Intelligence Agencies

Revisiting an old Trump question: 'Are we living in Nazi Germany?'

Donald Trump’s criticisms of U.S. intelligence agencies have been provocative for quite a while, but perhaps the lowest point came when Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump Says Was Being ‘Sarcastic’ in Thanking Putin for Embassy Staff Cuts

<b>Bedminster, NJ:</b> President Donald Trump said on Friday he was being sarcastic when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the US money …

Donald Trump

DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Intelligence Agencies' Calls For Probes Triple

The Justice Department has experienced an "explosion" in the number of referrals, or requests for probes, this year from intelligence agencies over the leak of classified information, prompting the attorney general to consider whether to loosen regulations on when it can subpoena media …

News (U.S.)

Sessions announces hunt for leakers, says cases have 'exploded'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other top administration officials lashed out Friday against illegal leaks and issued a stern warning that offenders will be “held accountable,” announcing new efforts to hunt them down.<p>“No government can be effective when its members cannot speak in confidence” …

World Leaders

Australian Police Reveal Abandoned Airport Terror Plot

Two men have been charged with two counts of planning a terrorist act.

Airports

How Pakistan, China agencies are using women to honeytrap Indian army officers

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>Intelligence agencies warn security forces of honey trap attempts.<p><i>2</i><p>Pakistan, Chinese agencies using women to trap Indian officers.<p><i>3</i><p>Indian …

Pakistan

Why Doesn’t Trump Just Unmask the Unmasking?

Trump has the authority to decide what intelligence information, and intelligence abuses, can be declassified and made public.<p>Is “unmasking” the …

Conservative View

Trump attacks Congress after signing ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday begrudgingly signed into law a bipartisan bill that imposes stricter sanctions on Russia, calling the legislation …

Russia

Why are there so many US diplomats working in Russia?

<b>Hundreds of people work for the US in Moscow and other Russian cities. What are they all doing there?</b><p>Over the weekend Russia President Vladimir Putin said that the US had to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country by more than 750 people.<p>It was a startling development in US-Russia relations, …

Russia

Russia Retaliates Against US For Hacking Sanctions, Orders Removal of 755 Diplomatic Staff [Updated]

Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated against new US sanctions legislation widely expected to be signed by President Donald Trump, announcing …

Russia

India seizes record heroin haul off merchant ship on Gujarat coast

The Indian coast guard, apparently tipped-off by intelligence agencies, intercepted a drug-laden vessel off the Gujarat coast. The street value of …

News

Defiant North Korea Launches Possible ICBM That Lands In Japanese Waters

The reclusive nation has conducted a spate of missile tests since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.<p>North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile into the sea off Japan on Friday, the Pentagon has confirmed. It landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone just hours after Tokyo …

North Korea

Hillary Clinton 'lets guard down' in memoir about US election defeat

Hillary Clinton's memoir about her failed attempt to win last year's US presidential election will be called <i>What Happened -</i> a declaration rather than …

Hillary Clinton

Testing Solutions for Intelligence and Security Professionals in Fighting ISIS in the Encrypted Social Media Space

This conundrum between governments wanting to balance security against encrypted social media executives arguing in behalf of the rights to free …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Hillary Clinton to release 2016 election memoir

NEW YORK - Hillary Clinton’s memoir about her failed attempt to win last year’s US presidential election will be called <i>What Happened</i>, a declaration …

Hillary Clinton

Sessions cracks down on leaks amid Trump fury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon make an announcement regarding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations, according to an official familiar with the plans.<p>CNN has learned that the announcement has been in the works for some time and will now most likely happen in the next week.<p>The …

Journalism

Intelligence Agencies: North Korea Close To Having Missiles That Can Hit California

For years, North Korea has been hard at work modernizing its military technology in order to threaten America and its allies. Now it appears that all …

North Korea

Report: Sessions to Announce Investigations Into Leaks

After being hammered by President Trump for being VERY weak on intelligence leakers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several …

Conservative View

Intelligence agencies say North Korean missile could reach US in a year

WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies say it is likely to take North Korea just one year to put the finishing touches on a missile that can …

North Korea

A North Korean nuke could hit the U.S. in a year, intelligence agencies say

The U.S. intelligence agencies previously believed it would take four years for North Korea to develop the technology to put a nuclear warhead on a missile and hit the United States with it. Now the intelligence agencies say North Korea will have that capability sometime in 2018, reports the <i>New</i> …

North Korea

Trump just revealed a covert CIA program — over Twitter

It was in the middle of a tweetstorm.<p>President Trump just broke a major taboo: In a late-night tweet attacking the Washington Post on Monday, he confirmed the existence of a covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels to remove Bashar al-Assad from power.<p>"The Amazon Washington Post fabricated …

National Security Agency (NSA)

We Lose Privacy If We Believe This Fiction

In this speeding blur of an age we are losing our private lives to a narrative telling us to give up privacy for perceived security. All around are foreshadows of the world Ray Bradbury described in <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> and that George Orwell warned us of in <i>1984</i>, but too many of us are having a hard time …

George Orwell

Trump slams Sessions as not tough enough, assails intel leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, as not being tough enough on Tuesday, adding to speculation his longtime supporter might be on the way out, and accused American intelligence agencies of high-level leaks.<p>"I want the attorney general …

Politics

Trump 'disappointed' in Sessions, won't say if he wants him out

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was "disappointed" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but declined to say whether he would fire him or if he believed Sessions should resign.<p>"I am disappointed in the attorney general. He should not have recused himself," Trump said during …

Anthony Scaramucci

Trump leaves Sessions dangling, says 'time will tell' on AG's fate

President Trump left the fate of Attorney General Jeff Sessions up in the air during a press conference Tuesday afternoon, saying he's "disappointed" with his Cabinet member while stopping short of saying whether he'll fire the country's top cop.<p>“We will see what happens,” Trump said in the White …

World Leaders

Trump slams Sessions as not tough enough

US President Donald Trump is criticising his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, as not being tough enough, adding to speculation his longtime supporter …

Donald Trump

How ISIS Nearly Stumbled on the Ingredients for a ‘Dirty Bomb’

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.On the day ISIS overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest …continue reading How ISIS …

Middle East

Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year

WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have shortened their estimate — to one year — of how long it is likely to take North Korea to put the finishing touches on a missile that can reach the continental United States, according to several administration officials briefed on the new …

North Korea

Weaponizing Social Media: New Technology Brings New Threats

Although many now point <b></b>to the attempted assassination of members of Congress practicing for a baseball game as a tipping point for the need to better understand and proactively monitor social media for threats, this issue, in my opinion, had its genesis in the Arab Spring of 2010. Fueled, at least …

Inland Empire

Donald Trump's Defenders on the Left

Why some progressives are minimizing Russia’s election meddling<p>When it comes to possible collusion with Russia, Donald Trump’s most interesting defenders don’t reside on the political right. They reside on the political left.<p>Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich aren’t defending a principle. They’re …

Foreign Policy