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UK’s Huawei Decision Splits Western Intelligence Agencies

UK’s Huawei Decision Splits Western Intelligence Agencies

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to allow some Huawei equipment to be used in the building of the country’s 5G networks is splitting Western Intelligence services. In one camp are Britain’s MI5, the equivalent of the FBI, and the General Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), equivalents to the NSA. They believe...

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Bolton Pushed Soleimani’s Assassination Last June

Bolton Pushed Soleimani’s Assassination Last June

National Security adviser John Bolton pushed for the assassination of Iranian Gen Qassem Soleimani last summer, according to U.S. officials cited by NBC News.  In a break with past U.S. policy, Bolton recommend killing the Iranian general whose battlefield successes had disturbed U.S. policymakers worried about growing Iranian influence in the region.  After Iran shot...

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Trump’s Pressure On Iran May Spark Mideast Conflict

Trump’s Pressure On Iran May Spark Mideast Conflict

Israeli attacks in three Middle East countries are pushing a volatile region that is already the scene of two long-running wars, closer to a third. The lethal strikes show how the Trump administration has effectively outsourced the military component of its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran. As a result,  one U.S. ally–Israel–is attacking in another...

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Under Pressure, Britain to Decide on Huawei 5G

Under Pressure, Britain to Decide on Huawei 5G

The United States, Australia, and New Zealand, have barred their country’s companies from using the Chinese telecom Huawei to provide the technology for their 5G networks. Britain, whose telecomm industry is heavily invested in Huawei, has resisted, saying the security problems posed by Huawei technology are manageable. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has put U.S....