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From Yemen to Manhattan: In military courts, the terrorists win, the people lose

Lloyd Billingsley, On November 2, two days after Uzbek Muslim Sayfullo Saipov killed eight people in New York City, U.S. District Court judge Royce Lamberth denied defense requests to halt hearings at Guantanamo in the case against Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, charged with masterminding the bombing of the USS Cole on October 12, 2000.  Back

Tick, Tock: EMP War Looms

Katie Kieffer, If you want to cry after WannaCry ransomware attacked FedEx in the United States, hospitals in Britain, and telecommunications networks in Spain last Friday, you’ll want to bawl when North Korea hits the U.S. with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Let’s not go there. Congressional reports and most security experts agree that America’s adversaries—from

Drain the Swamp: Trump Advisers Call For A ‘Purge’ Of Obama Appointees

Zero Hedge, “His playbook should be to get rid of the Obama appointees immediately,” Earlier this week, in an appearance on Fox News, Trump confirmed his beliefs that Obama is behind the litany of leaks that have plagued his administration over the past couple of months. “No, I think he [Obama] is behind it, because

Gen. Mattis and Gen. John F. Kelly Both Confirmed in Senate Votes

Gen. James Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate by an overwhelming margin to become our next Secretary of Defense. He is the first confirmed member of Trump’s cabinet. So far, the vote stands at 98-1, with Sen. Kirsten Gilliband (D-NY) voting against Mattis’ nomination.  The first bill President Donald Trump signed into law was the

Russia, Iran likely focus at hearing on Trump pick for defense chief

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon is expected to field tough questions about civilian control of the military as well as future U.S. policy toward Russia and Iran during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. James Mattis, who retired as a four-star Marine general in 2013, is technically ineligible for the job since

Time for a real strategy to keep Americans safe from cyber threats

Sen. Mike Rounds, It is alleged that in recent months, the Russian government conducted  cyber hacks of the Democratic National Committee  (DNC) server and attempted to hack  the Republican National Committee  (RNC) email system. In October 2016, the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence stated that the cyber hackers “intended to