Russian Redhead at the Center of Another Case of Trading Sex for Influence in American Politics

Tom McCuin / Jul 19, 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An attractive young Russian woman befriends a middle-aged American man and uses him as a means to gain introduction to power brokers. But the woman is, in fact, an agent of the Russian government.

What Were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Executed For? More Than a Bad Press Conference

Tom McCuin / Jul 18, 2018

Somehow, people think that Trump’s awkward press conference where he refused to criticize another world leader to his face is a greater offense against the nation than giving the Soviet Union nuclear capability.

Trump Sinks in Helsinki – But It’s Not Treason

Tom McCuin / Jul 17, 2018

Trump had the opportunity to stand up to Putin and confront Russia’s international aggression, not just against the U.S., but in Crimea, Donbass, Georgia, and Syria. While we don’t know what the two discussed behind closed doors, the president did not mention any of those publicly.

Ethics in the Intelligence Community – Is There Room for Improvement?

Peter Suciu / Jul 16, 2018

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service highlights ethics within the CIA. When your job requires duplicity, understanding the ethical rules becomes even more important.

Department of Justice Sets the Stage for a Rumble with Russia – Will Trump Take It?

Tom McCuin / Jul 16, 2018

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump will sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ever the contrarian, Trump enters the summit with no set agenda. This could prove to be a mistake.

Trump Tussles in Brussels

Tom McCuin / Jul 13, 2018

President Donald Trump walked into the NATO summit in Brussels on Tuesday with his (metaphorical) guns blazing.

How to Get Your Work Colleague to Shut Up (For the Sake of National Security)

John Davis / Jul 12, 2018

We’ve all asked ourselves how to tell our colleagues to keep their mouths shut, but must do so in ways appropriate to our audience.

Why Private Contractors Can’t Replace Ongoing Military Presence in Afghanistan

Tom McCuin / Jul 12, 2018

An opinion piece published Wednesday calls for President Donald Trump to withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan in favor of using private contractors to train and support the Afghan Army.