Archive | United States RSS feed for this section

Cyber Threats to the United States

September 15, 2018

0 Comments

Written by Tanner Nelson   Cyber warfare[1] is the most dangerous threat America faces today.[2] The U.S. Government has identified three major cyber threats to the American way of life: China, Russia, and Iran.[3] These nations have consistently attacked American industry, threatening the United States’ economic security. These attacks are occurring on a daily basis […]

Continue reading...

Developing a Chinese Counterterrorism Strategy

June 25, 2014

Comments Off on Developing a Chinese Counterterrorism Strategy

In April, President Xi Jinping visited the Uyghur Autonomous Region and spoke specifically on the issue of combating terrorism. China has recently developed a new National Security Commission to deal with “unconventional security”. Given the escalating situation in various autonomous regions, the likelihood that China will develop a broader official counterterrorism program under the new commission is high. XinJiang Autonomous Region stages some of China’s most violent separatist movements, the most violent of which being considered as developing terrorist-threats. This new commission and subsequent program could be a major opportunity for the U.S. to deal directly with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the police force. In previous attempts to foster greater cooperation, the military has been the most difficult point to reconcile.

Continue reading...

The State of American Cyber Security

October 31, 2013

Comments Off on The State of American Cyber Security

American cyber security efforts have been severely restricted. Domestic political pressures like sequestration and the government shutdown have undercut U.S. cyber defenses. Foreign political pressures have also increased in the wake of the Edward Snowden incident. These pressures have left the United States more vulnerable to cyber attacks from both state and non-state actors. If these trends continue, America will face increasingly serious threats from state actors and even more serious threats from terrorist organizations.

Continue reading...

The Dangers of an Anxious Iranian Government Perceiving a ‘Psychological War’

October 10, 2012

Comments Off on The Dangers of an Anxious Iranian Government Perceiving a ‘Psychological War’

From Washington Post

On Tuesday, President Ahmadinejad accused the United States and “internal enemies” of waging a “psychological war” against Iran in an attempt to stop Iranians from ditching the weakening rial for U.S. dollars.  This “war” refers to the significant problems Iran faces, including the U.S.-led economic sanctions, a threatened Israeli military strike, and now internal protests.  […]

Continue reading...

Nuclear Reduction Considered

February 21, 2012

Comments Off on Nuclear Reduction Considered

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the White House and Pentagon are considering several plans to reduce its nuclear stockpile. The plans have not been presented to President Obama yet, but he will in the near future. The United States is currently under treaty obligations that require it to reduce the nuclear stockpile […]

Continue reading...