Monthly Archives: January 2006

General Dynamics Distributor of SPIDER and CEDAR Systems

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has entered into an exclusive teaming agreement with Controp Precision Technologies Ltd. of Israel to become the sole U.S. distributor of the SPIDER and CEDAR Electro-Optic long-range … Continue reading

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FBI Missed Internal Signs of Espionage

WASHINGTON – By the government’s own account, analyst Leandro Aragoncillo was spying in plain sight. He rummaged through FBI computers for intelligence reports unrelated to his work and then e-mailed the classified documents to opposition leaders in the Philippines.He had … Continue reading

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Fighting terrorism : how democracies can defeat domestic and international terrorists

This incisively written sequel to the author’s Terrorism: How the West Can Win (Farrar, 1986) could not be more topical or timely. Netanyahu, former Israeli deputy foreign minister and U.N. ambassador and currently a Likud party candidate for prime minister, … Continue reading

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‘An Islamist threat like the Nazis’

The threat of the radical Islamists taking over Europe is every bit as great to the United States as was the threat of the Nazis taking over Europe in the 1940s.We cannot afford to lose Europe. We cannot afford to … Continue reading

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International Response to Hurricane Katrina

At least 87 countries offered assistance to the United States for Hurricane Katrina relief, according to Wikipedia. Cash pledges ranged from $5,000 (Hungary) to $500 million (Kuwait). Some other offers of assistance follow: .Bangladesh offered to send 160 disaster management … Continue reading

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UK Cleared Nuclear Cargo to Iran

“British officials have allowed the export to Iran of a cargo of radioactive material that experts believe could be used in a nuclear weapons programme,” reports the London Observer. “… The fact that a British firm was allowed to sell … Continue reading

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Thieves steal another radioactive unit

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Thieves in Venezuela have stolen equipment containing radioactive material used in the oil industry, in the latest in a string of similar incidents, officials said on Wednesday. Angel Diaz, head of the energy ministry’s nuclear affairs … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

As we noted last week, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is taking a major step forward for national security by revamping the way that DHS hands out grant money. Instead of doling out anti-terror dollars to a lengthly list of … Continue reading

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Osama: Quiet as a Corpse

By Peter Brookes Osama bin Laden hasn’t made a single peep publicly in over a year — his longest absence since 9/11. The ghoul’s eerie silence is both disturbing — and odd — for the leader of a global terrorist … Continue reading

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Leave the Nukes, Take Out the Mullahs

By Herbert E. Meyer To think clearly about how best to remove the looming threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, just keep in mind the National Rifle Association’s much maligned – but perfectly sensible – old slogan: Guns don’t kill people. … Continue reading

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