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Wheeler outlines military spectrum challenges

As the military deals with the growing demand for spectrum, it's also challenged by the need to relocate to different frequency bands and coordinate with spectrum users in foreign countries, Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler said.

Island economy prevents easy resolution of Puerto Rico's drug trafficking problem, says report

A prerequisite to tackling the drug trafficking threat to the United States mainland posed by Puerto Rico is resolving systemic economic problems, says a  report  published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

U.S.-EU split on data privacy could upend the Internet, diplomat says

Suspending the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework would have major repercussions – not just for trade, but for the nature of the Internet, said Francois Rivasseau, deputy head of the EU Delegation to the United States.

The Iran sanctions dispute and the power of the presidency

The clash over sanctions against Iran between President Obama and members of Congress--including Democrats--has complicated the idea that the president has more leeway on foreign affairs issues than domestic matters.

Gulf region emerges as a cyber conflict flashpoint

The Gulf region of the Middle East has emerged as a flashpoint for cyber conflict after becoming infected with targeted advanced malware such as Stuxnet and as area governments have also become sensitized to the Internet's new role as a protest organizing tool, writes the Center for Strategic and International Studies' James Lewis.

Fighting in Iraq to dislodge al Qaeda militants from Fallujah and Ramadi

A resurgent al Qaeda presence in Iraq has caused fighting in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi aimed at dislodging militants there who took control of those cities earlier this past week.

Effects of public diplomacy hard to prove

Public diplomacy does not have a clear way to measure its effects, said Walter Douglas, minister counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. U.S. public diplomacy has in recent years focused heavily on countering anti-American views in Muslim-majority countries. One lesson Douglas said he has drawn from his experiences is that it helps to discuss the importance of religion to Americans.

FCC sees new leadership, favorable performance rankings

New leadership takes the reins at the Federal Communications Commission at a time when employees are satisfied with their work life. Tom Wheeler was confirmed as FCC chairman and Mike O'Rielly as a Republican commissioner Oct. 29 to fill two seats that had been left vacant for about 5 months.

House Intelligence chairman voices frustrations on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act passed the House in April but has not received a vote in the Senate. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich), the House Intelligence chairman, said Oct. 23 that Snowden's revelations about National Security Agency surveillance damaged perceptions of the bill and raised concerns, which he said were undeserved, that it would allow more government access to personal information.

Danger seen in jihadists using violence more selectively

"A large, entrenched mass of adherents that occasionally resorts to violence is ultimately more destabilizing to states than a hardened group of dozens or hundreds of fighters hiding out in the mountains or desert," says the paper, published Oct. 11. Haim Malka, the deputy director of the Middle East Program at CSIS, authored the paper along with William Lawrence, a professor at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.