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The facts on the mass exodus of migrants from Central America

Thousands of Central American migrants are traveling in a so-called caravan through Mexico, enduring what is potentially a deadly journey in hopes of entering the United States and claiming asylum. Why are they hoping to reach the U.S.?

Downloadable data on 3D guns temporarily blocked in Pennsylvania

Austin - State officials say they've stopped a company that makes 3D downloadable guns from making them Internet-accessible in Pennsylvania and from uploading new files.

U.S. investigating uranium imports as Canada holds its breath

In the latest use of the 1962 trade law to scrutinize imports, the U.S. Commerce Department is opening an investigation into whether imports of uranium — the chemical element that fuels nuclear power — pose a risk to national security.

Feds to slap China with investment restrictions, export controls

Washington - The Trump administration plans on rolling out new rules this week that would block firms with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying U.S. companies in “industrially significant” technologies.

FERC — There is no national security risk in coal plant closures

Washington - Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) criticized President Trump’s order to bail out coal and nuclear generators during a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, saying they do not see a national security risk.

Op-Ed: Dumbest move yet— Saving coal plants in name of national security

U.S. President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep coal and nuclear power plants running, the White House said Friday.

Are automobile and truck imports a threat to national security?

Are automobile and truck imports a threat to national security? They could be a threat - as the US Department of Commerce launches an investigation into vehicle imports at the request of President Trump.

Trudeau blocks takeover of Aecon Group by Chinese company

Ottawa - The Canadian government has blocked a proposed takeover of construction firm Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese company - the latest such move by Western nations weighing national security concerns associated with Chinese investment.

Microsoft joins calls for a 'national cybersecurity agency'

Microsoft has advocated a "national security agency" to avoid a "national security quagmire." The company has compiled guidelines to follow when establishing a federal cybersecurity agency. It said it would create a "focal point" for cyber defence.

Commerce Department gives Trump ammunition for trade war

The U.S. Commerce Department recommended on Friday that President Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas.

Trump signs defense bill that warns of dangers of climate change

Washington - On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act, setting policy for the US military for the coming fiscal year. The bill also states that climate change is a major threat to U.S. national security.

House panel wants review on how global warming impacts military

The Republican-led House Armed Services Committee very quietly passed an amendment on Wednesday that asks the Pentagon to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military.

Mattis: Climate change is real, and a national security threat

Washington - In previously unpublished written testimony to senators following his January confirmation hearing, Defense Secretary James Mattis argued that climate change is real, and a threat to U.S. national security.

Op-Ed: GOP lawmakers in North Carolina oppose Amazon's wind farm

Elizabeth City - Now that the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in North Carolina is ready to start generating electricity, the state's GOP lawmakers are wanting the project halted by the new Trump administration because it's a threat to national security.

NSA to end controversial Sept. 11 surveillance program by Sunday

Washington - The U.S. National Security Agency is ending a controversial daily surveillance program that gobbled up millions of Americans' phone records and replacing it with tighter surveillance methods by Sunday, the Obama Administration said Friday.

Op-Ed: The circular, peculiar state of CSEC oversight Special

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is insulated from meaningful oversight. This article explains how the agency avoids scrutiny, and what you can do to encourage change.

Cyber attack biggest threat to US, say security heads in new poll

Washington - Cyber-warfare is the most significant threat to the United States, say almost half the respondents, all leaders in the field of US national security, in a new poll, carried out by specialist defense publication Defense News.

New Windows 8 App obscures The White House

Windows 8 and Tom Tom GPS traffic cam app doing their part for national security. The new traffic cam app makes it impossible for prying eyes to get too close to the White House.

Op-Ed: The NSA joins tumblr, why it's important

Tumblr, the microblogging site that is popular with many and was recently acquired by Yahoo, is growing amongst the corporate crowd. The latest to join tumblr is the NSA, amongst speculation that it has been spying on US citizens without their knowledge.

WikiLeaks denies Snowden accepted Venezuela's offer for asylum

Moscow - Anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks, said on its Twitter feed Tuesday that the former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela.

John Kerry on unannounced visit to Iraq as US influence fades

Baghdad - US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq on a previously unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The visit comes just days after the tenth anniversary of the controversial invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

Defense industry focusing on cybersecurity amid breaches

Reston - Similar to the days of the Cold War when military personnel used intelligence instead of bullets, modern day warfare now consists of men and women sitting behind a desk in an office building conducting cyber attacks.

Leader of Penn State cover-up hired by secret government agency

Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president who resigned in disgrace in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, has found a new line of work -- in a top secret national security position, according to the Washington Post.

Newt Gingrich: 'Defeating Obama is a matter of national security'

Oklahoma City - According to Republican Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, defeating Obama at the November poll is a matter of urgent national security because he is the "most dangerous president in modern American history."

U.S. defense official admits to theft of 24,000 Pentagon files

In remarkable commentary at a presentation at the National Defense University, the deputy secretary of defense elaborated on cyber security infiltrations that continue to raise concerns at the Pentagon.

Op-Ed: Why are those seeking the truth labeled conspiracy theorists?

Always one to be proud of America and all she stood for -- truth, freedom, justice etc. -- I believed in the rule of law, equality and so much more. I was never interested in politics or questioned the government's actions. That all changed on 9/11.

Web extremism fuels debate on bin Laden photos

Along a highway in Arizona in 2010, a caravan of cars parked along an encampment marked with signs calling for separatism from the government, as US agencies and watch groups worry about the growing extremism in America, fueled by the Internet.

Rasmussen: Obama slipping in national security issues

As President Obama officially filed for reelection, and with Libyan intervention still fresh, a poll released by Rasmussen on Sunday reflects Obama's poor marks in national security issues among American voters.

VX nerve agent scare prompts emergency lockdown at U.S. Army base

Salt Lake City - A missing vial containing deadly VX at a Army base in Utah triggered a lockdown at the facility until officials gave the all-clear upon finding the vial hours later.

Op-Ed: WikiLeaks reveals the need for truth among universal deceptions

WikiLeaks is catching more heat for revealing the deceptions and criminal actions of the U.S. and other world governments. Looking at those complaining the loudest reveals the need for truth among universal deceptions
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The Starstreak high velocity missile system is part of the proposed ground-based air defence measures which will provide security during the London Olympics
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