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Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, Eric Schmidt speaks during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) conference November 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. The commission on Artificial Intelligence held a conference on "Strength Through Innovation: The Future of A.I. and US National Security."

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says China could supplant Silicon Valley as the world’s tech powerhouse unless the US government steps in

Eric Schmidt helped Google conquer the world. Now he's concerned that China is going to overtake American tech, and he wants the US government's help.
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley

Leaked documents reportedly show the CIA secretly bought an encryption company and used it to spy on clients — while turning a profit

The CIA secretly listened in on communications by spies, diplomats, military officials, calling it "the intelligence coup of the century."

Silicon Valley startups backed by Bill Gates and Andreessen Horowitz are using the US-Mexico border to test new surveillance technology

The rise in border surveillance experiments reflects companies' efforts to capitalize on an increase in federal funds flowing to the border.
Palantir CEO Alex Karp.

Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands

Palantir believes that its work helping drones autonomously identify targets is as important as the race to develop nuclear weapons.
US Attorney General William Barr.

The Justice Department is demanding that Apple make it easier to unlock suspects’ iPhones, but experts say it can do that without Apple’s ...

Apple has long resisted federal pressure to engineer a "backdoor" that would let investigators easily unlock iPhones.

Iran’s ‘forceful revenge’ against the US is likely to include cyberwarfare, and experts warn that the attacks could be devastating

Iran has proved capable of cyberattacks that could target internet infrastructure, online banks, or even the US power grid.

These 7 aerospace and defense stocks are getting a huge boost from Trump’s strike on Iran

New fears of conflict between the US and Iran boosted war-driven industries despite all three major US stock indexes plunging on Friday.
The USS West Virginia burns in Pearl Harbor.

19 unforgettable images from the Pearl Harbor attack 78 years ago

December 7, 1941 began as a perfect Sunday morning. These photos show the attack by Imperial Japan that changed history.
A woman and a child react as the body of a man killed during Turkish shelling in the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain arrives at a hospital on October 18, 2019.

The situation in Syria, explained in 30 seconds

Trump's decision to pull US forces from Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria left the civil-war-torn country open to Turkish attack.
US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets fly in formation on March 12, 2019.

The US Navy is 244 years old today. Here are 42 powerful images from its iconic history.

The US Navy has long been the most visible part of America's military might with visits to far flung ports and operations all over the world.