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February 08, 2013
China accuses Japan of 'smear' over radar incident
Beijing (AFP) Feb 7, 2013
Beijing accused Tokyo Thursday of mounting a smear campaign after Japan said a Chinese frigate had locked its weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese warship in a "threat of force". The world's second- and third-largest economies are at loggerheads over uninhabited Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Tokyo and Diaoyu by Beijing, which claims them. The radar incident, which Japan said happened last week, marked the first time the two nations' navies have locked ho ... read more
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White House demands quick Senate action on Hagel
The White House warned Thursday that America could not afford to be without a defense secretary, after Republican moves delayed a Senate confirmation vote on its nominee for the post, Chuck Hagel. ... more

US spy chief warns cuts will hurt morale
US intelligence chief James Clapper has warned potential deep budget cuts could damage morale and undermine the mission of the country's spy agencies, according to a letter obtained by AFP Thursday. ... more

Two Russian fighters breach Japanese airspace
Two Russian fighters violated Japanese airspace on Thursday, Tokyo's defence ministry said, prompting Japan to scramble its own warplanes in what was reported to be the first such incident in five years. ... more
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Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests
The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the ability of the Javelin missile to engage targets beyond its current maximum range requirements during a series of tes ... more


N. Korea nuclear test could 'tie hands' of South: Ban
UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that a nuclear test by North Korea could blow up hopes of an eventual reconciliation by "tying the hands" of the South's incoming president. ... more
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How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity
How best to increase efficiency while reducing costs in defense procurements, yet still delivering the highest quality services to the American warfighter? Those were the questions raised in an exce ... more

XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare
Commercial X-band operator XTAR LLC announced plans to grow its business and expand its reach into international markets, specifically beyond Western Europe. XTAR has retained Mercury Swift Solution ... more
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US defense chiefs backed arming Syria rebels
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the Pentagon had backed proposals to arm the Syrian opposition battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad. ... more

N.Korea video removed over copyright spat: YouTube
YouTube said Thursday that a North Korean propaganda video showing New York City under attack had been removed from the site over a copyright complaint by the makers of the "Call of Duty" video game. ... more

Kerry warns against N. Korea nuclear test
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that North Korea's expected nuclear tests only increase the risk of conflict and would do nothing to help the country's stricken people. ... more
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UN investigating Iran link to Yemen arms seizure
UN sanctions experts are investigating the Yemeni government's claims that Iran supplied rockets and explosives seized from a ship last month, diplomats said Thursday. ... more

Outside View: Free of Russian influence
Late last month, Russia's foreign minister confirmed that his country's forces are in the process of vacating a major radar station in Azerbaijan. The Gabala radar was a vital part of Russia's late Cold War missile tracking system, covering all of the Middle East, Iran, Pakistan and even as far as India. ... more
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Terror charge adds to Hezbollah's problems
Bulgaria's allegation that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing last summer has intensified international pressure on the Iran-backed group as it wrestles with the prospect its key ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, may be toppled. ... more

EU considers cybercrime reporting plan
The European Union has proposed new rules that would require firms including energy providers, banks and hospitals to report cyber-break-ins. ... more

Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches: Microsoft
Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches. ... more
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Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

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US defense chiefs defend Benghazi response
Defense chiefs on Thursday defended the military response to a militant attack on a US mission in Libya, but warned looming deep budget cuts threaten America's ability to protect itself. ... more

Iran leader rejects US offer of talks 'at gunpoint'
Iran's all-powerful supreme leader on Thursday rejected a US offer to negotiate one-on-one on Tehran's nuclear ambitions, ruling out such contacts so long as Washington keeps up its threats against the Islamic republic. ... more

Militants attack Algerian barracks: report
Algerian troops clashed with 50 men armed with rocket-propelled grenades who attacked a barracks in northeast Algeria, leaving six soldiers wounded and two assailants dead, a report said on Thursday. ... more

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone
Iranian state television has aired video footage that it says was extracted from a CIA drone it captured inside the Islamic republic's airspace in December 2011. ... more
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Japan PM says China dialogue window must stay open


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Israel-Palestinian talks central to Obama trip: analysts

US scales back to one carrier in Gulf: officials

Dassault sweats on Rafale deal in India, hopes for 2013

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China media vents North Korea frustration

China radar-lock on Japan ship 'dangerous': PM Abe

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China attends India air show amid warming ties

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S. Korea leader says North may stage multiple nuke tests

Japan summons China envoy in island row

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

China frigate locked radar on Japan navy: minister

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