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  • What a Head Scratcher: Biden Lectures Crowd About Not Getting 'Do-Overs When It Comes to National...

    10/16/2019 4:55:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: What a Head Scratcher: Biden Lectures Crowd About Not Getting 'Do-Overs When It Comes to National Security' 1:40 min. Video at link. Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday lectured Iowa voters about the dangers of making the wrong decisions when it comes to international relations, saying there's no "do-overs when it comes to national security." "All the consequences I’ve mentioned, every single one can be laid at the feet of Donald Trump. You know, he green-lighted Turkish invasion. Now he’s left asking Turkey to stop it. But the damage is done," Biden explained to the crowd. "You...
  • The First Illegal Alien To Commit A North American Terrorist Attack Is On Trial

    10/14/2019 5:09:31 AM PDT · by gattaca · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 14, 2019 | Todd Bensman
    FULL TITLE: The First Illegal Alien To Commit A North American Terrorist Attack Is On Trial, But Don’t Expect The Media To Cover It Trump, after all the media ridicule, was correct in saying that potential terrorists have illegally crossed the United States' southern border. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif of Somalia did. And it could happen again. Many who have professionally worried, as did former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, that violent jihadists might illegally cross the United States’ southern border are often sanctimoniously challenged with this: “Name a single U.S. border-crossing immigrant asylum-seeker who ever committed a terrorist...
  • Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Control

    10/08/2019 4:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2019
    Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S. It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement...
  • Trump’s communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint...

    09/19/2019 5:54:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    WP ^ | 09 18 2019 | Greg Miller , Ellen Nakashima
    Trump’s communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint that spurred standoff between spy chief and Congress, former officials say The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter. Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the former officials, speaking on...
  • Prosecutors say American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight has ties to ISIS

    09/18/2019 11:42:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/19 | Zack Budryk
    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday claimed a former American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a flight’s navigation system had ties to ISIS, according to ABC10. Prosecutors in Miami said Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to sabotaging the airplane July 17 ahead of a scheduled flight from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, but said it was out of frustration over stalled union contract talks.
  • Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser

    09/18/2019 9:22:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 18 Sep 2019 | Vivian Salama (WSJ)
    President Trump named Robert C. O’Brien as his new national security adviser, picking a top hostage-affairs official for the high-profile White House role... (President) Trump tweeted the announcement Wednesday morning, writing "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!"... Mr. O’Brien, who currently serves as special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be Mr. Trump’s fourth national security adviser. He also served under the George W. Bush administration at both the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the State Department... Most recently, Mr. O’Brien was sent to Sweden to help...
  • Our Debt Dwarfs China as Top National Security Threat

    08/24/2019 5:19:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2019 | Todd Fleming
    This year's National Defense Strategy heralded the return of peer competitors and the re-emergence of long-term great power competition.  The debate among national security experts that followed its publication mostly focused on whether China or Russia is the bigger long-term threat to the U.S. China is a rising power with national ambitions whose goal is to supplant U.S. atop the global hierarchy.  Russia?  It's a vodka-addled demographic basket case that runs a few troll farms, whose closest economic peers are Italy and Brazil.   But, an increasingly dangerous China is at best the number two national security threat, dwarfed by the much clearer...
  • Jackson Lee: 'Racism is a national security threat'

    08/13/2019 8:08:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | John Bowden
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday said the Trump administration should declare racist beliefs a threat to U.S. national security. During a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee said that the attack in her home state of Texas last week displayed the danger of ignoring U.S. residents who foster white supremacist views. "I believe that racism ... should be declared a national security threat," Jackson Lee said. "Racism is a national security threat. Before, we would say, 'you have a right to your racist views. You have a right to believe that slavery was right. That...
  • For those paying attention: Susan Gordon created In-Q-Tel (Vanity)

    08/10/2019 9:22:36 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 7 replies
    Office of Director of National Intelligence ^ | August 7, 2019 | ODNI dot gov
    "Sworn in .. August 7, 2019....... Most recently, Ms. Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. ..... Prior to her assignment with NGA, Ms. Gordon served for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rising to senior executive positions in each of the Agency’s four directorates: OPERATIONS, analysis, science and technology, and support...... In 1998, she designed and drove the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company whose primary purpose is to deliver innovative technology solutions for the agency and the IC..... ....Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree...
  • HRBT expansion: How officials are avoiding disrupting the shipping industry, national security

    07/28/2019 9:32:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily ^ | June 25, 2019 | Sarah Fearing
    In the next year or two, the seabed between Hampton and Norfolk will start to change. Mud and sand will slowly move as a custom-built boring machine tunnels alongside the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Travelers funneling through the existing HRBT may not notice the adjacent construction just on the other side of the tunnel wall. Cargo ships and Navy vessels, carrying thousands of containers and sailors, may pass over the project’s construction completely undisturbed. And that’s the way Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization officials want it to stay. “It’s something we’re really proud of,” said Robert Crum, executive director for the...
  • Rashida Tlaib: National Security Risk?

    07/21/2019 6:25:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2019 | Carl Horowitz
    Lost amid the uproar over President Trump’s rebuke of four radical “women of color” in the House of Representatives is the possibility that he was entirely justified. For months, these freshmen lawmakers, hyped by the media, have used their office to undermine enforcement of our nation’s laws, especially those related to immigration, labeling anyone who disagrees with them as a “racist.” One of these pugilists, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., stands out as an especially nasty piece of work.       A lawyer by training, Tlaib, born in 1976, occupies the Detroit-area congressional seat held for decades by John Conyers. Like...
  • DHS Lets Airlines Rush Security to Keep Traffic Moving—”Red Carpet” for Middle Eastern Carriers

    07/11/2019 9:20:55 AM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 5 replies
    Other CBP port inspection sources told Judicial Watch that in the academy agents are trained to take their time in order to properly complete inspection duties. They are specifically taught not be pressured by wait times for passengers or complaints from airlines. The reality is much different, federal agents say. Once they’re on the job, DHS caves into airlines’ demands for quick—and less thorough—inspections. “When you get to the port management moves away from the importance of inspections,” said one frustrated CPB inspector on the job for more than a decade. “It’s more about speed than safety.” Another longtime CPB...
  • Hillary Clinton can still be charged and imprisoned for her misuse of classified emails

    07/11/2019 6:46:05 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Earlier this week, Tom Fitton, the president of government watchdog organization Judicial Watch — which has been doing yeoman’s work exposing the various aspects of “Spygate” — implored Attorney General William Barr to reopen the case into former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s criminal abuse of classified emails. As we reported, Fitton said in a July 3 video, not only is there enough evidence to investigation Clinton, but also “her former colleagues at the State Department, frankly, in the Obama White House and in the Justice Department itself.” Judicial Watch has been out front for...
  • Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’

    07/09/2019 8:43:01 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 22 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | 9 July 2019 | MATT O'BRIEN
    Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud” computing system. But Amazon’s early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military’s computing project would store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the Pentagon to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities. The Defense Department hopes to award the winner-take-all contract as soon as August. Oracle and IBM were eliminated at an earlier round of the contract competition.
  • Huawei calls on Washington to 'halt illegal action' against the company

    05/29/2019 12:00:14 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1:19 AM ET, Wed May 29, 2019 | Sherisse Pham, CNN Business
    Shenzhen (CNN Business)Huawei is pressing on with its lawsuit against the United States, challenging the constitutionality of a US law banning federal agencies from buying its products. The embattled Chinese tech firm said Wednesday that it wants Washington to "halt illegal action" against it, calling US restrictions on Huawei an attempt to put it out of business. American politicians are "using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company," Song Liuping, Huawei's chief legal officer, said in a press conference in Shenzhen. Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgment, asking the court to overturn part...
  • Bill introduced to prevent early release of inmates convicted of crimes related to terrorism

    05/24/2019 1:12:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Fox10 ^ | 23 May 2019 | Tyler Fingert
    ... two Washington lawmakers from Alabama are hoping to change the law, to prevent inmates like Lindh, who is convicted of crimes related to terrorism, from being released early for good behavior. The ‘No Leniency for Terrorists Act’ was introduced this week. It is two pages and 23 lines long. Congressman Bradley Byrne said the bill is necessary to keep terrorists "behind bars where they belong."... ...Also backing the bill in Alabama, Senator Richard Shelby...
  • Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister

    05/22/2019 1:19:42 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 May 2019 | Orhan Coskun
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.... ...Akar said linking the S-400s purchase with that of the F-35s is “another hurdle” and noted that nine NATO partners have a stake. “There is no clause anywhere in the F-35 agreement saying one will be excluded from the partnership for buying S-400s,” he said. “Turkey has paid $1.2 billion. We also produced the parts ordered from us...
  • The China Trade War: National Security On The Line

    05/17/2019 7:55:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/17/2019 | Michael Cutler
    Add the trade war with China to a long list of crises driven by greed and globalism that President Trump inherited from a series of prior administrations, from both political parties Since President Trump declared that, unlike previous U.S. Presidents, he would no longer permit China to ride roughshod over the United States, Wall Street whined about how a trade war with China would be costly to America and Americans by causing products from China to cost more; and likely diminish American exports to China as China retaliated by increasing tariffs on those U.S.  goods. For Wall Street, the...
  • Attempt to hack email server stunned Clinton aide, FBI files show

    05/07/2019 11:04:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2019 | Gregg Re
    "omg." That was the three-letter response from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin -- familiar Internet shorthand for "Oh my God!" -- when Justin Cooper, the technology pro overseeing Clinton's private home-based email servers, told her shortly after midnight on Jan. 9, 2011, that "someone was trying to hack us." The revelation was contained in a trove of newly released, partially redacted FBI documents from the agency's investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information -- a probe known as the "Midyear Exam." The document release reveals numerous episodes in which the Clinton team either suspected it had been hacked or...
  • The Sri Lanka Attacks Should Remind a Distracted U.S. Homeland Security Apparatus to Focus

    04/28/2019 4:54:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2019 | Todd Bensman
    Intelligence failures kill, as we just saw to Sri Lanka. But that lesson somehow goes unlearned time and again. The American homeland security enterprise, beset by turnover and some infighting, should take Sri Lanka as a poke in the ribs to stay on point. We saw intelligence failure kill at Pearl Harbor in ‘41. It killed when North Korea attacked the south in 1950. Intelligence failure killed in Vietnam with the Tet offensive in 1968. It killed on 9/11. It bears reminding and repeating that, behind almost every successful surprise attack (and all terror attacks fit that category) lies an intelligence...