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Yadlin: Iranian nuclear program crossed ‘red line’

Photo: The Jerusalem Post / Yaakov Katz Former military intelligence head: Tehran needs to make decision about nuclear program following Iranian presidential elections. Iran crossed the red line Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu set in his speech at the UN in September, former military intelligence head Amos Yadlin said on Tuesday. “By the summer, Iran will be a month or two… Read more →

In New Mexico desert, drone pilots learn the new art of war

Photo Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez/Handout (Reuters) – The tide of war may be receding, as President Barack Obama is fond of saying, but U.S. military demand for unmanned drones and their remote pilots is growing. Here in the New Mexico desert, the U.S. Air Force has ramped up training of drone operators – even as the nation increasingly debates their… Read more →

Syria has used chemical weapons, Israeli military says

A senior Israeli military official has said Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebels several times. Brig Gen Itai Brun said military intelligence believed the nerve agent sarin had probably been used “in a number of incidents”. Syria’s government and rebels have accused each other of using chemical weapons. A UN team is trying to enter Syria to investigate…. Read more →

Iran triples installation of uranium enrichment centrifuges

Photo: Wikipedia Iranian technicians have tripled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges they have installed over the past three months to 600, diplomats warned Wednesday. The high-tech machines aren’t yet producing enrichment uranium, the diplomats said in a CBS report, and some are only partly installed. But the report is worrisome, in that it is another sign of Iran’s move to develop nuclear… Read more →

Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama

Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance.” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday. The letter comes a day after lawmakers said a letter was mailed to… Read more →

Envelope containing ricin sent to Sen. Wicker

An envelope thought to contain ricin was sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker, lawmakers told Fox News on Tuesday. The letter to the Mississippi Republican was intercepted at an off-site mail screening facility and never reached the Hill. Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation being led by Capitol… Read more →

Nuclear Waste Barrels Litter English Channel

Photo: ARTE German journalists have discovered barrels of radioactive waste on the floor of the English Channel, just a handful of thousands dumped there decades ago. It was previously thought the material had dissipated. Now politicians are calling for the removal of the potentially harmful containers. Some 28,500 containers of radioactive waste were dropped into the English Channel between 1950… Read more →

North Korea states ‘nuclear war is unavoidable’ as it declares first target will be Japan

Photo: Express NORTH KOREA has warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula, as it increased threats of an attack. In a commentary carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the communist country lashed out at Tokyo’s standing orders to destroy any missile heading toward Japan, threatening such… Read more →

Chinese colonel says latest bird flu virus is U.S. biological weapon

Photo: AP A Chinese Air Force officer on Saturday accused the U.S. government of creating the new strain of bird flu now afflicting parts of China as a biological warfare attack. People’s Liberation Army Sr. Col. Dai Xu said the United States released the H7N9 bird flu virus into China in an act of biological warfare, according to a posting… Read more →

In bitter irony for China, North Korea furthers U.S. strategic goals

Photo Credit: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji (Reuters) – Nobody but Kim Jong-un knows what he hopes to achieve with his saber-rattling campaign, but the young North Korean leader probably didn’t set out to aid the United States, the sworn enemy of three generations of Kims, at the expense of his country’s main ally, China. In a boon for U.S. policy that can only add… Read more →