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Immigration Reform and the Military’s MAVNI Program

Tom McCuin / Feb 1, 2018

Unless the DOD can show a real risk of enemy infiltration by way of the MAVNI program, or show us the numbers of people who failed the screenings, the program should continue.

The OPSEC Nightmare of Fitbits and Geotagging

Tom McCuin / Jan 30, 2018

Strava published a fascinating “heat map” of all the places people wearing their Fitbits have been going – including locations around military Forward Operating Bases.

Wondering What Constitutes a War Crime? Depends on Who You Ask.

Tom McCuin / Jan 29, 2018

An ambulance exploded in Kabul, killing more than 100. Almost no one is calling it a war crime.

Doomsday Clock Calculations Aren’t Grounded in Foreign Policy Realities

Tom McCuin / Jan 26, 2018

The famous, or infamous, Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists now stands at two minutes to midnight.

Inside the Mind of the CIA Director

Tom McCuin / Jan 25, 2018

CIA Director Mike Pompeo dedicated a good portion of his talk to one of our favorite topics here at Daily Intel — North Korea.

The Emergence of the McMaster Doctrine

Tom McCuin / Jan 24, 2018

Amidst the evident chaos in the West Wing, McMaster has woven a coherent and workable national security doctrine that the nation has sorely needed for nearly two decades

Tom’s Declassified Government Shutdown Survival Guide

Tom McCuin / Jan 22, 2018

I was wrong. The Senate did not come to a last-minute compromise, and the government officially shut down at midnight Friday.

A Government Shutdown Isn’t the Problem – Continuing Resolutions Are

Tom McCuin / Jan 19, 2018

When it comes to national security, the real threat is Congress’s perpetual inability to pass a budget, keeping the Department of Defense, along with the rest of the government, in limbo.