The Vital Function of Space War Gaming

By Walter M. Conrad
Faculty Member, Space Studies at American Public University

Militaries around the world have been conducting war games for years, and now space war gaming has gained popularity with all military branches as well as our allies and industry partners. War games provide participants with the tools and expertise necessary to recognize indications of an attack or adverse conditions in a non-retaliatory environment; they are critical to real world mission success.

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Syrian Experiment: Test Vehicle For A Humanitarian Expeditionary Corps

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The idea of having a separate fighting force for humanitarian crises and or plausible deniability in foreign wars once again makes sense. For the US, this concept goes back as far as the “privateers” (e.g. a group of private and independent sailors and marines that banded together to counter the Barbary Pirate attacks on US merchant vessels at a time of needed defense, specialized for one purpose and then were disbanded efficiently; also involved in the US Revolution prior).

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Report: NSA Spied on Leaders of Brazil, Mexico

Bradley Brooks, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The National Security Agency’s spy program targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, and in the case of Mexico’s leader accessed the content of emails before he was elected, the U.S. journalist who obtained secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Sunday.

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China Argues Against US Action Against Syria

The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday urged the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month’s chemical weapons attack against civilians.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Washington had briefed Beijing over the matter and China was highly concerned about any use of chemical weapons.

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Can One Brain Really Control Another Brain?

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Highly cited in the news media has been the direct neural motor control of researcher Andrea Stocco’s finger over the internet by partner Rajesh Rao at the University of Washington. They have labeled this “brain control” but it is really just another variation of brain-computer interfacing (BCI).

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