Intelligence & Espionage

Assassinate Assad?
Assassinate Assad?

Following the Christian just war tradition, could the assassination of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad be justified, despite its illegal nature?

Russia Stealth Invasion of Democracy Troll Factory 2016 Election
Russia’s Stealth Invasion of Democracy

Like it or not, the land of the free and the home of the brave has found itself smack dab in the middle of another Cold War with Russia. This time, the Russians have hit our shores with something we thought we had invented: social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Can Christians Support Gina Haspel as CIA Director? Torture Bonnie Kristian
Can Christians Support Gina Haspel, a “Torturer,” as CIA Director?

Can a Christian support using sleep deprivation against known terrorists to gain valuable intelligence that could save lives?

Should the UK Target Russian Spies after Assassination Attempt? Yulia Sergei Skripal
Should the UK Target Russian Spies after Assassination Attempt?

If Russian agents in the UK tried to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian agents should pay.

What You Should Know About Security Clearances
What You Should Know About Security Clearances

More than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office for President Trump do not have permanent security clearances. Some of the staffers on the list who have access to classified materials but do not have a clearance include the president’s daughter, son-in-law, and his top legal counsel, reports NBC News.

Espionage, Conspiracies & Divine Sovereignty

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton is the latest book on the legendary longtime counterintelligence chief who divided his own agency and much of Western intelligence with his conspiracy theories.

What You Should Know About the Espionage Act
What You Should Know About the Espionage Act

Earlier this week a former CIA officer suspected of helping China “neutralize U.S. spying operations on its soil” was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act. Here is what you should know about the Espionage Act, one of the most controversial laws in American history.

In Response: Love, War, & Honey Traps
In Response: Love, War, and Honey Traps

Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba—all strong-willed women with clever minds, courageous hearts, and, not incidentally, pleasing forms—are listed in the genealogy of Jesus. Those four women, along with Queen Esther, were not only heroic and notable for their cleverness and courage. They were also involved in somewhat risqué escapades. In our day, they would be thought of as women with a past.

Sex, Lies, and Spies
Sex, Lies, and Spies

We can make a clear and convincing case that the Christian tradition may support the idea that lies told for the public good are justifiable. When spies tell such lies in the line of duty, their deceptions fall into that category and, so, are justifiable. Can the same be said for sex in the line of duty?