How a Soviet plot to bombard the U.S. embassy with microwaves led to a 'brain weapons arms race'
The questions ultimately triggered a supersecret "brain weapons arms race," says journalist Sharon Weinberger in today's episode of the "Conspiracyland" podcast entitled "The Mystery of the Moscow Signal." (It is the second of three episodes in the "Conspiracyland" series "The Strange Story of Havana Syndrome.") "I wanna talk to you about the signal,” Kissinger said during one conversation on Dec. 9, 1975. "That beam you are beaming into our embassy in Moscow," Kissinger says. The Soviets never 'fessed up to bombarding the embassy with microwaves, although eventually they turned it off in the 1970s under U.S. pressure.wftv.com
How a Soviet plot to bombard the U.S. embassy with microwaves led to a ‘brain weapons arms race’
In some of the darkest days of the Cold War, the U.S. intelligence community was alarmed by a startling discovery: the Soviet Union was bombarding the U.S. Embassy in Moscow with microwaves in what some officials feared was an attempt to harm American diplomats and possibly even mess with their minds.news.yahoo.com
Reporter recalls pivotal story in Elizabeth Holmes' stardom
A Fortune Magazine reporter whose story helped turn Elizabeth Holmes into a Silicon Valley sensation came to court Thursday to explain why he felt like he became a pawn in her attempts to hype a blood-testing technology she promised would revolutionize health care.
Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives of troops in battle.
Fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes prepares to go on trial
Jury selection in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes began Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the fallen Silicon Valley star now facing felony charges alleging she duped elite financial backers, customers and patients into believing that her startup was about to revolutionize medicine.
Longtime editor Genevieve Young left legacy in publishing
This 2018 photo released by the Gordon Parks Foundation shows Genevieve Young, a publishing editor and wife of photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks. She was a publishing editor with a long and diverse legacy. (Gordon Parks Foundation via AP)NEW YORK – Genevieve Young was a publishing editor with a long and diverse legacy. She also edited the groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, married him in the 1970s and later helped oversee his estate. Young was Park's editor at Harper.
George Shultz wasn't 'afraid to struggle against the odds'
(AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File)WASHINGTON – Time was running out when Secretary of State George P. Shultz returned home in April 1988 after flying 16,000 miles in a failed mission to persuade Arabs and Israelis to negotiate their differences. AdA lifelong Republican, Shultz negotiated the first-ever treaty with the Soviet Union to reduce the size of their ground-based nuclear arsenals. The president would not yield, and Reagan and Shultz returned to the United States disappointed but determined to pursue an accord. Although Shultz objected, Reagan went ahead with the deal and millions of dollars from Iran went to right-wing Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua. But only a few years later, Reagan and Shultz, considered Israel’s best friends, had opened the door to Palestinian legitimacy and possibly a Palestinian state on land held by Israel.
Scowcroft, national security adviser to 2 presidents, dies
Playing a prominent role in American foreign policy, Scowcroft served as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, the only national security adviser to two different administrations. He served as national security adviser to Bush, by then a close friend, during the four years of the Bush administration, 1989-93. A year later he became deputy assistant for national security under Henry Kissinger, Nixons national security adviser. He accepted a return engagement as national security adviser when he realized he would be at the presidents side instead of running the massive bureaucracy at the Defense Department.
Henry Kissinger told White House he talked to Xi about Trump, Kudlow says
China's President Xi Jinping (centre R) and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (centre L) walk to a meeting with delegates from the 2019 New Economy Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 22, 2019. Henry Kissinger met in China with President Xi Jinping, and the details of his conversations were passed onto President Donald Trump, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Wednesday. Kudlow told CNBC that Kissinger, who served in senior roles under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, met with Xi "twice" during a weeklong trip to China, along with "other big shots." "President Trump made it very clear that we favor freedom and democracy and a peaceful solution in Hong Kong, and that we oppose, of course, the maltreatment of the Muslims and the Uighurs." Kissinger delivered his message from Xi during a visit to the White House two weeks ago, Kudlow said.cnbc.com
China's Xi says Beijing wants a trade deal but is not afraid to 'fight back'
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to "fight back." Reinforcing the upbeat tone adopted by China in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a 'positive attitude' toward the trade talks. "As we always said we don't want to start the trade war but we are not afraid," Xi said. "We want to work for a Phase 1 agreement on the basis of mutual respect and equality," Xi told the group. During the meeting at Beijing's ornate Great Hall of the People, Xi reiterated to the group China's stance that a deal requires "mutual respect and equality."cnbc.com
Fallout from US-China trade conflict could be 'even worse' than WWI, Kissinger says
China is a major economic country, and so are we. "China is a major economic country, and so are we. "Therefore, if conflict is permitted to develop unconstrained, the outcome could be even worse than it was in Europe," he said, referring to World War I. "So China will be a big part of the global financial picture in decades to come." "For the IMF, it is critical that we can have the financial strength to serve the center of the global financial safety net," IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said.cnbc.com
Donald Trump to meet with Henry Kissinger for foreign policy advice
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Wednesday to discuss foreign policy. CBSN's political panel breaks down the latest development for Trump's campaign.cbsnews.com
John McCain to protesters: “Get out of here, you low-life scum”
John McCain to protesters: “Get out of here, you low-life scum” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Arizona, tells a group of people protesting against former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, “Shut up or I’m gonna have you arrested.”cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, September 7
Open: This is Face the Nation, September 7 The latest on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the immigration debate back home, with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and others.cbsnews.com
September 7: Rubio, Kissinger, Ruppersberger
September 7: Rubio, Kissinger, Ruppersberger The latest on the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the unfolding saga with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and more.cbsnews.com
Face Flashback: Henry Kissinger on U.S. foreign policy in 1957
Face Flashback: Henry Kissinger on U.S. foreign policy in 1957 In a 1957 interview, Harvard Professor Dr. Henry Kissinger discusses the challenges facing the U.S. and the strategies laid out in his book “Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy,” including the concept of a “limited war.”cbsnews.com
Kissinger says Obama needs more powerful response to ISIS
Kissinger says Obama needs more powerful response to ISIS Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke to Bob Schieffer and said a measured response to the ISIS killings of American journalists is inappropriate. Watch the full interview Sunday on "Face the Nation."cbsnews.com