The Many Deaths of Fidel Castro

By William Tucker Late last week the Miami Herald ran a story claiming that Fidel Castro, the long time leader of Cuba, had suffered a massive stroke and was left in a vegetative state. The report quoted the same Venezuelan doctor, Jose Rafael Marquina, who had made inaccurate statements regarding Castro’s health in the past. As the title of this article would suggest, this is not the first time Fidel has been declared dead.
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Facing a Cyber 9-11: Could It Really Happen?

Last week began with the extradition denial of super-hacker Gary McKinnon from the U.K. to the United States. It ended with strong warning from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking at the Business Executives for National Security conference. In his address, Secretary Panetta warned of a cyber attack on the horizon that could rival Pearl Harbor or the 9-11 Attacks.

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Retaking Mali’s North

By William Tucker Guinea has agreed to release a shipment of military arms bound for Mali following an inspection by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The arms shipment was held up because ECOWAS was still mediating in the crisis between the Malian military and the civilian government. The transfer of power to a new unity government back in August helped clear the way for international assistance.
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