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August 5th, 2011
08:54 AM ET

Hacking of major corporations, organizations possibly linked to China – is a 'Code War' far behind?

According to the CIA, the second biggest threat facing the U.S. today is computer hacking, with number one being a nuclear attack. Cyber warfare has become an enormous problem, with hackers targeting our satellite systems ans sensitive defense sites.

According to a report released by computer security firm McAfee, a wide-reaching hacking scheme known as "Operation Shady RAT" has possible roots in China. Among those affected: 36 corporations, 12 non-profits, 15 U.S. government agencies and 12 U.S. defense contractors were victims of the cyber attacks, according to McAfee.

On American Morning this morning, Colonel Cedric Leighton, Military Intelligence Expert and Founder Cedric Leighton Associates, and Duncan B. Hollis, Professor of Law at Temple University School of Law, explain why the threat may be coming from overseas, what information the hackers may be seeking and how we can protect ourselves from an attack.


Filed under: Hacking • Security • Technology
May 13th, 2011
09:34 AM ET

Was too much information about the bin Laden raid made public too fast?

Richard Miniter, author of "Mastermind", talks to CNN's Ali Velshi and Christine Romans about Osama bin Laden and the intelligence gathered from the raid.


Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Security • Terrorism
April 25th, 2011
07:53 AM ET

Wikileaks releases classified information obtained from Gitmo detainees

Wikileaks is releasing classified military documents detailing information obtained from terrorist suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay. The documents include information about the whereabouts and activities of terror suspects following the September 11, 2011 terror attacks.

Peter Bergen, CNN National Security analyst and author of “The Osama Bin Laden I Know" talks to Ali Velshi and Christine Romans.


Filed under: Guantanamo • Security • U.S. • World
March 30th, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Bill Bennett: Americans tip-toeing around issue of radical Islam

CNN Political Contributor and National Talk Radio Host Bill Bennett is out with a new book, "The Fight of Our Lives".

In "The Fight of Our Lives", which releases Wednesday, Bennett argues that Americans are tip-toeing around the issue of radial Islam.

Bennett talks about his new book "The Fight of Our Lives" with American Morning.


Filed under: Books • Security • U.S.
March 15th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Walsh: Situation at Japan nuclear plant deteriorating

After a another blast at the Fukushima nuclear plant Monday, the Japanese government is working to cool the reactor and contain potential danger. International Security Analyst and CNN Contributor Jim Walsh says the workers at the plant are putting their lives on the line to contain the radiation and might even pay the ultimate price.

Walsh talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the risks associated with the problems at the nuclear plant and the possibility of containing the potential hazards.


Filed under: Health • Japan Earthquake • Security • World
March 15th, 2011
07:04 AM ET

Third blast rocks Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

(CNN) Spent fuel rods containing radioactive material may have burned in Tuesday's fire at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant - causing a spike in radiation levels, the plant's owner said.

The blaze started Tuesday morning but was later extinguished, Tokyo Electric Power Company said. It was unclear how much radioactive material may have been emitted, or what kind of health threat that could pose.

Glenn Sjoden, Nuclear Engineering Professor at Georgia Tech University, talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the potential effects of the blasts.


Filed under: Haiti • Japan Earthquake • Security
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