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February 02, 2013
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White House backs embattled Pentagon pick
Washington (AFP) Feb 1, 2013
The White House Friday defended its nominee for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, after his perceived weak performance at a Senate confirmation hearing. It also denounced Republicans who pressed Hagel hard at Thursday's session. Hagel has been nominated to replace Leon Panetta in President Barack Obama's second term. Hagel was grilled for hours and often found himself on the defensive as Republicans went after him for his past positions against the Iraq war and sanctions over Iran's nuclear progra ... read more
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Warnings of Okinawa terrorism
A former Japanese minister warned Okinawan resentment to a U.S. military presence on the island could lead to terrorism. ... more
CYBER WARS

Twitter hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
Twitter said Friday it was hammered by a "sophisticated" cyber attack similar to those that recently hit major Western news outlets, and that the passwords of about 250,000 users were stolen. ... more
NUKEWARS

S. Korea, US in naval drill amid N. Korea tensions
South Korea and the United States will hold a joint naval exercise next week, a report said Saturday, in a move seen as a warning to North Korea ahead of its widely expected nuclear test. ... more
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Japan PM vows to repel 'provocations' amid island row
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Saturday to defend Japan against "provocations" as he toured the southern region of Okinawa near islands at the centre of a boiling territorial dispute with China. ... more


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Japan PM vows new statement on WWII
Hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he intends to release a new statement on Japan's attitude to World War II, just a day after unveiling plans to revamp the US-imposed pacifist constitution. ... more
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US takes aim at Iran and Russia over Syria
US officials said Iran is stepping up its support for the Syrian regime and that Russia is still arming it while Israel has fired missiles into the country, heightening fears that the conflict may spill over Syria's borders. ... more
UAV NEWS

US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta
The United States will have to keep up an open-ended drone war against Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan and elsewhere to prevent another terror attack on America, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. ... more
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WAR REPORT

2 Lebanon soldiers killed on Syria border: security
Two Lebanese soldiers were killed on Friday in a clash between gunmen and the army in a village on the border with Syria, the military said. ... more
AEROSPACE

India gives Seychelles Dornier aircraft
India has presented the Seychelles with a Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft. ... more
NUKEWARS

Biden warns Iran: time for talk not unlimited
US Vice President Joe Biden on Friday warned Iran that opportunities for diplomacy over its disputed nuclear programme were not unlimited but offered direct talks between Washington and Tehran. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Israel media warn of escalating conflict with Syria
Israeli media on Friday warned that an alleged air strike on a convoy carrying arms from Syria to Lebanon's Hezbollah could set off a chain reaction, and reported troops on high alert in the country's north. ... more
WAR REPORT

Israel raid stirs threat of Syrian revenge
Syria has threatened to retaliate against Israel for an airstrike that Damascus says destroyed a chemical weapons research center. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq death toll spikes in January: AFP data
January was Iraq's deadliest month since September, AFP data showed Friday, as militants shattered a relative calm and the country grapples with a political crisis and anti-government rallies. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Rallies call for Iraq PM to go as unrest spikes
Tens of thousands protested against Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Sunni areas Friday as data showed a rise in attacks, indicating militants are seeking to capitalise on a prolonged political crisis. ... more
NUKEWARS

EU condemns Iran nuclear upgrade decision as 'clear violation'
The European Union voiced "serious concern" Friday over Iran's decision to install more modern equipment at its Natanz nuclear plant, saying it would be in "clear violation" of its international obligations. ... more
NUKEWARS
Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

NGC Fire Control Play Key Role in Missile Defense Test

Missile defense EEKV shows value


NUKEWARS
Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade


NUKEWARS
Northrop Grumman's Next-Gen Fire Scout to Beef Up Avionics Protection

Elbit Systems and Windward Team to Introduce Advanced Maritime Surveillance Solution for India

US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta


NUKEWARS
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WAR REPORT

Hollande's problems loom despite Mali gain
French President Francois Hollande earned almost universal acclaim when he dazzled the French and the international community with his lightning strike into Mali to crush Islamic militants but pressing domestic problems have crept back onto French national agenda. ... more
CYBER WARS

Hacking incidents ignite fears over China
A series of brazen cyberattacks on America's most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government. ... more
CYBER WARS

Hacking case puts Dutch man in US prison
A Dutch man was sentenced to 12 years in a US prison on Friday for being an online "broker" for credit card numbers stolen in a computer hacking conspiracy. ... more
WAR REPORT

Colombia rebels blame government as conflict flares
Colombia's FARC rebels on Friday said they were committed to peace talks with the government, amid rising tensions and renewed clashes in Latin America's longest-running insurgency. ... more
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CYBER WARS

Schmidt book labels China online menace

NUKEWARS

After NKorea visit, Richardson urges dialogue

SPACEWAR

No comparison between space programs of two Koreas

SPACEWAR

Doubt Cast On Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

MISSILE DEFENSE

Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

MISSILE NEWS

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

TACLANE-1G Encryptor Certified by NSA

AEROSPACE

100th F-35 On Lockheed Martin's Production Line

UAV NEWS

Northrop Grumman's Next-Gen Fire Scout to Beef Up Avionics Protection

UAV NEWS

Elbit Systems and Windward Team to Introduce Advanced Maritime Surveillance Solution for India

NGC Fire Control Play Key Role in Missile Defense Test

Wall Street Journal says hit by Chinese hackers too

No new bases in Asia: US commander

Iraq PM tries one-size-fits-all to solve problems

French air strikes hit Islamist bases in north Mali

N. Korea camouflages nuclear test site: report

Israel's airstrike and its border threats

White House condemns Iran for nuclear upgrade 'escalation'

Iran to install new nuclear equipment at Natanz site

Gold behind quasi tripling of Turkish exports to Iran in 2012

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Japan has concerns on F-35 sales

Conflict flares anew as Colombia, rebels resume talks

Republicans hammer at Obama's pick for Pentagon

Wall Street Journal says also hit by Chinese hackers

US says Australia 'critical pillar' in Asia pivot

Elbit Systems to Develop Advanced UAS Features for Israel MoD

H-1 Helicopter Mission Computer Contract Awarded

Japan ex-minister warns of Okinawa unrest, secession

Colonial flags fly as anger grows in Hong Kong

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