Saturday, October 31, 2015

Headlines: ISIS claims credit for fatal plane crash in Egypt | New York Post | Russian plane crashes in Egypt’s Sinai desert with 224 people on board | Daily Mail Online | Gen. Breedlove: Intelligence Community Changing How it Handles Russia | Iran Hosts U.S. Activists at Conference on Police Brutality - NBC News

Russian plane crash: Egypt says it has found both black boxes of plane that crashed with 224 people on board


ISIS tried to claim responsibility for the plane crash which claimed the lives of some 220 mostly Russian passengers and crew suggesting their action was in response to Russia's decision to bomb Islamic fighters in Syria in a bid to prop up Basher al-Assad's regime
ISIS tried to claim responsibility for the plane crash which claimed the lives of some 220 mostly Russian passengers and crew suggesting their action was in response to Russia's decision to bomb Islamic fighters in Syria in a bid to prop up Basher al-Assad's regime: 

"Soldiers of the Caliphate were able to bring down a Russian plane above Sinai Province with at least 220 Russian crusaders aboard.
They were all killed, praise be to God. O Russians, you and your allies take note that you are not safe in Muslims lands or their skies.
The killing of dozens daily in Syria with bombs from your planes will bring woe to you. Just as you are killing others, you too will be killed, God willing."
The Irish-owned aircraft was leased by a Russian airline. It crashed in the Hassana area, south of Arish. Security forces discovered the crash wreckage in a remote mountainous area in a region containing many ISIS-affiliated terrorists. 
Egyptian sources are claiming that wreckage has been spread over a three-mile area while an ISIS-affiliate has tried to claim responsibility for the disaster. 
According to the statement: 'The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai.'
"We are not where we need to be now, and the IC [intelligence community] is addressing it," Breedlove told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. "The IC has already made some fairly dramatic changes in the last several months in how we use our analysts, and they are beginning to look at reprioritizing assets, as well. We're gently turning the nose of this ship to get back to what we need to be looking at."
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Headlines - 4:52 PM 10/30/2015: US Teen Seriously Ill With Bubonic Plague | U.S. to send dozens of special forces to Syria as first boots on ground | Reuters | “They are inviting the vultures to the banquet table. And they expect them to wear napkins and be nice to the waiters.” - Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi Arabia - The Guardian


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Plague is rare in humans, and is treatable with antibiotics if caught early, but federal authorities report there has been a puzzling increase in cases this year, for unknown reasons.
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If so, was it a genetically engineered bioterrorism strain, or a strain that normally lives in the soil? ... 










Meanwhile, US attempts to re-enfranchise Iran as a good faith neighbour after the successfully negotiated nuclear deal have been roundly rebuffed by Riyadh, Qatar and the Gulf states, whose representatives are also travelling to Vienna. A senior Gulf diplomat said: “They are inviting the vultures to the banquet table. And they expect them to wear napkins and be nice to the waiters.”... 
“If they can turn it around with even a communique in Vienna, then it’s a good thing,” one senior Saudi said. “But it doesn’t end here. It doesn’t end any time soon.”

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» A Military Romance, No Matter the Miles Between Them
01/11/15 00:00 from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces
Rachel Tischler, who organizes military recreation for the United Service Organizations, and Shawn Keyes, a special agent with the Army, build a life together.
» Bangladesh Pushes Back as Warnings of ISIS Expansion Gather Steam
31/10/15 00:00 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
The disconnect between the country and foreign intelligence agencies could complicate efforts to prevent the spread of global terrorism in South Asia.
» Obama Will Send Forces to Syria to Help Fight the Islamic State
31/10/15 00:00 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
The White House is expected to announce on Friday that a small number of Special Operations forces will deploy to Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria.
» Obama to Send Special Operations Forces to Syria to Help Fight ISIS
31/10/15 00:00 from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces
The White House is expected to announce on Friday that a small number of Special Operations forces will deploy to Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria.
» Obama to Send Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria
31/10/15 00:00 from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces
The White House is expected to announce on Friday that a small number of Special Operations troops will be deployed to Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria.
» Deso Dogg, Ex-Rapper Who Joined ISIS, Is Killed by U.S. Airstrike
31/10/15 00:00 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
The Pentagon confirmed that an Oct. 16 strike killed Denis Cuspert, better known as Deso Dogg, who had been designated a “global terrorist.”
» Obama Sends Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria
31/10/15 00:00 from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces
The president announced on Friday that several dozen troops would be deployed to Kurdish-controlled territory for the first open-ended mission by American ground forces in Syria.
» Stocks slip but post best month in four years
30/10/15 19:39 from Search Results
Stocks slip but post best month in four years | Global stocks slip, but post best month in four years; oil gains U.S. to send special forces to Syria, truce sought after peace talks | In policy shift, Obama to send U.S. special forces to...
» CIA buys long-vacant Copia for food offerings - Napa Valley Register
30/10/15 18:44 from cia - Google News
Napa Valley Register CIA buys long-vacant Copia for food offerings Napa Valley Register A somewhat ceremonial exchange of keys was held at Copia on Friday morning. Art Ferretti, who has been a caretaker of the Copia property since before...
» What It Would Really Take to Knock Out the Power Grid
30/10/15 18:43 from Defense One - All Content
As our electrical system lifts itself out of the stone age the defense built around it will require added vigilance.
» Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
» US Orders Special Operations Forces to Syria
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
A small team of American ground troops will deploy to northern Syria to help assist opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants.
» Obama orders US special forces to 'assist' militants in Syria
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The United States is sending Special Operations Forces troops to Syria to 'assist' militants fighting against the government and the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, in an apparent breach of President Barack Obama's promise not to put US "b...
» Dunford Heads to Seoul for Military, Security Meetings
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is en route to Seoul, South Korea, to participate in military and security discussions with America's long-term ally.
» Eucom Commander Cites Threats in Europe, Concern Over Russia
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
As security threats in Europe increase, the United States remains concerned about Russia's destabilizing actions in Ukraine and Syria, the commander of U.S. forces in Europe said here today.
» US, Ghana strengthen maritime intelligence
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
U.S. service members completed a Tactical Intelligence Support To Maritime Operations Centers for the Ghanaian Navy Oct. 12-23 at Ghana's Navy Trade Training School at Sekondi, Ghana.
» Reagan CSG Arrives in Busan
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Busan for a goodwill port visit, Oct. 30.
» LCS Crew 104 Moves Aboard PCU Milwaukee (LCS 5)
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The 'Juggernauts' of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 104 are one step closer to commissioning the Navy's newest warship, the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), after moving on board Oct. 18.
» Rota Region Participates in Trident Juncture 2015
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
There were many more moving parts than usual around Naval Station Rota, Oct. 19-23, as the base hosted training scenarios as just a small part of the NATO-led multinational exercise Trident Juncture 2015.
» US solidifies NATO, allied partnership at Trident Juncture 2015
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
More than 130 operations, maintenance and support Airmen and five F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed here Oct. 16 to participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015.
» On the wings of Trident Juncture 2015
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Air crews from Allied and partner nations are training to improve their readiness and ability to work together and interact with land and naval forces during NATO's Trident Juncture 2015 exercise. More than 160 aircraft including fighter...
» Venezuela to Spend $480Mln on Russian Sukhoi Jet Upgrade
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Venezuela will allocate $480 million to upgrade its Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said.
» Two killed in east Ukraine ammunition depot explosions
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Several explosions at an ammunition depot have killed two civilians and injured eight others in eastern Ukraine.
» NATO Commander: Russia's Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
NATO's top commander says Russia's military deployment to Syria was aimed at showcasing Moscow's resurgent armed forces, but also to distract Western attention from the simmering conflict in Ukraine.
» Russia to Receive Reconnaissance Ship to Monitor US Missile Defense in 2016
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Ivan Khurs communications ship is planned to be launched in the second quarter of 2016, according to a spokesperson of Severnaya Verf shipyard.
» Russian Forces Launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missile From Plesetsk
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Russian Defense Ministry said that Strategic Missile Forces have carried out a training launch of a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the northern Plesetsk cosmodrome.
» Russia Southern Military District Receives Over 10 New Aircraft in October
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The 4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Command of Russia's Southern Military District has received more than 10 new aircraft and helicopters, the Defense Ministry said in a statement issued on Friday.
» Russia, India May Conclude Up to $3Bln-Worth in New Arms Contracts
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The value of a new package of contracts to supply Russian arms and military equipment to India may reach $3 billion, the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade said Friday.
» Indian Military to Procure 149 Russia-Licensed BMP-2 Combat Vehicles
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Indian Defense Ministry on Thursday approved the acquisition of 149 BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles to be built in the country under license from Russia, The Times of India reported.
» Chinese peacekeepers play 'significant' role for Liberia peace: UN official
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
A senior UN peacekeeping official on Thursday commended China's peacekeeping efforts in sustaining peace and stability in Liberia, saying Chinese peacekeepers are 'very professional and well-disciplined.'
» China says Arbitral Tribunal's ruling on South China Sea 'null and void'
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Foreign Ministry on Friday said in a statement that a ruling by the Arbitral Tribunal on Thursday on the jurisdiction and admissibility of the South China Sea is null and void, and has no binding effect on China.
» China's navy commander warns US provocative acts in South China Sea could spark accidental conflicts
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
China's navy Commander Wu Shengli warned his U.S. counterpart there could be "seriously pressing situation between the frontline forces from both sides on the sea and in the air, or even accidental conflits' if the United States continue...
» EU sides with US over ship patrol in South China Sea
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The European Union has sided with Washington over an incident in which a US warship approached a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea, which caused strong reaction from Beijing.
» China Refuses to Participate in Hearings on S. China Sea Dispute in Hague
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said that the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague to rule on the Philippines' claims to waters in the South China Sea 'was made without taking into account the rights of Chi...
» China to US: Minor Provocative Act in South China Sea Could Spark War
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
China's Naval Commander, Admiral Wu Shengli, has warned the US Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, that any "dangerous, provocative acts" of the US Navy could spark war in the South China Sea.
» Progress over Syria to be very difficult: Kerry
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes progress can be achieved at international talks in Vienna, Austria to resolve the years-long conflict in Syria, but it would be very difficult.
» America's top spy blasts Putin's Syria campaign
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
America's top spy has blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's military campaign in Syria as an "impulsive" move that lacks careful strategic planning.
» Diplomats From 17 Countries, Including Iran, Discuss Syria Crisis In Vienna
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Diplomats from 17 countries, plus the UN and the European Union, are meeting in Vienna to seek ways to end the 4 1/2-year war in Syria.
» Russian Raids Said To Deliberately Target Rebel Field Hospitals In Syria
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Russian air strikes in Syria have deliberately targeted field hospitals in strategic opposition-controlled areas of Syria, killing and injuring staffers, disrupting their work and in some cases disabling hospitals altogether, opposition ...
» Russian Strikes Destroy 1,600 Terrorist Targets in Syria Since Sept. 30
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Russian air group in Syria has carried out 1,391 sorties over the past month, the General Staff said Friday.
» Under Fire, IS Struggles to Hold Raqqa
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Under heavy bombardment by both the U.S.-led coalition and Russian warplanes supporting the Syrian government, Islamic State militants appear to be struggling to keep control of their stronghold in northeast Syria, the strategically impo...
» World Powers Agree on UN Plan for Syria
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
World powers involved in talks on Syria's political future have agreed to a U.N.-led process that involves talks between the Syrian government and opposition and also to explore a ceasefire that would still allow strikes against terroris...
» Iran ready to fully back Iraq's anti-terror fight: Minister
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
An Iranian minister has expressed Tehran's full readiness to help Iraq in the fight against terrorist groups.
» U.S. Condemns Deadly Attack Against Exiled Iranian Opposition Group In Iraq
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The United States has condemned a rocket attack outside Baghdad that killed at least 23 Iranian opposition members and Iraqi soldiers and urged Iraq to pursue those responsible.
» UN strongly condemns attack on Iranian exiles camp in Iraq
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The United Nations has strongly condemned the attack that occurred Thursday evening on a camp located near Baghdad International Airport that houses over 2,100 Iranian exiles and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
» Saudi jets mistakenly hit allied militants in Yemen
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
An unknown number of militants loyal to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi have been killed in an incident in which Saudi military aircraft mistakenly bombed their positions in Yemen's central province of Ma'rib.
» MSF demands Saudi answer over airstrike on Yemen hospital
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Doctors Without Borders, a medical charity organization also known by its French acronym MSF, has called upon Saudi Arabia to provide convincing explanations over a recent aerial attack against a medical facility run by the group in nort...
» Israel says 'legalizes' hundreds of settler units in West Bank
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Israel says it has retroactively 'legalized' some 800 units in four settlements in the occupied West Bank.
» Head of mission urges release of remaining UN personnel taken hostage in South Sudan
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today condemned the actions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/A) in Opposition for holding UN personnel hostage, and refuted allegations that the Mission was transp...
» North Korea ruling party to hold first convention in decades
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
North Korea says it will hold the biggest convention of the ruling Workers' Party in decades next year.
» UN Urges Russia, China To Allow Probe Of North Korean Abuses
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
A United Nations investigator urged Russia, China, and other countries that have taken in forced labor from North Korea to grant him access to investigate for human rights abuses.
» North Korea Digging Tunnel at Nuclear Test Site
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
North Korea has been digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site, local media reported Friday citing an official.
» Detainee Transfer Announced
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Shaker Aamer from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the United Kingdom.
» ACC intel officer shares new ISR perspective
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Air Combat Command's senior intelligence officer shared her perspective on fusion warfare with the intelligence community, defense industry and media during an Oct. 22 assembly at the Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerosp...
» Cybersecurity program shapes mission assurance for AF core missions
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Task Force Cyber Secure has made progress in addressing mission assurance and cybersecurity challenges for Air Force core missions, according to Air Force leaders.
» Deep Divisions Ahead of Turkey's Sunday Election
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
Outside the Istanbul Military Museum, patriotic music blared from huge speakers on a truck bedecked with Turkey's national flag. A handful of tourists shuffled into the museum, but few locals heading to Istanbul's upscale and politically...
» Turkish Opposition Cites Pressure Ahead of Poll
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
As Turkey prepares for parliamentary elections Sunday, the leader of the opposition HDP party contends the government is blocking its candidates from campaign appearances on Turkish media.
» U.S. Senator Seeks To Press Azerbaijan On Political Prisoners
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
A senior U.S. senator says he intends to press Azerbaijani officials to release government critics imprisoned amid what rights groups call an escalating campaign to silence dissent in the oil-rich former Soviet republic.
» Georgian Officials Probe Alleged Saakashvili Recordings
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
The Georgian State Security Service (SDSS) says it is looking into leaked wiretapped recordings -- apparently featuring the voice of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili -- as part of an investigation into an alleged 'conspiracy to overthrow...
» NGOs in Kenya protest threatened deregistration of 959 organisations
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
A number of key Kenyan NGOs have reacted angrily to the announcement that 959 local organisations will be deregistered for being unable to account properly for their funding, blaming a growing culture of political repression.
» Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan
30/10/15 18:40 from GlobalSecurity.org
International relief agencies are unable to reach some areas in Pakistan that were devastated by this week's earthquake, because government authorities have not granted them permission to carry out aid activities.
» Imagery Available: Coast Guard seeking public's help locating owner of surfboard found adrift off Kawela, Oahu
30/10/15 18:37 from Recent Updates for U.S. Coast Guard Digital Newsroom
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» NATO Commander: Russia's Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
30/10/15 18:18 from nato - Google News
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty NATO Commander: Russia's Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty WASHINGTON -- NATO's top commander says Russia's military deployment to Syria was aimed at sho...
» US to deploy small group of commandos to Syria
30/10/15 18:13 from News - Stripes
US to deploy small group of commandos to Syria A small group of U.S. special operations forces will be sent into northern Syria to work with local rebel forces in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House announced Frida...
» Sheriff: Hacker posted sexually suggestive comic on Burien PD Twitter account - The Seattle Times
30/10/15 17:56 from Cyberwar - Google News
Sheriff: Hacker posted sexually suggestive comic on Burien PD Twitter account The Seattle Times Sheriff: Hacker posted sexually suggestive comic on Burien PD Twitter account. Originally published October 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm Updated Octob...
» 'Probably the largest' al-Qaeda training camp ever destroyed in Afghanistan
30/10/15 17:55 from National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post
Army Gen. John F. Campbell said the camp was used by AQIS, short for al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.
» White House, DoD Step Up Counter-ISIL Campaign in Iraq, Syria
30/10/15 17:55 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Intensifying the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will enhance U.S. military strategies that are working while moving away from those that aren't, a senior DoD official said.
» Who robbed Lexington Parkway TCF? FBI seeks help - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
30/10/15 17:51 from fbi - Google News
Who robbed Lexington Parkway TCF? FBI seeks help TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press St. Paul police publicized this surveillance photo of a bank robbery suspect on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, asking for tips in the Aug. 29, 2015, case. Police say t...
» New details released about high-tech gear FBI used on planes to monitor ... - Baltimore Sun
30/10/15 17:47 from fbi - Google News
Baltimore Sun New details released about high-tech gear FBI used on planes to monitor ... Baltimore Sun FBI aircraft made 10 flights and logged more than 36 hours — mostly at night. A member of the Baltimore Police Department joined fede...
» Say What? Even the Experts Disagree on Cyber Terminology - Nextgov
30/10/15 17:45 from CyberWar - Google News
Nextgov Say What? Even the Experts Disagree on Cyber Terminology Nextgov While the breach did take place in cyberspace and was certainly a crime, it did not constitute a cyberattack, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testif...
» Say What? Even the Experts Disgree on Cyber Terminology - Nextgov
30/10/15 17:36 from CyberWar - Google News
Say What? Even the Experts Disgree on Cyber Terminology Nextgov While the breach did take place in cyberspace and was certainly a crime, it did not constitute a cyberattack, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified last ...
» FBI Releases Disturbing Jared Fogle Phone Calls - CBS Local
30/10/15 17:28 from fbi - Google News
CBS Local FBI Releases Disturbing Jared Fogle Phone Calls CBS Local But now, an FBI informant's secret recordings of phone conversations with Fogle reveal more about his deep interest in sex with children. “Tell me about the best tim...
» Inside the CIA Red Cell - Foreign Policy (blog)
30/10/15 17:26 from cia - Google News
Foreign Policy (blog) Inside the CIA Red Cell Foreign Policy (blog) Around midnight on Sept. 12, 2001, then-Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet summoned his chief of staff, John Moseman, and the CIA's deputy director of int...
» The CIA's Secret Himalayan Hotel for Tibetan Guerillas - Daily Signal
30/10/15 17:17 from cia - Google News
Daily Signal The CIA's Secret Himalayan Hotel for Tibetan Guerillas Daily Signal POKHARA, Nepal—It's been 43 years since the CIA cut off support to the Tibetan guerillas that the agency trained and armed to fight a covert war aga...
» Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Moves Forward - Government Technology
30/10/15 16:59 from cybersecurity - Google News
Government Technology Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Moves Forward Government Technology Proponents of the bill have called the legislation a necessary tool in the fight against the constant cybersecurity threats facing the government ...
» Mustafa Cemilev Denies Russian Allegations of Crimean Tatars Recruiting Fighters for the Islamic State
30/10/15 16:49 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
In recent months, a debate arose about the formation of a Muslim Battalion in Ukraine (see EDM,...
» US Citizens Unaware of Massive NATO Drills in Europe - US Anti-War NGO - Sputnik International
30/10/15 16:48 from nato - Google News
Sputnik International US Citizens Unaware of Massive NATO Drills in Europe - US Anti-War NGO Sputnik International MOSCOW (Sputnik) Anastasia Levchenko – On October 21, the largest NATO military exercises in 13 years moved into an active...
» Demise of Caucasus Emirate Causes Rift Among Chechen Militants
30/10/15 16:45 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
Amir Abu Khamza (Ahmad Umarov), brother of the slain leader of the Caucasus Emirate, Doku Umarov,...
» Cuba: Russia’s Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier
30/10/15 16:40 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
Despite all of the other major foreign policy issues on its agenda, Russia has not forgotten Cuba....
» Suspect Robbed 2 Miami-Dade Banks Within 1 Hour: FBI - NBC 6 South Florida
30/10/15 16:35 from fbi - Google News
NBC 6 South Florida Suspect Robbed 2 Miami-Dade Banks Within 1 Hour: FBI NBC 6 South Florida The FBI says this suspect robbed two Miami-Dade banks within one hour on Friday. The FBI is looking for a suspect who robbed two Miami-Dade bank...
» Take your pick of Halloween cyber-security tricks and treats and horror stories - SC Magazine
30/10/15 16:35 from Cyberwarfare - Google News
SC Magazine Take your pick of Halloween cyber - security tricks and treats and horror stories SC Magazine Let's face it, cyber - security can be scary business so what better time of year to highlight the fears and dangers of this co...
» China’s Demographic Catastrophe
30/10/15 16:25 from Washington Free Beacon
China’s recent announcement that it will end its one-child policy is unlikely to halt a demographic decline that could lead to more social and political instability in the coming decades, analysts say. The post China’s Demographic Catast...
» Doubts Cast on FBI Warning That Anarchists May Attack Cops on Halloween - Phoenix New Times
30/10/15 16:16 from fbi - Google News
Phoenix New Times Doubts Cast on FBI Warning That Anarchists May Attack Cops on Halloween Phoenix New Times After her article was published, it was picked up by news outlets across the country, including ABC15 here in Phoenix — “Several ...
» Number of Hillary Clinton Emails Marked Classified to Rise to At Least 600
30/10/15 16:10 from Washington Free Beacon
The count of Hillary Clinton’s work emails now deemed classified will rise to 600 or 700 when the State Department releases its next batch of emails to the public Friday. The post Number of Hillary Clinton Emails Marked Classified to Ris...
» Fifth American Arrested in Iran
30/10/15 16:05 from Washington Free Beacon
An Iranian-American businessman has been arrested in Iran, making him the fifth U.S. citizen currently imprisoned in the country as Washington prepares to loosen economic restrictions on Tehran under the nuclear deal. Siamak Namazi, an e...
» Kirby: ‘I Don’t Know’ That Obama Ever Ruled Out Boots on the Ground in Syria
30/10/15 15:43 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Kirby: ‘I Don’t Know’ That Obama Ever Ruled Out Boots on the Ground in Syria appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» White House says Obama still supports FBI ... - Washington Times
30/10/15 15:27 from fbi - Google News
Washington Times White House says Obama still supports FBI ... Washington Times Did President Obama call FBI Director James B. Comey onto the carpet Thursday after the lawman worried aloud that the Black Lives Matter movement might be ha...
» White House says Obama still supports FBI Director James Comey - Washington Times
30/10/15 15:27 from fbi - Google News
Washington Times White House says Obama still supports FBI Director James Comey Washington Times Did President Obama call FBI Director James B. Comey onto the carpet Thursday after the lawman worried aloud that the Black Lives Matter mov...
» Weak U.S. data clouds December rate hike possibility
30/10/15 15:26 from Search Results
Weak U.S. data clouds December rate hike possibility Chevron slashes jobs and spending to weather low oil prices Valeant says Philidor pharmacy shutting down as it cuts ties Stocks inch lower, still track to best month in four years U.S....
» Russia’s War in Syria Costing Millions Daily
30/10/15 15:17 from Washington Free Beacon
Russia’s air campaign is costing the Russian government as much as $4 million a day, according to an analysis by a leading defense think tank. The post Russia’s War in Syria Costing Millions Daily appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» A Survivor’s Tail
30/10/15 15:15 from Washington Free Beacon
Union activist Mike Elk credited his pitbull Kipp with helping him survive his ordeal at Politico, which is based 18 floors below the Washington Free Beacon. The post A Survivor’s Tail appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Businesses braced for bout of regulation on cyber security - Financial Times
30/10/15 15:11 from Cyberwarfare - Google News
Financial Times Businesses braced for bout of regulation on cyber security Financial Times Companies around the world are bracing themselves for an avalanche of cyber security regulation, as governments scramble to introduce rules forcin...
» Eight points agreed at multinational Vienna conference on Syria
30/10/15 15:00 from DEBKAFile
October 30, 2015, 9:00 PM (IDT) The 17 nations meeting in Vienna Friday, led by the US, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia, reached accord on seven points for a political resolution of the Syrian civil war. 1) Syria’s territorial integr...
» President of New Jersey-Based Textile Company Sentenced to Three Years in ... - Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
30/10/15 15:00 from fbi - Google News
President of New Jersey-Based Textile Company Sentenced to Three Years in ... Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI , under the direction of Special Agent in Charg...
» NATO Chief: Russia Conducted Several Tests of Illegal Cruise Missile
30/10/15 15:00 from Washington Free Beacon
Russia is continuing to develop a new ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the general in charge of NATO and the U.S. European Command said Friday. The post NATO Chief: Russia ...
» Russian Observers Visit NATO Exercise - Huffington Post
30/10/15 14:51 from nato - Google News
Huffington Post Russian Observers Visit NATO Exercise Huffington Post Around 36,000 troops from more than 30 nations (27 NATO Allies plus partners) have come together for exercise Trident Juncture 2015 which is now the biggest and most a...
» Wikileaks Founder Defends Publishing CIA Director's Private Email - Huffington Post
30/10/15 14:42 from cia - Google News
Huffington Post Wikileaks Founder Defends Publishing CIA Director's Private Email Huffington Post MEXICO CITY -- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange defended his decision to post the unredacted personal emails of Central Intelligence Ag...
» NBC: Didn’t Obama Break His Promise on Troops Going to Syria?
30/10/15 14:41 from Washington Free Beacon
The post NBC: Didn’t Obama Break His Promise on Troops Going to Syria? appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Turnaround: Obama Says He’ll Send US Special Forces To Syria
30/10/15 14:39 from InHomelandSecurity.com - News & Analysis of Critical Issues in Terrorism & Homeland Defense
By J. Thompson Special Contributor for In Homeland Security The Pentagon is putting boots on the ground in Syria in what’s described as President Obama’s multifaceted strategy to intensify support for anti-ISIS forces that are showing pr...
» A Quick Update: Apple, Privacy, and the All Writs Act of 1789
30/10/15 14:38 from Just Security
Jennifer Granick Here’s the latest in the encryption case we’ve been writing about in which the Justice Department is asking Magistrate Judge James Orenstein to order Apple to unlock a criminal defendant’s passcode-protected iPhone. The ...
» CNN Hammers Earnest: ‘You’re Saying That’s Not the Case’ That American Troops Will See Combat in Iraq and Syria?
30/10/15 14:34 from Washington Free Beacon
The post CNN Hammers Earnest: ‘You’re Saying That’s Not the Case’ That American Troops Will See Combat in Iraq and Syria? appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» FBI agent shot in Texas while arresting a suspect - CBS News
30/10/15 14:34 from fbi - Google News
CBS News FBI agent shot in Texas while arresting a suspect CBS News LUBBOCK, Texas -- An FBI agent is in critical condition after he was shot Thursday night while working in Crosbyton, Texas, reports CBS affiliate KLBK. FBI Special Agent...
» ABC's 'Quantico' Season 1 Episode 6 Spoilers: Is Caleb FBI Director Clayton's ... - Design & Trend
30/10/15 14:33 from fbi - Google News
Design & Trend ABC's 'Quantico' Season 1 Episode 6 Spoilers: Is Caleb FBI Director Clayton's ... Design & Trend Meanwhile, in the present, Alex receives help from Simon to hack into an FBI computer. Episode 6's promo ...
» Slasher or hacker? 2015's cyberthreats could have been horror flicks - CNET
30/10/15 14:28 from Cyberwar - Google News
CNET Slasher or hacker ? 2015's cyberthreats could have been horror flicks CNET "It's just kind of terrifying," Jasper Graham, chief executive of cybersecurity firm Darktrace, said of one hack that compromised hundreds ...
» Oct. 30, 2015
30/10/15 14:24 from United States Defense and Military Forces - News - Times Topics - The New York Times
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter from Rep Barbara Lee responds to October 28 editorial criticizing Obama administration's strategy for combating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Oct. 28, 2015 Editorial criticizes Obama administration's piecemeal and...
» Carter Honored With Wilson Public Service Award, Addresses U.S. Strategy
30/10/15 14:16 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Defense Secretary Ash Carter was honored with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at an event that also featured tributes to the secretary from the Wilson Center and key ind...
» The US Information Chief Wants To Modernize The Government's Cybersecurity - BuzzFeed News
30/10/15 14:13 from cybersecurity - Google News
BuzzFeed News The US Information Chief Wants To Modernize The Government's Cybersecurity BuzzFeed News Scott's cybersecurity implementation plan follows a series of sophisticated data breaches targeting government agencies. The l...
» Officials: It Is ‘Plain Fact’ That US Will End Up In Combat
30/10/15 14:13 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Officials: It Is ‘Plain Fact’ That US Will End Up In Combat appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» NBC: Defense Officials Say It Is ‘Plain Fact’ That US Will End Up In Combat in Syria
30/10/15 14:13 from Washington Free Beacon
The post NBC: Defense Officials Say It Is ‘Plain Fact’ That US Will End Up In Combat in Syria appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» 2 arrested in Miss. in FBI human trafficking case - Jackson Clarion Ledger
30/10/15 14:06 from fbi - Google News
Jackson Clarion Ledger 2 arrested in Miss. in FBI human trafficking case Jackson Clarion Ledger MACON, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested 29 people in 13 cities in eight states on charges related to sex trafficking. Federal aut...
» Russia in Review
30/10/15 14:05 from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism
October 30, 2015 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for October 23-30, 2015
» NATO Should be Concerned by Turkish Call to 'Liberate' Artsakh, Says Official - Asbarez Armenian News
30/10/15 14:03 from nato - Google News
Asbarez Armenian News NATO Should be Concerned by Turkish Call to 'Liberate' Artsakh, Says Official Asbarez Armenian News I am not sure they do, especially given that NATO has repeatedly confirmed its support to the OSCE Minsk Gr...
» DEVELOPING STORY
30/10/15 13:59 from News - Stripes
DEVELOPING STORY 'Small number' of US special ops troops heading into Syria A small group of U.S. special operations forces will be deployed into northern Syria to fight against the Islamic State, a senior official in President Barack Ob...
» Obama plans to send special operations forces to N. Syria
30/10/15 13:55 from DEBKAFile
October 30, 2015, 7:55 PM (IDT) In a policy about-face, US President Barack Obama plans to deploy dozens of special operations forces to northern Syria to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a step he has resis...
» Should You Plug That USB Drive Into Your Computer?
30/10/15 13:55 from InHomelandSecurity.com - News & Analysis of Critical Issues in Terrorism & Homeland Defense
You may have heard that it’s not exactly safe to stick strange USB sticks into your laptop or desktop computer. This advice is oft-repeated but also oft-ignored. A 2011 test run by the Department of Homeland Security showed that 60 perce...
» War games: Nato taunts Russia with HUGE land, sea and air exercise in Europe - Express.co.uk
30/10/15 13:53 from nato - Google News
Express.co.uk War games: Nato taunts Russia with HUGE land, sea and air exercise in Europe Express.co.uk Nato confirmed the exercise was a chance to test its defences against internet warfare, countering propaganda from state-owned media...
» Budget Deal Is A Big Win for Pentagon
30/10/15 13:48 from Defense One - All Content
Even though it’s only a two-year agreement, the budget deal passed by Congress and the White House will get the Pentagon past the worst of the spending caps.
» #NPRreads: White Privilege, FBI Director's Remarks On Policing, And Oyster Farming - NPR
30/10/15 13:43 from fbi - Google News
#NPRreads: White Privilege, FBI Director's Remarks On Policing, And Oyster Farming NPR At the beginning of this week, many of us were talking about a speech FBI Director James Comey made last week at the University of Chicago Law Sch...
» Police Investigating Possible Pot-Laced Halloween ‘Munch Mix’ Candy
30/10/15 13:37 from Washington Free Beacon
Authorities in central Ohio are investigating Halloween candy that may have been laced with marijuana. The post Police Investigating Possible Pot-Laced Halloween ‘Munch Mix’ Candy appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» RNC Chair Cuts Ties With NBC News For February GOP Debate
30/10/15 13:35 from Washington Free Beacon
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to NBC News Friday notifying that the GOP is “suspending” its partnership with the news outlet for the February primary debate because of the “offensive” handling of Wed...
» Earnest on Special Ops Deployment: ‘Our Strategy in Syria Hasn’t Changed’
30/10/15 13:31 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Earnest on Special Ops Deployment: ‘Our Strategy in Syria Hasn’t Changed’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» After runaway blimp debacle, fresh scrutiny of JLENS missile defense program - Los Angeles Times
30/10/15 13:29 from missile defense - Google News
Los Angeles Times After runaway blimp debacle, fresh scrutiny of JLENS missile defense program Los Angeles Times The spectacle of a giant military blimp wreaking havoc across two mid-Atlantic states this week has prompted congressional l...
» Palestinians shot at IDF soldiers from demo near Ramallah
30/10/15 13:24 from DEBKAFile
October 30, 2015, 7:24 PM (IDT) IDF and Border Guard police came under gunfire from a Palestinian rally at El Bireh near Ramallah Friday. The fire was not returned. No one was hurt.  
» WEDI-Con: Hospital cybersecurity about investment protection - FierceHealthIT
30/10/15 13:21 from cybersecurity - Google News
WEDI-Con: Hospital cybersecurity about investment protection FierceHealthIT Visibility, Gibson said, also is crucial to cybersecurity efforts, and something that doesn't require a lot of technology. "If you can't see [a thre...
» Businesses brace for bout of regulation on cyber security - Financial Times
30/10/15 13:19 from Cyberwarfare - Google News
Financial Times Businesses brace for bout of regulation on cyber security Financial Times Companies around the world are bracing for an avalanche of cyber security regulation, as governments scramble to introduce rules forcing corporate ...
» NATO Chief: Russia In Syria To Take Eyes Off Ukraine - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
30/10/15 13:19 from nato - Google News
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty NATO Chief: Russia In Syria To Take Eyes Off Ukraine RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty WASHINGTON -- NATO's top commander says Russia's military deployment to Syria was aimed at showcasing Moscow's res...
» Maryland pumps $600000 into local cybersecurity start-ups - Washington Post
30/10/15 13:14 from CyberWar - Google News
Maryland pumps $600000 into local cybersecurity start-ups Washington Post The region already has assets it needs to be a cybersecurity hub. The U.S. Cyber Command, the U.S. military's electronic warfare arm, sits halfway between D.C....
» Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner arrives in Britain hours after release
30/10/15 13:02 from National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post
The British government had asked for the release of Shaker Aamer, who had been held for more than 13 years.
» Andrea Mitchell: ‘The US Looks Very Weak’
30/10/15 12:52 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Andrea Mitchell: ‘The US Looks Very Weak’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Gun
30/10/15 12:49 from Washington Free Beacon
The post How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Gun appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» How FBI Cyber Division helps agencies investigate intrusions - Federal Times
30/10/15 12:46 from fbi - Google News
How FBI Cyber Division helps agencies investigate intrusions Federal Times The FBI takes the lead investigating cyberattacks against federal agencies and coordinating the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. Cyber Division Sect...
» It's mad to forgo missile defense - American Enterprise Institute
30/10/15 12:40 from missile defense - Google News
It's mad to forgo missile defense American Enterprise Institute American thinking about missile defense has been incoherent from the very beginning. The issue is superficially simple: the Soviet Union threatened the American people w...
» CORRECTION: Coast Guard returns 4 Dominicans, 1 Haitian and 13 Indians to the Dominican Republic
30/10/15 12:40 from Recent Updates for U.S. Coast Guard Digital Newsroom
19 migrants were travelling illegally from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico aboard a grossly overloaded vessel
» Nuclear regulator pushing cybersecurity requirements - The Hill
30/10/15 12:35 from Cyberwar - Google News
Nuclear regulator pushing cybersecurity requirements The Hill Nuclear power reactors are facing new cybersecurity requirements to guard against 21st century terrorist attacks. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a new round of...
» Russia overtaking US in cyber-warfare capabilities - SC Magazine
30/10/15 12:34 from cyber warfare - Google News
SC Magazine Russia overtaking US in cyber-warfare capabilities SC Magazine Reports coming out of Ukraine suggest that the US is falling behind Russia in terms of cyber-warfare capabilities, while the importance of such capabilities is in...
» Retired CIA officer at Osher lecture - Stowe Today
30/10/15 12:29 from cia - Google News
Stowe Today Retired CIA officer at Osher lecture Stowe Today David P. Hunt, a retired CIA operations officer, will give the next lecture, “Intelligence in Flux: Human Source Intelligence in an Era of Technology,” on Wednes-day, Nov. 4, a...
» Coast Guard returns 4 Dominicans, 1 Haitian and 13 Indians to the Dominican Republic
30/10/15 12:26 from Recent Updates for U.S. Coast Guard Digital Newsroom
The migrants were travelling illegally from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico aboard a grossly overloaded vessel
» Halvorsen seeks cultural revolution in Pentagon cybersecurity - FedScoop
30/10/15 12:07 from CyberWar - Google News
FedScoop Halvorsen seeks cultural revolution in Pentagon cybersecurity FedScoop Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer for the Defense Department, said his biggest problem when it comes to cybersecurity is turning around the supe...
» Watch Live at 7:55 p.m. EDT: Secretary to Hold Troop Event in Alaska
30/10/15 12:04 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to hold a troop event later today on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Watch the event here.
» Watch Live at 7:55 p.m. EDT: Secretary to Hold Troop Event 
30/10/15 12:04 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to hold a troop event later today on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Watch the event here.
» Obama Admin Open to Allowing Assad to Remain in Power for Several Months
30/10/15 11:53 from Washington Free Beacon
The Obama administration is open to allowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remain in power for several months or longer as a political transition takes place in the country, according to senior officials. The post Obama Admin Open to ...
» Two European countries on the frontline with Russia are starting to merge ... - Business Insider
30/10/15 11:39 from nato - Google News
Business Insider Two European countries on the frontline with Russia are starting to merge ... Business Insider Iceland, Denmark, and Norway are already full NATO members. Sweden and Finland had steered away from the organization out of ...
» Harrington Talks Obama Admin’s Spending Habits: Climate Change, Streetcar Technology
30/10/15 11:24 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Harrington Talks Obama Admin’s Spending Habits: Climate Change, Streetcar Technology appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Chevron slashes 2016 budget to weather low oil prices
30/10/15 11:19 from Search Results
Chevron slashes 2016 budget to weather low oil prices U.S. consumer spending gain smallest in eight months Ackman: Valeant's main problem is PR, not fraud Wall St. flat; indexes set for best month in four years Global stocks on course fo...
» Bye-Bye ‘No Boots on the Ground’: US to Send Special Ops Troops to Syria
30/10/15 11:14 from Defense One - All Content
After months of looking at new options, the White House will send in ground forces.
» Two Israelis injured at Jerusalem train station
30/10/15 11:12 from DEBKAFile
October 30, 2015, 5:12 PM (IDT) One Israeli was injured in a stabbing attack Friday by a Palestinian terrorist at the light rail station in Jerusalem opposite National Police HQ. The Palestinian was shot and seriously wounded. The second...
» US solidifies NATO, allied partnership at Trident Juncture 2015 - Air Force Link
30/10/15 11:08 from nato - Google News
Air Force Link US solidifies NATO , allied partnership at Trident Juncture 2015 Air Force Link Staff Sgt. Christopher Lancaster, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, works on the engine of an F-16 Fighti...