The unsuccessful test launch of a North Korean medium-range missile on Saturday has fueled media speculation the missile blew up as a result of U.S. clandestine cyber attacks.
North Korea is making rapid progress on developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles and missile-firing submarines, according to a report by a United Nations panel of experts.
North Korea’s test of a nuclear warhead did not take place last weekend amid mounting diplomatic and military pressure from the United States and possibly China.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield last week signaled Iran the United States is prepared to use force to protect American interests.
In his first public remarks since taking over the intelligence agency, Pompeo also criticized the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, labeling the group a “hostile, non-government, intelligence service” and calling its founder, Julian Assange, a celebrity-seeking narcissist.
Tensions remain high in Northeast Asia following the dispatch of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to waters near the Korean Peninsula and signs that Pyongyang is preparing for another underground nuclear test.
Chinese officials asked the Trump administration to return scores of Chinese fugitives in the United States during last week’s presidential summit in Florida.
The commander of the Strategic Command voiced concerns this week that terrorists could use drone aircraft to attack U.S. nuclear facilities.
The growing threat of North Korean nuclear-armed long-range missiles will be a central focus of security talks this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Russia has been engaged in wide-ranging information warfare operations aimed at undermining the United States, and the federal government has few defenses against the attacks, information specialists told a Senate hearing last week.
The House intelligence committee will soon receive top-secret documents that investigators expect to reveal whether private communications of members of the president-elect and his transition team were improperly gathered.