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Chinese Hackers Are Reportedly Stealing Loads Of US Navy Secrets, And The Navy Is Scrambling To Stop It
U.S. Navy defense contractors and subcontractors have reportedly suffered "more than a handful" of disconcerting security breaches at the hands of Chinese hackers over the past year and a half.
The Pentagon Reportedly Has A Secret Plan To Launch A Cyber Attack On Russia Over Future Election Interference
The Nuclear Posture Review, the quadrennial examination of the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S. national security strategy, is basically a field manual for total nuclear annihilation. The document doesn’t just lay out budgetary and resource requirements for maintaining the Department of Defense’s 6,800-warhead nuclear arsenal and the systems that comprise its beloved nuclear triad; it lays out the guidelines and circumstances under which that arsenal can be brought to bear on the world at large. And while normally U.S. nuclear contingencies have been confined to a very specific set of conditions (in the event major biological or chemical attack), the Trump administration’s atomic plan of attack has one chief criterion: We’ll drop bombs whenever we damn well feel like it.
The Marines have fought in every clime and place where they could take a gun. But it turns out they’re pretty good at doing “the cyber,” too.
In the days after the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian-flagged oil and chemical tanker off near the Strait of Malacca on Aug 21., Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson sought to throw cold water on an alarming theory on the McCain collision smoldering among the amateur national security experts dwelling in the Internet’s fever swamps: Could a single cyberattack have compromised the $1.8 billion destroyer’s systems and disabled the warship without firing a single shot?