Category: Security

White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” and the notation “SBU”, meaning “Sensitive But Unclassified.”

9:11pm EDT By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show. The […]

Unemployed young cost Europe €153bln a year

Published: 22 October, 2012, 15:57 Edited: 22 October, 2012, 15:57 As many as 14 million young unemployed Europeans cost the region’s economy about 153 billion euro a year or 1.2% of the EU’s gross domestic product, according to the study from the Eurofond research agency. ­The study discovered […]

U.S. team to help defuse isle dispute

Kyodo WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will send a group of former national security officials to Japan and China next week to encourage Tokyo and Beijing to mend diplomatic ties frayed by a territorial dispute, sources said. The U.S. team, including former Deputy Secretary Of State Richard Armitage, […]

New reports emerge of U.S. Secret Service agents hiring foreign prostitutes while investigation finds ‘culture of acceptance’ toward paid sex

By Hayley Peterson PUBLISHED:23:00 EST, 19  October 2012| UPDATED:12:28 EST, 20 October 2012     Claim: Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testified  before Congress in May that prostitute solicitation is not a widespread problem  within the agency An investigation into the U.S. Secret Service  has found a widespread […]

Drones were circling above U.S. consulate during Libya attack but officials decided NOT to mount a rescue mission

U.S.  Ambassador Christopher Stevens repeatedly pleaded with the State Department for  additional security personnel Republicans  say the Obama administration denied the request for political reasons The White  House says it had no role in procuring security detail for Stevens By Hayley Peterson and Jill Reilly PUBLISHED:10:01 EST, 19  […]

Europeans (U.N.) to monitor US Elections

Saturday, 20 October 2012 United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a […]

Why Our Best Officers Are Leaving

Why are so many of the most talented officers now abandoning military life for the private sector? An exclusive survey of West Point graduates shows that it’s not just money. Increasingly, the military is creating a command structure that rewards conformism and ignores merit. As a result, it’s […]

Mali coup led by US-trained captain

Published: 24 March, 2012, 16:14 Edited: 24 March, 2012, 21:49 A US Africa Command official confirmed on Friday the leader of military coup d’état in Mali has visited the US on several occasions, receiving professional military education. ­Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo participated in the America’s International Military Education […]

100% Right 0% of the Time

Why the U.S. military can’t predict the next war. BY MICAH ZENKO |OCTOBER 16, 2012 Two weeks ago, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered the Landon Lecture to hundreds of U.S. servicemembers and students at Kansas State University. During the question and answer […]

Germany shocks EU with fiscal overlord demand, to Counter the competition Tsar the arch-enforcer of the EU machine. After taking on contingent liabilities of €2 trillion

Germany has stated its exorbitant price for keeping Greece in the euro and agreeing to mass bond purchases by the European Central Bank. Finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble dropped his bombshell in talks with German journalists on a flight from Asia. Photo: Reuters By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 8:39PM BST 16 […]

U.S. energy companies victims of potentially destructive cyber intrusions: The secretary said that a coordinated attack on enough critical infrastructure could be a “cyber Pearl Harbor”

Posted By John ReedThursday, October 11, 2012 – 8:56 PM Foreign actors are probing the networks of key American companies in an attempt to gain control of industrial facilities and transportation systems, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed tonight. “We know that foreign cyber actors are probing America’s critical […]