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  • Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Security & Defense Issued on: January 18, 2021 Share: All News By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional actions are necessary to ensure the security of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) owned, operated, and controlled by the Federal Government; to secure the integrity of American infrastructure, including America’s National Airspace System (NAS); to protect our law enforcement and warfighters; and to maintain...
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien

    Today, President Donald J. Trump directed departments and agencies to review applicable laws, regulations, and policies and to propose regulatory and policy changes, including potential executive actions, to minimize the procurement of People’s Republic of China (PRC) goods and services by the Federal Government. The PRC 2017 National Intelligence Law obligates individuals, organizations, and institutions to assist the PRC security and intelligence services in carrying out a wide variety of intelligence work. PRC-based organizations and PRC citizens must also protect the secrecy of all state intelligence work of which they are aware. The PRC government, under the leadership of the...
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien

    01/12/2021 9:32:23 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | January 12, 2021 | National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien
    Today, the White House is publishing the recently declassified United States Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. For the last 3 years, this document has provided overarching strategic guidance for implementing the 2017 National Security Strategy within the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region. Approved in February 2018 for implementation across Executive Branch departments and agencies, the document is being released to communicate to the American people and to our allies and partners, the enduring commitment of the United States to keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open long into the future.You can read the full statement here.You can read...
  • China's National security law enforced: Hong Kong rounds up 53 pro-democracy activists

    01/06/2021 8:49:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/06/2021
    More than 50 of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists and politicians have been arrested in the biggest crackdown since China imposed a draconian security law last year. About 1,000 police took part in morning raids on 72 premises across the city. Those held helped run an unofficial "primary" to pick opposition candidates ahead of postponed 2020 elections. They are accused of trying to "overthrow" the government. Activists say the new law aims to quash dissent. China's government imposed the legislation on the semi-autonomous territory in June, saying it was necessary to curb months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests. Beijing...
  • Cracking Dominion’s Source Code - National Security Threat Since 2003

    12/29/2020 1:11:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 31 replies
    CD media ^ | December 29, 2020 | George Eliason
    Cracking Dominion’s Source Code – A National Security Threat Since 2003by George EliasonDecember 29, 2020110052SHARE6 Dominion ImageCast precinct count optical ballot scanner Image by Douglas W. JonesWith the Georgia runoff election in full swing, this article will show why the ballot results should be ash-canned even before the final tallies are in — both Georgia and Pennsylvania adhere to the federal standard for elections and because Dominion uses modems, the election provider itself is not certifiable. Pennsylvania state certification requires that voting systems be evaluated by a federally recognized independent testing authority, or voting system test laboratory (VSTL), and certified...
  • FireEye Identifies Killswitch for SolarWinds Malware as Victims Scramble to Respond

    12/20/2020 2:00:33 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    https://www.darkreading.com ^ | 12 16 2020 | Jai Vijayan
    White House National Security Council establishes unified group to coordinate response across federal agencies to the threat. FireEye, which last Sunday disclosed a compromise at network management software vendor SolarWinds that allowed an unknown attacker to distribute malware to potentially thousands of organizations, has identified a killswitch that it says would prevent the malware from operating on infected networks. But in networks where the attackers might have already deployed additional persistence mechanisms, the killswitch will not remove the threat from victim networks, according to the security vendor. FireEye on Sunday said that an investigation it was conducting into a breach...
  • Breaking: Chinese Spy Rep. Swalwell Was Sleeping With Is Pictured with Chinese Agent Who Spied on Sen. Feinstein for 20 Years

    12/20/2020 12:57:24 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 51 replies
    GP ^ | December 20, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    The Chinese were all over Democrat politicians in San Francisco – physically and in public. This morning, Maria Bartoromo on FOX News reported that she saw a picture with two Chinese spies and a US Senator. The Chinese spy who was sleeping with California Representative Eric Swalwell is reportedly in the same picture as the Chinese spy who spied on Senator Diane Feinstein for 20 years:
  • Little-known SolarWinds gets scrutiny over hack, stock sales

    12/17/2020 4:16:27 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Dec 2020 | Matt O'Brien
    SolarWinds’ longtime CEO, Kevin Thompson, had months earlier indicated that he would be leaving at the end of the year as the company explored spinning off one of its divisions. The SolarWinds board appointed his replacement, current PulseSecure CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna, on Dec. 7, according to a financial filing, a day before FireEye first publicly revealed the hack on its own system and two days before the change of CEOs was announced. It was also on Dec. 7 that the company’s two biggest investors, Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo, which control a majority stake in the publicly traded company, sold...
  • Woman accused of sending Trump ricin charged in Texas

    12/16/2020 7:56:15 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 15, 2020 | no byline
    ...A grand jury in Brownsville, Texas, on Monday handed up sixteen counts against Pascale Ferrier, court records show. The 53-year-old resident of the Montreal area is in federal custody in Washington, D.C. on similar charges, prosecutors said Tuesday. ...In September, Ferrier pleaded not guilty to making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House after she was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border. A federal judge in New York denied her release on bail. Ferrier is also alleged to have sent ricin to six detention centers and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande...
  • Breaking: Pentagon Imposes Emergency Shutdown of Its Secret Internet Protocol Router Network – Handles Classified Information Up to the Secret Level

    12/15/2020 6:08:40 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 58 replies
    GP ^ | December 15, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Pentagon imposed an emergency shutdown of computer network handling classified material on Tuesday. This follows the rare Emergency Directive 21-01 on Sunday night by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in response to a KNOWN COMPROMISE involving SolarWinds Orion products.
  • President Trump Quietly Issued Another Executive Order – This One Concerning the Military

    12/13/2020 5:03:02 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 28 replies
    GP ^ | December 13 2020 | Joe Hoft
    We heard last week that the President issued an Executive Order concerning Christmas Eve but there was another Executive Order concerning the Military that he also sneaked through. President Trump’s Executive Orders (EO’s) have been in the news lately. One EO relates to foreign interference in the elections which was renewed in September after being first issued in September 2018. This EO mandates that the DNI – currently John Ratcliffe – produce a report on foreign intervention in the 2020 election within 45 days of the election. This equates to December 18. ....... Snip....... Another EO that was signed a...
  • Climate Change and the U.S. Military — Misguided Priorities Will Harm America

    12/12/2020 6:59:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2020 | Dakota L. Wood
    Climate change is an urgent national security threat? Here we go again.Leaving aside the debate over the causes of climate change — and the pace of that change — promoters of the argument that changes in the global climate are a “security threat” to the U.S. muddle our understanding of the term and jeopardize our ability to confront real security threats to the country.All sorts of things vie for our attention as they affect our country’s economic, security, moral, and human interests. But lumping everything we think is important into the basket of “national security” dilutes the term, makes it...
  • How Republicans can protect national security from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

    12/03/2020 5:38:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2020 | Paul E. Vallely
    Joe Biden is our media-declared president-elect. His ostensible win is terrible news for our national security. A President Biden would lead to more foreign conflicts and more appeasement to China. That's why it's critical that, over the next two months, President Donald Trump and Republicans implement policies that mitigate the threat he can pose to our peace and security.Biden has long advocated foreign interventions that run contrary to the national interest. He voted for the Iraq war in 2003 and continued to defend this decision long after the conflict proved disastrous for our nation. Nor did he learn from that...
  • Joe Biden’s Throwback Team Threatens American Security and Middle East Stability

    12/02/2020 4:04:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2020 | Matt Mowers
    Joe Biden made clear he wants to put the old gang back together when he announced his prospective national security team this past week including the likes of John Kerry, Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan. They represent the worst instincts and outcomes of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy of promoting endless wars while undermining allies and placating adversaries that the Trump Administration had to clean up. How do I know? I served as the Senior White House Advisor at the U.S. Department of State in the Trump administration, cleaning up the mess that the Obama-Biden administration left behind. While the...
  • Morning Joe: 'Desperate' Trump Might Sell Secrets; Sic FBI on Him?

    11/30/2020 11:18:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the liberal media, it's not enough to ensure that President Trump leaves office. They also want to cast the gravest kind of doubts about him, literally suggesting that he could be a bought-and-paid-for spy for foreign adversaries! On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and NBC News national security correspondent Ken Dilanian made these accusations: "National security sources say . . . Donald Trump fits the profile of a classic counter-intelligence risk." A former Bush official says "Donald Trump may well sell secrets . . . some foreign country will put Trump on retainer." And in the most extreme statement...
  • Border Security is Crucial for National Security

    11/24/2020 6:15:18 AM PST · by WTanner1776 · 3 replies
    Gen Z Conservative ^ | 6/08/2019 | Gen Z
    With the migrant crisis reaching epic proportions, the issue of illegal immigration has been thrust back into the limelight. Due to the increasingly high-profile nature of this issue, I think it is an important one for the West to examine through criminal justice, national security, and economic lenses. As I discussed in a recent article about armed gang members on the border, the border is growing more dangerous and chaotic by the day. For that reason, border security is crucial for national security. As Ronald Reagan once said, “a nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” History...
  • Biden names John Kerry as 'climate czar' in new administration

    11/23/2020 10:20:48 AM PST · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    The HIll ^ | 11/23/20 | REBECCA BEITSCH
    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special envoy to lead his administration’s efforts to fight climate change. Kerry will be the “climate czar” for the incoming administration, coordinating programs that are expected to stretch across multiple agencies while leading efforts at a White House that may need to look for avenues beyond Congress to advance climate priorities. “America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is. I'm proud to partner with the president-elect, our allies, and the young leaders of the climate movement...
  • Americans Voted To End War In Syria, But This Unelected Bureaucrat Lied To Overrule Them

    11/18/2020 1:04:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 18, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    One factor in a bunch of Americans opting for Donald Trump in 2016 was his promise not to start a new war in the Middle East — but the D.C. establishment secretly kept troops in Syria, and lied about it to the president.Defense One, a subsidiary of The Atlantic, came out with a story last week about a man named Jim Jeffrey. If you haven’t heard of him, don’t feel bad, but he’s pretty important in Washington, D.C. Under his fancy title, he’s been appointed to oversee the U.S. fight against ISIS and what are supposed to be the limited...
  • Mika: 'Law Enforcement' Should 'Come After' Trump to Stop Him from Selling Secrets

    11/12/2020 7:39:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does the liberal media's bloodlust for President Trump know no bounds? Apparently, it's not enough to defeat him. Now, the MSM hounds are baying for "law enforcement" to "come after him." On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski normally leaves the more brutal bludgeoning of President Trump to her co-host husband Joe Scarborough. But this morning, it was Mika going most angrily on the attack. Brzezinski claimed that upon leaving office President Trump will "abuse information" that he obtained in office for his "financial gain." Then, her voice turning arch, Brzezinski added this: "That is, unless, Willie, certain sections of law enforcement...
  • ODNI: No National Security Info for Biden Until Win Confirmed

    11/11/2020 12:16:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 11 November 2020 07:30 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Joe Biden is not getting top-level national security information until the General Services Administration ascertains that he officially defeated President Donald Trump, the office of Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has confirmed. "ODNI follows the statutory direction provided in the Presidential Transition Act, which requires ascertainment of the candidate by the administrator of GSA prior to supporting a potential presidential transition," Ratcliffe's office said in a statement to NBC News Tuesday. "ODNI would not have contact with any transition team until notified by the GSA administrator." GSA chief Emily Murphy still has not signed the office's letter of ascertainment,...