All-Out Economic War?

January 22, 2015

Last year, we warned that a Cyber-Economic War was coming and that it might be the spark of World War III. The truth that an economic war is underway echoes around the world but remains largely unheard in the United States. For example, the only deflation our media wants to discuss has to do with the footballs in […]

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Cyber Warfare is Here. Are We Prepared? Or Are Our Heads in the Sand?

January 19, 2015

First, let’s start with the reality that a Cyber-Economic War is already underway. If the Sony hack by North Korea wasn’t sufficient proof, then the hacking of Centcom’s social media should demonstrate the purpose. Enemies of the United States have ill intentions and verifiable capabilities. No, this is not simple cyber-vandalism as the President has suggested. […]

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Right Song, Wrong Verse? Reviewing 2014 and Looking Ahead to 2015

January 13, 2015

As we start a new year, it is important to look back as well as forward. We have been clear in saying that a global cyber-economic war is underway. We’ve been absolutely right about that in a way that few people would have imagined five years ago or even at the start of 2014 for […]

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Who knew North Korea was capable? We Did…

December 19, 2014

…and so did the reader’s of this Blog. First, just today the FBI has confirmed that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack and threats against Sony: FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack BBC News, 19 December 2014 The US Federal Bureau of Investigation says North Korea was behind a cyber-attack on Sony […]

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Are We Prepared If Russia Retaliates?

December 18, 2014

Let’s start with some facts: Sony pictures was hacked by the North Koreans (the government or at least supporters). They didn’t like a movie about to be released so they targeted Sony and released all sorts of embarrassing things. Then, the hackers warned that if the movie showed in theaters, that people would pay a […]

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Mixed Emotions: Oil’s Price Collapse is Good…and Bad

December 16, 2014

Chart Source:  Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/oil-price-charts-2014-12 A comedian once said that the concept of mixed emotions was best defined as “watching your ex-spouse’s attorney drive over a cliff in your new Mercedes.” That’s just a joke and about an unhappy tragedy. But the current plight of the oil market is real and it SHOULD stir mixed emotions for most […]

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Mark Cuban is Right about Alibaba

December 9, 2014

We warned about Alibaba and the risks of allowing an IPO of that magnitude from a communist country. Here is what Mark said today on CNBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/cnbc/cuban-alibaba Here is what we shared on Fox Business: Kevin Freeman on Fox Business – Alibaba IPO Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com And at the Press Club: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2014/07/17/alibaba And in this […]

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Economic War Goes Mainstream–Oil’s Price Drop is Seen as Proof

December 7, 2014

Recently, the topic of economic warfare has emerged from the shadows of think tanks and intelligence agencies. It is now openly discussed in the oilfields of Texas and the Kremlin among other places. The reason? The sudden plunge in crude oil prices. Consider this from CNBC: What the US should do to fight this ‘oil […]

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It’s Official, IMF Says America is Now #2

December 4, 2014

The lead headline on DrudgeReport this afternoon came from MarketWatch. Here are some highlights from the article: It’s official: America is now No. 2 By Brett Arends Published: Dec 4, 2014 11:18 a.m. ET Chinese economy overtakes the U.S.’s to become the largest Hang on to your hats, America. And throw away that big, fat styrofoam […]

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Important Progress in Protecting the Grid!

December 2, 2014

  In this blog and in our book Game Plan, we have made a strong point that the Electric Grid must be protected from EMP, cyber attacks, physical attacks, or natural disaster.  I’ve worked with Frank Gaffney and others from the Secure the Grid coalition and served on their team of experts to address this serious […]

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