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News You Need to Know

Monday, June 18, 2018

David Sanger
The New York Times
The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.
Kimberly Atkins
Boston Herald
President Trump took credit for stopping “war games” — referring to large-scale semiannual joint military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea that the countries are expected to halt as American and North Korean officials hammer out details of a denuclearization deal.
Annie Karni
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer is often referred to as “Bibi’s brain,” for his close relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But according to a new book, he might sometimes play the role of “Jared’s brain,” too.