Hawaii False Alarm vs. U.S. Interceptors and Don’t Travel Warnings

WASHINGTON — The final ground-based interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system — designed to protect the homeland from intercontinental ballistic missiles threats from North Korea and Iran — is now in place at Fort Greely, Alaska, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has confirmed.

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“MDA and Boeing emplaced the 44th interceptor in its silo at the Missile Defense Complex at Ft. Greely on Thursday, Nov. 2,” the agency said in a statement sent to Defense News.

N Korea Nuke Sites Go Further Underground

“Significant tunneling” excavation is underway at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site and shows the regime’s continued efforts to maintain the site for potential future nuclear testing, a think tank specializing in tracking North Korean activities reported Thursday.

It follows reports in October that the test site is unstable and experienced tunnel collapses that have killed several hundred North Korean laborers.

US Treasury to Publish Russian Oligarch Corruption Index

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In December of 2015, Obama took aggressive action expelling Russian diplomats over hacking and political intrusion.

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“In addition, the Russian Government has impeded our diplomatic operations by, among other actions — forcing the closure of 28 American corners which hosted cultural programs and English-language teaching; blocking our efforts to begin the construction of a new, safer facility for our Consulate General in St Petersburg; and rejecting requests to improve perimeter security at the current, outdated facility in St Petersburg.” Some additional actions and those expelled include:

APT 28 Fancy Bear Espionage Target US Senate

While Robert Mueller continues his robust investigation into all things Russia and his team is under critical pushback, one must consider that his work could and should produce a report on the constant and critical threat of cyber hacking by Russia. The United States does not have a cyber policy but it does have a CyberCommand. Congress cannot draft any legislation on global cyber policy and consequence.

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