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Conflict Minerals: Information on Artisanal Mined Gold and Efforts to Encourage Responsible Sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Terrorism

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686745.pdf

Latest report on the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to promote peace and security in an area wracked by violence.  Includes information about the supply chain for conflict minerals like gold, efforts to encourage responsible sourcing, and sexual violence in the eastern Congo.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/18/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense

Presidential directive that elevates the Pentagon’s offensive cyber-force to a 10th unified command level, on a par with other main combat commands.  It had been subordinate to Strategic Command, the unit responsible for U.S. missile defenses.  From the White House

 

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