China is Bullying India and Australia over Maldives for Silk Road

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China is bullying India, Australia and the United States to change the balance of power globally. Anyone paying attention?

Related reading: Indian Ocean Geopolitical Contest in the Spotlight

Maldives crisis: China sends a naval task force to muscle India, Australia out of power game

CHINA is muscling its way into Australia’s backyard. With an island paradise deep in crisis, the superpower sees a chance.

13 Russians Indicted, Election Interference

Hoorah for Rosenstein and Mueller!

Rosenstein: “No Allegations That Any American Had Any Knowledge” Of Russian Election Influence Operation

The Department of Justice indictment is here.

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The Department of Justice has issued charges against 13 Russian nationals involved with the Internet Research Agency, an organization at the center of fake news and trolling during the 2016 presidential election.

List of Companies, Amicus Brief Against Trump’s Sanctuary City Policy

The Senate defeated a GOP proposal based on President Donald Trump’s immigration framework.
The plan would have offered a path to citizenship for “Dreamers” and increased border security while also cutting legal immigration.
The vote was 39-60, with 60 votes needed for approval.

I say GOOD. It was fraught with loopholes and the actual number of illegals in question remained unknown.

Meanwhile, there is more going on with the whole sanctuary city thing. Hold on, you wont like this.

Where is the Legislation/Law Mandating Against Cyber Intrusions?

No one in Washington DC or media talks about the ever constant cyber attacks against all things United States.

There have been countless hearings on The Hill about Russian operations against the election architecture in the United States as well as other allied countries. While Russia is one of the top threats, Iran and North Korea are also guilty, yet China likely ranks number two behind Russia.

Do You Know What CTIIC is? You Should

First…there is no policy as admitted in a Senate Intelligence Hearing of the heads of the intelligence agencies and confirmed by Senator Angus King (Maine).

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CTIIC is the federal lead for intelligence support in response to significant cyber incidents, working—on behalf of the IC—to integrate analysis of threat trends and events, build situational awareness, and support interagency efforts to develop options for degrading or mitigating adversary threat capabilities.