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  • Drone lands on carrier
    Small things like ‘drones’ point to bigger issues
    The approach taken by the National Politics Examiner is to use newsy stories as a trigger to more investigation and analysis. Today, one of the exceptional sources for news items, The Hill, tossed up “drones” like a skeet from a...
  • Cray super computer
    North Korea suffered cyberattack due to its attack on Sony according to U.S. rep
    North Korea suffered a cyberattack in December 2014 as retaliation for its cyberattack on Sony earlier that year according to a U.S. congressman. The same congressman did not confirm if the U.S. government conducted the attack.Bloomberg reported...
  • Chappie
    Review: 'Chappie' is a great character in a malfunctioning film
    “Chappie” is a recent science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, who has forayed into the genre several times before. With films like “District 9” and “Elysium” on his docket, Blomkamp attempted to reach...
  • U.S. Army War College
    Pakistani ISI chief visits U.S. Army War College despite ISI killing Americans
    UPDATE: Corrected date of Lt. Gen. Akhtar’s visit to the U.S. Army War College in first paragraph.Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Rizwan Akhtar visited the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA on February 25, and...
  • Bread and salt ceremony
    Russian and Chinese espionage threat to U.S. high
    Russia and China are the two biggest espionage threats to the U.S. according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, as he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 26.Clapper briefed the Senate committee on...
  • Trumpet and Trombone IQ
    What is the dog’s IQ?
    Today, Olufemi Oboye writes about dogs and intelligence in punchng.com suggesting that dog owners can test, and possibly improve upon a dog’s IQ, or Intelligent Quotient number. Oboye states that dogs can improve their intelligence by...
  • Bin Laden Abbottabad Compound in 2011
    Pakistan probably knew bin Laden location according to retired Pakistani general
    Pakistan probably knew that Osama bin Laden was in Abbottabad before U.S. forces killed him in 2011, and may have eventually revealed that information to U.S. forces in exchange for an agreement to end the Afghan war according to a retired...
  • Russian spy ring uncovered in New York, suspects arrested
    Russian spy ring uncovered in New York, suspects arrested
    U.S. authorities on Monday detained three Russian citizens, two of them Russian diplomats, with operating a New York-based cold-war style spy ring based on orders from the Russian government as the spy-ring attempted to collect economic...
  • Syria cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border
    Montreal police fear two young women have become slaves for jihadist fighters
    Today, Jan. 23, 2015, the Toronto Sun reports that, “two Montreal women, ages 18 and 19, were reported missing by their families in November and Canadian authorities believe they have joined Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.”An alarming...
  • Sen. Richard Burr
    An open letter to Senator Burr: Five tough questions
    The Libertarian Party of North Carolina has issued this open letter to Sen. Richard Burr.Dear Senator Burr,When you became Senate Intelligence Committee chair, you said that you would conduct vigorous oversight and ask the tough questions....
  • A phthalate
    Lower IQ children may result from phthalate exposure
    Last Friday, the news world was shaken by discussions of a paper in PLOS ONE titled “Persistent Associations between Maternal Prenatal Exposure to Phthlates on Child IQ at Age 7 Years.” Phthalates (pronounced “thalates”)...
  • Which is the smartest dog
    My dog is smarter than your dog
    60 minutes this month discusses dog intelligence with Anderson Cooper. This information appears to be pouring into the internet as of late with many different groups studying how their dogs might be smarter than originally thought. The 60 minutes...
  • Foggy intelligence
    Hazy intelligence dulls effectiveness of airstrikes
    Ken Dilanian’s AP story is but one instance of many that demonstrate the limitations of airstrikes alone against the ISIS terrorists. First, airpower requires intelligence. Aerial surveillance is often limited by weatherand by air defenses....
  • US Counter Insurgency  Strategy will  play a major role in coordinating the counter terror operations of Kurdish and Iraqi  ground forces.
    Did the Current U.S Intelligence Hierarchy Contribute to ISIL's Rise.
    The Office of the Director of Intelligence has taken the unprecedented measure to undermine the Central Intelligence Agency. In March of 2014 The Office of the Director of Intelligence issued a heavily redacted version of its Intelligence...
  • Drone
    Fly high and fast: US Surveillance over Syria
    The Big Story reported from an AP article that US surveillance aircraft flew over Syria. According to the report, the Syrian government could permit the US to not only surveil but to strike Islamic State targets in Syria. Syria’s Foreign...
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