Biography

Biography
I’m a recovering writer, speaker, and pundit. My day job is in non-profit communications. It should go without saying that what I write here is for purely personal reasons, and reflects nothing I work on in my day job. For a while, I was a freelance journalist working on counterterrorism, intelligence policy, and national security. I ...

For PBS: The false fear of autonomous weapons

Last month, Human Rights Watch raised eyebrows with a provocatively titled report about autonomous weaponry that can select targets and fire at them without human input. “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots,” blasts the headline, and argues that autonomous weapons will increase the danger to civilians in conflict. In this report, HRW urges the ...

For PBS: A Chaotic Intelligence Community

The Washington Post reported over the weekend that the Pentagon is sending hundreds of spies overseas as part of its rapid expansion into espionage- an endeavor rivaling the CIA. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will oversee this effort, expected to top the deployment of 1,600 agents worldwide. And it is the wrong approach. The Intelligence ...