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Saints’ invigorated defense makes the NFC a more interesting place

“And though New Orleans toppled Detroit 52-38 on Sunday, the Saints defense provided the sweetness” writes Oct Edt for sbnation.com. Payton said his question entering this season was not “if” the Saints defense would be better but “how”?. The 2017 Saints defense was trending on a familiar track.The Saints defense will gleefully embrace that switch.Games where big-play Saints offense was ruined by a fractured defense. Source: sbnation.com Share This:

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Judge won’t toss bribery case against Menendez

“A Newark federal judge ruled to let the high-profile bribery case against Sen” reports nypost.com. The judge made the ruling after the defense requested that the judge dismiss the case — or at least some charges — based on a 2016 Supreme Court ruling that dramatically narrowed the definition of bribery. But the judge on Monday ruled that the jury could determine that Menendez held the meetings because he “sought to pressure or advise” other officials to take official action, which counts as bribery under the McDonnell ruling.The defense argued…

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Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack

“A spokesman for the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), a government agency, said the government would not release further details about the cyber attack” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Australian Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said on Thursday.The attack on the defense contractor was carried out by a “malicious cyber adversary”, it said.The ACSC said in a report on…

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Here’s the fighting robot that could enter the battlefield in Ukraine next year

“A new fighting robot called the Phantom might be deployed on the battlefield in eastern Ukraine next year, according to Defense One” writes Daniel Brown for businessinsider.com. Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian defense contractor developing the robot, displayed the robot at the Association of the US Army show in Washington DC on Monday, Defense One reported. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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North Korea Hacked South Korea’s War Plan

“A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership” writes unknown author for popularmechanics.com. North Korea’s possession of secret war plans would require a major overhaul of how South Korea and its ally Washington would respond if there’s another war on the Korean Peninsula.The South has taken an increasingly aggressive stance toward the North’s belligerence amid back-and-forth threats of war between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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D-backs’ best defense in NLDS Game 3: Preventing Dodgers from invading pool

“MORE: Three takeaways from Dodgers’ Game 3 win The D-backs’ defense of the high seas was largely unnecessary; Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters (per USA Today) his team would not jump in the water if it clinched in Arizona” reports sportingnews.com. The Diamondbacks went to great lengths to keep the outfield pool at Chase Field off-limits to the victorious Dodgers on Monday night.Still stinging from the time LA players took a dip after clinching the NL West title there in 2013, Arizona brought in reinforcements to guard the pool area…

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Cotton to the defense

“Bob Corker, leaped to their defense, Trump hit back in a Sunday tweetstorm that included blaming Corker for the Iran deal he had voted against” writes Susan B for politico.com. Which makes it all the more interesting to talk Trump and foreign policy for an hour with Cotton amid the escalating feud. Source: politico.com Share This:

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General Motors establishing new military defense division

“GM Defense LLC is expected to become part of the company’s Global Product Development organization, marking a major return to defense work after selling a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003” writes Michael Wayland for autonews.com. The U.S. Navy last year also unveiled a GM fuel cell-powered unmanned undersea vehicle for testing.The company said last week it is holding talks with the U.S. Army about adopting the company’s new hydrogen fuel cell platform for military use, and has other defense projects in the works. Source:…

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