FBI Counterspies Under Scrutiny Over FISA Abuses

February 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Disclosures that FBI and Justice Department officials abused secret surveillance laws by spying on a Trump campaign adviser are raising new concerns about FBI counterintelligence lapses.

Classified memos produced by the House and Senate show FBI counterspies believed Carter Page, an energy consultant with business experience in Russia, would lead them to Russian intelligence activities aimed at influencing the Trump presidential campaign during the 2016 election.

Source: FBI Counterspies Under Scrutiny Over FISA Abuses

Mattis Defends Plan to Deploy Small Nuclear Arms

February 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday the United States will deploy small nuclear weapons on two new missiles to counter growing threats posed by Russia and China.”What we’ve seen is that Russia and China from Ukraine, to mucking around in our democratic elections in the case of Russia, to China’s militarization of features in the South China Sea, we have seen them choose to become strategic competitors with us, versus what at one time we had hoped would be some level of partnership,” Mattis said.

Source: Mattis Defends Plan to Deploy Small Nuclear Arms

U.S. to Deploy Smaller Nuclear Warheads to Counter Russia’s Low-Yield Arms

February 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

The United States will deploy modified smaller nuclear warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles and re-deploy sea-launched nuclear cruise missiles to counter Russia’s plans for using small nuclear weapons.The policy shift is outlined in the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that calls for modernizing aging weapons and delivery systems but not building new, more efficient and safer warheads.

Source: U.S. to Deploy Smaller Nuclear Warheads to Counter Russia’s Low-Yield Arms

Trump Announces ‘America First’ National Strategy | The Washington Free Beacon

December 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The 68-page strategy report warns the country is facing a new era of confrontation from threats ranging from traditional military powers to new cyber and space threats.

The strategy report identifies four vital security interests: Protecting the American people and homeland; promoting prosperity; preserving peace through strength; and advancing American influence.

Source: Trump Announces ‘America First’ National Strategy by Bill Gertz

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