fix articles 71348, security watch
Wasps of War (tags)
What can hover, dash and fly in almost any direction while transmitting sensitive electronic information on its whereabouts and surroundings? Here is a hint: Probability is high that this latest hi-tech gadget will become integral to US national security in the near future.
Ameripol: a Latin America Regional Police Force, is Being Formed (tags)
Israel's state-Druze rift (tags)
Israeli Druze close association with the state is increasingly under threat with violent scenes in a Galilee village and protests over land confiscations.
PKK Guerrillas Have Crossed Into Iran: Ex-Leader (tags)
KOYA, (Southern Kurdistan), Nov 11, 2007 (AFP) Thousands of Kurdish guerrillas have crossed the border into Iranian-occupied Kurdistan to escape a threatened Turkish offensive against their mountain redoubts in Iraqi Kurdistan, a former guerrilla leader said.
Iranian Kurdistan: A simmering cauldron (tags)
Simmering discontent among Iran's ethnic Kurdish minority - aided by the government's conflict with a Turkish PKK offshoot - could spell major trouble for the Iranian government. The US government is fully aware of these tensions, and, according to published reports, is preparing several contingency plans to capitalize on mass discontent in these areas.
More Lost Weapons in Iraq (tags)
By all accounts, the businessman, Kassim al-Saffar, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, did well at distributing the Pentagon-supplied weapons from the Baghdad Police Academy armory he managed for a military contractor. But, co-workers say, he also turned the armory into his own private arms bazaar with the seeming approval of some American officials and executives, selling AK-47 assault rifles, Glock pistols and heavy machine guns to anyone with cash in hand — Iraqi militias, South African security guards and even American contractors. “This was the craziest thing in the world,” said John Tisdale, a retired Air Force master sergeant who managed an adjacent warehouse. “They were taking weapons away by the truckload.”
Iraqi guns: Smugglers and bunglers (tags)
With Iraq sliding into civil war amid repeated reports detailing the large-scale loss of US-provided weaponry, questions arise regarding the Pentagon's alleged relationship with international gun runners.
Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns (tags)
As a growing number of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans meet their death due to serious illness, the specter of 'Balkan Syndrome' and the effects of depleted uranium are again in the spotlight.
Guns: The bloody US-Mexico market (tags)
With over 2,100 deaths between January and October 2007 related to drug trafficking and the use of weapons purchased in the US, Mexico pins its hopes on the future success of the Merida Initiative to combat drug and gun trafficking.
Colombia, Israel and rogue mercenaries (tags)
Earlier this year, Klein's Colombian shenanigans attracted the attention of Interpol, which on 3 April responded to a Colombian request and issued an international arrest warrant for Klein and Israeli nationals Melnik Ferri and Tzedaka Abraham, with the warrants alleging that the trio was involved in criminal conspiracy and instruction in terrorism.
EU prepares for hard-core Chad mission (tags)
As the EU sets peacekeeping plans in motion, the size of the force and the rules of its engagement in this hotspot remain key questions.
High noon for Israel's political gunslinger (tags)
Russian-Israeli billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak will succeed both in whitewashing his dubious past and emerging as a political kingmaker in the next Israeli elections.
Questioning AFRICOM's intentions (tags)
As plans move ahead for a US Africa Command, African nations remain cool to the idea amid fears of mission creep and unclear US intentions.