It’s in America’a self-interest to be the global leader. I would suggest three things. First, if you do not attack the enemy on their soil, they will attack you on your soil. You saw that on Sept. 11, 2001. Go overseas and fight the enemy. Secondly, I would say that prevention is less expensive than a cure. So it’s very important for the U.S. to address conflicts while they are still small and manageable. The U.S. should not do what it did in the 1920s and 1930s and let world problems grow to a point that resolving those problems costs a huge amount of blood and treasure. Third, it is in the U.S. interest to preserve the world order that the U.S. itself created after the Second World War.
It’s a fact that America prospers when the world is at peace and free trade flows across borders. And that’s what came out of President Truman’s framework after the Second World War. He created institutions that have served an unprecedented era of peace. And right now that order is under attack from Putin, from terrorists, from rogue states everywhere. For these three reasons, I think it pays for the United States to pay the necessary resources to be the world’s policeman.
Cyber attacks against state election databases were more widespread than initially believed, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
The White House attempted to prevent top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees from publicly confirming the Russian government was behind the recent cyber attacks against political computer systems.
State officials warned members of Congress against eroding public confidence in the electoral process with talk of a “rigged election” amid heightened concerns over cyber attacks by Russian-linked hackers.
Top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees determined on Thursday that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the recent string of cyber attacks against political computer systems.
Yahoo confirmed on Thursday that at least half a billion user accounts had their information stolen in a “state-sponsored” cyber attack that is thought to be the largest Internet breach to date.
Russian-linked hackers on Thursday leaked the private email of a White House staffer who works on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, releasing an image purported to be Michelle Obama’s passport along with other internal documents.
CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday it was likely that hackers would continue to target political computer systems in the weeks leading up to the November presidential election.
The nation’s 911 emergency response phone system is vulnerable to cyber attacks that could disable call centers throughout an entire state for a protracted period of time, according to researchers.
A Russian group responsible for hacking into multiple Democratic computer networks is now directing cyber attacks against D.C.-based think tanks focused on Russian policy, cyber security firm CrowdStrike confirmed this week.