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US weighed cyber attack in Libya war: officials

US weighed cyber attack in Libya war: officials

The United States weighed launching a cyber-attack to disrupt Libyan air defenses before the start of an air campaign against Moamer Kadhafi’s forces, officials said Tuesday. The assault would have hacked into the Kadhafi regime’s computer networks to cut links […]


US, Italy discuss ending NATO air war in Libya

US, Italy discuss ending NATO air war in Libya

US and Italian defense chiefs on Monday said they examined prospects for ending the allied air campaign over Libya and how to support the country’s post-Kadhafi transition in talks at the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who expressed thanks for […]


US team seeking missing missiles in Libya

US team seeking missing missiles in Libya

The United States has a team of experts on the ground in Libya helping the authorities find missing surface-to-air missiles that could threaten civil aviation, a US official said Friday. Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for political and military […]


Budget crisis, military spending cuts may impact future Afghanistan mission

Budget crisis, military spending cuts may impact future Afghanistan mission

The worldwide economic crisis is having an impact on the NATO mission militarily as the alliance transitions to a post-International Security Assistance Force environment, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe during a bloggers roundtable today. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, […]


Spain Will Port US Ships to Support NATO Missile Defense

Spain Will Port US Ships to Support NATO Missile Defense

Spain’s agreement to port U.S. ships at Naval Station Rota on the Atlantic coast will forge a deeper bilateral security relationship between the two nations and support NATO’s missile defense system, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today. Late […]


Israeli Arms Exports Reach $7 Billion

Israeli Arms Exports Reach $7 Billion

In the decade since the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, global awareness about terrorism has significantly increased. According to the Defense Ministry’s defense export and defense cooperation branch (SIBAT), the value of Israel’s security exports was about […]


After Libya, US cannot bail out NATO shortfalls: Panetta

After Libya, US cannot bail out NATO shortfalls: Panetta

The US defense chief warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they can no longer depend on the United States to make up for the type of military shortfalls witnessed in the Libyan and Afghan wars. With the US military facing […]


Secretary General Sets Stage for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

Secretary General Sets Stage for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

NATO defense ministers will discuss operations in Libya, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as the need for the alliance to increase its capabilities, when they meet in Brussels later this week, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today. Defense Secretary […]


Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

NATO allies are savouring a bittersweet achievement in Libya: while the air campaign appears close to victory, the mission exposed major frailties in their ability to carry out a fight. While Libya’s new regime battles to defeat the last forces […]


 
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