Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China By Ellen Nakashima, View Original January 17th, 2018 Chinese and American flags fly along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington during then-Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit in January 2011.Photo by: Hyungwon Kang/Reuters Veteran U.S. spies were elated to learn […]

The Pentagon’s smart plan for preventing an Islamic State comeback By Editorial Board, View Original January 16th, 2018 Raqqa in northern Syria is a broken city in the midst of a long, arduous rebuild. But it’s no longer the nerve center for the Islamic State’s mission of carnage. Syrians, the U.S., Europe and the rest of […]

Did the U.S. underestimate North Korea’s weapons program? It’s not that simple. Alex Bollfrass View Original January 16th, 2018 In this undated photo distributed Sept. 16 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an […]

2018-01-11-cybersecurity-nuclear-weapons-unal-lewis-final Could Hackers Trigger A Nuclear War?  Or, Make It So Our Nuclear Weapons Won’t Fire?  What Can, Should We Do About It?      A newly released report (see link above) by the London-based think-tank, Chatham House warns that the West nuclear arsenal is increasingly at risk of being hacked and/or sabotaged, as a […]

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms By William J. Broad, David E. Sanger, View Original January 16th, 2018 The Nuclear Posture Review was written at the Pentagon and is being reviewed by the White House. Credit Charles Dharapak/Associated PressPhoto by: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press WASHINGTON — A newly drafted United States nuclear strategy that has been […]

The United States: Addicted to special forces Belen Fernandez/Jan 16, 2018 View Original January 16th, 2018 A US Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a helicopter, during water training over the Gulf of MexicoPhoto by: Martinez/US Air Force/Reuters The Special Operations forces […]

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested The New York Times · by ADAM GOLDMAN · January 16, 2018 China killed or imprisoned several C.I.A. informants in the country starting in 2010, unraveling the agency’s source network in a devastating setback for the C.I.A. Andy Wong/Associated PressWASHINGTON — A former C.I.A. officer suspected of helping China identify […]

Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide By Dan Lamothe, View Original January 16th, 2018 The USS Fitzgerald sits in a dry dock in Yokosuka, Japan, to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17, 2017, collision with a merchant vessel.Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian […] Watergate as a secret KGB operation Fedor Lukyanov shares a sensational version of the famous scandal   12/25/2012 The permanent author of “Ogonyok” offered the editorial staff a sensational version Fedor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the magazine “Russia in Global Politics” The outgoing year 2017 was so saturated that it is almost impossible to sum […]

How terrorists and provocateurs are using social media against western democracies By Peter Pomerantsev, View Original January 14th, 2018 On the digital front line are guilt-ridden Russian trolls, young women lured by Isis and Facebook Sherlocks in suburbia. The other week, I was looking at a photograph of a penis-shaped vegetable, wondering about its significance for […]