The futuristic security system will be unveiled by Donald Trump as he delivers his administration’s long-delayed missile defence review. The President is expected to present the review as a justification for his order for the creation of a new “space force” with its own command structure. A senior Pentagon official said: “A space-based layer of sensors is something we are looking at to help give early warning, tracking and discrimination of missiles when they are launched.
The head of cyber defence at the time, Brigadier General Noam Shaar admitted that the Israel defence system came incredibly close to be being infiltrated two years ago. Israel detected the hackers in 2017 and blocked the attempted attack. Following the hacking attempt, Mr Shaar warned of the Islamic Republic’s growing threat from cyberattacks.
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One day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his opposition to the Russia-US brokered ceasefire in parts of Syria, the nation’s former National Security Council chief called for Israel to examine military options that would keep Iran and Hezbollah from setting up permanent bases in the country.
US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State (IS) with what it called a “precision-guided munition”.
However, the strike detonated explosives that militants had placed in the building, CentCom said.
US President Donald Trump clinched multibillion dollar arms deals with Saudi Arabia because the two countries share economic and military objectives such as the creation of an “Arab NATO” to take care of regional conflicts, Theodore Karasik, a senior advisor at Gulf State Analytics, told Radio Sputnik.
Two companies say they are looking into clues that suggest a North Korea-linked group may be behind last week’s cyberattack.
Symantec and Kaspersky are investigating whether hackers from the Lazarus Group were responsible for infecting an estimated 300,000 machines in 150 countries.
Sunday’s launch was of a “newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12”, the official KCNA news agency said, adding that leader Kim Jong-Un “personally oversaw the test-launch of the new type of rocket”.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the United States cannot “reset” relations with Russia or start with a clean slate, calling instead for the two countries to “reengage” each other.
“I think it’s important to understand we’re not trying to start with a clean slate,” Tillerson told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper claims that Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices.