Top Daily Stories for April 2010

Apr 9 2010

McFaul Crew Captures Suspected Pirates

Maritime News - Security - Thu, 2010-04-08 23:00
The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul captured 10 suspected pirates and rescued eight crewmembers from the Indian cargo dhow Faize Osamani near Salalah,
Apr 9 2010

Pirates Hijack Turkish Bulk Carrier

Maritime News - Security - Thu, 2010-04-08 23:00
The Turkish flagged Bulk Carrier Yasin C was hijacked on April 7 approximately 250 Nautical Miles east of Mombasa. The Yasin C, with deadweight of 36 318 tonnes,
Apr 9 2010

Afghan Marksmanship: Pointing, Not Aiming

At War - Thu, 2010-04-08 23:00
In the third in a series of posts on Afghan marksmanship, C.J. Chivers looks at some of the reasons behind the poor riflery skills of Afghan government troops.
Apr 8 2010

Karzai Unhinged?

Foreign Policy - Wed, 2010-04-07 23:00

The concerns about Afghanistan's volatile president are legitimate, but allies shouldn't lose sight of the big picture.

Apr 8 2010

U.S. Outposts in the Crosshairs

Foreign Policy - Wed, 2010-04-07 23:00
Five embassies on high alert.
Apr 8 2010

Keel Laid for First Egyptian Navy Fast Missile Craft Top Stories - Wed, 2010-04-07 23:00
The keel for the first Egyptian Navy Fast Missile Craft (FMC) was authenticated April 7 during a ceremony at VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
Apr 8 2010

Hijacked Tanker Arrives off Somalia

Maritime News - Security - Wed, 2010-04-07 23:00
The Marshal Islands flagged, crude oil tanker Samho Dream, previously reported hijacked approximately 600 nautical miles off the Somali coast in the early hours
Apr 8 2010

Solar Powered Wavepiercer Cat

Maritime News - Vessels - Wed, 2010-04-07 23:00
On March 31, 2010 the roof at the HDW Shipyard in Kiel, Germany slid open to reveal to the daylight the what is claimed to be the world's largest solar powered vessel,
Apr 7 2010

See No Evil

At War - Tue, 2010-04-06 23:00
"The Iraqi government decided early on that they were going to control the visual narrative, and they did so with an iron hand."
Apr 6 2010

Spy Network Pilfered Classified Docs from Indian Government and Others

Threat Level - Mon, 2010-04-05 23:00
A spy network targeting sensitive government systems in India and other countries has been pilfering highly classified and other sensitive documents related to missile systems, the movement of military forces and relations among countries, according to


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