National Security

Get A Grip: Clinton's Health Is Way Better Than Previous Presidents'

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

To get a perspective on things: There probably wasn't a president in US history who didn't at some point have to put up with health issues. Indeed, a look back reveals that many presidents had been fighting much more severe and in many cases incurable diseases while in office.

The Lib Dems Are The Grownups On National Security

Tom Brake | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

The Conservative Party has become cavalier about the security of the United Kingdom. Labour is even worse. As the Liberal Democrats' record shows ours is the only party that has consistently acted as a mature, prudent defender of our country's security.

There Will Be Another Syria, Experts Warn - And It's All Down To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK

Climate change will inevitably help cause another major war, having already caused the brutal Syrian conflict, experts have warned. A panel of nationa...

Assessing Britain's Future Security in Light of the Brussels Attacks

Steven Woolfe | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Today, no city in the world is safe from terrorist acts. The criminals only need to get past our security measures once to score their propaganda victory. But it is absolutely clear now that in the area of intelligence sharing and security, Brexit is unlikely to have any negative results and is far more likely to have many positive ones.

No Prime Minister - The UK Is More Secure Outside of the European Union

Diane James MEP | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

I invite the British public to take time to weigh up the issues, after which time I am confident that they will agree with me that the best choice for the safety of them and their families is to vote to leave the failing European Union project.

The Government Is Criticising Its Own 'Snoopers' Charter'. Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech

The human rights group Liberty has called on a major redraft of the government's Investigatory Powers Bill, otherwise known as the 'Snoopers' Charter'...

Labour MP Questions Centrepiece Of Government Case For Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP wants the Government to come clean over David Cameron's contention Syria boasts 70,000 “moderate” ground troops - a centrepiece of his...

EU Referendum: Britain Will Be Less Secure Outside The EU, Warns Labour's Alan Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Leaving the EU will make the UK “less secure”, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson insisted today as he launched Labour’s In For Britain campaign...

We Now Need an Informed Trident Debate

Paul Ingram | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Rising above petty politics The nature and quality of the media storm since Jeremy Corbyn's election as leader of the Labour Party, when criticising h...

Remote Warfare - The Latest (failing) Phase of Counter Terrorism

Jon Moran | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Jon Moran

The reasoning behind these tactics they are not working. They are what military thinker Gian Gentile calls a strategy of tactics, the use of weapons and techniques because they seem to work rather than because they fit any larger long term plan.

David Cameron, Encryption and National Security

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

I don't believe that application vendors would be very happy to provide their customers with a 'snoopable' form of encryption. If anything, in the light of growing privacy concerns over the last 12 months, vendors have been keen to take steps to secure their customers' communications.

Security Means Keeping to 2% Defence Spending Target

Peter Luff | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

The right course of action for the next British Government is to devote at least 2% of our GDP to defence, including a real terms annual increase in our defence equipment budget of at least 1%.

New Counter Terrorism Laws and Civil Liberties

Yasmin Qureshi | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Yasmin Qureshi

Since 2004 the journey of the concept of radicalisation has become central to the study and scrutiny of terrorism. The profound resulting consequences on our society should not be underestimated. There is a stark warning from Kundnani who believes parliamentarians must be cautioned.

Blaming Facebook for Terrorism Is Not the Answer

Paul Blanchard | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

The Internet is a vast place. Bigger than anyone, except a computer scientist, can imagine. It's a massive iceberg. What we see via Google and any other search engine is called the Clearnet and is potentially less than two per cent of what's actually out there, buried deep down in the Darknet or Deep Web.

The CIA Has Made A Rather Disturbing Request

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

The CIA has submitted plans to wipe all the emails of every employee three years after they leave the company. Worryingly this decision is actually...

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

Deadly Viruses Found At Back Of Lab Fridge

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

The National Institute of Health has had a tough year. After having initially discovered some long lost samples of Smallpox hiding in a Maryland lab t...

Is Trident Detracting From Our National Security Strategy?

Carine Bambara | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

The reality is that the UK cannot rely on weapons that were designed for a different world and political context to fight these modern day security threats.

Scotland, Security and the World

David Knowles | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

'It would be cataclysmic for Scotland to become independent, it would aid the forces of darkness, it would threaten the stability of the western world' These remarks, uttered way back in April by the former Secretary General of NATO George Robertson caused a political storm in Scotland.

The Non-Specific Details of the Norwegian Threat

Bjørn Ihler | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bjørn Ihler

The Norwegian Police Security Service have announced that they had received credible threats of terrorism against Norway within the next few days. The Security Service were very non-specific when sharing this information with the general public...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Westminster Can No Longer Ignore Surveillance Reform

Emma Carr | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

The debate around striking the balance between security and privacy may still be in its infancy, with secrecy a well-worn habit when it comes to our security agencies. Yet it is not abundantly clear that if we do not, as the US and other countries now accept is essential, bring our legal framework and oversight mechanisms in line with the expansive surveillance made possible by modern technology, our economy our privacy and our security will all suffer.

Nuclear Weapons Represent a Dead End in Strategic Thinking

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

A layer of our political elite still thinks that Britain's power and status can be secured by Cold War weapons. But others already understand that the challenges lie in climate change, hunger, injustice - and the asymmetrical warfare in varying forms that those problems will increasingly bring if unresolved. This is where the thinking of our political class needs to be.

US Spies Collect 'Millions' Of British Text Messages In Secret Spy Operation

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

American and British spies have collected hundreds of millions of text messages from UK citizens in a secret operation, according to the latest leak b...

Glenn Greenwald V Evan Davis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Sparks flew when the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme pitted two heavyweights up against each other, as host Evan Davis grilled Guardian reporter Glenn G...