SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea warned Thursday it plans to conduct more long-range rocket launches and carry out a “high-level” nuclear test targeted at the United States in response to a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning its December rocket launch and expanding sanctions. The National Defense Commission, North Korea’s top military body, denounced Tuesday’s U.N. resolution to censure and… Read more →
As President Obama gets set to begin his second term, he’s hoping renewed clashes over America’s mountain of debt won’t blow up his plans for immigration reform and measures to curb gun violence.
Photo Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato (Reuters) – The United States sent its top Asian diplomacy and security officials to South Korea and Japan to calm tensions between two U.S. allies whose squabbling has frustrated efforts to deal with a troublesome North Korea and an increasingly assertive China. The high-powered delegation from the White House, Pentagon and State Department departed on Monday and will be visiting the region shortly… Read more →
The Free Syrian Army says it has formed special units to secure chemical weapons. The new FSA commander told Al Jazeera he’s confident the government of Bashar al-Assad will fall. Brigadier General Salim Idris said they are ready to see this conflict to the end, despite limited military resources. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra has reports from Antakya, Turkey, on the… Read more →
Security analysts are predicting that 2013 is when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream — and some think such attacks will lead to actual deaths. In 2012, large-scale cyberattacks targeted at the Iranian government were uncovered, and in return, Iran is believed to have launched massive attacks aimed at U.S. banks and Saudi oil companies. At least 12 of the world’s 15 largest military powers are… Read more →
(Reuters) – A leading U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory recently discovered its computer systems contained some Chinese-made network switches and replaced at least two components because of national security concerns, a document shows. A letter from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, dated November 5, 2012, states that the research facility had installed devices made by H3C Technologies Co, based… Read more →
Military official says Home Front Command preparing hospitals for range of security threats including large-scale missile attacks. The IDF Home Front Command is preparing all hospitals in Israel for a range of security threats, including large-scale missile attacks and chemical attacks, a senior military sourcetold The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. The preparations have been planned three years in advance, and bear no relation to current… Read more →
Will hostilities erupt in 2013?
Spiegel Online Almost a third of the planet is thought to be using its products and yet few know much about the highly secretive Chinese telecommunication equipment company Huawei. Should customers be concerned about the company founder’s military background or the security vulnerabilities of its products? The first problem is just saying the company’s name. Huawei is pronounced wah-way. It means… Read more →
A giant wave lashes a popular promenade in Bombay, India. (AP Photo/Sherwin Crasto) Newly uncovered research reveals the United States and New Zealand tested a “tsunami bomb” during World War II, the Telegraph reports. The bomb reportedly uses underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves designed to destroy coastal cities. New Zealand author and filmmaker Ray Waru uncovered the top secret… Read more →