September 20, 2017

Intelligence has the ability to save lives and prevent disasters with the ultimate purpose of educating the public. This awareness bulletin transmits alerts regarding current and future threats to North America.

Spain Expels North Korean Ambassador Over Missile and Nuke Program

Spain Expels North Korean Ambassador Over Missile and Nuke Program – North Korea and Spain

Spain has announced it is expelling the North Korean envoy in response to the reclusive nation's missile launches over Japan, and nuclear program. The Spanish Foreign Ministry said that Ambassador Kim Hyok Chol was summoned and told that he would have to leave by the end of the month. Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told reporters Monday in New York, where he is attending the U.N. General Assembly, that Spain had warned Kim Hyok Chol that there would be consequences if the country continued with the tests. North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday in protest against tough new sanctions imposed last week by the U.N. Security Council after Pyongyang conducted its sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test on Sept. 3. Friday's missile launch was the second over Japan in less than a month.

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Hurricane Jose Producing 'Dangerous' Surf Along East Coast

Hurricane Jose Producing 'Dangerous' Surf Along East Coast – Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Jose is expected to cause trouble along the U.S. East Coast later this week -- producing dangerous surf and rip currents along the coast for several more days. In its 8 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the center of the Category 1 storm was about 235 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and 350 miles south of Nantucket, Mass. The storm's sustained winds were 75 mph and were moving north at 9 mph. Tropical storm warnings were in effect from Watch Hill, R.I., to Hull, Mass., Block Island, R.I., Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and Nantucket, Mass. Tropical storm watches were in effect on the coast of Long Island, N.Y., from Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson, and New Haven, Conn., east to Watch Hill. Jose was not expected to make landfall in the United States, but officials say it may create potentially life-threatening conditions within 36 hours. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 75 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds about 310 miles.

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Engineer Gets Five Years for Trying to Sell Secrets to Russian Agent

Engineer Gets Five Years for Trying to Sell Secrets to Russian Agent – California, United States

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Southern California engineer to five years in prison for selling sensitive information about surveillance satellites to a person he believed was a Russian spy. Gregory Allen Justice, 50, of Culver City worked on commercial and military satellites and could have received up to 35 years for the crime. His employer's name was never provided in the released government documents, but a Boeing spokesman confirmed Monday to CNBC it had a former employee by the name of Gregory Allen Justice. Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported that Justice worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, citing information provided last year by his father, William. In announcing the five-year sentence, U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu called the engineer's actions "extremely troubling" because he was willing to sell the information to someone he believed to be an agent of the Russian government.

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