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The National Interest

 •  November 19

Reports have surfaced that the U.S. government has evidence linking hackers working for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian military with stolen emails that harmed the Democratic National Committee during the presidential campaign. While arrests are unlikely, bringing charges that name and shame the hackers might influence the...

The National Interest

 •  October 29

As Congress considers reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security, principles guiding any major realignments could include assessing whether the organization would be performing operational or staff management functions. Additionally, those principles could examine whether mission effectiveness would be improved through those major...

The National Interest

 •  October 3

In 10 years’ time, the plan seeks to establish four to six world-class cybersecurity schools in Chinese universities as training grounds for cyber-warriors. All resources at these institutions – from teaching staff to incentive structures – will be dedicated solely to fostering top-notch cyber-warriors. Universities must meet certain criteria...

The National Interest

 •  September 17

When one of us, after a four-decade career in the Marine Corps including nineteen months in command in Afghanistan, had the chance to address the National Association of Counties earlier this year, this was the key message: We in the military have always been the ones on the front lines in defense of this country and its democracy. Now, it is you...

The National Interest

 •  July 12

Washington’s political class may not agree on much these days, but nearly everyone agrees that Russia should be punished for meddling in the US presidential election. The only question is how severe that punishment should be. Many worry that if the consequences are too lenient, Moscow will interfere in future elections, perhaps on an even grander...