FROM Dmitri Alperovich
Russian Hackers Access DNC Computers COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR sound like toys made for American children. In fact, they're the nicknames of two Russian cyber-spy organizations that hacked the Democratic National Committee — including its files on Donald Trump. During the Nixon years, Republican spies had to break into the Watergate Hotel to find out what the Democrats were doing. Now Russian cyber-warriors have penetrated the Democratic National Committee from thousands of miles away. They were caught in the act by CrowdStrike , a cyber security firm. Dmitri Alperovich is co-founder and CTO.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?