Hawaii False Missile Alert: Emergency Worker Reassigned

The mistake occurred after 8 a.m. Saturday when the employee initiated an internal test of the emergency missile warning system — a drill performed regularly by the agency after it reinstated its Cold War-era nuclear warning system in response to North Korea’s ramped up ballistic missile tests. The Washington Post reports that the worker sent out a false warning after choosing “Missile alert” from the dropdown menu that initiated the internal test. He should have chosen the “Test missile alert” option instead.

Hawaii False Missile Alert: Emergency Worker Reassigned | Time



Trump questioned why ‘pretty Korean lady’ analyst wasn’t working on North Korea

Meeting with the analyst as part of a briefing on a family being released by militants in Pakistan, [Trump asked] her where she was from.

“New York,” she replied.

Trump pressed on, asking her where “her people” are from.

When the analyst responded that her parents were from South Korea, the president reportedly responded by asking a nearby adviser why the “pretty Korean lady” was not negotiating with North Korea’s government on behalf of the Trump administration.

The analyst, whose name was not released, is reportedly trained in hostage negotiation, not diplomacy.

Trump questioned why ‘pretty Korean lady’ analyst wasn’t working on North Korea: report | TheHill


SpaceX Customer Blames Northrop Grumman for Missing Satellite

A major SpaceX customer spoke up for Elon Musk’s rocket company, pinning the blame for a secret military satellite’s disappearance on defense company Northrop Grumman Corp.

Matt Desch, chief executive officer of satellite operator Iridium Communications Inc., said that as the launch contractor, Northrop Grumman deserves the blame for the loss last weekend of the satellite, which is presumed to have crashed into the ocean in the secretive mission code-named Zuma.

SpaceX Customer Blames Northrop Grumman for Missing Satellite – Bloomberg