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1 Big Thing: Foiling North Korea's Bank-Robbing Hackers

quoting Andrew Grottovia Axios
Thursday, October 4, 2018
For several years, North Korea has been conducting a spree of bank robberies online. A new report from FireEye makes clear that a recent attempt to "name and shame" a North Korean government-affiliated hacker did nothing to curtail the digital heists, and sanctions have only made Pyongyang more eager to steal money. But experts think the U.S. still has other levers it can pull.
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Biodefense: Coordinating Our Response To Deadly Disease With A Strategy And Policy Memo

mentioning Alice Hillvia Just Security
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The FBI arrested a Navy veteran for sending two letters to a Pentagon distribution center that tested positive for ricin, providing a test run on the effectiveness of interagency response to biological attacks, pandemics, and other bioincidents.


Jamil Jaffer: How Business Can Defend Against Hardware Attacks

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses steps to protect US companies from hardware attacks and deter China from gaining access to US systems.
Analysis and Commentary

Iran And United States Play A High-Stakes Game Of Chicken

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iran and America entered a new and intense phase of word-slinging and trash-talking this week. Wars of words can sometimes lead to shooting wars or they can raise the stakes so high that negotiations become necessary to skirt conflict. Which will it be with Iran? Future talks or terror?

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Hanson: China Is A Greater Threat Than Russia

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Collegian
Thursday, September 20, 2018
With all the talk about Russia these days, one might forget that there are other countries that pose a threat to the United States — a far greater threat, perhaps.
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If There Were No Borders, We Would Create Them

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Lexington Herald-Leader
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A small, but fierce, nation known for taking territory from larger neighbors had its heyday in the 17th century, when a teenage boy became king and proved so brilliant in battle that he was later called the father of modern warfare. Because its aggression dates back hundreds of years, this now-peaceful country still inspires fear and distrust on the political left.

John McCain
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John McCain, Nuclear Disarmament, And What Might Have Been

mentioning George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia Defense One
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

If McCain had become president in 2008, the world might have had far fewer nuclear weapons today.

Foreign Policy

Chinese Views on the Singapore Summit Between Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un

by Michael D. Swainevia China Leadership Monitor
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Chinese observers generally view the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a positive step towards denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

In the News

How To Fix The Intelligence Community

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson, as he so often does, gives us an excellent and concise bird’s-eye view of where we stand with the intelligence community.


Lanhee Chen: Democrats, Republicans Continue Back And Forth On Border Wall Funding

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia FOX
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Trump’s threat to shutdown the government if there is not a solution to border security and border wall funding.


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The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.