Monthly Archives: October 2013

POTUS Claims On Benghazi Undermined; 8 Members Of Delta, Green Berets Were In Tripoli During Benghazi Attack

U.S. Military Commandos Made It To Benghazi Two out of eight in Tripoli sent to rescue, honored for valor · EXCLUSIVE: Masked from public view, two of the U.S. military’s elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administration’s original story about the Benghazi tragedy. […]

‘Doctored’ Snowden Docs? NSA Reportedly Built ‘Backdoor’ Into Google/Yahoo Data Centers Worldwide

Dave Maxwell: I wonder if anyone has done any detailed forensic analysis on the documents that Snowden is releasing (which may be different than the ones he stole).  I wonder if he has not doctored the documents in some way to generate further controversies.  It seems like we are going to see quite an NSA […]

Fed. Of American Scientists/B61-12 Nuke Capabilities Increased

Federation Of American Scientists say the capabilities of the B61-12 Nuclear Bomb has increased.   http://blogs.fas.org/security/2013/10/b61-12hearing/

Huge Explosion Reported At Syrian Air Defense Base

http://www.timesofisrael.com/huge-explosion-reported-at-syrian-air-defense-base/ 10/31/2013 Huge Explosion Reported At Syrian Air Defense Base Unconfirmed reports suggest a missile strike from Mediterranean Sea; social media explodes with posts blaming Israel BY ILAN BEN ZION October 31, 2013, 12:52 am Illustrative photo of Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar Assad at the Dabaa military air base, in Homs province (photo […]

EU Says Washington’s Answers Don’t Justify NSA Syping

Washington’s answers don’t justify NSA spying – EU delegation                             Published time: October 31, 2013 10:51 Get short URL General Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the  National Security Agency (NSA) (Reuters/Yuri Gripas) Share on tumblr                                                     Trends NSA leaks                                                                            Tags Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Politics, Protest, Scandal, Security, […]

Russia’s Spying Craze: ‘From Russia With Love’

Russia’s Spying Craze 31 October 2013 | Issue 5246 By Andrei Soldatov It came as a shock to many observers when VimpelCom, one of Russia’s largest telecommunications companies, publicly  criticized the government’s plans to legalize the interception  of telephone and e-mail communications. VimpelCom sent a letter to the  Communications and Press Ministry criticizing the plan as  unconstitutional.   But this type of espionage is not all that new. […]

Moscow Conducts Large-Scale Nuclear Attack Drill

Moscow Conducts Large-Scale Nuclear Attack Drill Four long-range missiles launched in war games Russian SS-18 rocket (AP) BY: Bill Gertz October 30, 2013 5:12 pm Russian strategic forces carried out a large-scale surprise military  drill on Wednesday, launching four nuclear missiles that were closely  monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies, U.S. officials said. The drill began […]

Fed Keeps $85 QE Pace; Needs Stronger Eco Growth Before Tapering

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve decided to press on with $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, saying it needs to see more evidence that the economy will continue to improve. “The recovery in the housing sector slowed somewhat in recent months,” the Federal Open Market Committee said today at the end of a […]

Cyber Threat To U.S Power Grid; Drill Will Simulate A Knockout Blow

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/as-worries-over-the-power-grid-rise-a-drill-will-simulate-a-knockout-blow.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2& As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow Frank Franklin II/Associated Press New York City during a blackout in 2003. More than 150 companies and groups will take part in a drill that will simulate attacks on the power grid. By MATTHEW L. WALD Published: August 16, 2013 […]

Marines/Navy Reach Out To Army, Air Force For Expeditionary Warfare

Marines, Navy Reach Out To Army, Air Force For Expeditionary Warfare By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on October 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM http://breakingdefense.com/ 2013/10/marines-navy-reach- out-to-army-air-force-for- expeditionary-warfare/ PORTSMOUTH, VA: This is a Navy town, just minutes from the massive Atlantic Fleet base at Norfolk. But when Navy and Marine Corps leaders convened here yesterday for their annual conference on expeditionary warfare, […]