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Oct 7 2010

Navy Tweaks Alignment of Forces

Navy News from - Thu, 2010-10-07 15:39
The Navy's top admiral has tweaked the chain of command to clarify the roles and responsibilities of some top brass.
Oct 7 2010

Russian military successfully tests new missile

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-10-07 09:27
The Russian navy on Thursday successfully test-fired an advanced ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, giving a boost to the nation's top weapons program that has been haunted by a string of failures.
Oct 7 2010

Al Qaeda is a bigger threat today than 10 years ago, says terrorism expert

Deutsche Welle - Thu, 2010-10-07 07:05
Al Qaeda is far more dangerous than it was 10 years ago, the former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit tells Deutsche Welle in an interview. He is also worried about the increased domestic threat the West is facing.
Oct 7 2010

UN 'mulls expanded Somalia force'

AlJazeera - Thu, 2010-10-07 02:16
Ugandan president says the U.N. Security Council is considering his request to raise more funds for the peacekeeping mission.
Oct 6 2010

Taliban set preconditions for formal peace talks

The Washington Times - Wed, 2010-10-06 12:34
Taliban officials have engaged in periodic, discreet contacts with Afghan and U.S. officials for months, but are unwilling to move to formal peace negotiations until the U.S. agrees to a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign troops.
Oct 5 2010

Obama says no big shift now in Afghan war strategy

Reuters - Tue, 2010-10-05 00:23
President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he plans no major changes in his Afghanistan war strategy for now, a letter released by the White House showed on Monday.
Sep 30 2010

Pakistan quietly aids drone attacks

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-09-30 18:56
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 10:44
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 06:46
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 22:11
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.


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