Steven Aftergood: CRS US Financial Assistance to Israel

U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $142.3 billion (current, or noninflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding. PDF (40 Pages): RL33222 US Financial Assistance to Israel

Steven Aftergood: CRS on 5G (PBI: They Totally Ignore Ecocidal and Genocidal Aspects of 5G)

National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies, CRS In Focus, June 12, 2019 Phi Beta Iota: Until we have an honest Congress we will not have an honest CRS. They are not allowed to address the ecocidal and genocidal aspects of 5G, or the FACT that both 5G and wi-fi are uninsurable. See …

Steven Aftergood: Defense Contracting Fraud

Defense Contracting Fraud: A Persistent Problem The report was prepared in response to a requirement in the FY2018 defense authorization act at the initiative of Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was released this week under the Freedom of Information Act.

Steve Aftergood: DoD C4I (DODIN) Is Hosed….

DoD Network Operations Face a Contested Environment The actual network infrastructure is “antiquated and is failing at high rates,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson told the House Armed Services Committee last year in response to questions for the record in a newly published hearing volume.

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media Content (#GoogleGestapo)

Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media Content Currently, federal law does not offer much recourse for social media users who seek to challenge a social media provider’s decision about whether and how to present a user’s content. Lawsuits predicated on these sites’ decisions to host or remove content have been largely unsuccessful, facing …

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Foreign Agent Registration & Political Warfare (PBI: Half the Story, As Usual)

Foreign Agents Registration Act: An Overview, CRS In Focus, updated March 7, 2019 Phi Beta Iota: Valuable itemization of the requirements for registration. Unstated but obvious: both AIPAC and ADL are illegally unregistered agents of a foreign power. Strategic Competition and Foreign Policy: What is “Political Warfare”?, CRS In Focus, March 8, 2019 Phi Beta …