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July 30, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist



Peace Activists When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards. The 82-year-old nun, accompanied by two other anti-nuclear activists, broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex early Saturday morning.

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Topics: National Security

June 27, 2012

By Adam Zagorin

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks



Lie Detector The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized, jeopardizing their careers and their ability to contribute to the national security. It also could have a chilling effect on employees considering blowing the whistle on gover

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 8, 2010

By Ingrid Drake

GAO Report Takes Some Wind Out of NIF Hype



In the last few months, the PR team for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has certainly earned its keep. Even though the project is not complete, 400 percent over budget, at least 10 years behind schedule, and hiding i

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Topics: National Security

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