Aircraft security is under the spotlight after the U.S. government confirmed a move to protect citizens from cyberattacks targeting aviation. It comes amid growing concern that aviation is a major target for terrorists, who could use cyberattacks to threaten planes and passengers.
Russia has been testing a hypersonic cruise missile with a speed above 6,000 miles per hour that can be used to deliver nuclear or conventional warheads against targets at sea or on land. The U.S. military at present has no defense against the weapon.
After last week’s controversial visit to Xinjiang by the head of the UN’s Counterterrorism Office, Beijing has responded to international concerns that such a trip was “inappropriate” by again claiming that the surveillance state in place to monitor the Muslim Uighur population is justified by the security context.
The Chinese government has promised the Trump administration it will stop the massive amounts of illegal drugs such as fentanyl flowing from China into the United States. But Congress doesn't want to take Beijing's word for it, and for good reason.
The Trump administration is sending top national security officials to brief Congress on escalating tensions with Iran, agreeing to multiple meetings intended to head off growing frustration with the president and his senior advisers.
On Thursday, an editorial in Saudi Arabia’s Arab News demanded: “[T]here has to be deterrent and punitive action in order for Iran to know that no sinister act will go unpunished; that action, in our opinion, should be a calculated surgical strike.”
The threat from drones is a rising national security threat to the U.S. Terror organizations are turning to the use of drones for deadly attacks.
The State Department ordered all "non-emergency U.S. government employees" to leave Iraq Wednesday amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs a network of proxies there.
Does it violate human rights to hold children in fenced enclosures in grim facilities that are bone-chillingly cold for weeks on end? Is separating children from their parents a form of cruel and unusual punishment? When does a crisis justify the kind of treatment normally seen as inhumane?
On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed into law the bill designating all U.S. forces operating in the Middle East as terrorists and the U.S. government itself as a sponsor of terrorism.