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A man visits a hacker community website at a house in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an official said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) **FILE**

New internet protocol to boost China state hacking

- The Washington Times

The Chinese government recently announced it now leads the world in upgrading its wired infrastructure, and security analysts are warning the new Internet Protocol Version 6 will only increase the danger from Beijing’s state hacking operations.

In this Friday, May 13, 2011, file photo, soldiers of 1AD attend a color casing ceremony of the First Armored Division at the U.S. Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, Germany. With rising tensions with Russia along its border with U.S. allies, the Army announced in Oct. 2021 it was sending military advisers to work alongside allied units in Europe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Twenty-year terror war leaves U.S. military struggling to meet new challenges

- The Washington Times

The U.S. military is too small to do the jobs it is being assigned and burdened with aging equipment that has been worn out from two decades of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is probably capable of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict, but would be hard-pressed to fight a multi-front war against combined adversaries.

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A man walks past the logo of the Amnesty International at its office in Hong Kong Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Amnesty International said Monday it would close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease its operations amid a crackdown on political dissent in the city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Amnesty International to close Hong Kong offices this year

- Associated Press

The human rights group Amnesty International said Monday it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease operations amid a crackdown on political dissent in the city.

Military personnel guide an American F-35 during the NATO Steadfast Defender 2021 exercises on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth off the coast of Portugal, Thursday, May 27, 2021. NATO has helped provide security in Afghanistan for almost two decades but the government and armed forces in the conflict-torn country are strong enough to stand on their own feet without international troops to back them, the head of the military organization said Thursday. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

Texas tops Virginia, California at securing lucrative defense deals

- The Washington Times

More defense dollars over the last five years have been spent in California, Virginia and Texas than in any other state. While each state is home to multiple military posts, such as Naval Base San Diego; Fort Hood in Texas and Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, large defense contracts were the primary driver.

Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq human rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Israel on Friday, Oct. 22, declared six prominent Palestinian human rights groups to be terrorist organizations, saying they were secretly linked to a left-wing militant movement. It was not immediately clear what the distinction would mean for the groups, most of which also protest rights violations by the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian rights groups see muzzle in Israel's terror tag

- Associated Press

Activists called on the international community Saturday to help reverse Israel's unprecedented designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations, a label that effectively outlaws them.