US agencies need to join efforts against Russian cyber threat: Nato commander Mar 09, 2018 0 102 12345 AFPWashingtonUS government agencies are not adequately coordinating efforts to counter the cyber threat from Russia, even as Moscow conducts a"campaign of destabilization,"the commander of NATO forces in Europe warned Thursday.US General Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers that Russia is working to break up the NATO alliance, partly through its online operations to spread false information."Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture NATO and undermine US leadership around the world,"Scaparrotti told the Senate Armed Services Committee, which provides civilian oversight to the military."Throughout Europe, along its periphery in the Middle East and beyond, Russia has demonstrated a willingness and capability to exert influence, spread disinformation and undermine confidence in NATO. At sea, on land, in the air frankly, every domain Russia's increasingly modernized military is operating at levels not seen since the Cold War."Democratic Senator Jack Reed asked Scaparrotti if he thought there was a"unified effort"among all US government agencies to confront the Russian cyber threat."I don't believe there's an effective unification across the interagency, with energy and focus that we could attain,"Scaparrotti said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Snow storm in US Northeast closes schools, snarls commutes Mar 09, 2018 0 590 US president vows to be flexible towards 'real friends' on tariffs Mar 09, 2018 0 504 Brazilian shelters overwhelmed by influx of Venezuelans Mar 09, 2018 0 517 Eleven nations sign revamped TPP deal without US AFP Santiago Eleven nations signed a slimmed-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement Thursday, moving to lower tariffs just as US President Donald Trump seeks to raise them after .. 19 Venezuelan soldiers arrested on treason charges: Report Caracas: At least 19 Venezuelan army officers have been arrested on charges of rebellion and treason, the digital newspaper Tal Cual reported Thursday. The detained officers were commanders or second-in command. The .. Ex-Trump aide probed by US House committee over Russia WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, arrived at the US Capitol on Thursday to be interviewed by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as it .. US tariffs, quotas unacceptable, says Canada trade minister SANTIAGO: Canada's trade minister reiterated on Thursday the country's stance that it will accept no duties or quotas from the United States, speaking just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump was slated .. US judge questions whether Trump can block Twitter users Reuters NEW YORK A federal judge on Thursday expressed skepticism about whether US President Donald Trump can constitutionally block Twitter users whose views he does not like from following and retweeting from his own .. FARC withdrawing from Colombian presidential race AFP Bogota Colombia's FARC said Thursday it is pulling out of the country's presidential race after its candidate, 59-year-old ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo"Timochenko"Londono, suffered a heart attack. ..