‘Watch’ or ‘Stand Against’ the Digital Machinery of Aggression in Ukraine

OPINION — The machinery of aggression moves across the land of the people of Ukraine to their capital. There should be no words to argue with, let alone to aspire to, that shifts light from that dark reality. If the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the nations of…

Intelligence Isn’t Just for Commanders Anymore

EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — Intelligence is for commanders, or at least so I’ve been told. Regardless of the term you prefer—commander, principal, or policymaker—the idea expressed by the phrase, that intelligence exists to help some “decision-maker” make better decisions, is conventional wisdom in the intelligence community. But it has probably outlived…

The US is Engaging in a Strategy to Share Intelligence on Russia More Broadly. Is it Worth the Risk?

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by formers.” – Sept. 2018, Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 62 No. Access all of The Cipher Brief’s national-security…

Vicente Fernández Legendary Mexican ranchera singer dies at 81 after recent hospitalization
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Vicente Fernández Legendary Mexican ranchera singer dies at 81 after recent hospitalization

Vicente “Chente” Fernández, the legendary Mexican singer recognized for his signature charro suit and sombrero, has died, according to a post on his verified Instagram account. He was 81. “It was an honor and an amazing delight to share with everybody a terrific musical profession and to offer every little thing for his audience,” read a post on Fernández’s account translated from Spanish. “Thanks for continuing to applaud, thanks for continuing to sing.”  The singer died Sunday morning, the post stated. His son, Vicente Fernández Jr., thanked his…

Night of devastating tornadoes likely kills more than 100 in Kentucky
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Night of devastating tornadoes likely kills more than 100 in Kentucky

MAYFIELD: Not less than 100 individuals have been feared dead in after a swarm of tore a 200-mile path through the US Midwest and South, demolishing houses, levelling companies and setting off a scramble to search out survivors beneath the rubble, officials stated Saturday. The powerful twisters, which weather forecasters say are unusual in cooler months, destroyed a candle factory and the fire and police stations in…

G7 nations warn Russia of ‘massive consequences’ if it invades Ukraine
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G7 nations warn Russia of ‘massive consequences’ if it invades Ukraine

The continued military build-up in areas close to Ukraine has raised concern over a Russian invasion, with US intelligence officers determining that the attack can take place as early as January 2022. The Group of Seven richest democracies, or G7 nations, on Sunday warned Russia of “massive consequences” if it…

Ashraf Ghani Says ‘In Talks To Return’ To Afghanistan After Fleeing
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Ashraf Ghani Says ‘In Talks To Return’ To Afghanistan After Fleeing

“I support the government initiative of ongoing negotiations with Abdullah Abdullah and former President Hamid Karzai,” former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Abu Dhabi: Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday he supports talks between the Taliban and top former officials, and denied allegations that he transferred large sums of…