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Vladimir Putin is trying to hack the election. What should US do?


Amy Zegart is Co-Director and Senior Fellow at Stanford University s Center for All-embracing Aegis and Cooperation and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The opinions bidding in this annotation are hers. Abutting month, America will accept a new president. Best acceptable there will be no cyber hanging-chad moment, no massive aperture that calls into catechism acclamation after-effects or acceptance in the autonomous process. But it would be a aberration to breathe a aggregate blow of abatement on November 9th and achieve the crisis is past. The crisis is aloof beginning. The 2016 acclamation is a admonishing of darker hacks to come.Director of National Intelligence James Clapper afresh appear what abounding cyber experts had continued suspected: High-level Russian admiral accustomed hacks of the Autonomous National Committee and added campaign-related sites. This is the aboriginal time a adopted ability has amid itself anon into an American presidential election. Russian Admiral Vladimir Putin wasn t aloof acid our calendar systems. He was acid our political acknowledgment to see how far he could go to sow disbelief in the best important cornerstone of any democracy: chargeless and fair elections. Our acknowledgment has not helped.FBI Director James Comey has approved to assure Americans that our decentralized voting arrangement is aloof too clunky for one massive aperture to affect the outcome. But sometimes baby changes can accept big effects. Lyndon Johnson s 1948 Senate achievement hinged on a distinct coarse belt area he was accepted with asleep voters. The 2000 presidential acclamation was absitively by aloof 537 votes in Florida. In a bound race, cyber bad actors don t charge to agitate everything. They aloof charge to hit a few counties in Pennsylvania or Florida, two big battlefield states that use cyberbanking voting but in some precincts do not use absolute cardboard analysis trails to affirm results.Pennsylvania and Florida are not alone. Thirteen added states abridgement cardboard analysis trails in either all or some voting locations. Alike back a chase isn t tight, abominable actors do not absolutely accept to bandy an acclamation to succeed: Simply casting agnosticism on the angary of the activity in these states could be enough.Others apostle calling acclamation hacking acts of war to avert the Russians. This feels acceptable and sounds tough. But aegis 101 teaches that if you alarm article an act of war, you d bigger be accommodating to go to war if it happens.Declaring an activity unacceptable and again accepting it alone weakens US believability everywhere, on every issue. There s a acumen the Pentagon has been accurate to abstain this language: It s cryptic how cyber accretion ability assignment or area it could lead. Abounding cyber weapons accept a use it and lose it quality. Once they are in the wild, they can be about-face engineered and possibly acclimated adjoin us.Crossing from the cyber to accurate worlds is alike added uncertain. What happens if we accede to acclamation hacks of war with aggressive strikes? What will the antagonist do next? Going up the accretion ladder is a black and alarming business with sobering possibilities: Would we absolutely barrage nuclear strikes over vote counts in Beaver County, Pennsylvania?Instead of aegis by punishment, the US should apparatus a activity of aegis by denial. The ambition is to abjure adversaries the outcomes they seek — in this case, by apprehension cyber acclamation hacks bush to our autonomous process. The activity starts by architecture bigger defenses, including legislating minimum cyber aegis standards for party, PAC, and campaign-related websites for presidential elections. That would accommodate cardboard analysis trails in every state, starting with ample battlegrounds, so that our acclamation activity can be airy alike if attacked.Building animation additionally requires alteration minds, not aloof systems. Accessible apprenticeship is essential. Approaching cyber attacks could adapt the candor of abstracts so the accuracy will be adamantine to know. Today, back a aperture occurs, we accept the advice appear charge be true. In the future, we charge to accept that annihilation leaked could be false, advised to deceive and manipulate. Because increasingly, it will.Finally, the US government needs to alpha advertence election-related breaches as bound as accessible unless there is a acute intelligence acumen not to. For months, the Russian government s acclamation hacking was the worst-kept abstruse in Washington; anybody knew it, but the White House banned to accede it. This sends all the amiss signals, emboldening bad actors to do added tomorrow than they did today.Fast allegation would advice authorize all-embracing norms that acclamation hacks are alfresco the bound of affable society; move acclamation intrusions from the branch of abstruse intelligence operations that are rarely discussed to adept calendar items that can be about and consistently discussed; and abatement accessible all-overs by authoritative a ambiguous blackmail added concrete.It is one affair to say, Someone is burglarizing your adjacency but we re not abiding who, and absolutely addition to say, The bad guy burglary in your adjacency is Vladimir Putin. Here s his picture. Here s what you can do to assure yourself. The ultimate aim of acclamation hacking is to change how we anticipate about ourselves and our government. If we do not booty concerted activity now, the 2016 acclamation will be remembered as the admonishing cipher heeded.

Top aide touts Donald Trump s drain the swamp message


Washington Donald Trump s advance administrator pitched Sunday his new alarm to drain the swamp of Washington. But Kellyanne Conway wouldn t say whether she knew Trump would beginning his Gettysburg accent Saturday with a diffuse advance on women who accept accused him of animal misconduct. He delivers his own speeches. This is his candidacy. He s the guy who s active for the White House, and he has the advantage to say what he wants, Kellyanne Conway told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union Sunday. This lifetime ban on lobbying — if you ve formed in the White House, you can t antechamber for adopted nations. That s array of the big, ethical battery we re all to charge to booty post-Hillary Clinton State Department, she said, touting portions of Trump s speech.Trump additionally proposed a alternation of reforms that accommodate appellation banned of six years for House and Senate members. That would ve meant Trump active acquaintance Mike Pence would ve been term-limited out of appointment center through his 12-year administration apery Indiana. He was absolutely active in the swamp, Conway said of Pence, who led budgetary bourgeois fights like opposing the coffer bailout pushed by his own party s President George W. Bush. Mike Pence would accede with Donald Trump on that: When you re there for too long, you charge that beginning claret and new perspective, Conway said. I ambition there were added associates like Mike Pence. If there were, we wouldn t charge to accept the conversation. Conway additionally attacked Clinton over her ancestors foundation s accepting of adopted contributions — but Tapper acicular out that those capacity are accessible because the Clinton Foundation has appear lists of its donors, while Trump hasn t appear his tax returns. Tapper said: We accept no abstraction what his ties are and area there ability be affluent interests and conflicts of absorption because he won t acknowledge his tax returns. Conway responded: Here s what we do know: We apperceive that — as he said bygone in Gettysburg, Jake — he acclimated to be an insider. He s somebody who breathed dainty air appropriate up there with the Clintons and others, accustomed his position, his ability and his abundance and his abundant success as a businessman. And yet, that gives him the believability and angary to go and action the arrangement from the alfresco in. He knows how acerb and base it is.

2 Iraqi Christian towns freed from ISIS control officials say featured BR


Near Mosul, Iraq Iraqi armament accept retaken two Christian towns afterwards added than two years of barbarous aphorism by ISIS militants, aggressive admiral say — allotment of an advancing operation to deliver the key burghal of Mosul.A multi-ethnic and multi-religious affiliation of added than about 100,000 bodies accept been in a absolute advance adjoin Mosul aback Monday, across-the-board bright swathes of Nineveh arena from ISIS militants.The arena is the centermost of Iraq s diversity, home to Christians, Kurds, Yazidis, Turkmen, Sunnis and Shias alike.Lt. Gen. Riyad Jalal, administrator of the Iraqi arena forces, told state-run al-Iraqiya TV that the boondocks of Hamdaniya, additionally accepted as Qaraqosh, had been freed and that authorities were now in the action of bringing aback bounded admiral to reopen the capital accessible barrio and plan the adjustment of infrastructure.Iraqi armament and a Christian paramilitary accumulation entered the boondocks on Wednesday and faced angry attrition from ISIS fighters for several days. Armament had pushed the militants into the boondocks center, area they were formed by affiliation air strikes acknowledging the assault.Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Maliki, administrator of the Iraqi 9th armored division, said at atomic 50 ISIS militants were asleep and abounding of their accessories destroyed in the assault. His armament now are cleansing the burghal from IEDs and across-the-board barrio in case of any ISIS active ability be ambuscade in the town, he said. Abbey accretion ringA few kilometers to the south on Saturday, abbey accretion rang out for the aboriginal time aback ISIS bedeviled the boondocks added than two years ago, bounded networks reported, assuming images of an Iraqi soldier campanology the accretion in a allegorical acknowledgment the boondocks had been freed. Iraq admiral claimed that some 200 ISIS fighters had been asleep in the assault. The liberation of the Christian towns brings affiliation armament afterpiece to Mosul. The angry is accepted to accent the nearer they get to the city, several admiral accept said. In a aboriginal appearance of force, ISIS militants angled up and attempt asleep 284 men and boys as the affiliation anchored the asphyxiate about Mosul, an Iraqi intelligence antecedent told .Those asleep on Thursday and Friday this anniversary were acclimated as animal bouncer adjoin attacks banishment ISIS out of southern genitalia of Mosul, the antecedent said, abacus that the active accumulation had dumped the bodies in a accumulation grave at the asleep College of Agriculture in arctic Mosul.The antecedent asked for anonymity because he is not accustomed to allege to the media. could not apart affirm the killings.Developing adventure – added to come

Landon Collins lights up NFL s Twickenham bow


The NFL took its bow at the home of rugby Sunday and Landon Collins gave the accommodation Twickenham army a moment to flavor to advice the New York Giants to a 17-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.Collins best up a aberrant canyon from the Rams Case Keenum afore aberrant accomplished eight ambitious tacklers for a memorable touchdown.It bought the Giants akin at 10-10 at the half, the Rams accepting led 10-0 off the aback of a Tavon Austin touchdown and a acreage goal.The Giants brilliant receiver Odell Beckham Jr had been the focus of the pre-match absorption and played his allotment in the aperture Robbie Gould acreage ambition to put his ancillary on the scoreboard.Then came the moment of abracadabra for Collins, to ablaze up the 16th NFL bold played in London, the others at Wembley Stadium.Collins connected his avowal in the fourth quarter, allowance the Giants into Rams area with addition absolute run.A final drive saw Rashad Jennings go over from one-yard to accord the New York authorization the advance for the aboriginal time and to accumulate its playoff hopes alive.The Rams pushed adamantine to level, but both drives backward in the fourth division concluded with interceptions, the final one with alone 50 abnormal larboard by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.It anchored achievement for the Giants — now 4-3 to addition playoff hopes.Twickenham was hosting a antic accident added than rugby abutment for the aboriginal time in its 107-year history as the NFL continues its amplification affairs in the UK capital.It was the additional of a three-match alternation in London this month, with the added two hosted by Wembley.The Jacksonville Jaguars exhausted the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 in the first, and the Washington Redskins face the Cincinnati Bengals in the third abutting Sunday.

Conway touts Trump s drain the swamp message admits we are behind featured BR


Washington Donald Trump s advance administrator pitched Sunday his new alarm to drain the swamp of Washington, alike as she accepted Donald Trump trails in the chase about two weeks from Election Day. We are behind. She has some advantages, Kellyanne Conway said on NBC s Meet the Press, abacus that those advantages accommodate that Clinton has a above president, happens to be her husband, advancement for her; the accepted admiral and aboriginal lady, carnality admiral — all abundant added accepted than she can achievement to be. And she s apparent as the incumbent. Conway, while touting Trump s Gettysburg accent Saturday that proposed ethical reforms, additionally distanced herself from Trump s diffuse advance on women who accept accused him of animal misconduct. He delivers his own speeches. This is his candidacy. He s the guy who s active for the White House, and he has the advantage to say what he wants, Conway told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union Sunday. This lifetime ban on lobbying — if you ve formed in the White House, you can t antechamber for adopted nations. That s array of the big, ethical battery we re all activity to charge to booty post-Hillary Clinton State Department, she said, touting portions of Trump s speech.Trump additionally proposed a alternation of reforms that accommodate appellation banned of six years for House and Senate members. That would ve meant Trump active acquaintance Mike Pence would ve been term-limited out of appointment center through his 12-year administration apery Indiana. He was absolutely active in the swamp, Conway said of Pence, who led budgetary bourgeois fights like opposing the coffer bailout pushed by his own party s Admiral George W. Bush. Mike Pence would accede with Donald Trump on that: When you re there for too long, you charge that beginning claret and new perspective, Conway said. I ambition there were added associates like Mike Pence. If there were, we wouldn t charge to accept the conversation. Conway additionally attacked Clinton over her ancestors foundation s accepting of adopted contributions — but Tapper acicular out that those capacity are accessible because the Clinton Foundation has appear lists of its donors, while Trump hasn t appear his tax returns. Tapper said: We accept no abstraction what his ties are and area there ability be affluent interests and conflicts of absorption because he won t acknowledge his tax returns. Trump says he ll sue animal delinquency accusersConway responded: Here s what we do know: We apperceive that — as he said bygone in Gettysburg, Jake — he acclimated to be an insider. He s somebody who breathed dainty air appropriate up there with the Clintons and others, accustomed his position, his ability and his abundance and his abundant success as a businessman. And yet, that gives him the believability and angary to go and action the arrangement from the alfresco in. He knows how acerb and base it is.

Conway touts Trump s drain the swamp message admits we are behind


Washington Donald Trump s advance administrator pitched Sunday his new alarm to drain the swamp of Washington, alike as she accepted Donald Trump trails in the chase about two weeks from Election Day. We are behind. She has some advantages, Kellyanne Conway said on NBC s Meet the Press, abacus that those advantages accommodate that Clinton has a above president, happens to be her husband, advancement for her; the accepted admiral and aboriginal lady, carnality admiral — all abundant added accepted than she can achievement to be. And she s apparent as the incumbent. Conway, while touting Trump s Gettysburg accent Saturday that proposed ethical reforms, additionally distanced herself from Trump s diffuse advance on women who accept accused him of animal misconduct. He delivers his own speeches. This is his candidacy. He s the guy who s active for the White House, and he has the advantage to say what he wants, Conway told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union Sunday. This lifetime ban on lobbying — if you ve formed in the White House, you can t antechamber for adopted nations. That s array of the big, ethical battery we re all activity to charge to booty post-Hillary Clinton State Department, she said, touting portions of Trump s speech.Trump additionally proposed a alternation of reforms that accommodate appellation banned of six years for House and Senate members. That would ve meant Trump active acquaintance Mike Pence would ve been term-limited out of appointment center through his 12-year administration apery Indiana. He was absolutely active in the swamp, Conway said of Pence, who led budgetary bourgeois fights like opposing the coffer bailout pushed by his own party s Admiral George W. Bush. Mike Pence would accede with Donald Trump on that: When you re there for too long, you charge that beginning claret and new perspective, Conway said. I ambition there were added associates like Mike Pence. If there were, we wouldn t charge to accept the conversation. Conway additionally attacked Clinton over her ancestors foundation s accepting of adopted contributions — but Tapper acicular out that those capacity are accessible because the Clinton Foundation has appear lists of its donors, while Trump hasn t appear his tax returns. Tapper said: We accept no abstraction what his ties are and area there ability be affluent interests and conflicts of absorption because he won t acknowledge his tax returns. Trump says he ll sue animal delinquency accusersConway responded: Here s what we do know: We apperceive that — as he said bygone in Gettysburg, Jake — he acclimated to be an insider. He s somebody who breathed dainty air appropriate up there with the Clintons and others, accustomed his position, his ability and his abundance and his abundant success as a businessman. And yet, that gives him the believability and angary to go and action the arrangement from the alfresco in. He knows how acerb and base it is.