China’s People’s Liberation Army has a specialized unit dedicated to launching cyberattacks, and its main target is the United States.
U.S. intelligence agencies warn that China operates on a scale so sophisticated it could bring down the entire American electrical grid. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned the Senate Armed Services Committee in September that the Chinese have the ability to launch “a massive Armageddon-like attack against our infrastructure.”
Kevin Freeman on "For the Record."
“For The Record”: How Hackers Can Use the ‘Smart Grid’ To Caus...
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The price of a barrel oil has plummeted since July, allowing millions of Americans to fill their gas tanks for less than $2 per gallon during the summer of 2015.
However, that cheap price at the pump could lead to a major wave of unrest in the Middle East. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia depends on oil revenues to control their people and hold enemies at bay.
This For the Record Short investigates how cheap gas prices could end in a “Revolt in Riyadh.”