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  • Trump plans to declare that Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest

    10/05/2017 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 5 at 2:35 PM | Anne Gearan
    President Trump plans to announce next week that he will “decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the United States and kicking the issue to a reluctant Congress, people briefed on an emerging White House strategy for Iran said Thursday. The move would mark the first step in a process that could eventually result in the resumption of U.S. sanctions against Iran, which would blow up a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear activities that the country reached in 2015 with the U.S. and five other nations. Trump is expected to deliver a...
  • Trump tweets 'only one thing will work' on North Korea

    10/07/2017 5:23:07 PM PDT · by topher · 43 replies ^ | 7-Oct-2017 | Fox News
    President Trump posted a pair of messages on Twitter Saturday afternoon, saying that "only one thing will work" when dealing with North Korea, but declined to specify or elaborate on what that thing was. Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017 ...hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
  • Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

    09/21/2017 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch, Jonathan Spicer
    Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission struck at the heart of the U.S. financial system. The SEC’s EDGAR filing system is the central repository for market-moving information on corporate America with millions of filings ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on acquisitions. Accessing documents before they are released publicly would offer hackers a lucrative opportunity to trade on that information. The SEC has said it was...
  • U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January

    09/21/2017 10:44:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. The report’s findings raise fresh questions about a 2016 cyber breach into the SEC’s corporate filing system known as “EDGAR.” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton disclosed late Wednesday night that the agency learned in August 2017 that hackers may have exploited the 2016 incident for illegal insider-trading.
  • Would You Trust The Government With Your Intellectual Property?

    09/21/2017 6:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 21, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a provision of a Maine law that says abortions can only be performed by physicians.The ACLU claims that the law “significantly restricts patient access to abortion services in Maine, and prevents some Maine women from receiving an abortion from their regular primary and gynecological care provider,” and “blocks qualified nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives (also known as advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs) from doing so, despite their rigorous post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience.”“Today, while medication abortion is available via telemedicine...
  • The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections

    07/31/2016 11:38:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 31, 2016 | PETER SCHWEIZER
    <p>Dmitry Medvedev, (hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade") is visiting the Bay Area tech-cos: Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, to promote an "innovation center modeled on Silicon Valley", in Skolkovo, near Moscow.</p> <p>A major technology transfer directive out of stste is at the gut of Obama's 2010 “reset” with Russia, substantially undermined U.S. national security. Consider Skolkovo, the core of the Russia Tec. reset.</p>
  • US Defence Firms Seek Key Assurance Over Make-In-India Plans

    09/19/2017 11:25:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2017
    US defence firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's Defence Minister. These companies are also saying they shouldn't be held liable for defects in products manufactured in collaboration with local partners under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India's drive to build a military industrial base. Lockheed Martin and Boeing are both bidding to supply combat jets to India's military, which is running short of hundreds of aircraft as it retires Soviet-era MiG...
  • Trump Protects National Security By Killing A Deal With China – Blocks Semiconductor Sale

    09/16/2017 10:06:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor Corp hoped to sell itself to a Chinese-backed private equity fund called Canyon Bridge. That deal, it turns out, was never to be. After CFIUS (the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.) gave a thumbs-down over security concerns, earlier this month, Lattice took its case to Donald Trump, arguing that the deal would create American jobs. They thought Trump would fall for it, but he upheld CFIUS’s recommendation. In blocking this deal, he sent a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with military implications. Trump is basically protecting the...
  • Is Your Refrigerator A National Security Risk?

    09/13/2017 11:32:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Is Your Refrigerator A National Security Risk? September 12, 2017 6:10 PM WASHINGTON (CBS4) – The federal government is worried some refrigerators and coffee pots could pose a national security risk, and it’s taking action. Colorado’s U.S. Senator Cory Gardner among a bi-partisan group of senators who are sponsoring legislation to secure the so-called Internet of Things – everyday devices that are embedded with computer chips and sensors. Gardner says those devices can be used as weapons of mass disruption. “The federal government orders billions of dollars worth of Internet of Things devices each and every year,” says Gardner. “These...
  • FBI: Awans Security Clearances “Forged;” ...Falsified Vetting

    09/12/2017 11:15:40 AM PDT · by wtd · 103 replies
    True Pundit ^ | September 12, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    TruePundit: FBI: Awans Security Clearances “Forged;” Granted Access to Congressional Intel Despite Falsified Vetting Federal law enforcement agents working the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi fraud probe said the couple, along with other members of the family, were never properly vetted for Congressional security clearances. Instead the clearances, which provided the Awans access to dozens of Congressional Democrats computer networks and IT systems, were likely approved absent each individual background file getting “fully investigated.” “I seriously doubt they could have passed a full background (check),” one FBI insider said. “These clearances were pushed through.” FBI insiders used the word...
  • State Dept. Forces Stranded U.S. Citizens to Foot the Bill for Hurricane Rescue

    09/11/2017 2:59:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 11, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department requires that all U.S. citizens in need of rescue from hurricane-struck areas first sign a promissory note requiring them to pay back the U.S. government all costs associated with their rescue, such as airfare, according to a copy of that form obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Some U.S. citizens seeking evacuation from islands hit by Hurricane Irma expressed surprise when they were presented with the form, ensuring that all costs associated with the rescue all fully paid back to the U.S. government. "I promise to repay the U.S. government in U.S. dollars or the foreign currency...
  • Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information Releases Report and Recommendations

    12/17/2009 3:30:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 347+ views - Press Release ^ | December 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Contact info and telephone numbers deleted by me. # Note: The following text is a quote: Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information Releases Report and Recommendations Release Date: December 15, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder announce dedicated offices to support threat-based information sharing and reporting between all levels of government Report and Recommendations of the Presidental Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information (PDF - 50 pages, 1.25 MB) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced two major steps in their...
  • Jeh Johnson: Removal of Confederate Statues a Matter of ‘Homeland Security’

    08/20/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 83 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 20, 2017 | David Rutz
    Former Obama administration official Jeh Johnson said the removal of Confederate statues was a matter of "public safety and homeland security" on Sunday. In the aftermath of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., when a man with white nationalist ties was arrested for ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters last week and killing a woman, Confederate monuments across the country have been taken down. The furor in Charlottesville began with a protest by white supremacists against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama, and he said on ABC's...
  • ANALYSIS New York Post op-ed: “Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a threat to national security”

    08/15/2017 11:55:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies ^ | 8/10/17 | ADAM TAXIN
    NY Post op-ed writer, Paul Sperry, authored " Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington." Sperry recently laid out in detail the threat that disgraced Democrat, Florida Cong Debbie Wasserman Schultz, poses to US national security. Sperry wrote:“ Computer security at the DNC was so lax on Wasserman Schultz’s watch that hackers burrowed deep into the network, leading to a massive data breach. They were thwarted when the self-same hackers tried to infiltrate Schultz’s Republican counterparts. When the FBI tried to investigate the cyber-crime, Wasserman Schultz refused to cooperate. She wouldn’t let forensic experts at the FBI’s lab...
  • No One Should Have Sole Authority to Launch a Nuclear Attack

    08/13/2017 12:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Scientific American ^ | The August 2017 Issue | The Editors
    In just five minutes an American president could put all of humanity in jeopardy. Most nuclear security experts believe that's how long it would take for as many as 400 land-based nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal to be loosed on enemy targets after an initial “go” order. Ten minutes later a battalion of underwater nukes could join them. That unbridled power is a frightening prospect no matter who is president. Donald Trump, the current occupant of the Oval Office, highlights this point. He said he aspires to be “unpredictable” in how he might use nuclear weapons. There is no...
  • Trump On North Korea: ‘Things Will Happen To Them They Never Thought Possible’

    08/10/2017 7:25:26 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies ^ | 08/10/2017
    President Trump issued a new warning to North Korea Thursday, upping the ante after the president’s “fire and fury” statement Tuesday. Trump suggested Thursday that his prior statements on North Korea, which received a great deal of criticism from some observers, were “not tough enough.” “[Kim Jong Un] has been pushing the world around for a long time,” the president told reporters Thursday. “I will tell you this, if North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous,” he...
  • Moron Alert: Maxine Waters Doesn't Believe Leaks Jeopardize National Security

    08/05/2017 5:32:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies ^ | August 5, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Warning: video at link, probably best to just read. Perpetually offended Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared on The View yesterday and opined on a number of topics (including a possible 2020 Presidential run), but stubbornly refused to admit there could possibly be any negative consequences arising from the steady stream of leaks, including transcripts of phone calls President Trump had with other heads of state. Waters was asked if she was disturbed that confidential conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were leaked. She replied: "Not at all. I am so glad they're telling us what's going on. "I...
  • An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

    08/02/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    MSN-MSM-LSD ^ | 8-2-2017 | Rosie Gray
    A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda. His dismissal marks the latest victory by National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the ongoing war within Trump’s White House between those who believe the president is under threat from dark forces plotting to undermine him, and those like McMaster who dismiss this as conspiratorial thinking.
  • An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

    08/02/2017 1:09:07 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 2 2017 | Rosie Gray
    A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda. His dismissal marks the latest victory by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the ongoing war within Trump’s White House between those who believe that the president is under threat from dark forces plotting to undermine him, and those like McMaster who dismiss this as conspiratorial thinking. Rich Higgins, a former Pentagon official who served in...
  • The Increasingly Twisted Tale of Wasserman Schultz and the Awan Brothers

    08/01/2017 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | Jul 31, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    The sordid story of the Pakistani IT staffers employed by Democrat House members until they were banned from those networks over suspected data theft gets stranger by the day, with one of the brothers, Imran Awan, detained last week as he was trying to leave the country after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan. What makes the story even more bizarre — hard to do given that Wasserman Schultz had reportedly continued to pay Awan until his arrest and has been generally uncooperative with police, even berating them to return computer equipment that was taken as evidence as part of the investigation...