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It’s Getting Late in the Cyber War

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 the massive attack on the Office and Personal Management has been ...

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Fueling the ISIS Fire

Left: U.S. Humvee captured by ISIS in Mosul, June 11, 2014.  According to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, the international coalition forces against ISIS succeeded in the past nine months, mainly through the United States air-campaign, to kill more than 10,000 ISIS fighters. This, according to Blinken, caused ISIS to lose control over 25 percent of the territory it ...

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eLoran and GPS

Foreward: “On May 22, 2015, the US Department of Homeland Security agreed with the Exelis and UrsaNav Corporations to put an eLoran signal (a terrestrial system) on the air for testing and demonstration.“ The vigorous advocacy of the Washington-based Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, helped this along. The RNTP should also be credited with the introduction of the bipartisan National Positioning, Navigation, and ...

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Weekly Review, May 18-23, 2015

Left: iSIS destroying historical sites in Iraq, AP  —  ISIS: Why Does Obama Sit on His Hands? – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Is President Obama kept on the dark by his intelligence briefers about ISIS’s rapid advance in Iraq and Syria? Why does he think there is time to now begin training more Iraqi and some Syrian self-declared “opposition” groups? What ...

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Ehrenfeld on Hacking into Airplanes Controls*

Adam Kredo’s “Cyber Experts: FBI Ignoring Hack Threats to Airplane Wi-Fi. Law enforcement still sees no credible threat,” appeared today in the Washington Free Beacon: “Law enforcement officials are downplaying reports that a U.S. hacker infiltrated a commercial airliner Wi-Fi network mid-flight and assumed control of the craft’s controls, according to one source who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. The FBI ...

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CyberSecurity Promises. Again.

Right: Hackers who claim to be affiliated with the Islamic State group released a video threatening “electronic war” on the United States and Europe, Monday, May 11, 2015. Youtube —   Concluding the Camp David Gulf Cooperation summit, President Obama promised to help secure the Gulf States from cyber attacks by Iran and ISIS.  He announced that a working group will ...

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Weekly Briefing, May 2-9, 2015

U.S. Counterterrorism at Risk – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Three days after American jihadists Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi’s attempted to kill the participants of the Mohammed Cartoon competition in Garland, Texas, was foiled, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged that “ISIS remains a continuing threat and it is a movement that can inspire others far removed from Iraq and Syria to ...

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Weekly Briefing – March 16-20, 2015

“Anti-Semitism is a Huge Menace” – The Netherlands Chief Rabbi – Emerson Vermaat, Exclusive to ACD – “The growing wave of anti-Semitism in Holland forces Jews  to be careful and hide any symbol that would give away their identity.”  “I don’t think anti-Semitism is growing in the Netherlands. It is just getting more visible now on a daily basis. Twenty ...

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Weekly Briefing – March 1-7, 2015

Right: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi described the removal of all sanctions against Tehran as a precondition for a comprehensive deal with the world powers, underlining that Tehran is standing on its positions firmly. On the Road to a “Very Bad Deal” with Iran – Rachel Ehrenfeld – It looks as the Obama ...

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Weekly Briefing – February 22 – 27, 2015

 Drones in the U.S. National Airspace System – Major Stephen Maddox & Captain David Stuckenberg —  in 2014 an American Airlines Group regional jet in Florida nearly collided with a drone at 2,300 feet. This type of UAS is supposed to remain within 400 feet of the surface. A collision at 2,300 feet might have ended in tragedy for the ...

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