John Knefel

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How the Surveillance Industry Sells Itself

The International Security Conference and Exposition is a rare window into the world of physical surveillance that usually remains hidden in secret command and control centers.
John Knefel
12.9.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Yemen’s Proposed Rehabilitation Center Isn’t Making Much Progress

Although President Obama has made assurances that Yemen is the model for counterterrorism success, an initiative to build a rehabilitation center to house repatriated Guantánamo detainees from that country is showing little progress.
John Knefel
11.13.14
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The Humanitarian Crisis in Pakistan Is Worsening

Roughly half a million people have been displaced by the Pakistani government's military offensive into the tribal area of North Wazirista
John Knefel
9.23.14
mass surveillance

Journalists and Attorneys Are Increasingly Adopting Spycraft

A Human Rights Watch/ACLU report says US mass surveillance policies could do "long-term damage to the fabric of democracy."
John Knefel
7.29.14
News

Journalists and Attorneys Are Increasingly Adopting Spycraft

Mass surveillance programs are chilling the rights of journalists and lawyers, and weakening democratic institutions in the process, according to a new report authored by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU.
John Knefel
7.28.14
News

Two Would-Be Jihadists, Two Very Different Responses from the FBI

Here's the story of two US residents who planned to travel to Syria for love and jihad. They both came under close scrutiny of the FBI and were eventually arrested, and while the Feds gave one of them every available out, the other one wasn't so lucky.
John Knefel
7.15.14
News

Hundreds of Thousands of Pakistani Civilians Have Been Fleeing Tribal Areas

The Pakistani military's operation began on June 15 following the breakdown in peace negotiations between the government and the Pakistani Taliban after an attack on the Karachi airport by the Pakistani Taliban and Uzbek militants. That attack served...
John Knefel
6.30.14