Security In The News

Published in 2017

The Hill: Trump Pitched Solar-powered Border Wall ‘So It Pays For Itself’

Trump hopes adding solar panels to parts of the wall that he plans to build between the U.S. and Mexico will create some returns.

Chicago Tribune: Russia, Iran send warnings to U.S. after Syrian aircraft shot down

In response to the U.S. shooting down a Syrian jet for dropping bombs on the Syrian Democratic Forces, Iran fired ballistic missiles and Russia decided to track all drones and jets west of the Euphrates as potential targets.

The New York Times: U.S. Senate Votes Near Unanimously for Russia, Iran Sanctions

It is uncertain whether the Trump administration will sign the sanctions bill, though it is believed the House will likely alter and then pass it.

U.S. Department of Defense: DoD Seeks to Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Threats, Acting CIO Says

The DoD will collaborate with private industry and hire more cyber professionals under the Cyber Excepted Service.

The Times of Israel: UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons May Be Adopted Soon

8 states with nukes, including the United States and Russia, will not support the nonproliferation pact; However, another 130 countries are on track to agree to ban nuclear weapons by July 7.

CSIS: Far from Doha

Evaluation of the situation in Doha among Hamas’s security forces, Islamic State group sympathizers, and the Israeli government.

The New York Times: Panama Establishes Ties With China, Further Isolating Taiwan

Panama severed relations with Taiwan, leaving only 19 countries that recognize it as independent of China.

Reuters: China Looks to Small Reactors for nuclear Edge

Small-scale nuclear reactors could be attached to ships and aircraft.

Washington Post: Pentagon chief declares North Korea the new top threat to U.S. security

North Korea continues to pursue a stronger nuclear weapons program in violation of international law.