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  • Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

    12/02/2016 5:52:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:06 PM EST
    Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor’s proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal. Obama ordered Fujan Grand Chip to “fully and permanently abandon” its proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s California-based subsidiary, Aixtron, Inc. The decision upheld a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies. The decision threatens to jeopardize the larger deal, which is under scrutiny [by] Berlin...
  • Paradigm Shifts in National Security Apparatus…

    11/25/2016 4:00:05 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Far away from the chaotic banter of political discourse, a small network of patriots have come together – yet few, if any, will ever elevate their mindset to notice the significance of their assembly. Specifically, this Thanksgiving, we stand thankful for, and raise our glass toward, General James Mattis and General John Kelly. Both have joined ranks with Admiral Mike Rogers (NSA), General Michael Flynn (Nat Sec) and Representative Mike Pompeo (CIA) to unite behind President-Elect Donald Trump and stand the gap after a long 65 year void.
  • CAIR Unhappy With Trump’s Reported Pick for National Security Adviser

    11/20/2016 5:40:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – President-elect Donald Trump has offered the key post of national security adviser former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (ret.), the Associated Press reported Thursday, citing an unnamed senior Trump official. Flynn, who served as head of the DIA from 2012 to 2014, has been advising the Trump campaign on national security issues. He is also an outspoken critic of radical Islam and shari’a (Islamic law), and has attracted the ire of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Earlier Thursday, CAIR issued a statement urging Trump not to appoint him “because of his history of...
  • Trump shifts to right by tapping Sessions, Pompeo, Flynn

    11/19/2016 7:02:03 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Nove 16 | JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    President-elect Donald Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, signaling a sharp rightward shift in U.S. security policy as he begins to form his Cabinet. Trump on Friday also named retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. A former military intelligence chief, Flynn has accused the Obama administration of being too soft on terrorism and has cast Islam as a "political ideology" and driver of extremism. The selections form the first outlines of Trump's Cabinet and national security teams. Given his lack of governing experience...
  • Tread Carefully – Report: Michael Flynn Possible As National Security Adviser…

    11/17/2016 7:42:07 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 17, 2016 | Sundance
    Media are reporting that General Michael Flynn is being “offered” the position of National Security Adviser to President-Elect Donald Trump. However, there should be some reasonable caution on this announcement: Almost everyone who supports Donald Trump has also supported Michael Flynn.... HOWEVER, recently, unbeknownst –at least originally– to the to the Trump campaign, General Flynn accepted a lobbying role for the government of Turkey, specifically to advocate for Recep Erdogan and Turkish interests, and presumably never told the campaign.
  • Michael Flynn, Trump's reported pick for national security advisor, sat in on intel briefings

    11/17/2016 7:40:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 17th, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    Full Title: Michael Flynn, Trump's reported pick for national security advisor, sat in on intel briefings — while advising foreign clients Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has reportedly been offered the role of national security adviser in Donald Trump’s White House, began receiving classified national security briefings last summer while he was also running a private consulting firm that offered “all-source intelligence support” to international clients. Flynn’s relationship with his overseas clients is coming in for new scrutiny amid recent disclosures that two months ago, during the height of the presidential campaign, his consulting firm, the Flynn Intel Group,...
  • Great News! TRUMP Picks General Michael Flynn for National Security Advisor

    11/17/2016 6:09:18 PM PST · by GilGil · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump offered friend and supporter General Michael Flynn the position of National Security Advisor. Senior Official: Trump has offered General Michael Flynn job as National Security Advisor pic.twitter.com/UUkQL1pKGT — Jared Wyand 🇺🇸 (@JaredWyand) November 18, 2016 General Michael Flynn defended Trump from the constant liberal media attacks. In September General Flynn said with Trump we will actually win the war with radical Islam and ISIS.
  • Donald Trump’s Transition Team Reshaped Vice President-elect Mike Pence drops lobbyists

    11/15/2016 8:02:54 PM PST · by HokieMom · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | NOv 15, 2016 | MICHAEL C. BENDER, DAMIAN PALETTA and JAY SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON—Another round of staff changes buffeted President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team Tuesday amid resistance from within the Republican Party over a top choice for secretary of state. Vice President-elect Mike Pence formally signed documents that put him in charge of the transition team, and officials insisted the 10-week effort to build an administration is on schedule. In one of his first moves, Mr. Pence ordered the removal of all lobbyists from the transition team, said one transition team member with knowledge of the decisions. Earlier Tuesday, former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, once considered a candidate to lead the Central Intelligence...
  • Defcon nuclear threat REDUCED to safest level following Donald Trump victory

    11/15/2016 2:03:40 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2016 | Joey Millar
    AMERICA’S Defcon warning level has been reduced to its safest threat level possible following Donald Trump’s shock presidential election win. The Defcon Warning System, a private organisation which monitors world events and estimates the nuclear threat against America, is now at Level 5 - its lowest possible state. Just weeks ago the warning was accelerated to Level 3 following increased tensions between US and Russia, with insiders fearing the West was creeping closer to nuclear war. Level 3 means US troops could be mobilised in as little as 15 minutes. But the group, made up of experts claiming to have...
  • The next great battle for conservatives: Keeping RINO insiders out of the administration

    11/13/2016 8:49:30 AM PST · by Excellence · 36 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 13, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s no secret that Donald Trump is as much of a blank slate on policy as anyone who’s ever been elected president. Both supporters and opponents of the president-elect agree that Trump is still very malleable on many issues and has a lot to learn about both foreign and domestic policy. This is why it is critical for conservatives to win the ‘battle of personnel’ in the coming days. Failure to land conservative outsiders in key cabinet and advisory roles would be akin to failing to establish control of the beach head during the Normandy invasion. We can dream of...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Becomes ‘Maybe Trump’ in Foreign Policy Sphere (Job Hunters)

    11/11/2016 11:54:00 AM PST · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | MARK MAZZETTI, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — Like no other part of the Republican establishment, the party’s foreign policy luminaries joined in opposition to the idea of a Donald J. Trump presidency. Loyal Republicans who served in the two Bush administrations, they appeared on television and wrote op-eds blasting him. They aligned under a “Never Trump” banner and signed a letter saying they were “convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”
  • Two more Clinton classified emails discovered in FBI documents

    11/04/2016 6:57:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington times ^ | 11-4-16 | Steven Dinan
    The State Department this week deemed two more of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails to contain classified information, releasing redacted versions Friday, just days before Election Day. The messages appear to contain U.S. government policy memos toward Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, preparing Mrs. Clinton for phone calls with leaders of those two nations. Information gleaned from foreign governments, as well as U.S. information about other governments, is supposed to be considered classified from the start. In these instances, like nearly every other of the more than 2,500 messages now deemed classified, there were no markings at the time...
  • Clinton Sent Classified Document to Daughter That State Department Has Identified as “Foreign Rel...

    11/04/2016 3:45:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Clinton Sent Classified Document to Daughter That State Department Has Identified as “Foreign Relations Activities… Including Confidential Sources” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the State Department’s release of 74 additional emails recovered by the FBI in its investigation of former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a non-state.gov email system. Included in the new documents was an email in which Clinton forwarded classified information to her daughter, Chelsea, at the unsecure email address dreynolds@clintonemail.com. Before releasing the heavily redacted email to Judicial Watch, the State Department marked it “B1.4(b)” and...
  • John Kerry’s rich fantasy life

    11/04/2016 5:31:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-4-16 | Opinion
    The secretary of state spends too much time in a world of his own making. There’s an old theory that extensive air travel inflicts physical injury and distorts cognitive thinking. Airline stewardesses of a previous time said the introduction of the jetliner for the old propellers-and-internal engines disrupted their menstrual cycles. Life is dangerous in the clouds. Perhaps all his flying about is what disrupted Secretary of State John Kerry’s ability to think coherently. He told a group of University of Chicago political science students the other day that President Obama’s foreign policies have been a smashing success. The president’s...
  • Justice Department Alleges Ex-NSA Contractor Stole Names of U.S. Spies [On computer/already in jail]

    11/02/2016 8:52:54 PM PDT · by Hadean · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | Damian Paletta
    The Justice Department has told a federal judge that a former National Security Agency contractor took home records containing the names of U.S. spies working undercover, information that is considered among the nation’s most sensitive and closely held secrets. Much of the information taken by Harold “Hal” Martin III, who was arrested in August and has been charged with stealing classified information, was on computers or thumb drives, prosecutors said. But Mr. Martin also had “thousands of hard-copy documents containing highly classified information,” the Justice Department said in a Thursday court filing. “Numerous intelligence sources and methods for highly sensitive...
  • Trump’s vow to end mutual absolution between parties threatens Democrats

    11/01/2016 6:45:32 PM PDT · by CanaryBlog · 49 replies
    The Canary in The Mine ^ | 11/1/2016 | The Canary
    Following the FBI’s resurrection of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail affair, the Democratic leadership, suddenly, less than a week before the presidential election, faces the previously almost inconceivable possibility of a Trump victory and, therefore, of a Trump presidency. This appears particularly ironic because during the Republican primaries, the Clinton team had literally prayed for the opportunity to run against Trump. Since they considered Trump the weakest Republican opponent, they, indeed, actively encouraged their media minions to favor Trump’s bid for the Republican nomination. But once he won, something rather unexpected happened: True to his claim of being a political outsider, Trump...
  • Laptop in FBI's Weiner sexting case had 'state.gov,' Clinton-related emails, source say

    10/31/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2016 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The source said an analysis of the metadata on Weiner’s computer has turned up “positive hits for state.gov and HRC emails,” which led Comey to revisit the FBI investigation into Clinton using a private email server system while secretary of state. A second law enforcement source confirmed the account. Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. He resigned from Congress in 2011, after a sexting scandal. That Clinton-related emails were on Weiner’s computer, which he purportedly shared with Abedin, was reported first by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Details of the Military Force Reduction

    10/30/2016 1:42:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | Doug Salvemini
    As part of an overall force reduction due to federal budget constraints, the U.S. military has been forced to cut members. The Marines, Air Force, and Army have all been affected and have begun a significant Reduction in Force (RIF). Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening with the military regarding the reduction. The What Over the summer, the Pentagon released a plan detailing cuts to the military that were to begin in fiscal year 2016. The federal government’s fiscal year began on October 1st, so those cuts are currently underway. The Army was by far the hardest...
  • Retired CIA Officer Explains Why "Hillary's Emails Matter" [must read]

    10/30/2016 4:36:03 PM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 31OCT16 | Authored by Charles Faddis (a former CIA operations officer with 20 years of experience in intellige
    Retired CIA Officer Explains Why "Hillary's Emails Matter" by Tyler Durden Oct 30, 2016 5:00 PM 0 SHARES Authored by Charles Faddis (a former CIA operations officer with 20 years of experience in intelligence operations), originally posted at TheHill.com,The 2016 presidential election, already one of the wildest in American history, has been rocked by the announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State.Apparently while investigating disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s transmission of sexually explicit images to a fifteen-year-old girl, the FBI discovered more emails...
  • Justice Department, Abedin lawyers in talks to permit email search

    10/30/2016 9:36:35 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 167 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 10/30/2016 | Evan Perez
    The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to secure approval that would allow the FBI to conduct a full search of her newly discovered emails, sources familiar with the discussions told CNN. Authorities have not yet sought a search warrant for the emails, law enforcement sources told CNN. Government lawyers hope to secure a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Abedin shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, officials said. The new search warrant is needed because the existing authorization, covered by a...
  • Carlos Danger May Have Opened Pandora’s Box For Huma And Hillary

    10/29/2016 6:27:27 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | October 29, 2016
    The criminal investigation underway over Anthony Weiner’s alleged child sex infraction has a couple of characteristics that make it especially awkward for Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of Weiner and close companion of Hillary. Ed Timperlake points out to me that in an underage sex investigation, all electronic communications of the investigative target are pursued. This probably led to the grand jury that was announced 11 days ago issuing a subpoena for all of the devices in the possession of Weiner and his family, including Huma. As Lucianne Goldberg quipped, they even seize the Speak & Spell...
  • Paul Ryan: Suspend All Classified Briefings With Hillary Clinton

    10/28/2016 3:22:49 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 85 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/28/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    After FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has released a statement condemning Hillary Clinton for "mishandling" classified information on her private server. Ryan also called for the Director of National Intelligence to cease classified briefings with Clinton until this matter is settled.
  • BREAKING: FBI Notes Reveal Security Concerns Over Huma Abedin

    10/28/2016 6:26:41 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 108 replies
    Protective detail assigned to guard former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her two residences complained that her closest aide Huma Abedin often overrode standard security protocols during trips to the Middle East, and personally changed procedures for handling classified information, including highly sensitive intelligence briefs the CIA prepared for the president, newly released FBI documents reveal. The security agents, who were interviewed as witnesses in the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email server to send classified information, complained that Abedin had unusual sway over security policies during Clinton’s 2009-2013 tenure at Foggy Bottom. FBI interview...
  • Booz Allen Reviewing Security After Arrest Of NSA Contractor

    10/28/2016 6:05:31 AM PDT · by tekrat · 10 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 10/28/2016 | Dustin Volz
    Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had hired a former FBI chief to conduct an external review of its security practices, after the consulting firm learned for the second time in three years that an employee working under contract with the National Security Agency had been charged with stealing classified information. Booz Allen, which earns billions of dollars a year contracting with U.S. intelligence agencies, has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks after authorities took Harold Thomas Martin into custody. The firm also employed Edward Snowden, who leaked a trove of secret files to news organizations in 2013...
  • Putin's Nukes Could Wipe Out Entire American East Coast In Minutes

    10/27/2016 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Strategy · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 27, 2016 | By Tyler Durden
    Those who have been toying with outright war against Russia, and an escalation of the conflict in Syria, are putting the lives of all Americans at risk. Of course, the threat of nuclear annihilation has been with us since the earliest days of the Cold War, but Russia has now positioned itself with the largest and most destructive nuclear arsenal of any country in the world.
  • National Security be damned! I'm making a point here!

    10/20/2016 10:07:22 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 69 replies
    10/20/16
    “But here’s the deal. The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed. There’s about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so.” –Hillary Clinton If this statement along does not sink this boob then nothing will...
  • BREAKING: HILLARY COMMITS ANOTHER CRIME – LEAKS NUCLEAR SECRETS DURING DEBATE

    10/20/2016 8:32:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Gateway PUndit ^ | 19 Oct 16 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Oct 19th, 2016 10:55 pm 222 Comments Hillary Clinton has a history of skirting the law. Laws are for the little people. She’s been accused during sworn testimony of disrespecting security agents and putting them in danger. She abaonded her “friend” Ambassador Chris Stevens and left him to the Islamists who slaughtered him in Benghazi. Tonight during the final presidential debate Hillary Clinton leaked more national security secrets. Hillary said it took four minutes between the nuclear order and nukes flying. This is actually true, @StateDept @TheJusticeDept @DeptofDefense, @CENTCOM, do you job, she just slipped #DebateNight pic.twitter.com/7qu3qPSpW7 —...
  • Pentagon: Hillary Should Be Arrested For Leaking Top Secret Nuclear Intelligence

    10/20/2016 1:57:18 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 133 replies
    TruePundit.com ^ | October 20, 2016 | TruePundit.com
    Hillary Clinton divulged Top Secret nuclear security intelligence to tens of millions of worldwide television audience viewers Wednesday night during the third presidential debate, according to high-ranking Department of Defense personnel. Clinton, responding to opponent Donald Trump and a question posed by debate moderator Chris Wallace, boasted specific and “damaging” details about the United States’ nuclear response time to retaliate during a nuclear attack. Clinton said: “But here’s the deal. The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed. There’s about four minutes between the order being given and the people...
  • Hillary: All 17 of our security agencies say that Russia hacked our national computer systems

    10/19/2016 8:42:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Why in the hell do we have 17 security agencies? With all of these security agencies guarding us, how in the hell did Russia (or anyone else) break in to our government servers? Are these agencies incompetent or what? And in particular, why was our state department's servers so vulnerable to hackers? Is this a sample of how a president Hillary will secure our nation's secrets?
  • Pavlich: Scandal Is Not The Emails, It's How Hillary Clinton Mishandled Top Secret Classified Info

    10/19/2016 9:26:05 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 19, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Katie Pavlich on John Harwood's performance as moderator at a Republican primary debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado last summer. Harwood has been under scrutiny since a recent Wikileaks drop revealed e-mails from the CNBCer gloating about the way he handled Donald Trump. "I think that you have to take a look at what John Harwood is saying here. He is perpetuating this myth that Hillary's e-mail scandal is simply about e-mails. It was never about e-mails, it was about the fact that she mishandled top-secret classified information that put lives at risk, intelligence sources on the ground like...
  • Cspan video:Show this to those who don't fully grasp the severity of @HillaryClinton's email breach

    10/17/2016 9:20:16 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-17-16
    https://twitter.com/youngdems4trump/status/752960915444633601
  • Hillary Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back

    10/17/2016 8:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race. On Monday, however, the various issues associated with Clinton's email setup came roaring back. According to emails released by the FBI, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to ease up on classification decisions in exchange for allowing more FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go. The words "quid pro quo" were...
  • U.S. State Dept official 'pressured' FBI to declassify Clinton email -FBI documents

    10/17/2016 5:56:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 17, 2016 | Jonathan Allen
    A senior State Department official sought to shield Hillary Clinton last year by pressuring the FBI to drop its insistence that an email on the private server she used while secretary of state contained classified information, according to records of interviews with FBI officials released on Monday. The accusation against Patrick Kennedy, the State Department's most senior manager, appears in the latest release of interview summaries from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's year-long investigation into Clinton's sending and receiving classified government secrets via her unauthorized server. Although the FBI decided against declassifying the email's contents, the claim of interference added...
  • Vanity: Questions about Hitlery's email

    10/15/2016 4:42:30 PM PDT · by generally · 41 replies
    generally | 2016/10/15 | generally
    I have always assumed that Hitlery set up her personal email server in order to prevent having a record of her criminal acts on the government server that was subject to FOIA and could be seen by various government personnel. So my questions are these: 1.a. Are Hitlery and all those who were involved in this deception so incredibly stupid that they really thought the server they set up so amateurishly would be secure? 1. b. Are Hitlery's minions so intimidated by her that they would do something this stupid without explaining to her or convincing her of the pitfalls?...
  • DHS Orders Border Agents to Give Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians Asylum Via Mexico

    10/15/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 14, 2016
    Throngs of Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians and Guatemalans are being admitted into the United States via the Mexican border with virtually no vetting for security or health risks, high level Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week. Overwhelmed and understaffed border agents are bombarded daily with an onslaught of immigrants from these countries and have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to process them as refugees with “credible fear.” Most are camping out in Mexican border towns and going “port shopping” before gaining entry to the U.S., according to federal officials whose identities must be kept...
  • Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data to supply targets for Islamic State

    10/16/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2015 | Yantoultra Ngui
    Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking into the personal information of more than a thousand U.S. security officials and handing the database to the Islamic State militant group in Syria so it could target the individuals. The 20-year-old from Kosovo, who entered Malaysia in August 2014 to study computer science and forensics at a private institute in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, will be extradited to the United States, police said in a statement on Thursday night. "Early investigation found the suspect communicated with one of the right hand man (leader) of IS terrorist group in Syria to...
  • Bond: Retiring but still not shy

    12/26/2010 3:23:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 26, 2010 | Bill Lambrecht
    Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond isn't going quietly. In his final days as a U.S. senator before retiring, Bond marched repeatedly to the Senate floor to deliver policy addresses on matters ranging from energy to national security to global trade. He even made a speech entitled "Rare Earth," a lesson on the strategic value of metallic elements in Missouri's soil. He recently introduced a bill to spend $50 million to secure a rare earth supply chain — even though he won't be in the Senate to shepherd it. On Dec. 14, Bond, R-Mo., stood to deliver his farewell address, a panoramic...
  • Obama Memo Demands that US Security Agencies Become "More Diverse"

    10/10/2016 11:51:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    In an attempt to "promote diversity and inclusion in the national security workforce," Barack Obama sent out a White House memorandum last week urging government agencies to start hiring minorities. “Our greatest asset in protecting the homeland and advancing our interests abroad is the talent and diversity of our national security workforce,” Obama said. “As the United States becomes more diverse and the challenges we face more complex, we must continue to invest in policies to recruit, retain and develop the best and brightest from all segments of our population,” he added. The White House released the Obama administration's...
  • China’s Hostile Cyber and Trade War: It's Threat To National Security

    10/07/2016 7:11:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    As we witness the home stretch of the presidential election with candidate debates, campaign stops, and political ads, both parties have an opportunity to talk substantively about a serious trade issue – ongoing efforts by China to hack and steal intellectual property from U.S. companies and using stolen U.S. trade secrets to manufacture their own cut rate products. One assistant attorney for U.S. National Security describes the Chinese hacking campaign against the United States a true, “national security emergency.” China has created what some describe as an army of hackers – numbering in the thousands – high tech soldiers that...
  • Former NATO Chief: The United States Should Be the World’s ‘Policeman’

    09/30/2016 1:06:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2016
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen was prime minister of Denmark from 2001 to 2009, and months later began serving as NATO secretary general until 2014. He is currently promoting his new book, The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom. The Washington Free Beacon interviewed Mr. Rasmussen during a visit this week to Washington D.C. -excerpt- WFB: The central theme of your book is the exceptional importance of U.S. leadership. But what would you say to the American who says, “Let the world deal with its own problems. Keep us out of it?” Rasmussen: I would tell...
  • Four states sue to try to stop transfer of Internet control, Soros-funded group says relax

    09/30/2016 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have warned that transfer of U.S. control of ICANN will give China, Russia and Iran, whose governments censor websites and online commentary critical of their policies, more control over the internet.” Iran, and Saudi Arabia, and other entities who believe, in the words of Barack Obama (who has initiated this transfer), that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” But “New America is a Washington, D.C. think tank. Its fellow Danielle Kehl wrote in a New York Times column this week that the U.S. government’s ceding of...
  • FCC Commis. on Internet Oversight Switch: ‘If You Cherish Free Expression,’ ‘You Should Be Worried,’

    09/28/2016 5:57:38 PM PDT · by bushwon · 72 replies
    FULL TITLE FCC COMISSIONER ON INTERNET OVERSIGHT SWITCH "IF YOU CHERISH FREE EXPRESSION," "YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED" THIS IS "IRREVERSIBLE" HANNITY RADIO INTERVIEW ON WEBPAGE On Wednesday’s “Sean Hannity Show,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) stated that the plan to “essentially give up the US oversight role…of the Internet” to ICANN is something that should worry anyone who cherishes “free expression, and free speech rights generally,” and could potentially cede oversight of the Internet to “foreign governments who might not share our values.” He further stated that such a move is “irreversible.” Pai said, “This proposal is to essentially give...
  • Saudi Threatens 'Dire Implications' Over U.S. Law Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue

    09/29/2016 9:59:07 AM PDT · by tekrat · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2016
    Saudi Arabia could reduce valuable security and intelligence cooperation with longstanding ally Washington after a Congressional “stab in the back” allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, experts warn. Cutting such cooperation is among the options available to Riyadh after Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). “I’m afraid that this bill will have dire strategic implications” for the United States, Salman al-Ansari, the president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC), told AFP.
  • Obama Admin to Surrender US Control of the Internet to Global Bureaucracy

    09/27/2016 9:34:24 PM PDT · by redpan · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-24-2016 | Eric Lieberman
    The Obama administration is planning to relinquish American control over a central portion of Internet governance. The implications of this move range from control by an international bureaucracy to totalitarian regimes locking up entire portions of the Internet, according to experts. At issue is US control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). “ICANN is arguably the single most powerful institution in the world as it relates to the global economy and communication. It has oversight authority over 300 million domain names, which number is increasing every day”, states Internet pioneer, Jeff Baron.
  • Senior National Security Official To Leave Justice Department

    09/27/2016 12:15:54 PM PDT · by tekrat · 14 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 6/27/2016 | Dustin Volz
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. Justice Department official who oversaw efforts to prosecute Islamic State sympathizers and pursue cyber criminals is leaving the Obama administration next month, he told Reuters on Tuesday. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, chief of the national security division at the Justice Department, is departing on Oct. 15, less than a month before the U.S. presidential election. Carlin, 43, confirmed his departure, expected to be announced later on Tuesday, in an interview with Reuters.
  • China's Conquest of Internet, ICANN + Quantum Encryption

    09/24/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 117 replies
    FR research, please share w. others | Arthur March
    Please brace for just one thick sentence: ICANN's power is mainly legal, and a contract with ICANN could trigger a violent dispute over international law. ~ ~ ~ Bluntly stated: giving away ICANN could ultimately trigger a cyber war or worse. ~ ~ ~ Raw Power and International Law When you face a super power like the USA it helps to have raw power. China probably assumes it will not come to that, but just like nuclear deterence, they need the war-making capability. And the Chinese already enjoy raw power. Their encryption is superior, their nuclear capability suffices, and they...
  • Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'

    09/22/2016 3:10:09 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | September 22, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the election year.” “The Field Office due to the election year needs to process as many of their N-400 cases as possible between now and FY 2016,” reads the email,...
  • Grassley: Rush to Confirm New Citizens Before Election Puts National Security at Risk

    09/23/2016 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday news broke Department of Homeland Security officials are encouraging employees to work expensive overtime hours to push through as many U.S. citizenship applications as possible before the November election. An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the...
  • Trump backs Ted Cruz’s Internet domain crusade

    09/22/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by bushwon · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/21/16 | Kelsey Snell
    <p>Ted Cruz has yet to endorse Donald Trump for president, but Donald Trump is endorsing Ted Cruz’s top legislative priority.</p> <p>Trump announced Wednesday that he supports a GOP-led push to delay a planned end to the U.S. government’s role managing a group that oversees Internet domain names. Cruz (R-Tex.) has been leading the charge to maintain U.S. control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as part of a short-term government spending bill that must pass before Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown.</p>
  • Obama Directs Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change As a National Security Issue

    09/22/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | Susan Jones
    In a Sept. 21 memo to his department heads, President Obama instructed all federal departments and agencies to consider the impact of climate change on national security. Obama states that it is the policy of the U.S. government to ensure that current and anticipated impacts of climate change be "identified and considered" in developing national security doctrine, policies and plans. "Climate change poses a significant and growing threat to national security, both at home and abroad," the memo says. Those threats, according to Obama, include flooding, drought, heat waves, intense precipitation, pest outbreaks, disease, and electricity problems, all of which...