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February 14, 2013
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Outside View: Pivot to Europe?
Brussels (UPI) Feb 13, 2013
Last year, the Obama administration released its latest strategic guidance for the Pentagon. The lead headline read "U.S. pivots to Asia." As a result, virtually every state from the Atlantic approaches to Europe to the distant reaches of the Pacific was angered, frightened, puzzled or stunned by the way the new strategy was rolled out. The Pentagon made the best of a bad situation calling the strategic pivot "rebalancing." The arguments for shifting focus to Asia are clear if flawed. Th ... read more
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THE STANS

NATO accused of killing 10 Afghan civilians in air strike
A NATO air strike killed 10 civilians, mostly women or children, Afghan officials said Wednesday, as Kabul welcomed President Barack Obama's pledge to withdraw more US troops. ... more
MILPLEX

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms
Russia said Wednesday it was delivering military hardware and light weapons to the governments of Syria and Mali as it expands sales and maintains its footing in some of the world's deadliest conflicts. ... more
NUKEWARS

Time to address root causes of nuclear crisis on Korean Peninsula
Despite deep concern of the international community, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) went ahead with its third nuclear test on Tuesday. Pyongyang said it conducted the third u ... more
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MILPLEX

Mitsubishi Electric pays $810 mn in overcharge penalties
Mitsubishi Electric said Wednesday it has paid the Japanese government about $810 million after it inflated fees for defence and other contracts, the latest in a wider overcharging scandal. ... more


MILTECH

AAQ-37 Sensor System Offers Hostile Fire Detection Capability
Northrop Grumman's AN/AAQ-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS), developed for the F-35 Lightning II, has added hostile ground fire detection to its capabilities by successfully detec ... more
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India's defence ambitions hinge on 'over-extended' firm
India wants to throw off the tag of world's biggest arms importer and produce its own top-class weaponry, but its ambitions hinge on a state-run group renowned for its inefficiencies. ... more
THE STANS

Afghan air force desperate for aircraft: commander
Afghanistan's fledgling air force is more like a bicycle than a modern fighting machine, its commander has said, pleading for advanced aircraft to fight the Taliban as US-led NATO forces prepare to withdraw. ... more
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AEROSPACE

Boeing and Elbit Systems to Collaborate on Aircraft Defense Solutions
Boeing and Elbit Systems Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports the growth of both companies through the joint pursuit of opportunities for self-defense solutions for Boeing mi ... more
MILPLEX

India vows to scrap Italy chopper deal if graft proved
India threatened Wednesday to cancel a deal to purchase 12 helicopters from the Italian firm Finmeccanica if an official inquiry proved the contract worth nearly $750 million was secured through kickbacks. ... more
AEROSPACE

F-35A Completes 3-Year Clean Wing Flutter Testing Program
An F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft, known as AF-1, completed its final test mission for clean wing flutter recently. Flutter testing was conducted to ensure the je ... more
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AEROSPACE

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Approved For Full-Rate Production
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has been approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). ... more
NUKEWARS

IAEA experts hold talks on nuclear 'differences' in Iran
Experts from the UN atomic watchdog were holding talks in Tehran Wednesday aimed at reaching accord on inspections that would allow investigations into a possible military dimension of Iran's nuclear drive. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Maldives ex-leader seeks refuge at Indian embassy
Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed said Wednesday he had taken refuge inside the Indian High Commission in his country's capital after a magistrate ordered his arrest. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test
South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. ... more
CYBER WARS

Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks
Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers. ... more
CYBER WARS
Israel showcases Iron Dome for Indians

S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test

Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test


CYBER WARS
Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

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CYBER WARS
Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone


CYBER WARS
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NUKEWARS

Obama vows to work with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals
US President Barack Obama vowed in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday to work with the Kremlin to reduce both Russia and America's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. ... more
NUKEWARS

With test, N. Korea threat looks more real
With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use weapons of mass destruction. ... more
NUKEWARS

China Internet users blast official stance on N. Korea
Chinese social media users berated authorities Wednesday for their relatively mild response to North Korea's widely condemned nuclear test, likening Pyongyang to a "crazy dog" that had humiliated Beijing. ... more
THE STANS

Panjwai residents battle Taliban
Residents in Afghanistan's Kandahar province are battling Taliban militants with the latest clashes representing an ongoing campaign by locals against the Taliban. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Obama vows to get tough with North Korea

THE STANS

Obama sets sights on exit from Afghanistan war

IRAQ WARS

Iraqi beauticians conquer fear at Baghdad festival

NUKEWARS

N. Korea blast jolts Obama ahead of State of Union

NUKEWARS

Obama vows defense of S. Korea in call with Lee

AEROSPACE

Israel gets ready for F-35s, new trainers

THE STANS

34,000 US troops home from Afghanistan in next year: source

WAR REPORT

Israeli, US defense chiefs hold talks at Pentagon

MILPLEX

Canada urged to become major arms producer

AEROSPACE

India orders probe into Italy chopper bribe allegations

Rebels seize airport as Syria dead nears 70,000

Iran hints military site access if overall deal with IAEA

IAEA delegation arrives in Iran for new talks

Iraq to sign prisoner swap deal with Britain

Iran to Orbit New Home-Made Satellite

N. Korea warned US, as Kerry faces first crisis

UN Council vows action after N. Korea nuclear test

Lebanon grapples with spread of jihadists

World powers condemn N. Korea nuclear test

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North Korea stokes global fury with nuclear test

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