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Daily Defense News Is Up and Running

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During the past several days you may have gotten Word Press’s Suspended Account screen while trying to access this site.

I have contacted support and they said that this site was “mistakenly flagged by our automated anti-spam controls. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension notice.”

So we are back up and running, and will continue to gather defense and military news from all over the country (soon to be worldwide) as I add other countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISL, India, and other’s who provide news about their defense programs and military capabilities.

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Articles, Department of Defense News Report, Iraq, Islamic State, Middle East

Dempsey: Iraqi Forces Not Driven From Ramadi, They Drove Out of Ramadi

 

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

BRUSSELS, May 20, 2015 – Iraqi security forces weren’t “driven from” Ramadi, they “drove out of Ramadi,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.

“At the start I said three years,” he said. “That still might be the case, we may be able to achieve our objectives in three years. But I said then, and I reiterate now, that there may be tactical exchanges — some of which go the way of Iraqi security forces and others which go the way of ISIL. But the coalition has all the strategic advantages over time.”

Time will tell, the general said, and time is also a factor because the key to victory is not just military success on the battlefield, but the ability of the Iraqi government to draw the various groups in the country back together.
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Asia-Pacific, Countries, Japan, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons Program, South Korea, United States

U.S., Japan, South Korea Hold Trilateral Security Talks

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Not much is known about North Korea’s missile capabilities, but U.S. defense officials have said the Western side and Alaska can be hit by a North Korea Nuclear Missile.

 

DoD Defense News Media

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – The United States, South Korea and Japan today concluded what a joint statement called a “productive and substantive” two-day security meeting here.

Officials said the meeting was held to enhance trilateral defense cooperation in light of the evolving security environment in the region.

Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy minister for policy, led his country’s delegation. David B. Shear, assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, led the U.S. delegation, and Japan’s delegation was led by Tokuchi Hideshi, vice defense minister for international affairs.

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Articles, Countries, Foreign Leaders & Diplomats, Israel, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons Program, Politico Magazine, Prime Minister Golda Meir, Publication, U.S. Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee

How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

An exclusive look inside newly declassified documents shows how Israel blocked U.S. efforts to uncover its secret nuclear reactor.


By AVNER COHEN and WILLIAM BURR, April 15, 2015

 

Lead image by Courtesy of National Security Archives.


For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona, in the Negev Desert, was the key to its secret nuclear project. Yet, for decades, the world—and Israel—knew that Israel had once misleadingly referred to it as a “textile factory.” Until now, though, we’ve never known how that myth began—and how quickly the United States saw through it. The answers, as it turns out, are part of a fascinating tale that played out in the closing weeks of the Eisenhower administration—a story that begins with the father of Secretary of State John Kerry and a familiar charge that the U.S. intelligence community failed to “connect the dots.

Read more about this investigation at Politico Magazine –  How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program


About the authors:

Avner Cohen is a professor of nonproliferation studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and the author of Israel and the Bomb.

William Burr is a senior analyst at the National Security Archive, George Washington University, where he directs the Archive’s Nuclear Documentation Project and edits its special Web page, The Nuclear Vault.



Articles, Cyber Security, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Defense News Report, US Military Veterans

DoD Warns Troops & Families to be Cyber Crime Smart

(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Regina Ali/Released)
(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Regina Ali/Released)

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Yolanda R. Arrington

Defense Department employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, according to DoD’s chief information officer.

Terry A. Halvorsen issued a DoD-wide memorandum March 18 about the  growing threat of cybercrime “phishing” and “spear phishing” in emails, on social media sites and through phone calls.

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