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By William Tucker

In 2006, a professor at National Autonomous University of Mexico claims he was recruited by officials from the Cuban Embassy in Mexico to lead a group of hackers to attack the U.S. Instead of following through, the professor recruited a few students to infiltrate the hacking group to better understand how they operate.

By William Tucker

The media has been buzzing today over comments made by Parviz Sarvari in which the Iranian politician claimed that Iran would soon war game the closing of the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran has been threatening to do so should the U.S. or Israel ever attack over the Iran’s nuclear program, but this may be bluster.

By William Tucker

New intelligence, recently released into the open source, suggests that North Korea has been working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. North Korea’s larger missiles – namely the Taepodong 1 and 2 – require a fixed launch facility. The benefits of a mobile ICBM, such as hiding in the many tunnels Pyongyang has dung into its mountainous territory, are readily apparent.

By Jenni Hesterman, Special Contributor

I was honored when asked to review Dr. Brenner’s latest book, America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare. Dr. Brenner was not only a top level official at the NSA, but the National Counterintelligence Executive for the Director of National Intelligence.

By William Tucker

China’s head of the Central Political and Legislative Committee, Zhou Yongkang, claimed that China is “ill-prepared” to handle massive social unrest. Yongkang’s remarks come on the heels of slowing economic growth and increasing unemployment. China’s unemployment problem has led to wider demonstrations across the country and this has caused a headache for many leaders in Beijing. This represents the crux of China’s current problems.

By William Tucker

Last Thursday, as most Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving, North Korea threatened to turn South Korea’s Blue House into a sea of fire. For the uninitiated, the Blue House is South Korea’s presidential residence located in Seoul. If the term “sea of fire” sounds familiar that is because it is a familiar refrain from North Korean leadership when they issue their frequent threats.

By William Tucker

“The FBI believes that the Lebanese-based Hezbollah has terrorist cells in at least ten U.S. cities. The Iranian government has backed Hezbollah to the tune of $100 million. John Miller, the FBI’s assistant director for public affairs, told me the Bureau is concerned that Iran could activate a network of Hezbollah terrorists in the United States if the international community takes action to stop the Iranian nuclear program” – Bill Gertz, from Enemies

By William Tucker

Over the past few years I’ve written quite a bit on the different intelligence operations that have made their way into newsprint – particularly those that have occurred in the Middle East. The reason for covering these events relates to Iran’s nuclear program and the lack of any good military or diplomatic options for ending the threat.