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February 2017

Rex Tillerson Is Already Underwater

AP Photo Washington And The World In just a month, the tough-talking CEO has been pushed to the margins. Here’s how a potentially strong secretary…


Trump’s new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm…


The Pentagon could send conventional military forces into Syria

By: Andrew deGrandpre, Michelle Tan and Shawn Snow, February 15, 2017 (Photo Credit: Army photo) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an…


Donald the Weak – Trump may aspire to be a strongman, but he’s proving to be an exceptionally ineffectual president.

By Matthew A. Miller February 12, 2017 Donald Trump ran for president boasting of his supposedly legendary negotiating and management skills while promising that he…


Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup

The Obama-appointed chief information security officer was charged with keeping the president and his staff safe from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers. By…


Former NSA contractor indicted over 50TB gov’t classified data theft

The former contractor reportedly spent 20 years pilfering government secrets and helping himself to the cream of the NSA’s hacking tools library. By Charlie Osborne…


Treason Through the FSB Looking Glass

Why ‘espionage’ arrests at the heart of Russia’s security services are not all that they seem Jan 30, 2017 — 16:00 — Update: Jan. 30…


The leaked Trump-Russia dossier rings frighteningly true

There is factual confusion in this document but its depiction of the Kremlin’s tactics is sound By Andrei Soldatov The Kremlin has dismissed the stories…


McCain says Russia testing U.S. in Ukraine, urges Trump to hit back

A screen, showing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual end-of-year news conference, is on display in Simferopol, Crimea, December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov By Doina Chiacu…


F-35 Dominates At Red Flag With 15:1 Kill Rate

The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A made its debut at the toughest Red Flag yet, and not only dominated the air space but made the legacy…


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