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Why Fake News Spreads: A Neurological Explanation

March 23, 2017 If efforts by foreign powers to influence American society via disinformation — like the “fake news” that spread during last year’s presidential election — are rising as a national-security concern, then we need to know why such antics work. How does an adversarial government go about persuading an entire population...

GOP Lawmaker to FBI: Stop the Leaks in Russia Probe or Lose A Key Surveillance Tool

March 21, 2017 House Republicans sent a surprising message to the director of the FBI on Monday: cracking down on leaks is every bit as important as investigating connections between Trump campaign officials and Russia. They added an even more surprising threat: if you won’t do the former, we may take away a...

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GOP Lawmaker to FBI: Stop the Leaks in Russia Probe or Lose A Key Surveillance Tool

March 21, 2017 House Republicans sent a surprising message to the director of the FBI on Monday: cracking down on leaks is every bit as important as investigating connections between Trump campaign officials and Russia. They added an even more surprising threat: if you won’t do the former, we may take away a...

GOP Lawmaker to FBI: Stop the Leaks in Russia Probe or Lose A Key Surveillance Tool

March 20, 2017 House Republicans sent a surprising message to the director of the FBI on Monday: cracking down on leaks is every bit as important as investigating connections between Trump campaign officials and Russia. They added an even more surprising threat: if you won’t do the former, we may take away a...

US Army to Test Powerful New Truck-Mounted Laser ‘Within Months’

March 17, 2017 Progress in battlefield lasers is exceeding some of the most optimistic expectations of just a few years ago. The latest evidence comes from Lockheed Martin, which Thursday announced a new record: 58 kilowatts of direct power from a solid-state fiber laser. Lockheed will send it to the Army in a...

US Army to Test Powerful New Truck-Mounted Laser ‘Within Months’

March 16, 2017 Progress in battlefield lasers is exceeding some of the most optimistic expectations of just a few years ago. The latest evidence comes from Lockheed Martin, which on Thursday announced a new record:: 58 kilowatts of direct power from a solid-state fiber laser. Lockheed will send it to the Army in...

Yahoo, Erectile Dysfunction Meds, and the Sloppy Future of Russian Spying

March 15, 2017 It’s a terrifying headline: hackers backed by Russian intelligence agents raided a database to steal information on more than 500 million Yahoo users. Possibly the Largest. Hack. Ever. But dig a bit into the Justice Department’s indictment against the four individuals charged with the crime, including two intelligence agents with...

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Flynn, Turkey, and the Long Paper Trail Trump Missed

March 15, 2017 What did Trump’s team know about Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying gig and when did they know it? White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said that President Donald Trump had no idea Flynn, his former national security adviser and campaign trail confidant, was working for a shadowy man named...

Flynn, Turkey, and the Long Paper Trail Trump Missed

March 14, 2017 What did Trump’s team know about Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying gig and when did they know it? White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said that President Donald Trump had no idea Flynn, his former national security adviser and campaign trail confidant, was working for a shadowy man named...

Better Tech Is Arriving to Defend Against North Korean Missiles. It Won’t Cool Regional Tensions

March 13, 2017 The new anti-missile system the U.S. is sending to South Korea is a far-from-perfect solution. Though it will help protect Seoul against North Korean missiles, it antagonizes China while leaving allies like Japan still vulnerable. Next year, a new shipboard interceptor is slated to arrive in the region, promising more...

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