Around Town …

The Cuban Communist Party wrapped up its Congress propaganda summit in Havana this week. Some people could only laugh. Indeed. It is a dead end. A prelude of what is to come for many these political troglodytes.

Meanwhile, the Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published an updated list of Authorized Carrier, Travel Service Providers, and Remittance Forwarders for Cuba. Not sure why people want to travel to a depressing Communist hold out. My grandparents, rest in peace, never went back. Never wanted to. And, as they used to tell me, this too, shall come to pass.

  • World Net Daily reports that the U.S. will provide military-grade radios to the African Union (AU) using Australia-made technology to side-step U.S. export controls. Will have another posting later with more details on this one.
  • The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced last week that it has concluded a week-long training course in countering the illicit movement of nuclear and other radiological material with the Government of Djibouti.
  • A New Jersey defense contractor pleads guilty to wire fraud and violations of the Arms Export Control Act.
  • Last week, the Department of Justice National Security Division Announced FARA eFile for Foreign Agents Registration Act Electronic Filing.
  • Over at Michelle Malkin’s blog, a piece about how the United Nations is set to debate human rights for … Mother Earth. And we sent these people billions in taxpayer dollars annually?
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) published a pamphlet with recommendations on how to keep our home computer network safe.
  • Over at the Export Law Blog, “OFAC says nyet to Irish-American Musicians in Cuba.” Good. Dancing for Castro’s Courtiers never does any good.
  • Over at Foggy Bottom yesterday, the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), yesterday published several notifications it has sent to the Congress of proposed commercial export licenses that included transactions involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, among others.
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