Our smart phones and computers track our every move. Our washing machines and refrigerators now have IP addresses. Many of our automobile, airline and transportation systems rely on wireless connections. And our utility grids routinely operate online.
All of these can be remotely controlled. By good people – or bad.
John Lewis and Siegfried Hecker, researchers with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Aug. 7 to 11, 2007, where they met with North Korean officials and specialists to discuss a number of topics, including the nuclear program, health, and education.
CISAC Senior Research Scholar, Col. Joseph Felter (Ret.) tells a U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee: "Ultimately, counterinsurgency campaigns can only be as good as the government they support and even the best, most effective militaries conducting operations in support of such a campaign cannot compensate long for failures in governance."
The 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 set in motion one of the largest nuclear disasters in almost three decades. It also renewed the debate over the future of nuclear energy in the U.S. and abroad. With 104 nuclear power plants across the country, generating about 20 percent of America's energy, there is no doubt that we are currently dependent on nuclear energy, yet the debate over this highly contentious technology is far...