Iran and North Korea, new CRS reports and much more. Sanctions and Nonproliferation in Iran and North Korea This week, FAS released a new issue brief, “Sanctions and Nonproliferation in North Korea and Iran,” co-authored by Mr. Daniel Wertz, Program Officer at the National Committee on North […]