Many U.S. Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable to Cyberattack

An entire generation of U.S. weapons systems are likely vulnerable to cyberattacks, and defense officials in the United States are only beginning to grapple with the massive scope of the problem, according to a U.S. government watchdog. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which conducted…

Security Brief: Spy Chip Allegations and Pence Drag Down U.S-China Relations

China is to blame for pretty much everything these days, with U.S. officials accusing Beijing of seeking to undermine U.S. politics, technological advantage, military supply chain, among other things. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent the weekend in North Korea, where he appeared to…

Interpol chief detained in China as concerns for his safety grow

Chinese officials said Sunday that they have detained the country’s vice minister of public security, who also headed the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). Meng Hongwei disappeared on Sept. 25, after messaging an image of a knife to his wife. “I think he means he is in…

Afghan officials have had enough of Erik Prince

Afghan officials have finally had enough, Reuters reported on Friday, angrily rejecting any possibility that foreign military contractors could be charged with training and advising their embattled country’s security forces. This is essentially bad news for one person: Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater  the…

New York tax officials investigating allegations Trump committed ‘outright fraud’

Tax officials in New York state said they will be “vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation” after an extensive New York Times story alleged President Donald Trump committed “instances of outright fraud” by dodging taxes and boosting the money he got from inheritances. The…

As Florence claims lives, Democrats demand answers on fund transfer from FEMA to ICE

Democratic lawmakers are probing a Trump administration official’s role in the transfer of funds intended for FEMA, the disaster relief agency, over to ICE, the agency overseeing much of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. The scrutiny comes as the remnants of Hurricane Florence…