Friday, June 22, 2018

The U.S. Has Conducted 550 Drone Strikes In Libya Since 2011


Nick Turse, Henrik Moltke, Alice Speri, The Intercept: Secret War

The U.S. Has Conducted 550 Drone Strikes in Libya Since 2011 — More Than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan

The United States has conducted approximately 550 drone strikes in Libya since 2011, more than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan, according to interviews and an analysis of open-source data by The Intercept.

The Intercept’s reporting indicates that Libya has been among the most heavily targeted nations in terms of American remotely piloted aircraft and radically revises the number of drone strikes carried out under the Obama administration, doubling some estimates.

During a four-month span in 2016, for example, there were approximately 300 drone strikes in Libya, according to U.S. officials. That’s seven times more than the 42 confirmed U.S. RPA attacks carried out in Somalia, Yemen, and Pakistan combined for all of 2016, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a London-based nonprofit news organization. The Libya attacks have continued under the Trump administration, with the latest U.S. drone strike occurring last week about 50 miles southeast of the town of Bani Walid.

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WNU Editor: And the air and drone strikes continue .... U.S. says it killed four IS militants in Libya strike (Reuters).

A Look At How Hypersonic Technology Will Shape Future Military Weapons Programs In The Next Two Decades

A U.S. Air Force B-52 carries the X-51 Hypersonic Vehicle for a launch test from Edwards AFB, California, May 1, 2013. Photo Bobbi Zapka/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters

Next Big Future: Hypersonic enabled militaries in the 2030s

Previously the US Air Force had plans to develop hypersonic missiles, hypersonic drones and hypersonic planes by the 2040s. However, Russia and China are deploying hypersonic missiles now, so the transition to a full range of more capable hypersonic weapons will be accelerated. The hypersonic missiles being introduced now and over the next few years have speeds of mach 5 to mach 20. This will be followed by more mature hypersonic weapons.

Russia’s Kinzhal has a claimed range of more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi), Mach 10 speed, and an ability to perform evasive manoeuvres at every stage of the flight.

China’s HGV warhead, the DF-17, will be the first hypersonic glide weapon.

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WNU Editor: Accuracy and speed are the two buzzwords when it comes to hyper-sonic weapons.

Vice Chairman Of The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff: China Could Deploy Hypersonic Weapons On A 'Large Scale'

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva. Air Force

National Defense: Selva: China Could Deploy Hypersonic Weapons on a 'Large Scale' (UPDATED)

China has advanced its hypersonic weapons to the point where it could potentially deploy them on a large scale, a top U.S. military officer warned June 21.

Hypersonic missiles can travel at speeds of Mach 5 or faster and they pose a major challenge to existing missile defense systems, Pentagon officials have said.

To date, China has been developing high speed, long-range precision missiles on a “micro” scale, said Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“They haven’t mass deployed hypersonics or long-range [tactical] ballistic missiles” yet, he said during a panel discussion at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C. However, “what they have done is proven the technologies, and so they are able now to deploy those capabilities at a large scale" if they decide to move in that direction, he added.

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WNU Editor: When it comes to hypersonic weapons it appears that this is what the Russians are doing .... Russia's New Submarine: Stealthy, Loaded with Cruise Missiles and Hypersonic Weapons? (National Interest). Here is some info on hypersonic weapons in general .... Everything you need to know about Air Force hypersonic weapons (We Are The Mighty).

Is The U.S. At Risk Of Losing Its Military Technology Edge To China?

Chinese High-Tech Spy Drone (TechLog)

USNI News: Work: U.S. at Risk of Losing Military Technology Edge to China in Two Years

The United States will lose its military technological superiority to China in two years if it does not put its $700 billion defense budget into areas that really matter, like artificial intelligence, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former deputy secretary of defense warned on Thursday.

“We should be prepared to be surprised” in any conflict with China, not only because it has invested heavily in modernizing its armed forces but also how it has invested in next-generation military technology, said former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work speaking at a forum sponsored by the Center for a New American Security.

To show how serious Beijing is, Work said Chinese President Xi Jinping set down a marker for his military to be able to successfully invade Taiwan by 2020 and 10 years after to that be the world’s leader in artificial intelligence.

China “wants to be a first mover” in A.I., incorporating the Internet of things, big data, robotics and machine learning. “That will be how they will get ahead of the United States,” Work said.

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Update #1: China and the US are racing to develop AI weapons (James Johnson, The Conversation)
Update #2: U.S. Faces ‘Unprecedented Threat’ From China on Tech Takeover (Anthony Capaccio, Bloomberg)

WNU Editor: This is why China is going to be hard to stop .... The Real China Threat Is That Its People Are Talented (Byron Wien, RCM).

OPEC Agrees To An Oil Output Increase With Strong Opposition From Iran




RFE: Iran Walks Out As Russia, Saudis Gain Support For Oil Output Increase

Iran's oil minister has walked away from negotiations with other major oil producers over a significant increase in oil production advocated by Russia and Tehran's archrival, Saudi Arabia.

Iranian OIl Minister Bijan Zanganeh's exit from a meeting in Vienna on June 21 threw into question whether Russia and the OPEC oil cartel will be able to reach agreement on their proposed 1 million-barrel-a-day production increase, the first such rise since the group agreed to freeze production in 2016.

"I don't think we can reach agreement" on the proposal, Zanganeh said as he left the meeting.

The Iranian publication Seda quoted anonymous sources as saying Zanganeh told the other producers that the proposed increase would pave the way for cuts in Iranian oil output that are likely to result from a reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran in the fall.

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WNU Editor: Thise OPEC oil production increase is still not going to stop this .... Shale CEO: U.S. To Be The World’s Top Oil Producer By Fall (OilPrice.com).

More News On OPEC Agreeing To An Oil Output Increase With Strong Opposition From Iran

OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Saudi and Iran compromise -- Reuters
OPEC strikes deal to increase oil production -- CNN
OPEC ministers agree to raise oil production but don't say by how much -- CNBC

South Sudan Peace Talks On The Verge Of Collapsing



Reuters: South Sudan rules out rebel leader Machar rejoining government

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had “had enough” of the rebel leader after five years of civil war.

“Machar cannot be part of government. We have had enough of him,” Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told a news conference in the Ethiopian capital.

Despite that dismissal, Lueth said South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir would meet his arch-rival and former vice president Machar for face-to-face talks again next week.

The two men met in Addis Ababa this week for the first time since a peace deal collapsed spectacularly in 2016, leading to the deaths of hundreds of people in fighting.

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WNU Editor: They are still going to talk on Monday, but these talks are going nowhere .... South Sudan foes to hold new talks on Monday (AFP)

Update: South Sudan: Kiir, Machar to meet in Khartoum next week after failed Addis talks (Africa News)

More News On The South Sudan Peace Talks On The Verge Of Collapsing

South Sudan Peace Deal Attempt Fails as Kiir Rejects Machar -- NYT/AP
‘Enough is enough’: South Sudan rules out role for opposition leader, casting doubt on peace talks -- Washington Post
S. Sudan says its 'had enough' of rebel leader as talks falter -- AFP

Is Nicaragua Heading Down The Same Dark Path As Venezuela?



Margarita Herdocia, Time: Nicaragua Is Heading Down the Same Dark Path as Venezuela

While the world watches Venezuela’s slow, cancerous death, Nicaragua is in full cardiac arrest. Since protests began on April 18, the government of President Daniel Ortega has been accused of using “lethal force” and at least 146 people have died. Hundreds more are wounded or missing and the body of a U.S. citizen was found shot dead on June 2. Without international intervention, the collapse of my country could create a new cycle of war and destruction in this precarious region.

I am a mother and a businesswoman, managing several American franchise restaurants across Nicaragua with over 650 employees. The first tremors came in April, when demonstrations against the Ortega regime, largely led by students, started in Managua and quickly spread to cities across the country. The government’s reaction was swift, and in the first few days dozens were killed by police and paramilitary forces using live rounds of ammunition.

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Update: Will Nicaragua be the next Venezuela? (Evan Romero-Castillo, DW)

WNU Editor: Will Nicaragua be the next Venezuela? The answer is a sad yes. Ortega, Maduro/Cahvez, the Castros until recently, Morales .... when they have power they are loathed to give it away, and in the case of Nicaragua .... Ortega is rapidly becoming the mirror version of another past Nicaraguan dictator .... Samoza.

United Nations: Venezuelan Security Forces Have Killed Hundreds, Imprisoned Thousands



BBC: Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN's human rights body says.

In a report, it cites "shocking" accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor neighbourhoods, between 2015 and 2017.

The UN's human rights chief said no-one was being held to account, suggesting the rule of law was "virtually absent".

Venezuela has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as "lies".

The country is going through a protracted political and economic crisis.

Dozens of protesters were killed in clashes during anti-government protests last year and the country is also experiencing hyperinflation and food shortages.

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More News On The Crisis In Venezuela

Killings by security forces rife in Venezuela, rule of law 'virtually absent': U.N. -- Reuters
UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela forces -- AFP
OHCHR: Venezuelan forces getting away with 'serious' human rights abuses. -- UPI
UN calls for human rights probe in Venezuela. -- DW
UN Human Rights Council Should Act on Venezuela -- Human Rights Watch
Venezuela deploys soldiers to markets to check prices -- BBC
Venezuela Army sent to enforce food prices a currency crashes. -- Newsweek
Venezuela says 'a challenge' to recover lost crude output by end 2018 -- Reuters
Venezuela Tries To Convince Investors That It's The Land Of Opportunity -- NPR
Venezuela: all change, no change -- Financial Times

World News Briefs -- June 22, 2018



ABC News Online: Yemen on the brink of humanitarian disaster as both rebels and Saudi-led forces hold up food, aid

As Saudi-led forces close in on Yemen's vital port city of Hodeida, Amnesty International has accused them of possible war crimes over interference with deliveries of food, fuel and aid.

Amnesty has also accused the Houthi rebels, who currently control Hodeida, of interfering with supplies once they enter the country, in more possible breaches of international law.

More than 8 million people in Yemen are at risk of starvation and aid groups fear the battle for Hodeida, which imports most of the aid and commercial supplies shipped in to Yemen, could have widespread and fatal consequences.

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MIDDLE EAST

Yemen war: Hudaida residents escape south to Sanaa.

UN envoy confident of Yemen deal to prevent Hodeidah port violence.

Syrian offensive displaces thousands in rebel-held Deraa.

US sets up new military base near Manbij – Syrian commander.

Turkey's master campaigner, Erdogan faces biggest election challenge.

Kushner, Egypt’s Sissi discuss Israel-Palestinian peace process.

Charges: Hamas leader paid Gaza family to say Israel killed girl.

Britain's Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank.

ASIA

Chinese media says US has 'delusions' as impact of trade war spreads.

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners.

Date set for reunions of war-separated Korean families. North, South Korea talk reuniting families split by war.

Northeast Asia economic cooperative invites North Korea to join.

Former guerilla sworn in as East Timor leader.

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen tells visiting US scholars Beijing’s ‘bullying’ is to blame for tensions.

Malaysia to reopen inquiry into murder of Mongolian model.

Eight wounded in China bus knife rampage.

AFRICA

South Sudan armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace deal.

Ethiopian opposition group ceases attacks amid reforms.

In two days, 215 people died off the coast of Libya trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

East Libya forces in full control at Ras Lanuf oil port: spokesman.

Mali says troops implicated in killings after mass graves found.

US blocks visas for 'corrupt' DR Congo officials.

Joseph Mbilinyi takes Tanzania to court over rap song ban.

EUROPE

Eurozone nations agree on 'historic' Greek debt relief deal.

EU's retaliatory tariffs on US products come into effect. EU tariffs on US goods come into force.

Central European countries to boycott Brussels' migration meeting.

Italy to seize migrant ships 'illegally' flying Dutch flag.

World Cup 'fans' enter EU illegally from Russia - report.

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK.

Trump national security advisor John Bolton will visit Russia, White House says.

AMERICAS

House GOP leaders push immigration vote to next week.

Increase in number of Central American migrants deported from US.

Migrant children: Latin America unites in outrage.

US Supreme Court says warrant needed to get cell phone location data.

Venezuela Army sent to enforce food prices a currency crashes.

OHCHR: Venezuelan forces getting away with 'serious' human rights abuses.

UN calls for human rights probe in Venezuela.

Mexico political killings mar election.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Salisbury poisoning was 'big neon advertisement' about the power of chemical attacks, warns al-Qaeda insider.

Indonesian Muslim leader sentenced to death over 2016 attack.

The U.S. has conducted 550 drone strikes in Libya since 2011 — more than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Opec agrees to raise production.

Trump threatens 20% tariff on all car imports from the EU.

China-US trade war: business leaders, officials scrabble to ease rising tensions.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 22, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis provides testimony on the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense to members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C., June 12, 2017. (Photo Credit: DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

SCMP: US defence chief Jim Mattis visiting Beijing at ‘critical time’ for China-US military ties

Both sides recognise need to step up communication to ease tensions over South China Sea and Taiwan, analysts say

China and the United States are moving to contain military tensions and the risk of misjudgment, with US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis heading to Beijing next week.

The visit comes after Mattis rebuked Beijing this month for its military build-up in the South China Sea amid worsening ties between the nations, and analysts say both sides recognise the need to step up communication to keep the situation from spiralling out of control.

Mattis announced on Wednesday that he would go to Beijing next week before travelling to Seoul. Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan confirmed the visit, adding that details would be released on Friday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 22, 2018

Suspected Chinese lasers target US aircraft over the Pacific, US military source says -- CNN

US intelligence report: China will have the world's most powerful naval gun ready for war by 2025 -- CNBC

China's shipbuilder hints at third aircraft carrier -- UPI

Will China have aircraft carrier that can match US Navy's? -- Brad Lendon, CNN

Trump Will Not 'Make America Great Again' by Spending More on Defense, China Military Says -- Tom O'Connor, Newsweek

Moscow’s other navy -- Victor Abramowicz, The Interpreter

Russia's Military Built a 'Terminator' And Now It's Getting Smart Weapons -- Newsweek

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties -- ABC News/AP

Tunisia’s delicate balancing act with Nato -- Middle East Eye

NATO Head: No Guarantee Trans-Atlantic Alliance Will Survive -- Military.com/AP

'Ill-Advised Policy': Turkish President Slams US Move to Block F-35 Sale -- Sputnik

Senate moves to block F-35 transfer to Turkey -- The Hill

The US congressional fight over F-35s for Turkey isn’t over -- Al-Monitor

US Fears Russia May Get Access to F-35 Tech Via Turkey - Reports -- Sputnik

Senators 'deeply troubled' military lawyers being used for immigrations cases -- The Hill

Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children -- NPR

Replacements, improvements on the way for Air Force Huey bases -- UPI

Why the US Air Force should choose the A-29 in the light-attack experiment -- Rep. John Rutherford, Defense News

Air Force's $44.3B KC-46A 'Aggressive but Achievable' Production -- Bloomberg

One of these 3 missiles could be the Army’s pick to protect against indirect fires -- Defense News

Air Force Issues First Guidance to Troops About Space Force -- Military.com

Lockheed tapped for Aegis combat system development, support -- UPI

Navy Could Extend Life of Amphibs to 50 Years, LCS for 35, If Navy Invests in their Upkeep -- USNI News

Northrop Grumman contracted for Mk 48 torpedo support -- UPI

Navy contracts for submarine ballistic missile re-entry systems -- UPI

Project Maven wasn't alone: Googlers reportedly boycotted another military tool -- CNet

US Army asks startups to deliver next-generation weapons -- Endgadget

Lawsuit: Green-Card Holders Face Bias in US Military Policy -- Military.com/AP

Are We Seeing The End Of History At The Army Command And General Staff College? -- Maj. Nick Brunetti-Lihach, USMC, Task & Purpose

Needles in Haystacks: Analyzing Today's Flood of Information -- Adam Wasserman and Chris Todd, War Room

Are Google Employees Hyprocites When They Say They Do Not Want To Work With The Pentagon, But Are Willing To Work With A Chinese Company That Has Deep Ties To Their Military?

Investopedia: Google Accused of Supporting China's Communist Party More Than US Military

U.S. lawmakers have pleaded with Alphabet Inc.’s Google to reconsider its partnership with Huawei, claiming that the Chinese technology giant "could pose a serious risk to U.S. national security and American consumers.”

In a letter to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, reported on by Reuters, Republican and Democrat lawmakers warned that Huawei has “extensive ties” with the Chinese communist party. The lawmakers also criticized Google’s refusal to renew Project Maven, an artificial intelligence research partnership with the Department of Defense.

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WNU Editor: Google better have a damn good explanation. How can you say that you will not work with the Penatgon, but are willing to work with a Chinese company that has deep ties to its government and military.

More News On The Criticisms That Google Is Receiving For Working With A Chinese Company That Has Deep Ties To The Chinese Military

Bitter lawmakers tell Google to justify Huawei link after A.I. military deal ends -- Digital Trends
Lawmakers urge Google to drop partnership with Chinese phone maker Huawei -- The Hill
Scorned US Lawmakers Press Google on Relationship with Huawei -- Gizmodo
US scrutiny of Chinese tech dealings expands to Huawei and Google -- Nikkei Asian Review
Lawmakers: Google ‘could pose a serious risk to US national security’ -- Washington Examiner
US government accuses Google of collaboration with China over Huawei ties -- RT
Google rejection sparks testy letter from Pentagon officials -- Asia Times

Chinese National Arrested By U.S. Authorities For Exporting Devices That Couls Be Used For Anti-Submarine Warfare

Shuren Qin will make his first court appearance on Friday.

SCMP: US accuses trader Qin Shuren of smuggling anti-submarine devices to China

Qin is alleged to have exported hydrophones to Northwestern Polytechnical University, a Chinese military research institute

The head of a company that distributes marine-related products was arrested on Thursday on US charges that he conspired with an entity affiliated with China’s armed forces to export devices that could be used in anti-submarine warfare.

Qin Shuren, a Chinese national living in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Boston with visa fraud and conspiring to commit violations of US export regulations.

Prosecutors said the 41-year-old was arrested on Thursday and would make his first court appearance on Friday.

A lawyer for Qin did not respond to a request for comment.

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WNU Editor: A Chinese national who becomes a lawful permanent resident of the United States in 2014 .... but who has more than enough money to open and run several China-based companies that imports goods from the United States and Europe with applications in underwater or marine technologies .... something does not add up here.

Wargame Simulations Show In Any Hypothetical U.S. - China War In The South China Sea


Kyle Mizokami, Yahoo News/The National Interest: We 'Fought' a War in the South China Sea. The Results are Disturbing.

America and China battle it out in a simulation. We have the results.

We 'Fought' a War in the South China Sea. The Results are Disturbing.

Moving at more than 40 knots, Fort Worth and Freedom begin closing the gap.Qinzhou and Changde both turn to face Fort Worth. Apparently they want to fight. I’ll oblige them. Both LCSs are under orders to engage the enemy as soon as they come close enough to fire their Griffin surface-to-surface missiles. Between the two of them, they have 30 Griffins. At four miles, Fort Worth opens up on Qinzhou with her 57-millimeter gun.Qinzhou immediately returns fire with her 76-millimeter gun, lightly damaging Fort Worth. Unfortunately, Fort Worth’s Rolling Airframe missile launcher is destroyed early on, meaning she is out of active anti-missile defenses.

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WNU Editor: Battles are usually determined by how much fire-power can you bring to the table. My sense is that the above article (written a few years ago) is correct. The U.S will outgunned in a battle for the South China Sea .... at least in the beginning.

Are U.S. Pundits And Politicians Pushing For War In The Sout China Sea?

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Mark J Valencia, East Asia Forum: US pundits and politicians pushing for war in the South China Sea

Criticising China for its actions in the South China Sea has become quite common in US foreign policy commentary over the past few years. Recently, the criticism has become ever more strident and dangerous. In some instances it even borders on ‘yellow journalism’ — namely journalism that is based on sensationalism and crude exaggeration — which is something that has prodded the United States into war in the past.

Some commentators in Washington trumpet the China threat. They use information about Chinese construction on features in the South China Sea to bolster their campaigns to convince the Trump administration that China presents an imminent threat to US interests there, particularly freedom of navigation. Accompanying these concerns are a spate of proposals for aggressive US military action to challenge China’s claims and actions in the South China Sea.

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Update #1: Is a War With China on the Horizon? (Michael T. Klare, Truthdig/TomDispatch)
Update #2: Girding for Confrontation: The Pentagon’s provocative encirclement of China (Michael Klare, War Is Boring)

WNU Editor: The above author is warning that some in the U.S. are pushing for war against China in the South China Sea. That may be so, but China has been openly threatening war with its neighbors should they decide to exploit the resources of the region, and have installed the military might to make sure that they would win in any such conflict.

Update #3: How US-China battle for control of the ‘global order’ is being played out in the South China Sea (Mark J. Valencia, SCMP).

Advances In Technology Has Raised The Risk Of A New Generation Of Bio-Weapons

The Guardian: Synthetic biology raises risk of new bioweapons, US report warns

Report warns that swift progress in our ability to manufacture viruses is making us vulnerable to biological attacks

The rapid rise of synthetic biology, a futuristic field of science that seeks to master the machinery of life, has raised the risk of a new generation of bioweapons, according a major US report into the state of the art.

Advances in the area mean that scientists now have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body.

The three scenarios are picked out as threats of highest concern in a review of the field published on Tuesday by the US National Academy of Sciences at the request of the Department of Defense. The report was commissioned to flag up ways in which the powerful technology might be abused, and to focus minds on how best to prepare.

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WNU Editor: My brother works as a researcher in the biotech field in the Bay area. He has been telling me for the past few years that advances in technology will make it possible to manufacture bio-weapons that we could only imagine. It looks like that day is now. The report is here.

This Is What Happens When Bureaucracies Rum Amok


WNU Editor: Growing up in the Soviet Union I lived through worse. There was a time when just to get the proper paper work to travel to Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) from Moscow involved going to see three bureaucrats in three different places. Just to travel between two freaking cities!!!!! For as long as I will live, I will never forget the faces of the men and women who worked at these bureaucracies .... who felt that this was an important job, and they were providing a valuable service to the state. While all that they were doing eight hours a day was filing paperwork that said someone like me had to travel to Leningrad .... correction .... Saint Petersburg for two days. I could rant all night on this .... the joys of living in a communist state .... one bureaucratic torture session after another.

The Father Of The Honduran Two-Year-Old Who Became The Face Of The Family Separation Crisis Speaks Out


WNU Editor: This husband is not happy with his wife .... EXCLUSIVE: 'They're together and they're safe.' Father of Honduran two-year-old who became the face of the family separation crisis when she was photographed in tears as her mother was searched by U.S. border control speaks out (Daily Mail). The video of his daughter dominated the news networks for a few days, but at least he has clarified and corrected the media narrative that has spun around his daughter and wife (soon to be ex-wife I guess). Will the media correct and update its story? Do pigs fly?

Tweeets For Today






WNU Editor: NBC is so full of themselves ....