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  • FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an ‘urgent public safety issue’

    01/09/2018 2:21:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2018
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices that could help in prosecuting criminals and terrorists, which is an ‘“urgent public safety issue,’ said Christopher Wray, director of the agency, speaking at a cybersecurity conference here Tuesday,” Sara Castellanos reports for The Wall Street Journal. “In fiscal year 2017, the FBI was unable to access the content of 7,775 devices tied to defendants and victims in criminal cases, Mr. Wray said in a speech at the International Conference on Cybersecurity. That number represents more than half of all the devices tied to criminal...
  • Abedin Forwarded State Passwords To Yahoo Before It Was Hacked By Foreign Agents

    01/01/2018 10:40:20 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/2018 | luke rosiak
    Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clinton’s State Department was impacted by one or more of a series of breaches — at least one of which was perpetrated by a “state-sponsored actor.”...
  • TRUMP, THE INSURGENT, BREAKS WITH 70 YEARS OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (NYT Creative Writing)

    12/28/2017 12:40:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | DEC. 28, 2017 | MARK LANDLER
    President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable. WASHINGTON — President Trump was already revved up when he emerged from his limousine to visit NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels last May. He had just met France’s recently elected president, Emmanuel Macron, whom he greeted with a white-knuckle handshake and a complaint that Europeans do not pay their fair share of the alliance’s costs. On the long walk through the NATO building’s cathedral-like atrium, the president’s anger grew. He looked at the polished floors and...
  • Coal key to National Security Strategy

    12/27/2017 11:20:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/27/17 | Tom Harris
    Climate scare must be debunked if coal is to recover It is very appropriate that President Donald Trump virtually ignored climate change in his National Security Strategy (NSS). Recent climate change has been unremarkable and clearly does not constitute a national security threat in comparison with concerns such as terrorism and inadequate border controls. What does constitute a threat, however, is a lack of affordable, reliable energy to power the nation and export into world markets. So, as a citizen of Canada, a nation dependent on a prosperous U.S. for our defence and much of our economy, I am very...
  • Trump Declaration Of National Emergency Throws US Media Into Silence

    12/25/2017 2:21:19 AM PST · by LaDivaLoca · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 25, 2017 | Ladivaloca
    An astonishing new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that after a full 72 hours, the US mainstream propaganda media has yet to inform the American people that President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency......
  • Secretary Zinke Signs Order... Creating First Ever National Survey of Critical Minerals

    12/22/2017 9:00:22 AM PST · by Hamiltonian · 52 replies
    Department of Interior ^ | December 21, 2017 | Department of Interior
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following President Donald J. Trump's executive order to break America's dependence on foreign minerals, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order directing the initial steps to producing the first nationwide geological and topographical survey of the United States in modern history. The order also directs Interior bureaus to begin work on identifying immediate domestic sources for critical minerals. "Right now the United States is almost completely reliant on foreign adversaries and competitors for many of the minerals that are deemed critical for our national and economic security. As both a former military...
  • Trump’s National Security Strategy Reverses Obama’s Policy Of Leading From Behind

    12/19/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2017 | Megan G. Oprea
    Now that the National Security Strategy has been released, the American public can get a closer look at what the Trump administration considers important for foreign policyThe Trump administration released its National Security Strategy (NSS) yesterday to a media and foreign policy establishment that waited with bated breath. Everyone has something to say about it, and criticisms abound. Yet there’s no doubt the NSS got one thing right: China and Russia are indeed America’s major national security threats.Congress requires the White House to release a National Security Strategy every two years. This document outlines the administration’s top national security...
  • Media, Academia Freak Trump Removed Climate Change As a National Security Threat

    12/19/2017 7:02:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump's national security report has been released, and climate change is not on it. That is a departure from not only the Obama administration, but the George W. Bush administration, some media are noting.Since 2003, the Defense Department has indicated that climate change threatens "disruption and conflict," refugee crises, border tensions and other military conflicts. President Obama saw the threat as more dire, putting climate change in the same conversation as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in his 2015 memo. Climate change, that document warned, was contributing to "increased natural disasters, refugee flows and conflicts over...
  • Trump Lays Out His National Security Vision: America Will Win

    12/18/2017 1:58:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, President Trump officially laid out his National Security Strategy focused on four specific areas guided by America first principles."Our new strategy is based on a principled realism, guided by our vital national interests and rooted in our timeless values. This strategy recognizes that whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a new era of competition.  We accept that vigorous military, economic, and political contests are now playing out around the world," Trump said. "We know that American success is not a forgone conclusion.  It must...
  • 2 PM EST LIVE: President Trump URGENT Speech on National Security Strategy 12/18/2017

    12/18/2017 10:02:04 AM PST · by bryan999 · 95 replies
    President Trump deliver remarks regarding the Administrations National Security Strategy - Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by smileyface · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 11:57:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • Did Adam Schiff Just Get Caught in an Elaborate Counterintelligence Sting? (Truncated)

    12/09/2017 4:34:05 PM PST · by grayboots · 58 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/9/2017 | Sundance
    By now everyone is likely aware of the Fake News story run by CNN on Friday surrounding an email received by Donald Trump Jr. The email was part of the investigative evidence shared with the House Intelligence committee; and later leaked from within that committee to CNN – thereby initiating the false reporting on the content. The central issue in the CNN story was the date of an email. It was leaked from within the committee, and later reported by CNN, that the date was “September 4th, 2016”; a date convenient for a collusion narrative between Trump Jr and WikiLeaks....
  • Top FBI Lawyer Under Investigation For Leaks

    07/29/2017 6:49:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/29/17 | Ian Mason
    A Thursday report in Circa cites three officials claiming that FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is the “top suspect” in an investigation into leaks of classified Department of Justice information to the media. The report claims the investigation is “criminal” in nature. It is unclear exactly what information Baker is suspected of leaking and to which new outlets he did so. Baker is reportedly a “close ally” of ousted FBI Director James Comey, who, in 2014, appointed him to his current post as the top attorney representing the bureau. According to a June report in Vox, Baker was...
  • Inside the Navy’s Nerdfest

    12/03/2017 6:57:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 3, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    The debriefing was as vicious as you'd expect it to be, the Navy commander methodic in his dissection of one of the greatest failures in military history. The massive loss of life and strategic capabilities were inevitable once the officers of history's greatest military force allowed large sections of the region to "develop into a safe haven" for lawlessness and terrorism, "the perfect environment to allow a rebellion to grow." "Once maritime dominance is established, resistance from shore rarely stops," says Cmdr. BJ Armstrong. "Without small ships to run intercept the blockade was simply a dismal failure." Armstrong, an academy...
  • What General Hyten really said (re: refusing Trump nuke order)

    11/20/2017 8:13:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 86 replies
    Considerable uproar was generated this past weekend by legacy media reports that the commander of U.S. strategic forces would "resist 'illegal' nuke order from Trump," as CBS, in a headline echoed by most media sources, put it. In fact, nothing of the sort occurred. The story, like many that have appeared since November 8, 2016, is an almost complete fabrication, intended to embarrass President Trump and cause turmoil within the federal government and among Trump's own supporters. What actually happened is this: USAF general John E. Hyten, the chief of Strategic Command (StratCom), which is the trans-service military command that...
  • Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trump

    11/18/2017 9:53:05 AM PST · by ex91B10 · 237 replies
    CBS .com ^ | 11/18/17 | KATHRYN WATSON
    The top U.S. nuclear commander said Saturday he would push back against President Trump if he ordered a nuclear launch the general believed to be "illegal," saying he would hope to find another solution.
  • Trump Calls for Immediate Termination of Diversity Visa Program

    11/01/2017 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov 1, 2017 | AP
    President Donald Trump is calling the suspect in the New York City truck attack an "animal." Trump says he will ask Congress to "immediately" begin work to terminate the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which he says was used by the alleged attacker to enter the United States. Officials have not yet said that was the case. Trump says "we will take all necessary steps to protect our people." He also called for "quick justice" and "strong justice" for terror suspects in the wake of the attack, calling the current justice system a "joke." "What we have right now is a...
  • The Most Dangerous National Security Threat No One's Talking About

    10/27/2017 4:47:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Congressman Trent Frank
    The North Korean dictatorship boasted that they have tested a hydrogen bomb underground in September. Such a hydrogen bomb has the power to destroy Manhattan, killing 8.5 million New York City residents in a couple of seconds. But, there is a prospect potentially even more deadly and terrifying. A hydrogen bomb, exploded within Earth’s atmosphere over a central location like Kansas could potentially mean ‘lights out’ for the entire contiguous U.S.A. The electromagnetic pulse emitted from such an explosion in the atmosphere could destroy electronic devices for thousands of miles. This could include all the devices we regularly depend upon...
  • Looking for Privacy in All the Wrong Places

    10/25/2017 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Bob Barr
    Like the rising of the sun or the changing of the tides, another opportunity for the GOP to right the wrongs of the post-9/11 security state is here again. In less than three months, Section 702 of the 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act, which authorizes the National Security Agency’s controversial (and in many instances, unconstitutional) spy programs, is set to expire. The lingering question, however, is whether the GOP is finally ready to close the book on what has been one of the biggest abuses of government power in American history.It is well-known that the GOP has had numerous...