Archive for March, 2011

VIDEO: Libyan rebels suffer another setback

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
After making gains at the weekend the rebels have been pushed back, retreating from the oil port of Brega towards Ajdabiya.

Al-Qaeda Nukes Dispersed Across US, Letters Assert – Global Security Newswire

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Al-Qaeda Nukes Dispersed Across US, Letters Assert
Global Security Newswire
The FBI is looking for the mailer of 25 letters claiming that al-Qaeda has dispersed 160 remote-controlled nuclear weapons at secret locations around the United States, CBS News reported on Tuesday (see GSN, March 22). "They alarmed a lot of people,” ...
Letters say atom bombs hidden around U.S.UPI.com

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No UK immunity for Libya minister

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
The UK says it has not offered immunity from prosecution to Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who reportedly defected when he flew to Britain on Wednesday.

Nuclear Agency Officials Warn Against Proposed Spending Cuts – Global Security Newswire

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Global Security Newswire

Nuclear Agency Officials Warn Against Proposed Spending Cuts
Global Security Newswire
31) - Workers install a component at the California-based National Ignition Facility, a site intended to help measure the safety and dependability of US nuclear weapons. National Nuclear Security Administration officials on Wednesday cautioned ...

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‘Abducted’ Gazan in Israel court

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
A Gaza engineer, who was allegedly abducted by Israeli agents in Ukraine, has appeared in court in Israel.

US arms sales creating ‘vicious circle’ – Taipei Times

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Foreign Policy

US arms sales creating 'vicious circle'
Taipei Times
A report co-authored by a former commander-in-chief of the US Pacific Command is calling on Washington to re-examine its relationship with Taiwan, especially on what it calls the “vicious circle” of arms sales. ...
Taiwan still mattersForeign Policy
Ex-US official warns Taiwan on Chinese espionage, militaryFocus Taiwan News Channel

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UK nuke lab, Korean Air Force buy SGI supers – Register

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

UK nuke lab, Korean Air Force buy SGI supers
Register
Supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics has sold two of its shared memory Altix UV systems to the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment nuke lab and an Altix ICE 8400 cluster to the Korean Air Force. ...
SILN GRAP : UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Accelerates Engineering Efforts ...4-traders (press release)
SGI Altix UV 1000 systems chosen by UK Atomic Weapons EstablishmentZycko
UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Accelerates Engineering Efforts with SGI Altix UVHPCwire

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Yes, Incentives Matter (International Edition) – Reason Online (blog)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

ISA

Yes, Incentives Matter (International Edition)
Reason Online (blog)
That lesson is: no matter what, no matter the inducements or pressure, never ever give up chemical weapons or a nuclear weapons program. Doing so will not ensure that the US does not attack you--on the contrary, it will make it much more likely. ...
Spotted: NK Arms in LibyaWall Street Journal (blog)
Will Libyan War Push Rogue States to Nuclearize?RealClearPolitics
Libya Intervention Makes It Harder to Denuclearize N.KoreaThe Chosun Ilbo
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Humour amid the fear

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Tripoli residents use jokes to cope with the stress

GIBTM Marks a New Record Breaking Year

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
GIBTM 2011 has attracted over 2,100 visitors and buyers, which is an 11 per cent increase