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'Zero Dark Thirty' Renews Torture Debate

The critically acclaimed film Zero Dark Thirty has reinvigorated the debate around the interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration's war on terror. Host Neal Conan discusses the film's depiction of interrogations and what U.S. and international law says about the techniques used during the Bush era.
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Hagel Becomes First Filibustered Defense Nominee

It wasn't that much of a surprise that Senate Republicans refused to end debate on Chuck Hagel's nomination, forcing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to try to find 60 votes to move the nomination forward to a final vote. And it's not clear whether Reid has those 60 votes.
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Cyber Security Proposals Worry Civil Libertarians

President Obama has signed an executive order designed to help protect against cyber attacks. There are privacy concerns, but leaders in Congress say the move may give a boost to efforts to pass new cyber-security legislation.
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President Pledges Transparency On Drone Strikes

In the State of the Union, Obama defends the legality of drone strikes and promises more openness with Congress.
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Victims Of Cyberattacks Get Proactive Against Intruders

Some affected private companies are so frustrated by their inability to defend against attacks that they have opted to go on the offense themselves. Some cybersecurity firms are now marketing cyberweapons and attack strategies to companies that want to go after their adversaries.

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