US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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US servicemember dies in northern Syria in noncombat incident

A U.S. servicemember supporting the anti-Islamic State coalition died Wednesday in a noncombat incident in northern Syria, U.S. officials said.
8 hours 33 min ago

China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society.
9 hours 21 min ago

Pilots keep risking oxygen loss in Boeing F/A-18

As President Donald Trump pushes for the Pentagon to buy more of Boeing's F/A-18 aircraft, the U.S. Navy is grappling with an escalating problem: Pilots suffering potentially dangerous oxygen deprivation or a loss of cabin pressure in the fighter jets.
10 hours 14 min ago

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the world.
10 hours 45 min ago

Pentagon picks national security lawyer to run Guantanamo war court

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson said Monday that Rishikof “is currently going through the designation process, and that process may conclude in the coming weeks. At that time, he will begin working as the full-time Convening Authority.”
16 hours 5 min ago

Japan said to renew push for first offensive weapons since WWII

A policy research group in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party will propose that Japan arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II, according to a party member.
16 hours 7 min ago