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North Korean hacking threatens nations

A North Korean defector who once helped train Pyongyang’s military hackers warned this week that the totalitarian regime is a major cybersecurity threat to the United States and other nations.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the government may need to consult private companies in order to reduce cybersecurity threats to the U.S. (Associated Press)

Ashton Carter: DOD must work harder on cybersecurity

- The Washington Times

Officials at the famously insular Department of Defense said Wednesday they often find it “awkward” to work with other parts of the government, but realize they’ll have to try harder if they’re going to tackle cross-agency issues such as cybersecurity.

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Chinese military officers arrive at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. China's military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, despite slowing economic growth that fell to 7.4 percent last year and is expected to further decline in 2015.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015

- Associated Press

China said Thursday it will boost defense spending by 10.1 percent, a smaller rise than last year but in line with large annual increases that have drawn concern among the country's neighbors over Beijing's military and territorial ambitions.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns and shake hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio hand after addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Netanyahu told Congress that negotiations underway between Iran and the U.S. would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah applauds at right.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

- Associated Press

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday.

Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People's Congress, waits for questions from journalists during a press conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, March 4, 2015. China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

- Associated Press

China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.

Ex-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets

- Associated Press

If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus' guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation's secrets.

In this March 3, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress during a meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tug of war: Obama, Congress at odds over who's in control

- Associated Press

Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio returns to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, as the House votes on funding for the Homeland Security Department without provisions attached to counter President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Despite holding the majority in the Senate and the House, Republicans were unable to overcome united opposition from Senate Democrats to the GOP strategy of trying to overturn Obama's immigration plan by linking them to funding for Homeland. They also suffered embarrassing internal divisions that left the country within hours of a partial agency shutdown last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

- Associated Press

House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security.

A soldier escorts a man who authorities identified as Omar Trevino Morales, alias "Z-42," leader of the Zetas drug cartel, at the Attorney General's Office hangar in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. An official who was not authorized to be quoted by name because of government policy, said Morales was arrested on Wednesday in a pre-dawn raid in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy suburb of the northern city of Monterrey. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

- Associated Press

Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.