Threats

A Big 2020 Election Hack Never Came. Here’s Why

America’s cyber defenders are getting more proactive — and more chatty.

Business

Would Biden WH, GOP Senate Prevent Defense-Spending Dip?

As the nation waits for election results, some analysts are looking ahead.

Ideas

Whatever Happens in the Election, Get Ready for a Rocky Transition

Trump says if he loses, he won’t help hand over power, and if he wins, he'll root out government employees he deems disloyal to him.

Threats

Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to 'Stay Home' on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.

A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle.

Threats

A Quiet Day At The Polls For Most Americans

Security experts still fear late-night violence and clashes in the days to come, but so far, the worst-case scenario has not come to pass.

Science & Tech

US Elections Are Safer from Foreign Interference, But Gaps Remain

Four years after a big wake-up call, federal, state, and local governments are working harder and more closely to ward off threats.

Ideas

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

America’s national security depends on our ability to turn today’s hyperpartisan division into tomorrow’s cooperation.

Ideas

The World Won’t Organize Itself

Biden understands what career diplomats know: America’s relationships overseas require hands-on management, and conditions in the field are messier than they appear.

Exclusive Policy

Helicopters Over DC Protesters Broke Regulations While Commander was Driving Home, DC Guard Concludes

The D.C. National Guard and Pentagon IG are fighting over who to blame for the dangerous incident that symbolized Trump’s militarized response.

Ideas

Donald Trump is No Jack Kennedy. Or Khrushchev.

The president lacks the experience, character, credibility, and confidence to navigate our country through a Cuban Missile Crisis. We need Joe Biden.

Science & Tech

Twitter Bots Promote Right-Wing Conspiracies, Paper Shows

Almost 13 percent of all users that endorse conspiracy narratives are bots, say researchers.

Policy

No Need To Federalize State's National Guards, Leaders Say

“I cannot think of any scenario where we would recommend or ask for being federalized,” Tennessee’s adjunct general told reporters.

Ideas

The October (or November) Surprise Neither Trump Nor Biden Wants

We need independent, scrupulously apolitical intelligence analysis in the White House that can compete with our worst instincts.

Ideas

How to Avoid a Violent Election Season

Beware the 'security dilemma.' Tell Americans that arming up, or posturing to do so against each other, could only make things worse.

Policy

What Would a Second Trump Term Mean For Foreign Policy?

The nuts and bolts may shift, but the approach is likely to stay the same.

Threats

Iran Using Voter Data to Spoof Floridians, Warn US Intelligence Leaders

Voting systems remain secure but Russia and Iran have obtained voter data, warn DNI Ratcliffe and FBI Director Wray.

Threats

Intelligence Experts Suspicious of DNI Ratcliffe On Laptop Story

The chief of the U.S. intelligence community appeared to pre-judge the conclusions of an active FBI investigation.

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