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This IAF claim comes in response to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's statement that Islamabad can use nuclear weapons to thwart any Indian attempt to enter Pakistani…
10.07 / 09:08
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The Indian Air Force has been operating at its lowest combat strength in more than a decade. It is down to 33 squadrons as against a mandated 42 squadrons needed for a simultaneous and collusive two-front war scenario with Pakistan and…
10.07 / 09:08
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The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has officially commissioned the Chengdu J-20 fifth-gen stealth fighter into military service, with testing underway to make the plane fully operational. In an exclusive analysis for Sputnik, Russian military observer Vasily Kashin outlines the capabilities that the new plane…
10.07 / 09:08
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Comprised of active-duty, Guard and Reserve aircrew service members, the men and women of the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron help project combat power by providing agile, effective air refueling in line with the objectives of the Combined Forces Air Component Command and Combined Joint Special Operations Air…
10.07 / 04:31
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"Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $130,469,576 contract for the Japan Global Hawk program," the release said. "This contract includes long lead material to initiate the program for three global hawk block 30 (I) air vehicles, two ground control elements, enhanced integrated sensor suite, spares, and a site…
10.07 / 04:31
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Saab has received an order from the U.S. Navy to provide the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB), Multi-Mode Radar (MMR). The order value amounts to $16.8M USD (140…
10.07 / 04:26
microwavejournal.com
Gore will be exhibiting products from both GORE® Military Fabrics and GORE® Cables and Materials–engineered to perform reliably on the battlefield and in the air–at the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting on October 9-11 in Washington, D.C…
10.07 / 04:26
microwavejournal.com
Revenue for RF GaN devices increased by slightly more than 23 percent in 2016, and demand is expected to grow, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Growth in defense applications, particularly radar, communications and EW, will offset flat revenue from the wireless infrastructure…
10.07 / 04:26
microwavejournal.com
TE Connectivity (TE) has released its O.C.H. micro circular connectors, in accordance with standards specified by the U.S. Army’s Nett Warrior pr…
10.07 / 04:26
microwavejournal.com
Harris Corporation has received a $260 million order to develop an integrated tactical communications network as part of an Asia-Pacific country’s modernization pr…
10.07 / 04:26
microwavejournal.com
President Trump is expected to “decertify” Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal next week, the Washington Post reported. He will announce the deal is not in the U.S. national security interest and leave the decision whether to impose new sanctions on Iran up to Congress. Congressional leaders are wary of entirely nixing the agreement, the New York Times reported. The move is part of a larger White House policy shift on Iran as the administration seeks to aggressively confront Iran’…
10.06 / 18:05
lawfareblog.com
The Washington Post reported yesterday that next week, President Trump may announce that he will “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal because it is not in the interest of the United States to continue implementing it. The administration faces an October 15 deadline to certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the agreement and that it remains in the United States’s interest to follow it, as mandated by the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (42 U.S.C §2160e). The announcement would be par…
10.06 / 18:05
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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk North Korea has been crying wolf so often it’s hard to get too excited by the “declaration of war” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho made in New York this week. Did not the North Koreans declare war after the release of the film “The Interview” three years ago…
10.06 / 11:32
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by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2017 As the Pentagon prepares to deploy 3,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a new report reveals that the Taliban is now either in control of or is contesting 45 percent of the country. Citing Long War Journal (LWJ) and United Nations data, Breitbart News said it “has found that […
10.06 / 11:32
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by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2017 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s plane was the target of a Taliban rocket attack that left five civilians wounded as Mattis arrived for a surprise visit in Afghanistan on Sept. 27. Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had already left Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport at the time of…
10.06 / 11:32
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Episode 182 features a panel of experts on attribution of cyberattacks. I moderated the panel at the Georgia Tech 15th Annual Cyber Security Summit in Atlanta on September 27, 2017.  Panel members included Cristin Goodwin of Microsoft, Rob Knake of the Council on Foreign Relations, Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times, and Kim Zetter, author of a 2014 book on the Stuxnet attack. It’s a wide-ranging and compelling discussion of how we’re doing in attributing cyber intrusions and what more i…
10.06 / 06:01
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Our next book soiree with the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7 pm on Thursday, October 12, when Benjamin Wittes will interview Tim Edgar about his new book, Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA. This series of monthly book conversations about national security law and policy is sponsored by the Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group. Note: This month's event is in Room 188 of the Russell Senate Office Bu…
10.06 / 06:01
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An ambush in Niger on Wednesday left three United States Army Special Forces dead and two wounded while training with Nigerian troops north of Niger’s capital Niamey, according to the New York Times. The attack occurred near the border of Mali in an area where affiliates of Al Qaeda have been known to conduct border raids. The Army Special Forces have been providing assistance, including training and security, to the Nigerien military. This event marks the first American casualties under h…
10.06 / 06:01
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The ACLU has filed a John Doe habeas petition on behalf of the still-not-identified American citizen the U.S. military is holding as an enemy combatant in Iraq (for background, see here).  The case is Doe v. Mattis, No. 17-cv-02069, and it was filed in federal district court in DC.   Here is my preliminary assessment.   1. There should be no doubt that the court has jurisdiction in such a case, given John Doe's U.S. citizenship Under Munaf v. Geren, this seems clearly-settled.  In that 2008…
10.06 / 06:01
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Congress has only three months to complete a task that it considers necessary but that is also controversial: reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Section 702 authorizes the government to target surveillance at non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located abroad. Such surveillance can also include their communications with non-targeted U.S. persons. Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as the Trump administration, support…
10.06 / 06:01
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