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Cybersecurity Seizes More Attention, Budget Dollars

Cybersecurity Seizes More Attention, Budget Dollars

WASHINGTON: Cybersecurity is seizing more attention and budget dollars from the Defense Department at a time when China’s alleged cyber attack on Google has underscored the urgency of the threat and the vulnerability of U.S. networks. The Pentagon’s second-ranking official […]


Lynn: New Threats Require New Capabilities

Lynn: New Threats Require New Capabilities

LONDON: Developing new capabilities to deal with new and future threats requires defense cooperation and collaboration, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today. Speaking before the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security at the House […]


Deputy Secretary Visits UK to Promote Defense Cooperation

Deputy Secretary Visits UK to Promote Defense Cooperation

LONDON: U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is slated to address attendees at the European Security and Defense Conference and members of Great Britain’s Parliament at the House of Commons here tomorrow. Lynn’s two-day visit will serve as […]


Russia, NATO top generals to meet in Brussels

Russia, NATO top generals to meet in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Russia and NATO chiefs of general staffs will meet on Tuesday to discuss a 2010 military cooperation plan for the first time since the improvement in ties between Russia and the alliance. NATO considers the visit by the Chief […]


Finnish Border Guard Orders an AW119Ke Helicopter

Finnish Border Guard Orders an AW119Ke Helicopter

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Finnish Border Guard has ordered a fourth AW119Ke single-engine helicopter. The Finnish Border Guard chose the AW119Ke in 2008 to sustain its fleet modernization and enhancement programme. All four helicopters […]


US Army Africa focuses on long-term threat reduction

US Army Africa focuses on long-term threat reduction

WASHINGTON: Since the thwarted terrorist attack against Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, news reports detailed the possibilities of security threats from Africa. Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, spoke to that topic and […]


Two ex-Blackwater staff charged with Afghan murders

Two ex-Blackwater staff charged with Afghan murders

WASHINGTON: Two former Blackwater employees have been charged with the murder of two Afghans in Kabul last year and could face the death penalty, the Justice Department said. Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Christopher Drotleff, 29, of […]


Warning on Yemen unrest as US updates terror blacklist

Warning on Yemen unrest as US updates terror blacklist

WASHINGTON: As western powers closed their embassies in Sanaa and Washington overhauled its terror watch and “no-fly” blacklists, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that unrest in Yemen threatens global stability. “The instability in Yemen is a threat to […]


New command marks milestone in Iraq

New command marks milestone in Iraq

On New Year’s Day 2010, more than 112,000 American troops deployed to Iraq were in theater during yet another landmark in the evolution of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the merger of five major command groups into one single headquarters command, U.S. […]


 
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