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Posts 21 to 30: Terrorism and National Security

Iraq Insurgency: “Fight Belongs to Iraqis”; U.S. in Support Role

January 6, 2014

The situation in Iraq’s Anbar province remains uncertain and concerning as insurgents linked to al Qaeda battle for control of two major Iraqi cities. Over the weekend, Iraqi security forces made gains in Ramadi, reclaiming parts of the city from Sunni militants aligned with al Qaeda. However, the insurgents continue to control of much of […]

Heather Hurlburt Speaking at New America Foundation Event on Terrorism

Battlefield Earth Reassessing U.S. Responses to Terrorist Threats  New America Foundation in collaboration with Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. EVENT TIME AND LOCATION Monday, January 13, 2014 12:15 PM – 1:45PM New America Foundation 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 In 2001, the U.S. Congress authorized the president to use “all necessary […]

Heather Hurlburt on Bloggingheads Discussing Events of 2013 with Daniel Drezner

December 23, 2013

Bloggingheads, December 23, 2013

Double Raids in Africa

October 7, 2013

This Saturday, American commandos carried out two raids aimed at capturing fugitive terror suspects in Africa. In Libya, American forces captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his nom de guerre, Abu Anas al Libi, who was indicted in 2000 for his role in the 1998 bombings of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania […]

Early Take-Aways from Kenya Attack

September 23, 2013

As we learn more about this weekend’s attack on an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, several early lessons stand out:  al Shabaab, the Somali extremist group that has claimed responsibility for the attack, has become more closely linked to al Qaeda in recent years; this act of mass terror in a neighboring country comes as […]

Moving Forward on Guantanamo Bay

July 24, 2013

Today the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is holding a hearing titled, “Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights Implications.” The hearing is part of an important discussion on the next steps towards closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. While the detention facility has been on the […]

Heather Hurlburt Appears on Huffington Post Live Discussing Janet Napolitano’s Resignation

July 15, 2013

Who Will Replace Napolitano As DHS Secretary? Heather Hurlburt, Mark Levine and Ben Friedman join Mike Sacks to discuss possible successors to Janet Napolitano’s position as DHS Secretary. For the original piece, click here  

Heather Hurlburt Appears on MSNBC’s Disrupt with Karen Finney Talking War on Terror, NSA Surveillance, and Syria

June 15, 2013

MSNBC Disrupt with Karen Finney   Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director of the National Secuirty Network joins a panel of othe national security experts to discuss the changing rhetoric towards the War on Terror, the NSA surveillance programs, and Presdient Obama’s policy towards Syria. For the original piece, click here

Heather Hurlburt Featured on HuffPost Live Talking About the Cost of Counterterrorism

June 14, 2013

The US has spent an estimated $1 trillion on counter-terrorism security since 2001. But with only 30 Americans killed by terrorist attacks within the last decade, how effective is our counter-terrorism strategy? Are we paying too much for security? With host, Marc Lamont Hill; Doug Wilson, Former Asst. Secretary of Defense Public Affairs; Heather Hurlburt, Executive […]

Heather Hurlburt Speaks to National Journal about the source of the NSA Leaks, Edward Snowden

June 11, 2013

Breathe, People: We Shouldn’t Rush to Judgment About Edward Snowden By Matthew Cooper and Garance Franke-Ruta June 11, 2013 | National Journal Edward Snowden: Hero or traitor? Whisteblower orleaker? The national debate that began Sunday afternoon after 29-year-old former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden outed himself in a videotaped interview with The Guardian has split Democrats and Republicans alike, with civil libertarian progressives contending […]

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