China’s military upstaged the Asian economic summit in Beijing this week by conducting flights tests of a new stealth jet prototype, as the White House called on Beijing to halt its cyber attacks.
Signs of a serious division within the ruling Communist Party of China are emerging over a crackdown on corruption led by current leader Xi Jinping, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report on the division.
U.S. strategic nuclear forces, both weapons and personnel, are experiencing serious problems that must be addressed urgently.
Russia is sending additional military forces toward the border with eastern Ukraine, including units equipped with ballistic missiles, as part of Moscow’s ongoing destabilization effort in support of pro-Russian rebels.
Russian nuclear-capable bombers conducted a third day of military runs along Europe’s coasts on Friday as part of heightened strategic activities by Moscow, the NATO alliance said.
“On Friday, Russian planes carried out more flights over Europe,” said NATO spokesman Maj. Rob Phillips. “NATO tracked these flights over the Baltics, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.”
Industrial control systems used to operate critical U.S. infrastructure including water and energy systems are under attack from cyber actors using malicious software implanted in numerous control systems, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
The cyber attacks have been underway since 2011 and U.S. officials suspect Russia is behind them.
A Chinese intelligence unit carried out a massive cyber espionage program that stole vast quantities of data from governments, businesses and other organizations, security analysts who uncovered the operation said Thursday.
The Obama administration is backing away from a 2001 commitment to help Taiwan acquire submarines to defend the island from Chinese attack.
The Treasury Department faces difficulties as it mounts a program to cut off funding to Islamic State (IS) terrorists that are currently raising “tens of millions” each month through oil sales, ransoming hostages, criminal activities, and donations from wealthy Islamist sympathizers.
Satellite images of a North Korean submarine facility show what appears to be a missile tube being developed for a future ballistic missile submarine.