Every Monday, SPY will bring you a Weekly Intelligence Update highlighting the previous week’s worldwide news events from espionage incidents to national security and general intelligence. Note: Linking to these stories does not constitute an endorsement from the International Spy Museum. As the Museum historian, I found many of these news stories were interesting (and that you might too).
The most important news stories of the past week, all in one place.
New York Times: The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
Washington Post: Climate Change Threatens National Security, Pentagon Says
The Telegraph (UK): ISIS Jihadists May Have Access to Chemicals for Dirty Bombs
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: The Very Small Islamic State WMD Threat
New Zealand Herald: Theories Fly about US Space Drone
Yahoo/Reuters: ISIS Has an Air Force Now?
Washington Post: Denmark Tries a Soft-Handed Approach to Returned Islamist Fighters
Unfortunately, it’s doubtful we will go a week without stories about terrorism.
US Department of Defense: Anti-ISIL Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says
National Post (Canada): CSIS Getting More Powers to Track Suspected Terrorists
Daily Beast: Turkey OK’s American Drones to Fight ISIS
Al Jazeera: Tony Blair 'May Have Been Terrorism Target'
Politico Magazine: Is America's Military Too Small for Obama's New War on Terror?
News about nuclear weapons, and the intelligence and national security ramifications they present. I will also include news about chemical, radiological, and biological weapons here as well (all the WMDs in one convenient location).
Defense One: This Is a Pivotal Moment for the US Nuclear Arsenal
The Diplomat: Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
Radio Free Europe: Iran's President Says Nuclear Deal Possible Before Deadline
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Does it Matter if Iran Developed Nuclear Weapons at Parchin?
National Interest: Time for American Land-Based Missile Forces to Counter China?
Federation of American Scientists: W80-1 Warhead Selected For New Nuclear Cruise Missile
Washington Post: Meet the CDC’s Swat Team
Daily Beast: Apocalypse Now: Preppers Are Gearing Up for Ebola
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Anything new in spy and defense science and technology.
Business Insider: Scientists Are Bashing Lockheed Martin's Nuclear Fusion 'Breakthrough'
Washington Post: This New Suit for Soldiers Recharges Batteries with No Wires
Defense One: This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics
Network World: How Do I Know You’re Lying? My “Star Wars” Algorithm Told Me
Stars and Stripes: Training For Electronic Warfare? Navy Plan Not Flying In Washington State
Popular Science: Nicole Abaid Studies Bats to Make Drones Smarter
War is Boring: Just How Many Predator Drones Does the CIA Have?
Stories about the NSA, Snowden, and general government transparency.
CBS News (Tampa Bay): Florida Supreme Court Limits Cell Phone Tracking By Police
The Guardian (Opinion): James Risen Is Not Going To Let the US Fear-Mongering Machine Win in Secret
Boston Globe: Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change
Washington Post: Probe of Silencers Leads to Web of Pentagon Secrets
Pro Publica: Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops
The Atlantic: A Portrait of the Whistleblower as a Young Man
The Guardian: Revealed: How Whisper App Tracks ‘Anonymous’ Users
The US’s most significant global rival is making moves around the world as the US makes its “pivot”.
Daily Beast: India-Pakistan Head for Nuke War
The Atlantic: China’s Dangerous Game
Jane’s: New Pictures of J-10B Revealed
The Diplomat: Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Defense News: North Korean Leader Reappears in Public - With Cane
MIDDLE EAST/SOUTHWEST ASIA
Because all the news from this hotly contested part of the world is not just terrorism news.
War is Boring: We Got Our Hands on NATO’s New Plan for Afghanistan
Atlantic Council: Washington Wants NATO Allies to Help Retrain the Iraqi Military
Defense One: US Red Tape Threatens Drone Sales in the Middle East
The world of cyberwar and cyber-terrorism is the new normal.
Atlantic Council: Russia's Nuclear Missile Forces Create Cybersecurity Units
US Air Force: Airmen Train for ‘New Wild, Wild West’ in Cyber Domain
Breaking Defense: Army Electronic Warfare ‘Is a Weapon’ – But Cyber Is Sexier
Computer World: Once the FBI Has a Backdoor Into Your Smartphone, Everyone Does
Our old nemesis is back with a vengeance.
XX Committee: Poland — and NATO’s — New Espionage Scandal
Washington Post: Lessons of Russian History Must Not Be Silenced
Daily Beast: Putin to U.S.: Stop the Blackmail
The Local (Sweden): Swedish Military Alert Over 'Foreign Subs' Off Stockholm
News articles that highlight the secret history of history.
National Security Archive: China's First Nuclear Test 1964 -- 50th Anniversary
National Interest: The Good, the Bad and the Messy: The Legacy of the First Gulf War
The Atlantic: Understanding Stalin
All the news that doesn’t fit.
The Latvian Army: Hundreds of Amazing Photos of the 1st Cavalry Division in Latvia