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February 28, 2013
UAV NEWS
Better workstations for drone operators may mishaps
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 28, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense reports that drone accidents in which personnel or aircraft are damaged or destroyed occur 50 times more often than mishaps involving human-operated aircraft. The U.S. Marines and Army reported 43 mishaps that involved human factors issues associated with drone ground control workstations and technology during 2006-2007. Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) researchers Qaisar Waraich, Thomas Mazzuchi, Shahram Sarkani, and David F. Rico suggest that multimillion-dollar dro ... read more
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Boeing's liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its second flight Feb. 25, demonstrating capabilities that will allow it to perform intelligence, surveillance and rec ... more
WAR REPORT

US senator backs ammunition for Syrian rebels
US Senator Marco Rubio urged the United States on Wednesday to provide ammunition to Syrian rebels and share intelligence, as Washington was said to weigh "non-lethal" aid. ... more
CYBER WARS

Stuxnet virus dates back to 2007: researchers
The Stuxnet computer virus believed to have been developed by the United States or Israel to contain threats from Iran dates back at least to 2007, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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Libya to ask UN to lift arms embargo
Libya said on Wednesday it will ask the UN Security Council to lift an embargo on arms imports to the instability-wracked North African country. ... more


THE STANS

Jailed PKK chief Ocalan 'to declare ceasefire on March 21'
The jailed leader of Kurdish rebels is set to call for a long-sought ceasefire on March 21, the day of the Kurdish new year, as part of a renewed push for peace with Ankara, officials said on Wednesday. ... more
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Israel 'seeks to repair ties with Turkey'
Israel is reported to have sent messages to the Turkish government in recent days saying it's interested in restoring "a more positive dynamic" in badly strained relations with its onetime strategic ally. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Iraqi Airways resumes Kuwait flights after two decades
An Iraqi Airways plane landed in Kuwait City on Wednesday for the first time since Iraq's invasion of the emirate in August 1990, after a commercial dispute was resolved. ... more
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NUKEWARS

US lawmakers introduce new Iran sanctions bill
US lawmakers were introducing legislation Wednesday that would tighten sanctions on Iran, even as Tehran agreed to future talks with world powers over its contested nuclear drive. ... more
NUKEWARS

Iran praises milestone nuclear talks with big powers
Iran and world powers agreed Wednesday to hold new talks in March and April over the Islamic republic's disputed nuclear drive, after negotiations in Kazakhstan which Tehran praised as a possible turning point in the decade-old dispute. ... more
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India rejects Finmeccanica denial over chopper bribes
India on Wednesday rejected denials by Italy's Finmeccanica that the company paid bribes to clinch a $748-million contract for 12 British-built helicopters. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

US 'can't dictate' to the world: Pentagon's new chief
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FLOATING STEEL

Canadian shipbuilding seen to be too slow
Canada's shipbuilding regeneration program is seen by critics as moving too slowly, with the latest allocations singled out for being a trickle. ... more
CYBER WARS

US army forced to release WikiLeaks case documents
The US Army published dozens of documents online Wednesday in the case of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, after media outlets and other groups had criticized a lack of transparency. ... more
TERROR WARS

Bomb analysis system seen to expand sales
A bomb analysis system developed in Britain and bought by a U.S. company is looking to expand markets worldwide. ... more
TERROR WARS
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TERROR WARS
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TERROR WARS
Better workstations for drone operators may mishaps

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UAV NEWS

US military may take over part of CIA drone war
President Barack Obama's administration is looking at easing the secrecy around the drone war against Al-Qaeda by shifting control for some air strikes from the CIA to the US military, officials say. ... more
NUKEWARS

N. Korea says nuclear weapons can reach US
North Korea warned Wednesday that the US mainland was "well within" the range of its nuclear weapons, as Pyongyang continued to ramp up the bellicose rhetoric after its recent nuclear test. ... more
CYBER WARS

Israel's cyberwar center goes operational
Israel's military has inaugurated a cyberdefense control center as the Jewish state grapples with a sharp increase in cyberattacks, most of them supposedly from Iran. ... more
NUKEWARS

Outside View: Alarm on Iran's nukes
With talks scheduled between Iran and the P5+1 nations - China, England, France, Russia, the United State and Germany - on Tehran's nuclear program, a world leader is expressing urgency the negotiations yield concrete results. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

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IRAQ WARS

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THE STANS

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