Top Daily Stories for September 2010

Sep 30 2010

Pakistan quietly aids drone attacks

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-09-30 17:56
Pakistani officials offer behind-the-scenes support and vital intelligence for U.S. drone strikes that target terrorists operating in their territory, even as they denounce such operations in public as a violation of their sovereignty.
Sep 30 2010

MV Asphalt Venture Pirated in Somali Basin

Maritime News - Security - Thu, 2010-09-30 09:44
The Panama-flagged MV Asphalt Venture is confirmed to have been pirated in the Somali Basin, approximately 100 nautical miles Southeast of Dar es Salaam.
Sep 29 2010

Defense Software Upgrades $6.9 Billion Over Estimates, GAO Says - Wed, 2010-09-29 05:46
At least six of nine software systems the Pentagon is installing to improve longstanding financial management deficiencies are running as much as 12 years late and $6.9 billion over their original cost estimates, according to congressional investigators.
Sep 28 2010

What's behind drone-attack increase?

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2010-09-28 21:11
A potential plot against Europe was one factor contributing to the uptick this month in missile strikes by unmanned drones against terrorist targets in Pakistan, according to a U.S. official.
Sep 28 2010

U.S. mounting first test of cyber-blitz response plan

Reuters - Mon, 2010-09-27 23:43
The United States is launching its first test of a new plan for responding to an enemy cyber-blitz, including any attack aimed at vital services such as power, water and banks.
Sep 27 2010

North Korea military appears to back Kim succession

Reuters - Sun, 2010-09-26 23:53
North Korea's military has nominated the third son of ailing leader Kim Jong-il as a delegate to a rare meeting of the ruling party, a South Korean newspaper said, supporting reports he is his father's chosen successor.
Sep 26 2010

General denies equating gays, blacks in military

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-09-26 18:29
An Army general playing a prominent role in readying the military for open gays in the ranks has equated those who resist the plan to racists who opposed racial integration after World War II, according to two service members and a civilian who heard his remarks.
Sep 25 2010

Moderate Islamist group walks out of Somali govt

Reuters - Sat, 2010-09-25 08:59
A moderate Islamist group that signed a power- sharing deal with Somalia's government in March to help quell a raging insurgency has withdrawn from the administration, days after the prime minister quit.
Sep 24 2010

Judge orders lesbian reinstated to Air Force

The Washington Times - Fri, 2010-09-24 17:33
A federal judge ruled Friday that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back as soon as possible in the latest legal setback to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Sep 24 2010

EU defense ministers advocate military cooperation as austerity measure

Deutsche Welle - Fri, 2010-09-24 11:41
European Union defense ministers have taken a step toward agreeing on intensified military cooperation in the 27-nation bloc at a meeting in Belgium. The move could save billions from national defense budgets.


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