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national security

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  • n. The safety of a country as managed through the exercise of economic and political power, intelligence agencies and diplomacy.

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  • I think Noam Chomsky described it as "a euphemism for war against the domestic population."

    September 20, 2008

  • I'm sorry, SoG, I'm going to need to take down your Visa number. It's a matter of national security, you see. And I need a new wardrobe.

    October 30, 2007

  • This seems to be an excuse for practically anything!

    October 30, 2007