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Weekly Review, August 10-15, 2015

The Advancement of Global Jihad – The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center – The weekly report on Global Jihad details and analyses, ISIS, al Qaeda and their affiliated terror groups during between August 6-12, 2015. In Derna, Libya, “ISIS operatives are trying to regain control of the city of Derna, having been ousted by a local jihadi organization”…continue… ...

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Cybersecurity’s “New Normal”

Left: For the past five years, Chinese cyber spies have been reading the private emails of an undisclosed but presumably large number of top Obama administration officials. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not alone ignoring the security of her cyber correspondence and government secrets, using “personal communications hardware and software.” While the FBI has taken hold of her server, ...

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Weekly Review, August 3-8, 2015

Left: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani underlined that the Takfiri terrorists have been created and supported by Washington. Who Mongers War? — Rachel Ehrenfeld — If Secretary Kerry has been telling the truth that parts of agreement are kept secret, what led him and the President to sign anything with hostile Iran and a third party, the International ...

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“What are Israel’s options regarding Iran?”*

The White House release of what it claims is “the entire Iran deal,” on VentureBeat‘s Medium (candidate Obama’s mouthpiece since 2007), instead of in a press release, is telling. The President will do whatever he can to further mislead and influence Congressmen still seating on the fence, while attacking the opposition to legitimize the terrorist Islamist theocracy of Iran, its nuclear agenda ...

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Weekly Review, July 12-17, 2015

Alfred Nobel Must Be Spinning in His Grave – Rachel Ehrenfeld – The 2009 stillborn Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, has violated all three of Alfred Nobel’s stipulations for the award. Instead of working for the “abolition or reduction of standing armies,” Obama has done his best to reduce the American armed forces, at the same ...

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Timing is Everything*

If you think that computer intrusions are the main thing we need to worry about when it comes to cybersecurity, think again. There’s growing concern about the implications of our increasingly wireless world and how readily it can be disrupted. When it comes to our reliance on the electromagnetic spectrum for communication, I’m reminded of the lyrics from “The air ...

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Falling Behind in the Cyber War*

Shutting down the background check system of the Office of Personnel Management employees will do little to prevent the abuse of millions of personal files of former, current and wannabe government workers that have already been stolen. But a shutdown was ordered anyway. Incredibly, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta described the shutdown as a “proactive, temporary suspension.” Proactive?  After millions of files were ...

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Weekly Review, June 15-20, 2015

Left: Learning a trade … former “militants” study electronics at the Swat valley centre. Photograph: Mian Kursheed/Reuters  The Folly of Islamic de-Radicalization – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Establishing de-radicalization centers to fight the jihadist plague, either in Muslim countries or in the West is a futile endeavor. They cannot erase centuries of indoctrination by religious authorities in Arab and Muslim countries. The preaching of hatred of all others ...

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GPS Vulnerability: Options and Alternatives

Abstract The Global Positioning System (GPS) was declared operational on December 8, 1993. Since that time the system and the receivers that use it have been improved to a level of performance unimagined by its creators. Also, the system has been integrated into the daily life of societies all around the world. It is, generally, agreed that a disruption of ...

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Weekly Review, June 8-13, 2015

It’s Getting Late in the Cyber War – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Promises to increase the United States cyber defenses are nothing new, though lately they are made more frequently. On June 9, 2015, just one day after President Obama vowed to “aggressively bolster” our cyber defenses, the U.S. Army official website was hacked and defaced, apparently by a hacktivist group, supporting Bashar Assad, the “Syrian Electronic Army,” while ...

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