In the modern era, there is great convergence in the technologies used by friendly nations and by hostile ones. Signals intelligence agencies find themselves penetrating the technologies that they also at times must protect. To ease this tension, the United States and its partners have relied on an approach sometimes called Nobody But Us, or NOBUS: target communications mechanisms using unique methods accessible only to the United States. This paper examines how the NOBUS approach works, its limits, and the challenging matter of what comes next.
Join the India and South Asia Project for a panel which will explore the evolution of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. The speakers include:
- Daniel Feldman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Marc Grossman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Richard G. Olson, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
The discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations