Russia conducted a successful flight test of a developmental anti-satellite missile on Wednesday that is capable of destroying satellites in orbit, American defense officials said.
Iraqi military forces, backed by U.S. air power and Sunni militias, are massing forces in preparation for a major assault on the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, says Army Col. Steven Warren, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad.
Competition between the United States and China over control of the South China Sea took center stage this week as President Obama opened up Vietnam to greater U.S. arms sales while China’s military intelligence chief met with a senior Russian general.
Cyber warfare and secret cyber intelligence-gathering operations by Russia pose a major threat to America, yet Moscow has managed to keep its activities largely secret while President Obama and his administration have failed to highlight the danger.
The U.S. technology company Apple, Inc. is spending $1 billion in China for a ride-hailing application, and the investment is raising concerns among security analysts who say the company will be cooperating with Chinese security and intelligence agencies after spurning the U.S. government in a recent terrorism case.
The National Security Agency took credit in 2003 for uncovering North Korea’s violation of the 1994 Agreed Framework nuclear deal negotiated by the Clinton administration.
American power companies are studying ways to protect electric grids against a high-altitude nuclear blast and other directed energy attacks that could severely disrupt electricity transmission, an industry representative told a Senate hearing Wednesday.
The National Security Agency carried out electronic espionage against a senior Russian crime boss in a search for ties between organized crime groups and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Pentagon disclosed last week that China is incrementally moving toward becoming an expansionist military power, seeking bases overseas along with a new doctrine to support power projection around the world.
China’s aggressive cyber espionage and military reconnaissance operations against both U.S. government and private networks show no sign of abating under the Obama administration’s policy of holding talks and threatening but not taking punitive action.