Archive for April 2014

The role of U.N. Peacekeepers

April 17, 2014 - 02:39 PM
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They've been sent to numerous areas of conflict all over the world. Now, some believe Peacekeepers should be allowed to use force to protect civilians.

Rachel Kleinfeld, co-founder of The Truman National Security Project, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The unraveling situation in Ukraine

April 16, 2014 - 01:20 PM
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The country's government has enacted its "anti-terrorism" control, surrounding cities that pro-Russian forces have taken over. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to amass troops by the border.

Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.), executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The rise in data theft

April 16, 2014 - 01:18 PM
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A new study finds an increase in the amount of personal data stolen online. The increase is alarming and targets older Americans.

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The Heartbleed Bug

April 11, 2014 - 06:26 PM
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Cyber security officials are raising the alarm about a major flaw in a major flaw in a popular data encryption standard.This is the latest in what seems to be a monthly cyber security breach in the United States.

Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed the bug with Capital Insider.

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The equal pay debate

April 10, 2014 - 01:53 PM
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This week, President Obama rolled out a series of administrative actions that would promote pay equality for women. Now, Senate Republicans have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Mike Lillis, reporter for The Hill, discussed the politics of the equal pay debate with Capital Insider.

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Unrest in eastern Ukraine

April 9, 2014 - 02:21 PM
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Weeks after Russia took over Crimea, pro-Russian forces continue to cause problems. Now, Put is warning Ukraine there could be a civil war.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (ret.), senior fellow with The London Center for Policy Research, discussed the continuing unrest in Ukraine.

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The future of UAVs

April 8, 2014 - 02:03 PM
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Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced it would scale down the number of troops and focus more on technology. Now, several projects are being developed to make drones the future of the nation's defense strategy.

Kevin McCaney, editor-in-chief of Defense Systems, discussed the development of the next wave of drones with Capital Insider.

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The shooting at Ft. Hood

April 4, 2014 - 05:01 PM
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This is the second shooting incident at the base in 5 years. Now, many are wondering if Ft. Hood has a security problem

J.J. Green, national security correspondent with WTOP, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The politics of climate change

April 2, 2014 - 03:36 PM
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This week, the United nations released a report on Global Warming. In it, a dire warning to reduce pollution before it's too late.

Timothy Cama, reporter for The Hill, discussed why the environment has become such a politicized issue with Capital Insider.

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