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February 19, 2013
China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm
Washington (AFP) Feb 19, 2013
China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai. Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them." The 74-page report focused on one group, which it called "APT1" from the ... read more
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Outside View: North Korea's nuclear test
In the 1976 psychological drama "Taxi Driver," Robert De Niro plays a socially outcast cab driver. In a real-life drama today, North Korea's Kim Jong Un is an internationally isolated world leader. In both roles, these characters communicate messages delivered with a sense of bravado, taunting a non-existing threat. ... more

Analysis: New Pakistani Tactical Nuclear Weapons - Implications And Ramifications
Pakistan test fired a short range battlefield nuclear capable tactical missile, according to a press release and statement by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the press relations arm of t ... more

Crisis-hit arms market shrinks, first time since 1994: SIPRI
For the first time since the mid-1990s, sales of the 100 biggest arms dealers excluding China declined in 2011 as the economic crisis prompted budget cuts, a Stockholm-based think tank said on Monday. ... more
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Lifting the veil: Mideast's covert ops
The assassination of an Iranian general in Syria and the discovery of the mysterious death in an Israeli prison of an Australian linked to Israel's intelligence have, once again, exposed the murky and complex shadow war being fought in the Middle East. ... more


China paper blames US for N. Korea nuclear crisis
A Chinese state-run newspaper blamed Washington Monday for the North Korean nuclear crisis and another stressed Beijing's limited scope for action, six days after tensions rose with a third atomic test. ... more
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How do you solve a problem like North Korea?
The UN Security Council has been here before... several times: debating how to punish North Korea for - as Pyongyang would have it - reacting to the last time it got punished. ... more

NATO 'will comply with Afghan air strike ban'
The commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan said Sunday he would comply with President Hamid Karzai's order banning Afghan security forces from seeking NATO air support. ... more
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French defence minister urges Syria power transfer
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday called for urgent action to bring about a power transfer in Syria that excludes President Bashar al-Assad. ... more

Sudan-Saudi navies in first exercises: media
The navies of Sudan and Saudi Arabia have launched their first joint military exercises in the Red Sea, the official SUNA news agency reported on Sunday. ... more

EU tightens sanctions against N.Korea after nuclear test
The European Union agreed a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country's nuclear test last week which it condemned again in the strongest possible terms. ... more
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Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform
Raytheon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper ... more

Bolstering the Front Line of Biological Warfare Response
Biological warfare agents pose more than a hypothetical threat to U.S. military servicemembers. Troops operate in hostile areas where they could come under attack from adversaries wielding bio-agent ... more
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France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE
A top French defence industry official said Sunday that talks to sell Rafale jet fighters to the UAE were "progressing well", expressing confidence that a deal could be reached with the Gulf state. ... more

Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon, together with teammate Thales Visionix(TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing d ... more

SM-3 takes out medium-range ballistic missile target
A Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IA fired from the USS Lake Erie destroyed a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using tracking data from a remote Raytheon sensor payload on the Space Tr ... more
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South Korea flexes missile power after North test

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Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

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Iran urges full 'rights' recognition ahead of nuclear talks
Iran will allay international concerns over its disputed nuclear drive provided its "rights" are fully recognised ahead of a major meeting with world powers next week, its foreign ministry said on Monday. ... more

China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore
China took control Monday of a strategic Pakistani port on the Arabian Sea, as part of a drive to secure energy and maritime routes that also gives it a potential naval base, sparking Indian concern. ... more

Walker's World: A declining West?
Europeans, seeing the keystone economy of Germany drifting back into recession, are pinning more and more of their hopes on U.S. President Barack Obama's proposal for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to kick-start growth. ... more

Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion
China's acquisition of a strategic port in Pakistan is the latest addition to its drive to secure energy and maritime routes and gives it a potential naval base in the Arabian Sea, unsettling India. ... more
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UAE signs $1.42 bn defence deals


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Tensions in Iraq are 'troubling': US general


Syria: Mystery shrouds slaying of Iranian


Republicans snub White House, delay Hagel vote

China's North Korea dilemma grows worse: experts

Medal for high-tech warriors draws fire from US veterans

US warns N. Korea against further 'provocative' acts

Japan to send envoy to China for island row talks: report

China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Hanging on the telephone? Kerry awaits Lavrov call

Iran sought nuclear parts in China: report

France seeks Indian defense contracts

Dissident Mali army unit to be dispersed by March: official

Colombian guerrillas release two police hostages

Lebanon arrests 11 armed men including 4 Syrians

Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier near Kashmir border

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India says to cancel scandal-plagued Italian helicopter deal

Italian bribery scandal shakes Indian politics

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