Concerned about the Current Defense Posture of the US? – A Debate Stimulation

Some Concerns on the Current Defense Posture of the United States Richard Kaplan | Refugee Camps – Afghanistan | Monday  October 27th, 2014 : 15:30:27 During the past ten years there have been some dramatic reductions in the defense posture of the military forces of the United States, including reduction in the number of combat… More Concerned about the Current Defense Posture of the US? – A Debate Stimulation

The Global Refugee Crisis

Richard Kaplan United Nations Global Affairs & International Legal Advisor Oct 18 2014  16:55 (UTC-8) | Richard Kaplan |Syria Boarder Refugee Camp The Global Refugee Crisis As Winter rapidly approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some statistics with you on the current worldwide refugee crisis, and how it is being addressed by… More The Global Refugee Crisis

An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

In the past several weeks there have been numerous stories in the press regarding hacking incidents against major newspapers in the United States that have been attributed to the People’s Republic of China. These incidents follow closely on other reports of hacking incidents against U.S. financial institutions that were attributed to the Islamic Republic of… More An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations Richard Kaplan | Currently in the Middle East | February 07, 2013   In the past several weeks there have been numerous stories in the press regarding hacking incidents against major newspapers in the United States that have been attributed to the People’s… More An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

Cyberwarfare ::Vulnerabilities: FBI Pursues Foreign Hacking of PCs of Former CJCS ADM Mullen

OPSEC/INFOSEC Vulnerabilities: FBI Pursues Foreign Hacking of PCs of Former CJCS ADM Mullen at USNI 20121  2 (UNCLASSIFIED) Wall Street Journal December 6, 2012; Pg. 3 Hackers Hit Ex-Military Head FBI Pursues Foreign Attack on Computers of Former Joint Chiefs Chairman  Mullen By Devlin Barrett, Julian E. Barnes and Evan Perez Federal Bureau of Investigation… More Cyberwarfare ::Vulnerabilities: FBI Pursues Foreign Hacking of PCs of Former CJCS ADM Mullen

Combined Force Kills Insurgent Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 5, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force killed insurgent leader Mohammed Yar Gul and two other insurgents during an operation in the Watahpur district of Afghanistan’s Kunar province yesterday, military officials reported. > > Mohammed Yar Gul coordinated the movement… More Combined Force Kills Insurgent Leader

Obama’s Secret Cyber Directive, The Power Behind China’s Throne?

Category: Cyber, Economic Warfare, China, PLA, FBI, Obama, Cyber Security Bill EWI Digest Posting No. 326, November 20, 2012 > > CYBER: > > Obama’s Secret Directive, Senate Cybersecurity Bill Fails, > > FBI Access to Electronic Communications, > > Supercomputer Rankings, How the SEC Almost Shut Down Wall Street > > CHINA: > >… More Obama’s Secret Cyber Directive, The Power Behind China’s Throne?

Europe and Eurasia: Press Roundtable on Georgia’s Democratic Transition

Category: Europe, Eurasia, Georga, Transition, U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Tbilisi, Georgia > November 17, 2012 . > *ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON:* I’ll take that as a cue to be brief in my opening remarks, but maybe just say a couple of things about the meetings I’ve had over the… More Europe and Eurasia: Press Roundtable on Georgia’s Democratic Transition

Panetta Details Steps Needed to End Al-Qaeda Threat

Category: Secretary of Defense, Al-Qadea, Threat Panetta Details Steps Needed to End Al-Qaeda Threat > > By Cheryl Pellerin > American Forces Press Service > > WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 – For the United States and its allies, ending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners, and continued U.S.… More Panetta Details Steps Needed to End Al-Qaeda Threat

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Category: Military, Defense, National Security, Stars and Strips > Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:02:00 +0000 > > STARS AND STRIPES DAILY HEADLINES > Ecstasy effective in treatment of lingering PTSD, new study finds > http://www.stripes.com/news/ecstasy-effective-in-treatment-of-lingering-ptsd-new-study-finds-1.197745?localLinksEnabled=false > A new study suggests that MDMA — the pure form of the drug ecstasy — may be effective… More Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Economic, Energy, Agricultural and Trade Issues: Press Roundtable on Georgia’s Democratic Transition

Category: Georgia, Democratic, Transition > Press AvailabilityPhilip H. Gordon > Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Tbilisi, Georgia > November 17, 2012 > *Assistant Secretary Gordon:* I’ll take that as a cue to be brief in my opening remarks, but maybe just say a couple of things about the meetings I’ve had over… More Economic, Energy, Agricultural and Trade Issues: Press Roundtable on Georgia’s Democratic Transition

Near East: Press Background Call on the One-Year Anniversary of the Release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report

Category: Bahrain > Press Background Call on the One-Year Anniversary of the Release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report > Special BriefingSenior Administration Official Washington, DC > November 20, 2012 > *MODERATOR: *Thank you, [Operator]. And thanks to everyone for joining us this afternoon, just a couple of days out from Thanksgiving. We… More Near East: Press Background Call on the One-Year Anniversary of the Release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report

East Asia and the Pacific: ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights

Category: East Asia, Pacific, ASEAN, Human Rights Press StatementVictoria Nuland > Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC > November 20, 2012 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) lays out universal principles of human rights that are the entitlement of all persons everywhere, establishing a minimum baseline for the protection of human rights.… More East Asia and the Pacific: ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights

TRADE AMONG AFRICAN COUNTRIES ESSENTIAL TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE CONTINENT – BAN

Category: UN, Trade Sustainable Growth, Africa > TRADE AMONG AFRICAN COUNTRIES ESSENTIAL TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE CONTINENT – BAN > New York, Nov 20 2012 7:05PM > Marking Africa Industrialization Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today flagged the role that intra-African trade plays in achieving sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth in the continent, and called… More TRADE AMONG AFRICAN COUNTRIES ESSENTIAL TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE CONTINENT – BAN

UN CHIEF PRAISES POTENTIAL OF COOPERATIVES TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES AND COMBAT HUNGER

Category: United Nations, Hunger Prevention > UN CHIEF PRAISES POTENTIAL OF COOPERATIVES TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES AND COMBAT HUNGER > New York, Nov 20 2012 7:05PM > United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the role that cooperatives play as catalysts of inclusive development and their capacity to empower communities by creating jobs and generating incomes.… More UN CHIEF PRAISES POTENTIAL OF COOPERATIVES TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES AND COMBAT HUNGER