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Official Addresses Quadrennial Review Concerns

Official Addresses Quadrennial Review Concerns

WASHINGTON: A month after the release of the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, a senior defense official directly addressed concerns about the report here yesterday. The 2010 QDR, released on Feb. 1, is a comprehensive review of Defense Department strategy and […]


Command Issues New Rules for Night Raids in Afghanistan

Command Issues New Rules for Night Raids in Afghanistan

KABUL: The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan has issued new rules governing night raids, acknowledging that although they can have value militarily, they also can foster ill will toward international forces on the part of the Afghan […]


Pentagon concerned over Blackwater’s work in Afghanistan

Pentagon concerned over Blackwater’s work in Afghanistan

Washington: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is concerned about possible misconduct in Afghanistan by the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and has promised to review the issue, the Pentagon said Friday. Gates made the pledge to lawmakers after […]


Budget Balances Security, Economics, Lynn Tells Congress

Budget Balances Security, Economics, Lynn Tells Congress

WASHINGTON: The fiscal 2011 defense budget request includes modest but necessary spending increases in line with President Barack Obama’s effort to balance national security with economic needs, the deputy defense secretary told Congress members today. The $708 billion request “reflects […]


Cyber-terrorism a real and growing threat: FBI

Cyber-terrorism a real and growing threat: FBI

San Francisco: Terrorists, crooks and nation states are ramping up cyber-assaults that are eating away at data, cash and security in the United States, the head of the FBI warned. “The risks are right at our doorsteps and in some […]


US cyber defense strategy details hit the Internet

US cyber defense strategy details hit the Internet

San Francisco: The White House has pulled back the curtain on portions of a secret US cyber defense strategy crafted during the administration of former president George W. Bush. White House Internet security coordinator Howard Schmidt described bits of the […]


Flash media still prohibited on Air Force network

Flash media still prohibited on Air Force network

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.: The ban on flash media use in the Air Force is still in place, although U.S. Strategic Command officials at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., issued an order Feb. 12 allowing limited use of removable […]


US would lose cyberwar: former intel chief

US would lose cyberwar: former intel chief

Washington: The United States would lose a cyberwar if it fought one today, a former US intelligence chief warned on Tuesday. Michael McConnell, a retired US Navy vice admiral who served as ex-president George W. Bush’s director of national intelligence, […]


Global cyberattacks hit firms, governments: report

Global cyberattacks hit firms, governments: report

San Francisco: Coordinated cyberattacks launched from Europe and China breached computers at firms and government agencies worldwide in the past 18 months, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal quoted computer security firm NetWitness as saying the attacks made […]


 
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