Monday, 10 July

  • Canadian military procurement may be back on track after years of boondoggles, The Canadian Press
    Critics of the system have repeatedly asked the government to create one single department responsible for all military procurement. Finn said that isn’t on the radar right now.
  • The secret to Kim’s success? Some experts see Russian echoes in North Korea’s missile advances, Washington Post
    Many weapons experts say North Korea’s startling display of missile prowess is a reflection of the country’s growing mastery of weapons technology, as well as its leader’s fierce determination to take the country into the nuclear club. But others see continuing evidence of an outsize role by foreigners, including Russian scientists who provided designs and know-how years ago, and the Chinese vendors who supply the electronics needed for modern missile-guidance systems.
  • U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks, Washington Post
    The campaign marks the first time Russian government hackers are known to have wormed their way into the networks of American nuclear power companies, several U.S. and industry officials said. And the penetration could be a sign that Russia is seeking to lay the groundwork for more damaging hacks.
  • Israel’s Forthcoming Security Dilemma, War on the Rocks
    Iran’s continued efforts to establish these weapons factories in Lebanon will increase the tensions on the Israeli-Lebanese front. For now, as this plan appears to be only in its early stages, and it seems that cool heads still prevail on both sides, there is still time to act diplomatically to avoid an escalatory scenario.