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Krebs Daily Briefing 30 January 2015

International ISIL’s Rise in Libya The Islamic State announced its arrival in Libya in brutal fashion this week with the slaying of an American contractor in a suicide attack on a Tripoli hotel, an act that will make it harder for Washington to continue ignoring the conflict and chaos raging in this North African country. […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 29 January 2015

International Paging Charlie Wilson In 1971, Ron Dellums did not seem to be a guy preparing to change the tide of American foreign policy. As a brand new member of the House from Oakland, California, Dellums had come to Washington as a bit of a rabble-rouser—Vice President Spiro Agnew had described him as “a dangerous […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 28 January 2015

International King Salman’s Shady History President Barack Obama arrived in Riyadh today to offer his condolences on the death of the beloved Saudi King Abdullah and to meet his successor, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. But just who is King Salman? The U.S. ambassador in Riyadh, Joseph Westphal, hailed the new Saudi ruler on Friday, […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 27 January 2015

International Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned out to be bogus. The charges that the Justice Department unveiled against a suspected Russian spy ring on […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 27 January 2015

International Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned out to be bogus. The charges that the Justice Department unveiled against a suspected Russian spy ring on […]