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This is how Defense Secretary Mattis got the callsign 'Chaos'

via Department of Defense James. Jim, sure. Jimbo, maybe. Mad Dog, never. "Chaos," always. But why? For years, it's been widely reported, often by the man himself, that retired Marine general and Secretary of Defense James Mattis has only one really acceptable nickname, the callsign that follow

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-21 19:36:19

A female Marine officer is expected to graduate the Corps' grueling infantry officer course

US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chandra Francisco with the female engagement team in support of 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8, talks to Afghan women inside a compound during an operation to clear the village of Seragar in Sangin, Afghanistan.US Marine Corps Photo A female Marine o

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-21 16:35:57

Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls

John Brennan used to have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Brennan was the director of the CIA until January 2017; he worked with Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. In an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Brennan spoke with Busin

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-21 16:04:50

US allies accuse NSA of manipulating encryption standards

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is in the global bad books again after allegations surfaced suggesting it was trying to manipulate international encryption standards. Reuters reports that it has seen interviews and emails from experts in countries including Germany, Japan and Israel expressing

ENGADGET - 2017-09-21 18:42:00

Well before the nuclear triad was complete, the US knew about India's secret missile projects

Months before India and the United States signed the framework nuclear agreement, US spies managed to get their hands on vital information on India's nuclear missile programme. The Pokhran nuclear tests in 1998 had caught the US spooks by surprise, leading to remarks by the Congress like how "the ab

CATCHNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 03:56:00

Baseball America Prospect Report (Sept. 23)

Newsmakers from Friday's action: Christian Walker, 1b, Diamondbacks. After leading the minor leagues with 32 home runs this season, Walker got on the board with his first big fly in the major leagues this season. Pinch-hitting for reliever J.J. Hoover in the sixth inning, Walker hit the third of fou

BASEBALL AMERICA - 2017-09-23 13:40:31

Former Naval Intelligence Chief Ted Branch Cleared in 'Fat Leonard' Case

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare. US Navy Photo The Department of Justice will not prosecute Vice Adm. Ted Branch as part of the sprawling "Fat Leonard" corruption case and has subsequently cleared the name of the former chief of naval intelligence after

USNI NEWS - 2017-09-22 23:50:49

Was Your State's Election System Hacked by the Russians? DHS Notifies 21 States

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified the election officials of 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year. DHS had previously told The Associated Press (AP) that more than 20 states were targeted by hackers believed to be Russian agents before the 2016 elections

PJ MEDIA - 2017-09-23 01:45:12

The Future of Cyber Security: One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for AI

Insights into the Cyber Security Space Cyber Security Background Technology has brought the world closer together, creating an interconnected global society; however, never before has society faced as great a risk as hacking. Cyber security refers to the measures taken to keep electronic information

MEDIUM - 2017-09-23 17:15:09

US had data on Indian nuclear missiles in 2005: Edward Snowden

The US may have gained information regarding India's nuclear-capable Sagarika and Dhanush missiles and the facility where they were being developed as early as in 2005, according to a document from American whistleblower Edward Snowden's trove. The January 2005 document published by The Intercept, a

DEFENCENEWSINDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:52:43

Michael Hayden: NSA, Cybercom Should Split Leadership

Michael Hayden, a principal at advisory firm The Chertoff Group, has said the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command should split their shared leadership following Cybercom's elevation to a full combatant command, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The former NSA head added that the c

EXECUTIVEGOV.COM - 2017-09-20 09:38:43

Must-See Music Video: Country Artist Tim Montana is Joined by Robert O'Neill - the Navy SEAL Who Shot Osama bin Laden

When Tim Montana teams up with former U.S. Navy SEAL, Robert O'Neill, the result is a music video full of guns, girls, money, and an awesome new song titled "Hillbilly Rich." Here's the deal: New country artist Tim Montana (above left) is buddies with former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill (above right); y

OUTDOORHUB.COM - 2017-09-20 18:04:44

For National Security!

Call it Cooke's Rule: Those losing the argument over a given domestic policy will eventually cry "neccesity." This morning, Matthew Olsen and Benjamin Hass provide a good example, arguing in Politico that "the Electoral College is a national security threat": Hamilton and his colleagues never coul

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2017-09-20 17:56:20

What government wants from tech in the fight against terror

The prime minister wants technology companies to do more to tackle extremist content on the web. They say it's not as straightforward as it might sound. As so-called Islamic State faces defeat in the battlefield of the Middle East, British security officials know the online battle will increasingly

BBC - 2017-09-20 16:21:14

At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His.

It took less than 48 hours for Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government to revoke its fellowship invitation to whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The announcement that Manning would be a visiting fellow at the school's Institute of Politics had been met with resistance from current and former d

THE INTERCEPT - 2017-09-20 15:25:57

Cybersecurity Leaders Set to Converge during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month at the 2017 CyberMaryland Conference

BALTIMORE, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Maryland is the center of cybersecurity activities for the federal government and is once again bringing together those across the field at the seventh annual CyberMaryland Conference. Held during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this yea

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-19 22:10:00

Space Corps Proposal Has Military Brass Going Orbital

It was, to be sure, a bold and audacious move from a relatively unknown member of Congress, who moved forward despite fervent objections from both the Defense Department and the White House and not so much as a full committee hearing or debate. Alabama Republican Mike D. Rogers nevertheless used his

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2017-09-19 15:32:21

Legal defense fund set up for Michael Flynn

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn wrote on Twitter that he and his wife "are very grateful to my brother Joe and sister Barbara for creating a fund to help pay my legal defense costs." | Andrew Harrer/Getty Images The family of former White House national security adviser M

POLITICO - 2017-09-18 12:32:12

CIA Honors Officer Who Saved Karzai's Life

He had many names and nicknames during his long and storied undercover CIA career: "Spider," "the Wolf," "Craig" and even "Casper." And he's had many more operational code names that will forever remain classified. But his real name is Vogel, Greg Vogel. The CIA officially confirmed that Monday when

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-18 23:09:05

U.S. navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

The U.S. navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. The announcement comes a day before the top U.S. navy officer and the navy secretary are scheduled to go

CBC NEWS - 2017-09-18 22:58:00