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COSTA MESA -- Stu Evans treasures the British half-penny he stored in the shoulder pocket of his naval flight suit while piloting more than 150 missions in Vietnam. The coin now sits on public display in the newly opened Heroes Hall veterans…
02.23 / 02:00
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Ukraine’s military was already severely overmatched against the Russian-backed rebels it began fighting in the east back in 2014, and its drone forces have proven to be spectacularly subpar. At the beginning of the war, the Ukrainians used Soviet-era Tu-143 “Flight” drones. They were so ancient that they didn’t have…Read more…
In this episode, I go to RSA and interviews the people that everyone at RSA is hoping to sell to—CISOs. In particular, John “Four” Flynn of Uber, Heather Adkins of Google, and Troels Oerting of Barclays Bank. I ask them what trends at RSA give them hope for the future, which make them weep, what’s truly new in cybersecurity, and what kind of help they would like from government.  While I'm traveling, Alan Cohn takes over the news roundup. We start with some news from the RSA Conference key…
02.23 / 00:05
lawfareblog.com
The Russian government has been accused of trying to kill another pro-West politician. Again. The most recent almost-victim is Montenegro’s former president and prime minister Milo Đukanović. This latest allegation against the Kremlin is just one of many it has had to defend itself against over the years. Funny how…Read more…
Last Saturday, Harry Siegel of the New York Daily News reported that shortly after President Trump signed his immigration executive order, Stephen Miller called the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Robert Capers, to instruct him on how to defend the order in court. The alleged contact prompted Matthew Miller, former Department of Justice spokesman under Attorney General Eric Holder, to ask on Twitter: This sort of contact is prohibited under a memo from Holder that is…
02.22 / 21:33
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NuWaves Engineering has announced the company’s newest broadband low noise amplifier, which covers C- to X-Band frequencies, extending the frequency range and potential applications over which the High Intercept Low … Continue Reading The post NuWaves Engineering Announces New Low Noise C to X Band Amplifier appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
In 2014, the Supreme Court held in Riley v. California that there was something different about searching cellphones:                                        Cell phones differ in both a quantitative and a qualitative sense from other objects that might be kept on an arrestee’s person. The term “cell phone” is itself misleading shorthand; many of these devices are in fact minicomputers that also happen to have the capacity to be used as a telephone. They could just as easily be called camera…
02.22 / 20:21
lawfareblog.com
If François Bayrou's supporters all switch to Emmanuel Macron, the latter would almost certainly qualify for the …
02.22 / 20:12
atlanticsentinel.com
Sonia Kelly and her history teacher, Judy Richonne, will spend the next four months doing research on an obscure American paratrooper who died on the first day of the Normandy invasion. In June, the University High School duo will visit Tony…
02.22 / 19:57
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Foreign Policy informs us that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week to discuss Trump’s immigration plan, outlined in two new executive orders and in DHS memos released yesterday. Trump has seriously strained relations with Mexico, whose cooperation will be instrumental in implementing changes to immigration policy. Mexico has deported more Central Americans than the United States back to th…
02.22 / 19:10
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Even where speakers took pains to avoid uttering it, the name “Donald Trump” still dominated the 53rd Munich Security Conference this past weekend. Every February, the Munich Security Conference brings together a “Who’s Who?” of security experts from governments, think tanks and the private sector. This time around, world security experts are clearly paying close attention to Mr. Trump; their challenge is how to take Trump at his word when the words keep changing. Conference-goers focused o…
02.22 / 19:10
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As South Africa positions itself for an aviation renaissance, Paramount pushed its new armed AHRLAC in Dubai this…
02.22 / 19:00
flightglobal.com
If your listen to a scanner and it goes crazy Thursday morning, it’s probably only a…
02.22 / 18:57
coastalcourier.com
If Vladimir Putin is prosecuted or sued in the United States, is he entitled to head-of-state immunity? In the past, the U.S. government has maintained that the executive branch has the constitutional power to make foreign official immunity determinations that are binding on state and federal courts. In other words, the government’s position is that President Trump would have absolute power to decide which sitting and former government officials—including heads of state such President Putin…
02.22 / 17:58
lawfareblog.com
The National Navy of Uruguay is negotiating the transfer of up to three Cessna O-2s (337 Skymasters) from the Chilean Navy, Uruguayan sources told Jane's . The aircraft, recently decommissioned by the Chilean Navy and replaced by Vulcanair P68 Observer 2 surveillance aircraft, were offered…
02.22 / 17:41
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Leonardo has used the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi to unveil plans to produce a new fighter/attack (FA) version of Aermacchi M-346, to be available from next…
02.22 / 16:40
flightglobal.com
A former Guantanamo detainee known as Jamal al Harith (formerly Ronald Fiddler) launched a suicide attack with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) south of Mosul earlier this week. He is at least the second former Guantanamo detainee to launch a suicide attack in or around Mosul on behalf of the Islamic State and its predecessor…
02.22 / 16:33
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The Imam Bukhari Jamaat and the Islamic Jihad Union, have claimed attacks in eastern and northern Afghanistan. Members of these two groups are also known to have operated in…
02.22 / 16:33
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UAE shipbuilder Al Fattan is to supply 27 fast interceptor boats to the UAE Coast Guard, the company told Jane's at the NAVDEX naval exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "We have a well-established relationship with them," an Al Fattan source said. "In January 2017 we completed deliveries for…
02.22 / 16:29
janes.com
The Middle East has been engulfed in chaos. Longstanding authoritarian regimes have been toppled; still other dictators have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions in an effort to retain power. Iran’s Shiite proxy militias have spread throughout the region, fueling sectarianism and broadening the appeal of nihilistic Sunni Islamist jihadist groups. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Egypt—two longstanding pillars of Washington’s strategic architecture in the Middle East—have been shak…
02.22 / 15:27
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