18 Jan 2018

As America’s Nukes and Sensors Get More Connected, the Risk of Cyber Attack Is Growing

“Building nuclear weapons and warning systems that can be relied upon is harder than it was during the Cold War, thanks to the growing number of digital connections between various parts of the nuclear enterprise. Those links are intended to improve everything from commanders’ response times to the accuracy of

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18 Jan 2018

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

“A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.” Source: Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

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17 Jan 2018

National Military Strategy update in the works — most of which will again be classified

“Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, is prepping his team to update the National Military Strategy – a classified document that will provide the framework for how the Pentagon can execute the goals of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.” Source: National Military Strategy update in

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17 Jan 2018

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

“A newly drafted United States nuclear strategy that has been sent to President Trump for approval would permit the use of nuclear weapons to respond to a wide range of devastating but non-nuclear attacks on American infrastructure, including what current and former government officials described as the most crippling kind

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16 Jan 2018

Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

“Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.” Source: Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

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15 Jan 2018

Hawaii says lack of adequate fail-safe measures led to false missile alert

“Human error and a lack of adequate fail-safe measures during a civil defense warning drill led to the false missile alert that stirred panic across Hawaii over the weekend, a state emergency management agency spokesman acknowledged on Sunday.” Source: Hawaii says lack of adequate fail-safe measures led to false missile

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12 Jan 2018

Pentagon struggles to project strength and plead for money at the same time

“Last March, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the military to stop being so publicly honest about the things it cannot do. Multiple stories about ground units that could not deploy, aircraft that could not fly, ships that were wearing out didn’t help. That type of public transparency no longer was

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11 Jan 2018

How the Government Hides Secret Surveillance Programs

“A new report released by Human Rights Watch Tuesday, based in part on 95 relevant cases, indicates that law enforcement is using parallel construction regularly, though it’s impossible to calculate exactly how often. It’s extremely difficult for defendants to discern when evidence has been obtained via the practice, according to

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10 Jan 2018

National Guard To Help With Super Bowl Security

“Governor Mark Dayton has authorized the Minnesota National Guard to help with security during Super Bowl LII.” Source: Dayton Calls On National Guard To Help With Super Bowl Security « WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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08 Jan 2018

Major US defense strategy review coming Jan. 19

“The Pentagon will unveil its National Defense Strategy on Jan. 19, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced Friday.” Source: Major US defense strategy review coming Jan. 19

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