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Top military chiefs admit US is unprepared for war with Russia or North Korea - Mirror.co.uk

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Top military chiefs admit US is unprepared for war with Russia or North Korea
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US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley admitted he had "grave concerns" about the readiness of his forces to fight a "great power war" with China, Russia, Iran or North Korea . He told a House Armed Services Committee hearing: "(The Army) is not at ...
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Russia says to complete withdrawing most of Syria force in two-three days - Reuters

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Russia says to complete withdrawing most of Syria force in two-three days
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MOSCOW Russia will complete the withdrawal of most of its military contingent in Syria in two to three days, Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily published on Thursday. (Reporting by ...

Syria crisis: Russian pullback could force Assad into peace talks - Financial Times

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Syria crisis: Russian pullback could force Assad into peace talks
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Vladimir Putin's partial withdrawal of Russia's air force from Syria has led to speculation he is ready to jettison Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president who was saved by Russia's military intervention last September. But that may be premature. More ...
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With Syria Pull-Out, Russia Scores Its First Win In The New Cold War - WBUR

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With Syria Pull-Out, Russia Scores Its First Win In The New Cold War
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Russian Su-25 ground attack jet is being refueled for take off at Hemeimeem air base in Syria, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Russia's defense ministry says another group of its aircraft has left the Russian air base in Syria and is returning home. On ...
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Kurdish Militants Say They’re Behind Car Bombing in Turkey’s Capital 

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The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks said they had carried out the attack in Ankara that killed 37 in retaliation for military operations against rebels.









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Putin: Russia Can Rebuild Its Syria Forces 'In Hours'

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President Vladimir Putin has said Russia could scale up its military presence in Syria again within "a few hours."

Genocide Designation Could Have Several Results 

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The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry is studying the legal definition of genocide and should have a decision "soon" on whether Islamic State atrocities in Iraq and Syria fit that definition. A U.S. genocide designation against the terrorist group could set the stage for additional U.S. or international action against the group. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
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The Early Edition: March 17, 2016 

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.
IRAQ and SYRIA
Syria’s UN envoy has ruled out direct talks with the opposition at peace negotiations in Geneva, Ambassador Bashar Jaafari accusing the chief negotiator of being a terrorist. [Wall Street Journal’s Asa Fitch and Nour Malas]  His statement lessens hopes of greater compromise following Russia’s decision to begin withdrawal from Syria. [Washington Post’s Hugh Naylor]
The majority of Moscow’s Syrian contingent will withdraw “in two or three days,” local media reported. [Al Jazeera]
Russia now has “less misunderstandings” with the US,the deputy head of the Russian Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee told CNN.
The Economist gives its view on Russia’s withdrawal from Syria, considering a number of things which can be “construed from Mr Putin’s demarche, including the fact that the withdrawal is not complete and a reescalation of hostilities could be quickly arranged.
Syrian Kurds are preparing a plan to declare a federal region across much of northern Syria, representatives said yesterday. If they go ahead with the plan, “they will be dipping a toe into the roiling waters of debate” over two proposals to redraw Middle Eastern borders, with far-reaching implications for Syria and its neighbors, writes Anne Barnard. [New York Times]
American officials are keen to question an alleged US ISIS fighter who surrendered to Kurdish forces in Iraq on Monday. A former US National Counterterrorism Center official suggested he “would be an intelligence gold mine.” [NBC News’ Josh Meyer]
The Islamic State’s “thickest, strongest, stronghold in Iraq” has been identified by US intelligence as a corridor between Mosul and Tal Afar, Barbara Starr reports. [CNN]
Secretary of State John Kerry will miss the deadline set by Congress to decide whether or not to classify atrocities committed by the Islamic State as genocide. [The Hill’s Julian Hattem]
A video emerged today purporting to show missing Japanese journalist, Jumpei Yasuda, reportedly held by the Nusra Front in Syria. [Reuters]
US-led airstrikes continue. US and coalition forces carried out two strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on March 15. Separately, partner forces conducted a further nine strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]
Most Islamic State recruits come from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco and other Arab countries, the cache of Islamic State documents recently passed to German and UK journalists reveals. Less than 2 per cent listed in the cache are Syrian, reports Khaled Diab. [Al Jazeera]
Iraqi forces captured nearly 150 ISIS fighters last week as they attempted to blend in with 35,000 civilians along the Euphrates River Valley. [DoD News]
Israel is more concerned with Iran than Islamic State, marking it out from Syria’s other neighbours. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t interested in the eventual outcome of the five-year war there, writes Yaroslav Trofimov, quoting the director-general of Israel’s foreign ministry as saying “it is critical from the Israeli standpoint that Syria does not emerge as an Iranian satellite incorporated fully into the Iranian strategic system.” [Wall Street Journal]
ANKARA BOMB ATTACK
The Kurdish Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the PKK, has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday in a statement released online. The militant group said that the attack was revenge for security operations in the largely Kurdish southeast, underway since July. [ReutersBBC]
The danger posed by Islamic State in Ankara “has metastasized into a two-front war against the extremist group and Kurdish separatists,” writes Dion Nissenbaum, who says that numerous bomb attacks over the past few months are testament to the government’s failure to protect the country from “the fall out of the Syrian war next door.” [Wall Street Journal]
Germany has closed its embassy in Ankara, Turkey, after receiving “very concrete indications that terrorist attacks were being prepared” against it. It has also closed its consulate in Istanbul, and German schools in both cities. [ReutersAP]
BELGIAN COUNTERTERRORISM RAIDS
The suspect killed in a counterterrorism raid in Brussels yesterday is believed to have had “potential links to radical Islam,” though it is unclear whether he had any connection to the November 13 attacks in Paris. [New York Times’ Aurelien Breeden]
Raids against suspected Islamist militants will “almost certainly continue” in Brussels, Belgian’s prime minister said yesterday. [Washington Post’s James McAuley]
FRANCE
French police arrested four people on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities in Parisyesterday. One of the detainees is a man believed to have links to Islamic State members in Syria.  None of the suspects have been charged as yet. [Wall Street Journal’s Sam Schechner and Inti Landauro]
Units dedicated to combating Islamic radicalization are being piloted in French prisons for “dangerous but salvageable” detainees. Inmates will undergo a program involving training in Salafism and visits by historians to deconstruct ideas about medieval caliphates. [The Guardian’s Christopher de Bellaigue]
LIBYA
There is evidence that two Serbian diplomats were killed in a US airstrike on an Islamic State training camp in Libya last month. The Pentagon undertook the airstrike on the understanding that no civilians were at the camp. [The Intercept’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous]
“The battle for the future of Libya should be decided by the people of Libya.” Christopher Preble argues against further US intervention in Libya. [Politico]
PAKISTAN
Outlawed group Lashkar-i-Islam has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan, yesterday. The claim has yet to be independently confirmed. Police investigations have disclosed that the perpetrator planted the bomb, which had a timer, before disembarking the bus. [New York Times’ Ismail Khan]
Osama bin Laden’s documents reveal al-Qaeda’s “patient approach” to attrition against the West.The documents, recovered in 2011 during the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and made public earlier this month, show that the US has failed to appreciate the group’s long-term strategy, often mistaking periods of quiet for inactivity, suggests Daveed Gartenstein-Ross. [The Daily Beast]
SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY and TECHNOLOGY
Apple v. FBI. Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to undermine the security of its own products or services, according to Apple software chief Craig Federighi, his comments forming part of a sworn declaration filed in the ongoing encryption battle between the tech giant and the FBI. [Motherboard’s Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai]
Digital rights group, Fight for the Future, will protest the March 22 court hearing in the dispute between Apple and the FBI over the locked iPhone. Cory Bennett reports. [The Hill]
The UK’s Ministry of Defence will conduct a military exercise using drone aircraft and underwater systems this fall, a large-scale event which will form part of the regular UK-led NATO Joint Warriors exercise. [The Guardian’s Ewen MacAskill]
NORTH KOREA
The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea aimed explicitly at the Pyongyang government, its ruling party and the nation’s economy. The sanctions were imposed via an executive order yesterday. [Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon; The Hill’s Harper Neidig]
“Diplomatic leverage.” The American student convicted in North Korea of subversion yesterday is caught up in the “escalating diplomatic face-off between Washington and Pyongyang,” writes Alastair Gale. [Wall Street Journal]  Otto F Warmbier is one of around a dozen Americans arrested in North Korea in recent years. Rick Gladstone provides a summary of their cases. [New York Times]
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
No criminal charges are to be brought against US military personnel involved in a raid on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan in October last year, which resulted in the deaths of 42 people, US defense officials informed reporters yesterday. [The Daily Beast]
President Obama is to visit Saudi Arabia next month in an effort to repair relations with Gulf Arab leaders over last year’s nuclear deal with Iran. The president will also visit the UK and Germany to “shore up ties” with two of the US’s longstanding allies amid the threat of global terrorism. [Wall Street Journal’s Carol E Lee and Margherita Stancati; The Hill’s Jordan Fabian]
Russia’s blocking of sanctions against Iran for its latest ballistic missile launches teaches us that the Obama administration depends on the support of Russia and China to enforce the UN resolution, says the Wall Street Journal editorial board.
The NSA refused early requests from Hillary Clinton’s top aides to provide the former secretary of state with a “secure ‘BlackBerry-like” device to use while in office, new emails released yesterday reveal. [The Hill’s Julian Hattem]
Donald Trump becoming president has been rated as a top 10 risk facing the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The research finds that Trump poses more of a risk to global security than the UK leaving the EU or fighting breaking out in the South China Sea. [BBC]
An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to Islamic State and to counts of possessing firearms while a felon. Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi will be sentenced on June 23. [The Hill’s Julian Hattem]
Morocco has reacted angrily to UN Security-General Ban Ki-moon’s reference to its “occupation” of Western Sahara, Morocco’s foreign minister informing Mr Ban that his country is planning to cut “a large part” of its civilian support for the UN Mission in Western Sahara and considering withdrawing troops from peacekeeping operations altogether. Morocco has been involved in a dispute over its sovereignty of Western Sahara since the 1970s. [New York Times’ Rick Gladstone]
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Today's Headlines and Commentary 

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President Obama announced his nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th Supreme Court justice, the New York Times reports. Noting that Judge Garland was on Obama's shortlist for a Supreme Court nomination due to "his position, disposition and bipartisan popularity,” the Times writes that Judge Garland "is described as brilliant and, at 63, is somewhat aged for a Supreme Court nominee." Judge Garland was confirmed in 1997 as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and is well known for his work in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing case.
In his address, the president suggested that he came to his decision after considering the opinions of politicians on both sides of the aisle as well as those of legal associations and advocacy groups in “a rigorous and comprehensive process.” He added that Judge Garland “is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence.” The president announced his choice in an address from the the White House Rose Garden earlier this morning.
Following the announcement, several GOP leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, voiced their intentions to block the nomination in what they suggest is a matter of principle.
In Lawfare, both Ben Wittes and Tim Edgar outline why blocking Judge Garland's nomination may not be such a good idea. In Ben's view, Garland "is quite simply one of the very finest judges in the United States" with "extensive national security experience." Edgar argues that Republicans should consider that Garland may be the best they'll get anytime soon, as a President Clinton would likely nominate a "younger, more liberal candidate." 
Turning to Syria: just days after the Kremlin’s unexpected announcement that Russia would withdraw the “main parts” of its forces from Syria, the Washington Post writes that the decision “rearranged the lines of the grinding conflict and solidified Moscow’s influence not only on the battlefield but also at the negotiating table.” The move was reportedly made without consulting the Assad regime, and experts suggest that “Russia’s pullout will put significant pressure on Assad to work out a power-sharing agreement with the opposition.” As the conflict marks its fifth anniversary, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura suggested that the Russian withdrawal “will have an actual impact on the talks” and that negotiations currently being held in Geneva have “new momentum.”  
In addition to catching the White House off-guard, the Russian decision has caught nearly every party involved in the country by surprise, leaving diplomats and officials to question just what Russian intentions are and what impact the move will have on the conflict. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Moscow next week to discuss the Russian withdrawal and the possibilities of a political transition in Syria, the Post reports. Reuters has more.
Russia will maintain a reduced number of personnel at its naval and airbases in the country; it will also keep in place its S-400 air defense missile systems, which will enable Moscow to exert continued influence in the region. Reuters tells us that “just under half of Russia's fixed-wing strike force based in Syria has flown out of the country in the past two days.” According to the Guardian, Russian airstrikes have been responsible for some 2,000 civilian deaths since they began nearly six months ago. The Guardian writes that “[Russian] jets appear to have intentionally bombed civilian areas, in a campaign to spread fear and clear areas where government ground troops were planning to advance.” In considering the Kremlin’s announcement, the Daily Beast suggests tha—having bolstered the Assad regime by bringing “a real turnabout in the fight against the terrorists in Syria,” as the Kremlin puts itRussian President Vladimir Putin “may well be winding down a short intervention because he’s accomplished exactly what he set out to do.”
Meanwhile, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) announced its intention to declare a federal region in northern Syria, a notion immediately rejected by Syrian and Turkish officials at the Geneva peace talks. The Associated Press reports that the PYD “is not lobbying for a Kurdish region but an all-inclusive area with representation for Turkmen, Arabs and Kurds in northern Syria.” Despite serious gains made by Syrian Kurds in northern Syria in recent years, the PYD and the group’s military arm have been excluded from talks in Geneva as Turkey considers the group a terrorist organization.
The Iraqi army, backed by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and an Iran-supported Shia militia, is set to launch an offensive to push ISIS militants away from the northern oil region of Kirkuk, Reutersreports.
The Daily Beast tells us that the Obama administration is launching “a stealth anti-Islamic State messaging campaign, delivered by proxies and targeted to individual would-be extremists.” The establishment of the Center for Global Engagement was announced on Monday by the “new anti-ISIS message czar” Michael Lumpkin as a replacement of “previous less-than-successful efforts.” Lumpkin told the Daily Beast that “you need a network to defeat a network, so we’re going to take a network approach to our messaging.” The new messaging approach “is not going to be focused on U.S. messages with a government stamp on them, but rather amplifying moderate credible voices in the region and throughout civil society,” as White House counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monacophrased it in her address last week at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Algerian national Mohamed Belkaid was shot dead during a raid on a Belgian apartment in a Brussels suburb after two occupants opened fire on police. Two suspects in the Paris attacks managed to escape. Belkaid was shot dead by snipers as he attempted to fire at police from a window, but the BBC says that Belkaid “was not known to the authorities except for one case of robbery.” The BBC added that an Islamic State “flag was recovered from the apartment raided on Tuesday, along with Salafist (ultra-conservative Islamic) literature and Kalashnikov ammunition.”
Some 47 suspects have been detained in Turkey’s anti-terror operations following Sunday’s suicide bombing in Ankara. According to the Post, the raids followed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s declaration that Turkey would “redefine” terrorism in order to allow the country to take legal action against any supporter of terrorism, “including legislators, academics and journalists.” No group has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack which killed 37.
A bomb targeting a bus carrying Pakistani civil servants left at least 15 dead in Peshawar. At least 50 others were injured in the attack. While no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, the Pakistani Taliban has frequently targeted the northwestern city, the BBC tells us.  
In neighboring Afghanistan, Taliban militants seized a fifth district in Helmand province yesterday.The New York Times reports that the Khan Neshin District fell to insurgents after Taliban fighters attacked a government center, causing officials to flee. As security in Helmand looks increasingly tenuous, the Post writes that “the Taliban’s apparent gains in the district [...] comes just weeks after government forces withdrew from two other districts in the province, effectively ceding control to insurgents.” In recent months, hundreds of U.S. special operations forces have been deployed to the region.
Amid Taliban gains, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg met with the country’s leaders and predicted another difficult year as insurgents continue their fight against Kabul. He confirmed that NATO would continue to support the Afghan army but said that NATO troops would not resume combat operations. Currently, NATO has some 3,000 troops in the country, with half of the additional 9,800 U.S. personnel expected to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.
A Saudi airstrike in the primarily Houthi-controlled Haja province in northwestern Yemen killed at least 41 civilians yesterday. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said that Saudi Arabia was looking into the reports. Saudi Arabia has come under fire for causing civilian deaths in Yemen as the United Nations estimates that “more than 6,000 people, half of them civilians, have been killed in Yemen's conflict since the Saudi-led intervention began in March 2015.”
Two female suicide bombers left at least 22 worshipers dead in a Nigerian mosque in Maiduguri. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the incident resembles other Boko Haram attacks which frequently use women and children to carry out suicide bombings. The BBC writes that “Maiduguri is the birthplace of Islamist group Boko Haram's insurgency which has killed 20,000 people since 2009.”
Reflecting on the recent attack in the Ivory Coast, the New York Times writes that Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is ”making a lethal come back” despite French efforts to crush the group. The authors note that the group’s “recent assaults on three enclaves for expatriates and African elites — in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Mali — seem to be patterned after the kind of big, shocking terrorist attacks carried out by rival extremist groups like the Islamic State,” adding that “Western-friendly capitals known for religious tolerance are now especially fearful, wondering who will be next.”
Citing a report from state news agency Xinhua, Reuters tells us that China is seeking greater counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States. According to the report, Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun met with FBI Director James Comey in Beijing and sought to "deepen law enforcement and security cooperation in the fields of internet security and counter-terrorism.”
University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea after he allegedly stole a political propaganda poster during a tourist visit in Pyongyang. According to a report from the Korean Central News Agency, Warmbier “confessed to the serious offense against the DPRK he had committed, pursuant to the U.S. government’s hostile policy toward it, in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist.”
Parting Shot: The fourth World Happiness Report is out, and Denmark “has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country,” according to the Times. Perhaps something is not so rotten in the state of Denmark, after all. Meanwhile, the United States placed 13th.
ICYMI: Yesterday, on Lawfare
Cody shared “Apple's reply to the government's opposition to Apple's motion to vacate.”
Ammar Abdulhamid wrote that Putin's announcement to withdraw Russian forces from Syria is unexpected but not surprising.
Ben anticipated the opening up of a new front in the Second Crypto War.
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Meir Dagan, Former Mossad Director, Dies at 71

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JERUSALEM — Meir Dagan, who was widely credited with setting back Iran’s nuclear programthrough covert and daring operations as the director of the Mossad intelligence agency from 2002 to 2011, died on Thursday. He was 71.
The Mossad announced his death, and a spokeswoman for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center said that Mr. Dagan had died there of liver cancer. Mr. Dagan underwent a liver transplant in Belarus in 2012, but he faced complications after returning to Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, in praising Mr. Dagan, referred to a well-known and chilling photograph in which Mr. Dagan’s grandfather was pictured, kneeling and humiliated before Nazi soldiers shortly before he was killed in the Holocaust.
“Meir was determined to ensure that the Jewish people would never be helpless and defenseless again,” Mr. Netanyahu said, “and to this end he dedicated his life to building up the strength of the state of Israel.”
Soon after he retired as Mossad chief, Mr. Dagan publicly criticized Mr. Netanyahu and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, and their policy of preparing for a military option against Iran’s nuclear program, telling an audience at a conference in Jerusalem that a strike on Iran’s nuclear installations would be “a stupid idea.”
Mr. Dagan argued that military action might not achieve all its goals and that it could lead to a regional war. His criticism became more personal in a statement to journalists after the military chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, and the director of the Shin Bet internal security agency, Yuval Diskin, also left their offices.
“I decided to speak out because when I was in office, Diskin, Ashkenazi and I could block any dangerous adventure,” Mr. Dagan was quoted as saying. “Now I am afraid that there is no one to stop Bibi and Barak,” he added, using Mr. Netanyahu’s nickname.
While in office, Mr. Dagan oversaw a number of reported operations that were hailed as great successes in Israel. Among them was the assassination of Iranian scientists and computer sabotage that weakened Iran’s nuclear program, amid concerns that Tehran was trying to build a nuclear weapon.
Ultimately, Israel did not use its military option. And last summer, the world powers reached a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program, which Israeli leaders consider a potentially existential threat to their country.
Mr. Dagan also criticized Israel’s political leaders for failing to seriously pursue a peace initiative with the Palestinians.
Last year, shortly before the general elections that returned Mr. Netanyahu to a third consecutive term in office, Mr. Dagan again lashed out against him.
“How did it happen that the country, stronger by far than all the countries in the region, is incapable of carrying out a strategic move that will improve our situation,” he said at a rally calling for political change. “The answer is simple: We have a leader who is fighting one campaign only, the campaign for his political survival.”
Born Meir Hubermann in 1945 in Kherson in what is now Ukraine, Mr. Dagan was the son of Holocaust survivors. He immigrated to Israel with his family in 1950, two years after the state was founded, and enlisted in the Israeli military in 1963, where he served in the paratrooper brigade and fought as a company commander in the Arab-Israeli War of 1967.
Rising through the ranks, he was tasked by Ariel Sharon, the general who became prime minister of Israel, to establish a special unit to combat militancy in the Gaza Strip in the 1970s, and he was later appointed commander of the South Lebanon region. He retired from the military in 1995 with the rank of major general.
Mr. Dagan then joined Israel’s counterterrorism bureau under Prime Minister Shimon Peres and was later appointed head of the bureau. In the late 1990s, he returned to the military, where he joined the general staff and served as a special adviser to the chief of staff.
It was Mr. Sharon who appointed Mr. Dagan to lead the Mossad, where he served as director under three prime ministers: Mr. Sharon, Ehud Olmert and Mr. Netanyahu.
Yaakov Perry, a lawmaker and former chief of Shin Bet, described Mr. Dagan as “one of the builders of the foundations of the theories of the war against terrorism, of special operations in the military and within the intelligence community.”
Mr. Perry told Israel Radio that Mr. Dagan was “a unique character” who combined courage, creativity and sensitivity, who led operations as a tough commander, and who painted and listened to music.
Marking Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day in April 2010, the popular Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot printed the photograph of Mr. Dagan’s grandfather on its front cover.
“Look at this photograph,” the newspaper said Mr. Dagan told visitors to his office. “Look at the man kneeling before Nazi soldiers. That is my grandfather, before he was murdered.”
He added, “I see that picture every day, and I promise that such a thing will never happen again.”
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Putin's Syria Gambit: Russian Pundits Ponder What Moscow Achieved 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's abrupt decision to draw down his country's military presence in Syria has left analysts scratching their heads. Does it signal a strategic shift or is it merely an easily reversible public-relations gambit aimed at strengthening Moscow's hand as the Geneva peace talks get under way?

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17/03/16 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . JERUSALEM — Meir Dagan, who was widely credited with setting back Iran’s nuclear program through covert and daring operations as the director of the Mossad intelligence agency from 2002 to 2011, d...
» Putin's Syria Gambit: Russian Pundits Ponder What Moscow Achieved
16/03/16 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin's abrupt decision to draw down his country's military presence in Syria has left analysts scratching their heads. Does it signal a strate...
» Cuba Reports First Zika Case Not Linked to Travel
16/03/16 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. A 21-year-old Havana woman has been diagnosed with Cuba’s first case of locally transmitted Zika virus . The woman, who had not traveled outside of Cuba, was diagnosed with the mosquito...
» For refugees, another risk: Schizophrenia
16/03/16 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Refugees in Sweden have a higher risk of developing psychotic disorders than native-born residents and migrants, according to a new study.
» Women forced to trade sex for land rights, global research finds
16/03/16 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in five people worldwide report having paid a bribe for land, with rates even higher in sub-Saharan Africa where women say they are forced...
» Kurds issue new challenge with "federal region" plans
16/03/16 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Kurdish group PYD outlines plans for its autonomous region in northern Syria, to fury in Ankara and Damascus
» U.S. Military Personnel Disciplined for Mistaken Attack on Afghan Hospital
16/03/16 20:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. (WASHINGTON)— Senior defense officials say more than a dozen U.S. military personnel, including special operations forces, have been disciplined for the breakdowns that led to the mista...
» Kerry speaks with Russian counterpart ahead of Moscow visit
16/03/16 20:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart on Wednesday ahead of his upcoming trip to Moscow, a call expected to touch on the 5-year-old...
» Russian Rights Activist Beaten, Pelted With Eggs In Chechen Capital
16/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A leading Russian rights activist has been attacked by masked men in Grozny, pelted with eggs, paint, and a cake after he was evicted from the hotel he was staying in.
» Ukraine PM scrapes through crisis but uncertainty remains
16/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has scraped through the biggest challenge to his leadership so far, lawmakers said on Wednesday, but still faces an uphill ba...
» Russia's Putin says will meet Israeli PM Netanyahu soon
16/03/16 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday he had agreed to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soon to d...
» Workers finish tearing down migrant camp in northern France
16/03/16 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A destruction crew on Wednesday tore down the last of more than 1,000 tents and huts in a large swath of a makeshift migrant camp in the French port city of Calais, a job marked by fiery protests, a...
» Murdered Venezuelan miners were mainly shot in head: prosecutor
16/03/16 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CARACAS (Reuters) - Seventeen miners murdered near a gold deposit were mainly shot in the head, and four suspects have been arrested so far in a case that has shocked Venezuela, the ch...
» Beirut Struggles Under Growing Saudi Pressure
16/03/16 20:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. As Saudi Arabia-led recriminations against Lebanon continue, the country's overseas workers and business leaders are holding their collective breath. Beirut airport is set to receive the ...
» Kerry to Take More Time on IS Genocide Decision
16/03/16 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told the Congress he needs more time to determine whether atrocities committed by the Islamic State group constitute genocide, but a decision will b...
» Gerry Adams barred from White House St Patrick's Day party
16/03/16 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Sinn Fein leader expresses anger after "security issue" left him waiting outside while Martin McGuinness entered
» AP Interview: Argentine leader says outraged by corruption
16/03/16 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 7:37 p.m. EDT. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president said Wednesday he is outraged by corruption that seeped into all facets of society during his predecessor&ap...
» Doubts Grow as EU Leaders Meet on Migrant Deal with Turkey
16/03/16 20:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. European Union leaders begin talks Thursday to work out a migrant deal with Turkey that is littered with political, legal and logistical stumbling blocks, leaving the path ahead far from ...
» Emails: NSA Said 'No' to Clinton's Request for Secure Smartphone
16/03/16 20:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Newly released emails show that the National Security Agency denied a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The messages made pu...
» Students in Mexico design “narco” fashion show
16/03/16 20:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. About 200 fashion design students at Mexico City’s IberoAmerican University have opened a show of dozens of dresses and other clothes examining the effects of the drug trade on Mexican culture.
» Colleague of slain Honduran activist Berta Caceres is shot dead
16/03/16 20:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A colleague of Berta Caceres, the award-winning Honduran environmental rights activist murdered earlier this month, has also been killed, an indigenous rights g...
» American Spies
16/03/16 14:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      American Spies Author:                 Michael J. Sulick Sulick, Michael J. (2013). American Spies : Espionage Against The United States Fro...
» Title:                      The FBI in Peace And WarAuthor:                 Fre...
16/03/16 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      The FBI in Peace And War Author:                 Frederick L. Collins Collins, Frederick L. (1962). The FBI in Peace And War . New York: Ace...
» Just back from Syria, ex-CIA's Bob Baer: “Never seen such a decay ...
16/03/16 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. Former CIA agent stationed in Syria and the inspiration for the film “Syriana,” Bob Baer joins Roe Conn and Amy Guth (in for Anna Davlantes) to break down Vladimir Putin's decisio...
» Shocking New Snowden Confession: “Climate Change is a Hoax by ...
16/03/16 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. After all, Snowden isn't revealing that there is no such thing as Santa Clause. He's saying that “global warming is a complete hoax that was invented by the CIA .” There's a damn ...
» Pentagon's Afghanistan reconstruction projects undermined by lack of oversight, watchdog finds
16/03/16 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. More than half of the Pentagon's reconstruction projects in Afghanistan are deficient, with substandard construction materials and other safety problems threateni...
» A Divided House Judiciary Committee Ponders the Pot Bill - Seven Days
16/03/16 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from house judiciary committee - Google News. Seven Days A Divided House Judiciary Committee Ponders the Pot Bill Seven Days On March 8, as Vermont lawmakers returned from their weeklong town meeting break, the...
» Putin to Rivlin: I'll discuss diplomacy, regional security with Netanyahu
16/03/16 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 16, 2016, 6:48 PM (IDT) At the beginning of his meeting at the Kremlin with visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would discuss&nb...
» General says Army at high risk in war against China, Russia
16/03/16 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Army's top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China.
» The Latest: Russia pulling forces to spur end to Syria war
16/03/16 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. GENEVA (AP) - The Latest on Syrian peace talks that resumed in Geneva on Monday (all times local): 9 p.m. Russia's U.N. ambassador says the bulk of his country's ...
» Putin orders to start Russian military pullout from Syria
16/03/16 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to withdraw most of its forces from Syria, timing his move to the launch of Syria peace talks ...
» Panel: US border agency needs more anti-corruption agents
16/03/16 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. SAN DIEGO (AP) - A panel of law enforcement experts found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made little movement on a call to sharply increase the numbe...
» US and Russia sharply divided over Iran missile tests
16/03/16 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States is insisting that Iran's test-firing of two ballistic missiles last week was in defiance of a U.N. resolution, but Russia ...
» Navy says glitch caused improper pulling of SEALs' weapons
16/03/16 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican lawmaker said Monday he's been assured the Navy has resolved a procedural glitch that caused combat rifles used by SEAL teams based...
» ISIS atrocities against Christians called 'genocide,' House unanimously declares
16/03/16 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved a resolution declaring as "genocide" atrocities committed by the Islamic State against Christians a...
» Russia's defense ministry: First group of Russian warplanes has left Russia's base in Syria
16/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's defense ministry: First group of Russian warplanes has left Russia's base in Syria.
» The Latest: Russia may keep about 1,000 personnel in Syria
16/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. MOSCOW (AP) - The latest developments on ongoing Syria peace talks and the pullout of Russian forces from the country (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The head of th...
» Omar al-Shishani, Islamic State commander, died of wounds from U.S. airstrike in Syria
16/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. A top Islamic State commander has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, a senior Iraqi intelligence officials and the head of a Syrian activist gr...
» Islamic State hackers post 'kill list' of Minnesota cops
16/03/16 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. A group of hackers loyal to the Islamic State terrorist group have reportedly posted a "kill list" with the names and personal details of 36 policemen in Minnesot...
» Iran's military meddling in Middle East helps Tehran 'spread' ideology across region
16/03/16 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The chief of the Iranian military forces that protects the regime said on Tuesday that Iran's insertion into conflicts in the region is helping Tehran spread its ...
» Maryland man indicted on charges he drove car into NSA gate
16/03/16 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BALTIMORE (AP) - A 42-year-old Baltimore man has been indicted on charges he crashed a stolen car into a security gate at Fort Meade last October. The government ...
» Vladimir Putin says public supports using 'repressive measures'
16/03/16 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday that citizens are in favor of using repressive measures against criminals when it's in the public's best interes...
» San Bernardino conspirator was shielded by immigration from armed DHS agents
16/03/16 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Federal immigration officers refused to let an armed team of agents into their office to detain the accused conspirator in December's San Bernardino terrorist att...
» The Latest: Kremlin hails joint Syria peace efforts with US
16/03/16 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. MOSCOW (AP) - The latest developments on ongoing Syria peace talks and the pullout of Russian forces from the country (all times local): 12:50 p.m. President Vlad...
» Ayanle Hassan Ali, Toronto attacker, said 'Allah' told him to stab soldiers
16/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. A Canadian man says he acted on orders from Allah when he stabbed two soldiers outside a recruiting center in Toronto, authorities said Tuesday.  Ayanle Hass...
» Generals express concern over spike in aircraft accidents
16/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they're concerned about an increasing number of major military aircraft accidents. During congression...
» Pentagon Admits to Wrongly Taking Combat Rifles From Navy SEALs
16/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The Pentagon disclosed Tuesday that a glitch in its internal processes caused officials to improperly seize combat rifles from a team of Navy SEALs, who had raised concerns about th...
» Russia Reminds Obama: You Caved on Iran’s Missile Program, Bro
16/03/16 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Days after the latest Iranian ballistic missile test, Russia and Iran are telling the Obama administration that Iranian missile tests are not prohibited by the UN Security Council, ...
» Why isn’t Gen Raheel Sharif staying on as Pakistan Army chief?
16/03/16 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ThereAreNoSunglasses. Bargain: Why isn’t Gen Raheel Sharif staying on as Pakistan Army chief? Pinaki Bhattacharya   The race has begun. General Raheel Sharif has made it clear he won’t fol...
» Another Defector Dead in Washington
16/03/16 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The XX Committee. A former member of Putin’s inner circle has died violently and mysteriously in our nation’s capital. The story has all the makings of a sleek Hollywood spy thriller. A defecto...
» SYRIA: More Posturing Than Performance
16/03/16 13:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» US: Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious
16/03/16 13:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera has been found to be associated with Fast and Furious, a failed "gun...
» In the Syria chess game, did Putin outwit Obama?
16/03/16 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Russian President Vladimir Putin's sudden move to withdraw Russian forces from Syria, and declare the putative end of his country's main military operations there, once more caught many ...
» To combat Islamic State, understand its tactics
16/03/16 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. One wouldn’t call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Barack Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State group through rhetoric that is eithe...
» Trump still not doing well enough to guarantee nomination
16/03/16 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Donald Trump is the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention in July, according to an analysis of the delega...
» Trump, Clinton surge, with turbulence ahead
16/03/16 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the winners in a big presidential primary day Tuesday. But both showed just enough vulnerability to keep the races intensely contested for at least ...
» Omar the Chechen, an ISIS Official Wounded by U.S. Raid, Has Died
16/03/16 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The militant, Omar al-Shishani, was the Islamic State’s minister of war, according to the Pentagon.
» Saudis Issue a Response to Criticism by Obama
16/03/16 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A top intelligence chief responds to remarks made by President Obama in an interview with The Atlantic magazine.
» American Fighting With ISIS Captured in Iraq
16/03/16 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The American man Mohammed Jamal Amin, 27, left Virginia to fight for the Islamic State and was caught near the northern city of Sinjar, Kurdish and U.S. off...
» What Quagmire? Even in Withdrawal, Russia Stays a Step Ahead
16/03/16 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Vladimir V. Putin’s move to withdraw the bulk of his forces from Syria caught the White House by surprise.
» More Transparent Than Thou
16/03/16 13:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Brett Max Kaufman At the dawn of his second term, President Obama declared , “This is the most transparent administration in history, and I can document how that is the case.” But three year...
» The Early Edition: March 15, 2016
16/03/16 13:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Nadia O'Mara Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. IRAQ and SYRIA Russia to withd...
» The Early Edition: March 16, 2016
16/03/16 13:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Nadia O'Mara Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. IRAQ and SYRIA Russia’s partia...
» China calls for FBI cooperation in internet security, counter-terrorism ... - Reuters
16/03/16 13:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Reuters China calls for FBI cooperation in internet security, counter-terrorism ... Reuters China wants to have deeper internet security and anti-terrorism cooperation with th...
» A Dangerous Game in Chechnya
16/03/16 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Chechnya: It has been one year since Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down on a bridge near Red Square in Moscow. Where do things stand?
» Legal Marijuana May Be Affecting Drug Cartel Profits
16/03/16 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Legal marijuana in the United States is having an impact on the drug's manufacturers, sellers and smugglers near the U.S.-Mexico border.
» The Latest: Moscow official says Russia to keep striking IS
16/03/16 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. A Russian deputy defense minister says Russian warplanes based in Syria will continue striking militants from the Islamic State group.
» Zika is the latest battle in a long war between humans and mosquitoes
16/03/16 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. The tiny little pest that has wreaked havoc on civilization for centuries. Zika is just one of many battles in the war against mosquitoes.
» IS leader al-Shishani dies of wounds from US strike in Syria
16/03/16 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Top Islamic State commander and feared ethnic Chechen jihadi fighter Omar al-Shishani has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria.
» Syria withdrawal: Which of Russia's forces are being pulled out?
16/03/16 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Russia is withdrawing more than half of its fighters and bombers from Syria, while leaving its missile defense systems and naval fleet in the Mediterranean. Despite the pullout, the Rus...
» NSA Data Will Soon Be Used By Domestic Law Enforcement - Mintpress News (blog)
16/03/16 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google News. Mintpress News (blog) NSA Data Will Soon Be Used By Domestic Law Enforcement Mintpress News (blog) Now the New York Times reports that National Security Agency data will be s...
» Counterterrorism expert says FBI isn't being honest about iPhone hacking - Cult of Mac
16/03/16 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Cult of Mac Counterterrorism expert says FBI isn't being honest about iPhone hacking Cult of Mac “If I were in the job now, I would have simply told the FBI to call Fort Meade, the headq...
» America's Gestapo: The FBI's Reign of Terror | Tenth Amendment ... - Tenth Amendment Center
16/03/16 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Tenth Amendment Center America's Gestapo: The FBI's Reign of Terror | Tenth Amendment ... Tenth Amendment Center Don't Be a Puppet” is the message the FBI is sending young Americans. As ...
» FBI cracks down on people bringing guns through airport security ... - WSB Atlanta
16/03/16 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. WSB Atlanta FBI cracks down on people bringing guns through airport security ... WSB Atlanta FBI special agent in charge Britt Johnson says a change in state law in 2014 created a securi...
» Administration Grants FBI More Raw Access To NSA Data Just As ... - Techdirt
16/03/16 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. TheBlaze.com Tenth Amendment Center Administration Grants FBI More Raw Access To NSA Data Just As FBI Claims To Be Implementing New Minimization ... Techdirt Spencer Ackerman of the Guar...
» 'Blindspot' Recap: The FBI Has a Mole and It's … Jane? - Yahoo TV (blog)
16/03/16 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Yahoo TV (blog) 'Blindspot' Recap: The FBI Has a Mole and It's … Jane? Yahoo TV (blog) Warning: This recap for the “Erase Weary Youth” episode of Blindspot contains character and story s...
» Here's Why The FBI Got Nothing From Changing Terrorist's iPhone ... - Tech Times
16/03/16 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Tech Times Here's Why The FBI Got Nothing From Changing Terrorist's iPhone ... Tech Times The FBI pushes the case against Apple's encryption, at the cost of privacy. Even after changing ...
» The FBI's worst nightmare is coming true - BGR
16/03/16 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. BGR The FBI's worst nightmare is coming true BGR Rather than use the tools at its disposal to hack into an iPhone recovered from one of the terrorists who carried out the horrific San Be...
» ​FBI Warns About Ransomware Attacks Infecting Whole Networks ... - Motherboard
16/03/16 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Motherboard ​FBI ​ FBI Warns About Ransomware Attacks Infecting Whole Networks ... Motherboard The use of ransomware, in which hackers encrypt a computer's files and then demand a hefty ...
» Purported American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq wasn't on FBI radar - Washington Post
16/03/16 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Washington Post Purported American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq wasn't on FBI radar Washington Post FBI agents have since launched an investigation into the matter, officials f...
» FBI: drug raids being conducted in multiple counties - fox8.com
16/03/16 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. fox8.com FBI : drug raids being conducted in multiple counties fox8.com STARK COUNTY, OH – The Cleveland FBI is conducting a number of drug raids in Stark County Wednesday morning. The F...
» Ukraine, Turkey May Forge Anti-Russian Alliance in Black Sea
16/03/16 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. Russia, a common enemy since recently, has prompted Turkey and Ukraine, the big neighbors across the Black Sea, to step up political, economic and military...
» Suspected Chechen Servicemen Attack Journalists and Rights Activists in Ingushetia
16/03/16 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. On March 9, unidentified assailants attacked a group of journalists and rights activists in Ingushetia. An estimated 15–20 armed men stopped the minivan wi...
» Putin the ‘Peacemaker’ Ends Operations in Syria
16/03/16 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. On March 14, President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced his order to commence withdrawing the main element of Russia’s military deployment in Syria. J...
» Navy's First Female Admiral Lined Up for Another 4-Star Post
16/03/16 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The Navy’s highest-ranking woman may soon head to Europe.             
» Laser Weapons Ready for Use Today, Lockheed Believes
16/03/16 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. If the Pentagon wanted them tomorrow, Lockheed is ready to provide laser weapons at the 30 KW level.             
» US Army Generals Criticize Outdated Deployment Model: 'We've Gotten Rusty.'
16/03/16 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The US Army must rebuild its ability to deploy quickly and into contested areas, the service’s senior leaders said Wednesday.             
» Russia to keep S-400 in Syria until Saudi warplanes leave Turkey
16/03/16 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 16, 2016, 9:14 AM (IDT) The highly-advanced S-400 air defense missiles will also eventually be evacuated from Syria, said high-ranking officials in Moscow on Wednesday, March 17, according...
» Aftermath of Ankara bombing: Turkish forces make arrests nationwide
16/03/16 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 16, 2016, 3:06 PM (IDT) Turkish security forces arrested 73 people across the country on Wednesday as part of a wide-scale operation against the PKK Kurdish underground in order to dismant...
» Israeli President Rivlin meets Putin at the Kremlin
16/03/16 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 16, 2016, 6:29 PM (IDT) At the beginning of the meeting at the Kremlin between Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Putin said the two leaders...
» Life in Purgatory: Buddhism Is Growing in China, But Remains in Legal Limbo - TIME
16/03/16 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. TIME Life in Purgatory: Buddhism Is Growing in China , But Remains in Legal Limbo TIME China's religious revival, born of the failings of both communism and capitalism to provi...
» China, Russia Planning Space Attacks on US Satellites - Washington Free Beacon
16/03/16 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Washington Free Beacon China , Russia Planning Space Attacks on US Satellites Washington Free Beacon China and Russia are preparing to attack and disrupt critical U.S. military...
» In the Apple encryption fight, the FBI is now on China's side - The Verge
16/03/16 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. The Verge In the Apple encryption fight, the FBI is now on China's side The Verge As Apple filed its defense against the government on Monday, FBI Director James Comey was in B...
» Scammers Spoofing FBI Phone Numbers to Fool Victims
16/03/16 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Current. — St. Louis
» Syria Refugee Children Fear for Their Future
16/03/16 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. About half of the 4.8 million Syrians who fled their homeland are children, and some of the most vulnerable live in dozens of makeshift tent camps, including in Jordan, which has taken in...
» Obama Selects Garland as Supreme Court Nominee
16/03/16 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama has selected federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created last onth by the death of Justice Antonin Sca...
» Georgia's Political Elite Targeted in Sex Videos Blackmail
16/03/16 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Georgian Prosecutor's office announced on March 15 that charges have been brought against five people in connection with illegal video footage featuring prominent pol...
» Kadyrov to Get Another Term, Say Kremlin Sources (Exclusive)
16/03/16 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Barely a month has gone by without a controversy involving Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
» India's Billion-Member Biometric Database Raises Privacy Fears
16/03/16 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. India's parliament is set to pass legislation that gives federal agencies access to the world's biggest biometric database in the interests of national security, raising fears the privacy...
» Germany Bans Neo-Nazi Group as Far-Right Gains From Migration Crisis
16/03/16 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The move against White Wolves Terrorcrew is intended to demonstrate that the authorities will not tolerate agitation against foreigners and migrants.
» Obama to Travel to Britain, Saudi Arabia in April
16/03/16 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia and Britain next month ahead of his long-planned trip to Germany.   The White House says Obama will head to Saudi Arabia on April 21 for...
» NATO Chief Predicts Another Tough Year Ahead for Afghanistan
16/03/16 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The head of NATO on Wednesday predicted a difficult fight ahead for Afghanistan as the government continues to battle the Taliban and other militant factions trying to assert their presen...
» Pentagon Drops the Ball Over Open Skies Treaty With Russia - Sputnik International
16/03/16 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sputnik International Pentagon Drops the Ball Over Open Skies Treaty With Russia Sputnik International US media has responded to the concerns of US Army generals over Russia's plans t...
» Russian-speaking jihadis in Syria 'could threaten Moscow in future'
16/03/16 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. International Crisis Group says apparent policy of allowing Islamists to leave before Sochi Olympics could come back to haunt Russia Thousands of Russian-speaking jihadis fighting fo...
» Syrian Government Rejects Direct Peace Talks
16/03/16 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Chief Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari has refused to start direct talks with opposition representatives, as peace talks entered a third day in Geneva.
» Syrian moderate rebel 'spymaster' slams CIA for 'ignoring' detailed intel on Isil since 2013
15/03/16 20:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Free Syrian Army 'spymaster' says his agents have been providing the US agency with GPS positions of its leaders and headquarters but the US has failed to act
» Russia surprise withdrawal resonates from battlefield to peace talks
15/03/16 20:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The move could force more concessions from Syria’s president.
» 3 Turkish scholars arrested over ‘terror propaganda’ charges
15/03/16 20:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency says a court in Istanbul has charged three academics with making terrorist propaganda and ordered them arrested pending the outcome of a trial.
» Academics in Puerto Rico debate future of Spanish language
15/03/16 18:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The king and queen of Spain flew to the former colony of Puerto Rico to help launch on Tuesday what is considered the world’s most important event involving the Spanish language.
» Kerry, Putin to Discuss Syria as Russia Seeks to Bolster Influence
15/03/16 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Secretary of State John Kerry said he would travel to Moscow next week to discuss a political solution to Syria’s five-year war, as the U.S. and key players strain to figure out how Russia’s parti...
» Putin’s Syria Withdrawal Keeps Him at the Fore and Everyone Else Guessing
15/03/16 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin ’s typically theatrical order to withdraw the bulk of Russian forces from Syria , a process that the Defense Ministry said it began on Tuesday, seemingly caugh...
» Russia's Unexpected Withdrawal from Syria
14/03/16 19:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia announced it will pull the bulk of its troops from Syria starting March 15, in a process that could take up to 5 months. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation) Russian President Vladimir Putin...
» America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror
14/03/16 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Tenth Amendment Center. “ Don’t Be a Puppet ” is the message the FBI is sending young Americans. As part of the government’s so-called ongoing war on terror, the nation’s de f...
» 45 Years After COINTELPRO, FBI Still Thinks 'Dissent is the Enemy' | Common Dreams
14/03/16 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community. Forty-five years ago on Tuesday, peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and unearthed documents exposing th...
» Putin orders Russian forces to pull out of Syria
14/03/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . ©AP Russian fighter jets at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria on Tuesday after a six-month campaign, saying they ...
» Putin Orders Start of Syria Withdrawal, Saying Goals Are Achieved
14/03/16 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday ordered the withdrawal of the “main part” of Russian forces in Syria , a surprise move that he said was justified by the “overa...
» Turkey Suspects Kurdish Separatists Behind Deadly Car Bombing in Ankara
14/03/16 10:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Turkish investigators suspect Kurdish separatists carried out a deadly car bombing in Ankara that killed at least 37 people in an attack that raised new fears that the country is headi...
» Violent weekend leaves 10 dead in Puerto Rico
14/03/16 10:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A police spokesman in Puerto Rico says a man has been shot to death outside a fast food restaurant, bringing to 10 the number of people killed during a violent weekend in the U.S. territory.
» 9 suspected cartel members killed in Mexico border city
14/03/16 10:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. At least nine suspected criminals died in gunbattles with government forces Sunday during an anti-cartel operation in the city of Reynosa, which sits across the U.S. border from McAllen, Texas, Mexi...
» Top U.N. Official Calls on India to Criminalize Marital Rape
14/03/16 10:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. India could be violating the U.N.’s development agenda if it fails to criminalize marital rape , the head of the U.N. Development Programme implied on Monday. In an interview with the H...
» The Rise and Fall of the Putin Propaganda Czar Who Met a Violent End
14/03/16 10:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. The Russian phrase vsyo mogu! – “I can do anything!” – was a kind of motto for Mikhail Lesin. He first announced it to an interviewer in 2003, when he was serving as the propaganda chief to P...
» American ISIS Member Captured By Kurdish Forces
14/03/16 10:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. An American who is alleged to be a member of ISIS has been captured by the Kurdish security forces, a Kurdish News Service reports. The man is identified by the Kurdish news service Rudaw as ...
» London Mayor Urges Obama Not to Get Involved in ‘Brexit’ Fight
14/03/16 10:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. London Mayor Boris Johnson has warned President Barack Obama not to intervene in the U.K’s European Union referendum during a visit to the country next month. The mayor, the countryR...
» Syria warned not to derail peace talks
14/03/16 10:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. France and US issue stern dressing down over what they said were attempts to disrupt negotiations due to start on Monday
» Five years of war in Syria - is there any hope of an end?
14/03/16 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Rebels and regime finally agree to turn up to talks in Geneva - but won't make concessions or even meet each other face to face
» North Korea threatens to 'burn Manhattan to ashes' with a hydrogen bomb
14/03/16 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. The claim is the latest in a string of increasingly bold threats made by the hermit regime's leader, Kim Jong-un
» Is the far-Right on the rise again in Germany?
14/03/16 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Germany's new anti-immigration party, AfD, has had a stunning rise. What does it portend for Germany?
» London Mayor Urges Obama Not to Get Involved in 'Brexit' Fight - TIME
14/03/16 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. TIME London Mayor Urges Obama Not to Get Involved in 'Brexit' Fight TIME London Mayor Boris Johnson has warned President Barack Obama not to intervene in the U.K's European Union refer...
» Ankara Bomb Attack Kills 34; Erdogan Vows to Fight Terrorism
14/03/16 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkish officials expect to announce Monday the conclusions of their investigation into a bombing Sunday in the country's capital, Ankara, that killed at least 34 people and drew condemna...
» Syria Peace Talks Resuming With Divide Over Assad's Future
14/03/16 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is due to meet with Syria's warring parties for "substantive" talks Monday in Geneva aimed at ending the country's five-year conflict. He spoke Sun...
» Throngs of Brazilian Protesters Demand President's Ouster
14/03/16 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Brazilian police say some 3 million people across the country took to the streets Sunday demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff. Protesters urged lawmakers to continue with ongo...
» Amtrak says train derails in Kansas - Reuters
14/03/16 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News Amtrak says train derails in Kansas Reuters Amtrak's Southwest Chief train from Los Angeles to Chicago with 128 passengers and 14 crew suffered a derailment of multiple ...
» The Daily 202: Breitbart exodus highlights schism over Trump within conservative media - Washington Post
14/03/16 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post The Daily 202: Breitbart exodus highlights schism over Trump within conservative media Washington Post THE BIG IDEA: Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields and e...
» American ISIS Member Captured By Kurdish Forces - TIME
14/03/16 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News American ISIS Member Captured By Kurdish Forces TIME An American who is alleged to be a member of ISIS has been captured by the Kurdish security forces, a Kurdish News S...
» Russia ready to cooperate with US-led coalition in fight for Syria's Raqqa: Interfax
14/03/16 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is ready to coordinate its actions with the U.S.-led coalition in Syria to push the Islamic State group out of Raqqa, Interfax news agency quoted Russia's For...
» Senior Saudi prince condemns Obama comments on Middle East
14/03/16 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. RIYADH (Reuters) - A senior Saudi Arabian prince on Monday condemned comments attributed to U.S. President Barack Obama, saying the American leader had "thrown us a curve ball" in crit...
» Ukraine President sees Yaresko as possible PM: spokesman
14/03/16 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko sees technocrat Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko and the head of the reformist Samopomich party as potential candidates for prime mi...
» Hundreds of migrants march out of Greek camp, seek way over border
14/03/16 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants streamed out of a camp near the northern Greek border on Monday to try to find a way around a border fence blocking their way into Mace...
» UN-Mediated Syria Peace Talks Open In Geneva
14/03/16 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. United Nations-mediated peace talks have started in Geneva United Nations mediated peace talks are due to begin in Geneva on March 14 between Syrian President Bashar al-A...
» Editorial: Mr. Netanyahu’s Lost Opportunities
14/03/16 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. It’s hard to understand how showing disrespect to the president of the United States serves Israel’s interests.
» Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump-Berlusconi Syndrome
14/03/16 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Lessons from Italy on the rise of a showman in a time of anxiety.
» Israeli hiker finds 'second of kind' coin
14/03/16 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. An Israeli hiker has found an almost 2,000 year-old Roman coin that is only the second of its kind, authorities say.
» 29 people taken to hospitals after Kansas train derailment
14/03/16 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 9:37 a.m. EDT. CIMARRON, Kan. (AP) -- At least 29 people have been taken to hospitals after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities said....
» Army top brass skirt punishment in fraud probe as lower ranks take blame
14/03/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. With the exception of only one general, the Army's top brass have escaped punishment in one of the service's largest criminal investigations into contract fraud. ...
» There is only 1 Trump, and he’s unfit to lead us
14/03/16 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. A man who gains power by showing contempt for democracy and civil discourse is not going to develop a finer sensibility as he gains more power. The reverse is far more likely.
» As U.S. Passports For Domestic Flights Loom, IRS Can Now Revoke Passports
14/03/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Soon, your state’s driver’s license may not be enough to get you through airport security. In fact, 26 states do not meet federal regulations.
» Official: Islamic State militants accidentally blow themselves up in Afghanistan
14/03/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. At least a dozen Islamic State militants accidentally blew themselves up in eastern Afghanistan Sunday during a botched operation to plant a bomb, a local official said.
» How Russia and the west are both guilty of paranoid propaganda
14/03/16 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Only propagandists and arms dealers benefit from the regular claims that everything is being ‘weaponised’ by the Kremlin The current state of relations between Russia and the west is...
» U.S. officials unhappy with Russian plans to upgrade spy planes ... - Russia Beyond the Headlines
14/03/16 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times U.S. officials unhappy with Russian plans to upgrade spy planes ... Russia Beyond the Headlines Russia plans to enhance the surveillance technology it use...
» The lavish lifestyles of the children of Russia's mega-rich - Russia Beyond the Headlines
14/03/16 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The lavish lifestyles of the children of Russia's mega-rich Russia Beyond the Headlines The economic crisis, the fall of the ruble and the sanctions have had a negative impact on the ...
» The Briefing: The Battle Of Geneva
14/03/16 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. O ver the past six months, Russia has managed to reset and reshape the civil war in Syria. They've saved Bashar al-Assad, frustrating Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the West i...
» In Defense of the Obama Doctrine
14/03/16 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense One - All Content. In October 2007 , Senator Barack Obama, then a struggling Democratic presidential candidate, stood before a few hundred students at DePaul University in Chicago and delivered a s...
» The Hidden Costs of Obama's Vision of American Power
14/03/16 08:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense One - All Content. It is a criticism I have heard from more than one person who has worked with President Obama: that he regards himself as the smartest person in the room—any room.  Jef...
» Maryland police: Officer shot, 2 suspects in custody
13/03/16 21:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 8:55 p.m. EDT. CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) -- Two suspects were in custody after a police officer and another person were shot and wounded near a police station in a Maryland suburb of the nation&...
» The New Interventionists, Putin’s Surprises, and Why Change in Russia Is Not Possible
13/03/16 21:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. In this week’s Western media highlights, Mark Leonard writes in Project Syndicate that the post-Cold War international order is being challenged at several fronts simulta...
» Australian journalists held in Malaysia - Gulf Today
13/03/16 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Australian journalists held in Malaysia Gulf Today KUALA LUMPUR: Two Australian journalists were detained overnight and have been barred from leaving Malaysia after they tried to “aggr...
» Egyptian justice minister fired after saying he would jail the Prophet Muhammad - Los Angeles Times
13/03/16 20:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Los Angeles Times Egyptian justice minister fired after saying he would jail the Prophet Muhammad Los Angeles Times Egypt's Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind was removed from his position...
» VIDEO: Turkish capital hit by huge explosion
13/03/16 20:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A car bomb has killed at least 34 people and wounded more than a hundred, in the heart of the Turkish capital, Ankara.
» Can Saudi Arabia fight two wars at once?
13/03/16 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. How is Saudi Arabia managing to fight two wars at once?
» In the Apple Case, a Debate Over Data Hits Home - New York Times
13/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. New York Times In the Apple Case, a Debate Over Data Hits Home New York Times For the F.B.I. and local law enforcement agencies, the fight has become a high-stakes struggle to...
» Despite low hopes, another attempt to end war in Syria
13/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Still looking far from ready to compromise, representatives from Syria's government and opposition arrived here Sunday ahead of another round of U.N.-backed negotiations to end their cat...
» Bomb Attack Kills at Least 34 in Ankara
13/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. A car bomb attack Sunday evening in Ankara killed at least 34 and injured 125, including seven police officers, Turkish officials said.             
» In Russia, there's a whole week dedicated to pancakes - AOL News
13/03/16 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. AOL News In Russia , Russia, there's a whole week dedicated to pancakes - AOL AOL News ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA . RUSSIA. MARCH 13, 2016. A girl eating blini ( Russian (Russian pancakes)...
» Voters deliver a message for Germany’s Angela Merkel: No more migrants
13/03/16 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. An upstart populist party scored big gains in local elections.
» Why Does Putin Surprise Us Again and Again?
13/03/16 20:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . March 7, 2016 People walk past a graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin seen on a residential building in Simferopol, Crimea, August 19, 2015. The sign on the graffiti reads "Ours." REUTERS/Pavel...
» Intolerant Left Shuts Down Trump Rally in Chicago
13/03/16 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. A collection of intolerant leftist groups and individuals, including <a href="http://Moveon.org" rel="nofollow">Moveon.org</a>, Black Lives Matter, and even former Weather Underground terr...
» San Bernardino Attackers’ Friend Spoke of ‘Sleeper Cells’ Before Rampage
13/03/16 19:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The regulars did not take it seriously when Enrique Marquez mused about terrorism at Morgan’s Tavern, a dank dive bar where Mr. Marquez hauled ice, cleaned bathrooms and checke...
» U.S. Stays Off Battlefield, Yet Is Drawn Into Saudi War in Yemen
13/03/16 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government celebrated after clashes with Houthi rebels and their allies in Taiz, Yemen, on Friday.
» 10 suspected cartel members killed in Mexico border city
13/03/16 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. At least 10 suspected criminals died in gunbattles with government forces Sunday during an anti-cartel operation in the city of Reynosa, which sits across the U.S. border from McAllen, Texas, Mexica...
» Putin's $50 Billion Oil Cache Gives Russia Luxury to Ignore ECB ... - Bloomberg
13/03/16 19:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg Putin's $50 Billion Oil Cache Gives Russia Luxury to Ignore ECB ... Bloomberg Russian central bankers have fewer reasons to offer relief to their recession-wracked economy t...
» Walesa, Gorbachev and Freedom's End
13/03/16 19:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. In Eastern Europe, even Nobel Peace Prize winners are unsafe from the forces of illiberalism.
» England Avenges World Cup Loss to Wales With Six Nations Win
13/03/16 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . England is the 2016 European Six Nations champion, but must win again in Paris next Saturday to take the biggest prize: the Grand Slam. England’s players won the title while watching their televisions o...
» The New Interventionists, Putin’s Surprises, and Why Change in Russia
13/03/16 18:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Institute of Modern Russia. The New Interventionists, Putin’s Surprises, and Why Change in Russia Is Not Possible 5 – 11 March 11 March 2016 In this week’s Western media highlights, Mark Leonard writes in ...
» Review: ‘Iolanta’ and ‘The Nutcracker,’ Reunited Naturalistically at the Paris Opera
13/03/16 18:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production reconstructs these two tales of a female heroine’s awakening, while stripping “The Nutcracker” of its sugarplum sweetness.
» Mass anti-president protests in Brazil
13/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Huge crowds of protesters march through Brazil's cities calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign over her alleged mishandling of the economy.
» Ankara blast: Turkish court 'blocks Twitter and Facebook' after explosion
13/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. After the attack kills 34 people and images from the explosion are widely shared, a court orders social media sites to be blocked, say local users
» Egypt minister sacked for Prophet remark
13/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Egypt's Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind is sacked after boasting that he would jail Islam's Prophet Mohammad himself if the prophet broke the law.
» Rising Anger in Brazil Spills Into Streets
13/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Demonstrators in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday called for the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff amid an economic crisis and corruption scandals.
» USAF Acknowledges Expanded Risk of Neck Damage to F-35 Pilots
13/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. In the latest hurdle for the Pentagon's F-35 joint strike fighter, testers this summer discovered that a lightweight pilot's neck could snap during a low-speed ejection.     ...
» TO VISITORS OF WINDOWS ON EURASIA
13/03/16 18:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. I am happy to report that my heart surgery was successful and that I am recovering well. I hope to return to the production of Windows sometime later this week. Many thanks...
» Syria accused of 'disrupting' peace talks over Bashar al-Assad 'red line'
13/03/16 18:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. John Kerry warns Damascus against trying to 'act as a spoiler' with the role of Syria's President still a major stumbling block
» Officer shot outside of police headquarters in Md. - CBS News
13/03/16 18:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BNO News Officer shot outside of police headquarters in Md. CBS News PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. -- A police officer was shot in Maryland outside of the Prince George County's Po...
» Bomb in Turkish capital kills more than two dozen
13/03/16 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The second major bombing in a month heightened fears that Turkey's wars are spreading.
» Official: Turkish police believe Kurdish militants carried out Ankara suicide bombing
13/03/16 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Official: Turkish police believe Kurdish militants carried out Ankara suicide bombing.
» February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa
13/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Nasa announces February exceded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record
» German state elections: What does it mean for Angela Merkel and how important are the results?
13/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. After the exit polls suggest Mrs Merkel's party will lose two states, the German chancellor faces a rocky road as her party fears the impact of her refugee policy
» Brazil rallies call for president Rousseff’s impeachment - video
13/03/16 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Crowds gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday to protest against the government and demand the removal of president Dilma Rousseff. Chants of “Fora Dilma!” [Dilma Ou...
» Obama tells Cuban dissidents he will discuss rights with Castro
13/03/16 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama promised one of Cuba's most prominent dissident groups he would raise the issues of freedom of speech and assembly with Cuban President R...
» Why This Recent Piece of ISIS Intelligence Stands Out
13/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. Two bonanzas surfaced in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) last week, although placing them in proper perspective proved daunting. You wouldn’t have gle...
» Turkey’s health minister says death toll in Ankara blast rises to 34
13/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Turkey’s health minister says death toll in Ankara blast rises to 34.
» Turkey’s interior minister confirms car bomb targeted civilians at a bus stop in Ankara
13/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Turkey’s interior minister confirms car bomb targeted civilians at a bus stop in Ankara.
» Reports: Explosion in Turkish capital
13/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN's YouTube Videos. From: CNN Duration: 03:30 Turkish media is reporting an explosion occurred in the country's capital of Ankara.
» Ankara blast: Immediate aftermath of Guven Park explosion
13/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RussiaToday's YouTube Videos. From: RussiaToday Duration: 01:50 An explosion hit the center of Ankara on Sunday evening, with a number of people reportedly killed and wounded. The blast appeared to be ...
» Can Donald Trump unify a Republican Party he fractured?
13/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from FoxNewsChannel's YouTube Videos. From: FoxNewsChannel Duration: 14:45 The Republican presidential frontrunner responds on 'Fox News Sunday'
» AP Top Stories 13 P
13/03/16 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AssociatedPress's YouTube Videos. From: AssociatedPress Duration: 01:02 Here are the top stories for Sunday, March 13th: French air investigators release details in Germanwings crash; Trump fires back ...
» Chaos erupts at Donald Trump rally in Chicago - YouTube
13/03/16 17:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 11, 2016 Chaos breaks out at a Donald Trump rally between protesters and supporters. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
» Donald Trump Has Close Call in Dayton, Secret Service Steps in to Protect - YouTube
13/03/16 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 12, 2016 Saturday, March 12, 2016: At a Donald Trump for President rally in Dayton, OH, the U.S. Secret Service had to step in to protect Mr. Trump after a scare from a protester. Donald Trum...
» Attempted attack on Donald Trump at Dayton Ohio March 12, 2016 - YouTube
13/03/16 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 12, 2016 And attempted attack on Donald Trump during rally at hanger at Dayton international airport. To use this video in broadcast or in a media player contact <a href="mailto:licensing@...
» From ‘welcome’ to ‘enough’ — Europe’s migrant view shifts
13/03/16 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Last fall, soccer fans celebrated refugee children at a legendary Munich stadium; today, European voters are boosting anti-immigrant political parties and governments are closing their gates to new ...
» Blast Rocks Turkish Capital, Killing Dozens
13/03/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 00:28 Officials said the blast occurred on Kizilay square, a key shopping and transportation hub near foreign embassies Originally published at - htt...
» Only Islamic State gains as powers bicker over Syria, UN envoy warns
13/03/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. "Everybody is starting to get more concerned that the only one taking advantage of the war is Daesh," says Staffan de Mistura ahead of peace talks
» GOP hopeful Donald Trump stands by his campaign rhetoric - Washington Post
13/03/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post GOP hopeful Donald Trump stands by his campaign rhetoric Washington Post BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Showing no signs of trying to ease the nation's tense political atmos...
» Egypt minister fired after comments about Prophet Muhammad
13/03/16 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Egypt’s government spokesman says the prime minister has fired the justice minister, two days after he said on TV he would even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he committed a crime.
» Saudi Arabia says it will punish anyone linked to Hezbollah
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would punish anyone who belongs to Lebanon's Iran-backed Shi'ite Islamist group Hezbollah, sympathises with it, supports it financially...
» Syria's warring parties return to Geneva to talk peace, but hopes are low
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The U.S. is frustrated with Russia's inability to stop Syrian government attacks.
» From 'welcome' to 'enough' _ Europe's migrant view shifts
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 4:24 p.m. EDT. PARIS (AP) -- Last fall, soccer fans celebrated refugee children at a legendary Munich stadium; today, European voters are boosting anti-immigrant political parties and govern...
» Ten suspected gang members killed in gunfight in northeast Mexico
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 10 suspected gang members were killed on Sunday in an early morning firefight with federal security forces in the dangerous northeastern Mexican city o...
» China-Pak economic corridor - Chandigarh Tribune
13/03/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Chandigarh Tribune China -Pak economic corridor Chandigarh Tribune When China signed the boundary agreement with Pakistan in 1963, the objective given in its Article 1 was to '...
» Death toll rises to 33 in car bomb blast in central Ankara
13/03/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 13, 2016, 10:02 PM (IDT) A car bomb explosion Sunday at the Guvenpark near the Turkish Education Ministry in central Ankara caused at least 33 fatalities and dozens injured.  Man...
» Turkish government 'blocks Twitter and Facebook' as part of alleged media ban following Ankara blast
13/03/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. The alleged move comes just a week after the state take-over of the Zaman newspaper
» France Says Iran Risks EU Sanctions Over Missile Tests
13/03/16 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. France has warned that Tehran could face European Union sanctions over the ballistic-missile tests conducted by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps last week.
» Election Drubbing For Merkel Over Refugees
13/03/16 15:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The state polls are the largest since the German leader opened the country's doors to more than a million migrants.
» Russia Accuses Turkey Of Operating 'Inside Syria'
13/03/16 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has accused Turkey of deploying troops "a few hundred meters from the border inside Syria" to prevent Kurdish groups in northern Syria from consolidating their pos...
» Car bomb in Turkey's capital kills at least 27, wounds 75
13/03/16 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:11 p.m. EDT. ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A car bombing in Turkey&apos;s capital has killed at least 27 people and wounded around 75 others on Sunday, officials said....
» Turkey explosion video: Dramatic CCTV shows moment 'car bomb' goes off in Ankara
13/03/16 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Witnesses in Ankara described seeing a huge explosion seen next to the main bus station
» Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria - The Guardian
13/03/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria The Guardian The conference, like the current ceasefire, which began on 27 February, is taking place because...
» Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria | Charles Glass
13/03/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The previous two rounds of Geneva talks failed. But today, with President Assad’s position no longer in question, they can bear fruit It was scheduled to start over a week ago. Then ...
» Deadly Blast Rocks Turkish Capital
13/03/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Turkish officials say at least 27 people were killed in a powerful explosion that occurred in the evening on March 13 in the capital, Ankara.
» Israel demands world powers punish Iran for missile tests
13/03/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is calling on world powers to punish Iran for its recent test-firing of ballistic missiles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel ...
» France: Iran sanctions possible over missile tests
13/03/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister has raised the possibility of European sanctions against Iran after the country test-fired two ballistic missiles last week...
» Where is Islam’s Martin Luther?
13/03/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Heretic , now out in paperback, is a provocative and ambitious book that aims to reform the second largest religion in the world. Hirsi Ali, a Somali born, Dutch r...
» Intelligence report: 4 not-so-rosy scenarios for the world
13/03/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. As a part of its new report on global trends, the National Intelligence Council developed four not-so-rosy scenarios that could become reality given major stresses the world faces during...
» Trump rally sparks extraordinary stretch in Republican race
13/03/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all.
» Who’s to blame for Trump’s rise? Everybody
13/03/16 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. I am not saying that Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. I am out of the prediction business. I am in the warning business.
» Serbia: US-bound combat missiles found on passenger flight
13/03/16 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for the U.S. containing two missiles with explosive warheads was found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Ser...
» Apple, FBI in encryption debate - State of the State KS (subscription)
13/03/16 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Apple, FBI in encryption debate State of the State KS (subscription) With those two conflicting rulings in mind, Congress needs to get involved to address the broader collisio...
» Apple vs. FBI iPhone case: Edward Snowden explains how FBI can ...
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google Blog Search. The method is described in a post on the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) site, which claims that FBI's stance on this particular matter is a lie. The Bureau is...
» Why the iPhone the FBI Wants to Crack Likely Has No Crucial Data ... - Fortune
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Fortune Why the iPhone the FBI Wants to Crack Likely Has No Crucial Data ... Fortune Should Apple still help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook if it is...
» FBI, Apple ratchet up rhetoric - The Hill
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Hill FBI , Apple ratchet up rhetoric The Hill Apple and law enforcement officials are ratcheting up the tone in their legal battle over a locked terrorist's iPhone, with both sides p...
» Why Apple is right to resist the FBI - TechCrunch
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. TechCrunch Why Apple is right to resist the FBI TechCrunch The FBI wants Apple to do something no private company has ever been forced to do: break its own technology. Specifically, the ...
» Britain Sends More Troops To Train Iraqis Fighting ISIS
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Britain said Saturday it was sending more troops to Iraq to bolster its mission training up the armed forces taking on the Islamic State jihadist group.         ...
» Russia’s Military Capabilities
13/03/16 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Phillip Karber, the president of The Potomac Foundation, discusses Russia’s formidable new generation war capabilities.             
» Next Generation Cyber Security Operations Center - Forbes
13/03/16 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Forbes Next Generation Cyber Security Operations Center Forbes This post is written with Troels Oerting (@TroelsOerting), Group Chief Information Security and Trust Officer at ...
» Wise Co airport renamed for captured CIA agent Powers | News ... - WCYB
13/03/16 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. WCYB Wise Co airport renamed for captured CIA agent Powers | News ... WCYB A Wise County airport has a new name honoring a Tri-Cities hero. The Lonesome Pine Airport is now the home of t...
» M of A - Syria: Another CIA Supplied Group Hands Its Weapons To ...
13/03/16 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. While Nusra and Ahrar have support from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the "moderates" are supported by the CIA which provides them with anti-tank weapons. When in 2013...
» Donald Trump fans flames over violence at his campaign rallies
13/03/16 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Republican front-runner says he may pay legal fees for man who threw sucker punch at his rally, and threatens to send supporters to disupt Bernie Sanders events
» Brazil protests seen as key test for Pres. Rousseff
13/03/16 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday for a day of nationwide protests against embattled President Dilma Rousseff that’s widely seen as a key test of her ability to weather the political and econ...
» The Latest: At least 27 killed in Ankara blast; 75 wounded
13/03/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on an explosion in Turkey’s capital, Ankara (all times local):
» Ankara governor’s office says at least 27 killed in explosion
13/03/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Ankara governor’s office says at least 27 killed in explosion .


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