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MessagePosté le: Mer 24 Avr - 00:08 (2013)    Sujet du message: PENTAGON REACHES DEAL ON $10 BILLION ARMS SALE TO MIDDLE EAST ALLIES Répondre en citant

PENTAGON REACHES DEAL ON $10 BILLION ARMS SALE TO MIDDLE EAST ALLIES
 
By Craig Whitlock,
Apr 19, 2013 08:27 PM EDT

The Washington Post
Published: April 19

The Pentagon announced Friday that it has reached a preliminary agreement on a complex $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in what would represent the latest major weapons sale to U.S. allies in the Middle East.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attempt to finalize the arms package next week when he is scheduled to visit the three countries. Ultimately, the deal will need the assent of Congress. Defense officials said they have kept lawmakers apprised of the negotiations and revealed basics of the agreement to lawmakers on Thursday.

Under terms of the deal, the United States would deliver V-22 Osprey transport aircraft, KC-135 refueling planes and anti-radiation missiles to Israel; about two dozen F-16 warplanes to the UAE; and advanced aircraft missiles to the Saudis and the Emiratis. News of the pact was first reported Friday by the New York Times.

U.S. officials indicated that the weapons are designed to boost each country’s military capabilities in the event of a conflict with Iran. “The common threats that we, the Israelis, Saudis and Emiratis, have are clear,” a senior defense official told reporters at the Pentagon on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not received final approval.

The Pentagon did not provide a country-by-country dollar breakdown of the sales, but said the agreement is unprecedented for the Middle East because it was negotiated simultaneously.

U.S. officials said the White House wanted to ensure that Israel retained a “qualitative military edge” in the region, while at the same time improving Saudi and UAE defenses. Like the United States and Israel, the two Arab countries suspect that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons and they consider that the biggest threat facing the Middle East.

In the past, Israel has discouraged some U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, fearing that its military advantage might erode. By negotiating the $10 billion package simultaneously with each country and offering reassurances along the way, the Pentagon was able to forestall any objections, officials said.

Although the monetary value of the agreement is large, previous deals have been bigger. In 2010, the Pentagon agreed to sell Riyadh $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets. In 2011, it signed a deal to sell $3.5 billion in missile-defense systems to the UAE.

Israel receives more annual U.S. military aid than any other foreign country. The White House has proposed giving Israel $3.4 billion next year.

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MessagePosté le: Mer 24 Avr - 03:18 (2013)    Sujet du message: 'ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE' INVADES U. OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS AS PART OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE Répondre en citant

'ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE' INVADES U. OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS AS PART OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE

By Mike Householder, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – 3 hours ago (04-23-2013)


  • Shara Evans, of West Bloomfield, Mich., acts during a "zombie apocalypse"

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - You can learn a lot from a zombie.

At least that's what a University of Michigan professor hopes her 31 graduate students took away from Tuesday's bizarre, albeit bloody, "zombie apocalypse." The classroom exercise was designed to get School of Public Health students thinking about what the appropriate response should be during a disaster.

Four times as many students who typically attend Epidemiology 651, "Epidemiology and Public Health Management of Disasters," were on hand Tuesday to welcome — or become — the undead. The zombie exercise was modeled after a curriculum designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a handful of CDC staffers also participated.

"'Zombie apocalypse' sounds a bit silly, but the point of this is to show that if we're prepared for any hazard, even the unimaginable hazards, like zombies — because we know they don't exist — we are capable of preparing ourselves for perhaps anything that might occur," said Dr. Eden Wells, the epidemiology professor who teaches the course and serves as the brains behind the exercise.

Wells initially wasn't sure she'd be able to persuade enough students to dress up as the undead. But by Tuesday, 120 "zombies" and other participants were on hand to take part in the exercise. As the doors to the lecture hall on the Ann Arbor campus flung open, an army of the undead unexpectedly lurched in, their arms stretched forward and their faces painted with faux blood as they aimlessly staggered among the smiling students.

TaNisha Roby, a second-year graduate student at the School of Public Health who also became zombified, said the undead scenario reinforced a very important overall point.

"People tend to think of public health as something they might see on 'Contagion' or 'Outbreak' — these Hollywood depictions of what we do — but a key part of public health is emergency preparedness," she said. "And it's a big part of what we do. So we do take it seriously. This is a fun kind of way to play with those same principles, but it's a really important area."

Once the 90-minute exercise concluded, faculty, staff, students and those sporting fake blood and "biohazard" stickers adjourned to a hallway near the main entrance to the building, where Roby led her fellow zombies in a "flash mob"-style dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Wells said he thinks many students left with a better "understanding that preparedness is not so simple."
"We can't just tell people to be prepared," he said. "We need to exercise it all the time. And sometimes it needs to be in a fun way like this."
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Mike Householder can be reached at mhouseholder(at)ap.org and http://twitter.com/mikehouseholder

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/zombie-apocalypse-invades-u-michigan-campus-part-e…


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MessagePosté le: Mer 24 Avr - 04:53 (2013)    Sujet du message: APRIL 27th ! FEMA ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE DRILL IN MOSCOW IDAHO ! Répondre en citant

APRIL 27th ! FEMA ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE DRILL IN MOSCOW IDAHO !



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MessagePosté le: Mer 24 Avr - 16:31 (2013)    Sujet du message: MILITARY NEWS Répondre en citant

MILITARY NEWS
 
PRESS REMARKS

04/23/2013 07:20 AM CDT

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak to the press before a meeting in Jerusalem, April 23, 2013. Hagel is on a six-day trip to the Middle-East, where he is visiting foreign counterparts in Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

http://www.defense.gov//dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-04/hires_130423-D-BW835-454b.jpg


TROOP TALK

04/23/2013 08:38 AM CDT


U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with U.S. troops to thank them for their service in Amman, Jordan, April 23, 2013. Hagel is on a six-day trip to the Middle-East, where he is visiting foreign counterparts in Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

http://www.defense.gov//dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-04/hires_130423-D-BW835-732b.jpg

JORDAN ARRIVAL

04/23/2013 09:10 AM CDT

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, walks with Gen. Mashal al-Zaben, Jordanian chairman of defense, in Amman, Jordan, April 23, 2013. Hagel is on a six-day trip to the Middle-East, where he is visiting foreign counterparts in Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

http://www.defense.gov//dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-04/hires_130423-D-BW835-658b.jpg

DEFENSE RELATIONS

04/23/2013 09:57 AM CDT

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Jordan's Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein in Amman, Jordan, April 23, 2013. Hagel is on a six-day trip to the Middle-East, where he is visiting foreign counterparts in Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

http://www.defense.gov//dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2013-04/hires_130423-D-BW835-676b.jpg

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Prince Feisal and Chief of Defense General Mashal Al-Zaben of Jordan

04/23/2013 11:46 AM CDT

Read more : http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15947

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud

04/23/2013 02:36 PM CDT

Read more : http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15949

Hagel Places Jordan Among Most Important Middle East Partners

04/23/2013 02:49 PM CDT

Read more : http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119853

Hagel: Defense Partnership Anchors U.S.-Saudi Relationship

04/23/2013 03:24 PM CDT

Read more : http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119855

Afghanistan Preparing for Air Support Capabilities

04/23/2013 02:31 PM CDT

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MessagePosté le: Ven 26 Avr - 01:16 (2013)    Sujet du message: 12 600 CASQUES BLEUS SERONT DÉPLOYÉS AU MALI Répondre en citant

12 600 CASQUES BLEUS SERONT DÉPLOYÉS AU MALI

 
UN TO SEND PEACEKEEPERS TO MALI



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Mise à jour le jeudi 25 avril 2013 à 17 h 31 HAE
| Radio-Canada avec Agence France-Presse


Des soldats maliens à Gao, dans le nord du pays Photo : AFP/JOEL SAGET

Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a autorisé jeudi le déploiement de 12 600 Casques bleus au Mali pour stabiliser le nord du pays.

La Mission intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) sera théoriquement déployée le 1er juillet prochain. Et elle durera 12 mois.

Le Conseil de sécurité devra déterminer dans les 60 jours à venir si les conditions de sécurité permettent le déploiement de cette mission.

La MINUSMA comprendra au maximum 11 200 soldats et 1440 policiers, dont des « bataillons de réserve capables de se déployer rapidement ».

Par ailleurs, la résolution de l'ONU précise que les troupes françaises seront autorisées « à intervenir en soutien à des éléments de la MINUSMA en cas de danger grave et imminent les menaçant et à la demande » du secrétaire général de l'ONU Ban Ki-moon.

Le contingent français au Mali doit passer de 3850 soldats aujourd'hui à 2000 en juillet et un millier fin 2013. Au plus fort de l'opération Serval, lancée le 11 janvier dernier, il comptait près de 4500 hommes.

« Il ne s'agit pas d'une mission d'imposition de la paix ou de contre-terrorisme, mais de stabilisation », a souligné le chef des opérations de maintien de la paix de l'ONU, Hervé Ladsous. Il a cependant reconnu que les Casques bleus opéreraient dans « un environnement assez instable » et seraient amenés à « se défendre ».

Les Casques bleus aideront aussi les autorités maliennes à instaurer « un dialogue politique national », organiser des élections « libres, équitables et transparentes » et promouvoir la réconciliation avec les Touaregs du Nord. Un représentant spécial de l'ONU pour le Mali sera nommé pour diriger la MINUSMA.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 27 Avr - 03:31 (2013)    Sujet du message: VIRAL ZOMBIE UFO CRASH DISASTER FULL-SCALE EXERCISE NEVADA GOVERNOR 2014 David Lory VanDerBeek Répondre en citant



VIRAL ZOMBIE UFO CRASH DISASTER FULL-SCALE EXERCISE NEVADA GOVERNOR 2014 David Lory VanDerBeek

This is not a joke. This is a REAL FEMA DRILL scheduled for “Saturday April 27th 2013 9:00am to 5:00pm” in Moscow, Idaho involving 100 participants. There are two scenarios. The original event on the calendar of the Fema.gov website can be found here



VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuSDxYb12k&feature=player_embedded#!



Zombie UFO Crash Disaster Full-Scale Exercise UPDATE 03-03-2013 1:16 PST: After I posted this article this morning, FEMA PULLED THE EVENT DOWN replacing it with a statement that the information is now “only available to coalition members.” Having foreseen this I took screen shots of the event, so that I could preserve the record. You will see the screen shots at the bottom of this article. COPY THOSE SCREEN SHOTS AND SEND THEM VIRAL.
 

This message from me is not to incite fear or panic. I’ve contacted the person Sandy Rollins ‘srollins@latah.id.us’ listed for the drill in the event with the following message:

Hello Ms. Rollins,

I am the leading candidate for governor of Nevada in 2014. http://nevadagovernor2014.com/

You are the contact for this page on Fema.gov:
http://community.fema.gov/connect.ti/READYNPM/view?objectId=1212582

Because this drill is supported by federal funds paid by the taxes of the US people including the citizens of Nevada, you are required to provide the public with precise information about your activities in this drill. I expect you to respond within the week with an email with the detailed information regarding the two scenarios mentioned. I also expect the email and phone number of your immediate supervisor. Whether or not you cooperate, I will be reporting your response or lack thereof to the nation on my television show and youtube channel.

Thank you,
David Lory VanDerBeek
702-274-1571

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Confidentiality Notice

This transmission is intended for use of the person to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential information belonging to the sender. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying or distribution, or taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify us by telephone AND shred this document.


PROHIBITION OF RE-DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

This information has been disclosed to you from confidential records protected by federal confidentiality rules (HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2) AND state law. the federal rules and state law prohibit you from making any further disclosure of this information unless further disclosure is expressly permitted by the specific written consent of the person to whom it pertains or is otherwise permitted by both Federal and State law. A general authorization for the release of medical or other information is not sufficient authorization for further disclosure. The Federal rules restrict any use of the information to criminally investigate or prosecute any mental health, alcohol or drug abuse patient.

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Why is this important? Because it raises serious questions about what our government believes about the fundamentals of our human reality. Do the leaders of our nation believe in UFOs and zombies really? If so, what is their proof? They must have proof in order to spend money on drills? If they have proof, they must provide it to the general public? What is the threat? How imminent is it?

NOW THE MUNDANE TRUTH…

Personally, I do not believe in UFOs or zombies and neither does anyone in the federal government. It is quite likely that our government has a created a bio-chemical weapon that can induce zombie-like behaviors in humans and therefore assist in a mass murder event to promote global depopulation without taking the blame. In fact Dr. Steven Schlozman, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School has made public statements stating how a contagion event could result in a zombie apocalypse. But because of government/elitist propaganda in the media and Hollywood, millions of people will accept it as a zombie event from aliens rather than a chemical weapon attack by other humans. The UFO piece of the propaganda is to induce the public to accept the depopulation event as a “culling” of the human herd by a “higher intelligence” life form that has been watching earth. These alleged UFO aliens will be executing judgment as they see fit because they feel that we are destroying our earth and therefore many of us need to die in order “re-balance” nature. This is the emerging earth-worship religion combined with the new UFO-alien/ufology religion. Both are promoted by the elite who have take over our government and feed this propaganda to us through popular culture movies and video games. Of course, these are silly stories, but through the use of technology, media, science, and even holograms, it will be possible for world governments to convince large sectors of the general public that these events are real. My position is and always has been that these events are HUMAN CONSPIRACIES. The fact that the federal government is actually noting these events on official websites and generating events for drills in response for these events is an indication that they are ready to move. These events will cause global chaos to which the only solution proposed by the elite will of course be global government. In the bigger picture, these events will be used to justify the final surrender of our national sovereignty as the dictators of the earth including Obama claim we must form a global government to combat this alien invasion. Yes, it is insane, but then the elite of this earth are insane people. Surrendering our national sovereignty will conveniently include paying global taxes and forming a global army. One reason they believe this will work is because they want to convince religious people that these UFOs are the ‘messiah’ event long awaited. I can agree with the elite on one thing, this FEMA event of their is certainly a sign of the times.

http://nevadagovernor2014.com/zombie-ufo-crash-disaster-full-scale-exercise-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/





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MessagePosté le: Dim 28 Avr - 00:30 (2013)    Sujet du message: PREPARING FOR MAJOR TERRORISM EXERCISES THREE CITIES Répondre en citant

PREPARING FOR MAJOR TERRORISM EXERCISES THREE CITIES

By David Ruppe
May 2, 2004

The federal government has begun preparing three U.S. cities for large-scale, 10-day terrorism-response exercises scheduled this month.

Beginning sometime between May 7 and May 29, local, state and top level federal authorities will respond to simulated weapons of mass destruction attacks in three cities — Denver, Portsmouth, N.H., and the Washington, D.C.-area.

Denver or Portsmouth will face either a simulated biological or a chemical weapons attack. The D.C. metropolitan area will respond to a radiological attack drill — which could range from simply an exposed container of radioactive material to a small nuclear detonation.

Looking for Realism

The congressionally mandated exercises are intended to examine how well local, state and federal authorities are prepared to respond to and together deal with the consequences of a weapons of mass destruction attack.

“The goal of the exercise is to assess the nation’s crisis consequence management capacity under extraordinarily stressful conditions,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released Thursday.

Specific dates and characteristics of the exercise are being withheld from participants, to make the tests as realistic as possible.

Volunteers and professional actors will play the roles of victims, who will be rescued, diagnosed, decontaminated and treated over the 10-day period. A “virtual news network” will be created that will broadcast on the exercises every hour on the hour.

But the exercises will not be too realistic, authorities say. No weapons or agents will be released and, to minimize the risk of public panic or real-life accidents, emergency responders will not be speeding with lights and sirens blaring to the scenes of attack.

“We’re doing as much as we can by way of outreach through the media to ensure that all of the residents in the jurisdiction or the cities that we’re exercising in know that they’re occurring, knowing that they’re safe from harm,” said Doug Johnson, the Justice Department’s spokesman for the exercises.

Congress has provided $3.5 million for the Denver and Portsmouth exercises, which are called “TOPOFF,” reflecting the participation of senior officials. The exercise in the D.C. area, involving district and Prince Georges County, Md., authorities, is called National Capital Region 2000, or NCR-2000 for short.

All Levels Involved

The three exercises are expected to involve all key personnel who would respond to an attack: federal agency personnel and state and local emergency responders, including police, fire and emergency medical personnel.

Though terrorism response exercises are conducted routinely across the country, “this marks the first time that an exercise of this scope, with the participation of top-level federal, state and local officials, has ever been conducted,” the Justice Department said.

Mayors, city managers, state governors are expected to participate, as are some senior federal officials: Attorney General Janet Reno, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt, and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala.
Justice and the FEMA will be the lead federal agencies in the exercise.

Numerous other federal agencies were involved in the planning exercises, including: the U.S. Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, Transportation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the FBI; the CIA; the National Security Council; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the General Services Administration.

Not Yet Prepared

Following two major incidents of domestic terrorism in the 1990s, the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings, Congress and the Clinton Administration made national preparation for dealing with terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction a high government priority.

Congress has appropriated about $10 billion annually in recent years for combating terrorism — up from around $6.5 billion in 1996 — and various federal agencies have been training local authorities in scores of cities across the country to deal with a major attack.

But federal efforts have been criticized on a number of fronts, particularly: for not devoting enough money to fully equip local and state authorities across the nation; for not clearly delineating the authorities of various federal agencies; and for failing to adequately assess where the money could best be spent.

“One of the major deficiencies in federal efforts to combat terrorism is the lack of linkage between the terrorist threat, a national strategy, and agency resources,” Congress’s investigative arm, the General Accounting Office, said in an April 6 report.

Gauging the Threat

The GAO has stressed that exercises such as TOPOFF and NRC-2000 can be useful in developing a national strategy and targeting resources.

A similar, secret exercise recently conducted in Cincinnati showed that local hospitals, police and other services were woefully unprepared for such a disaster, the Washington Post reported Friday.

That Pentagon table-top simulation, one done on paper or computer, suggested authorities were unprepared to handle the hundreds of thousands of casualties and large numbers of dead bodies, facing a shortage of hospital beds and emergency personnel, inadequate equipment and training, the Post reported.

It also highlighted major legal issues, such as whether the government has the right to quarantine contagious people, the story said.
But the GAO and other independent experts have played down the likelihood of a successful chemical or biological attack killing large number of people in the United States.

“Terrorists would have to overcome significant technical and operational challenges to successfully make and release chemical and biological agents of sufficient quality to kill or injure large numbers of people without substantial assistance from a foreign government sponsor,” it said.

Governments would be reluctant to sponsor such an attack, experts have argued, because of the risk of massive retaliation by the U.S. government.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94708


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MessagePosté le: Dim 28 Avr - 12:19 (2013)    Sujet du message: NORTH KOREA SET TO STAGE MAJOR MILITARY DRILL Répondre en citant

NORTH KOREA SET TO STAGE MAJOR MILITARY DRILL



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Last Update: Sunday, 28 April 2013 KSA 07:32 - GMT 04:32


A North Korean soldier salutes the missile on its launch platform. (Photo courtesy: The Associated Press)

AFP, Seoul -

North Korea appears to be gearing up for a major military exercise, a report said on Sunday, amid tensions over an expected missile test and South Korea’s pullout from a joint industrial complex.

Preparations are under way near the North’s western port of Nampo for a combined live-fire drill involving artillery units and air force jets, the South’s Yonhap news agency said, citing a Seoul government source.

“It appears that the scale of the drill will be quite big,” the unnamed official was quoted as saying, voicing fears of military provocations against the South or a missile test by Pyongyang during the exercise.

A North Korean artillery attack on a South Korean island in November 2010 killed four people. Seoul also holds Pyongyang responsible for the sinking of one of its naval vessels with the loss of 46 sailors the same year.

Angered by new United Nations sanctions over its third nuclear test in February and joint South Korea-U.S. military drills -- due to end on Tuesday -- the North has for weeks been issuing threats of missile strikes and nuclear war.

The expected missile launch has kept Seoul and Washington on heightened alert for the past month, particularly on key dates such as the founding anniversary of the North’s military and the birth of its late founding leader.

But Pyongyang, which has a habit of linking high-profile military tests with key dates, celebrated the key dates without the test, fanning speculations that the wait may even take months.

Another Seoul military official quoted by Yonhap said the communist North may try to “fan military tension” after South Korea pulls out all its remaining workers from a jointly run factory park.

Kaesong -- built in 2004 just north of the border as a rare symbol of inter-Korea cooperation and a valued source of hard currency for the impoverished North -- has fallen victim to the growing cross-border tensions.

Seoul on Friday announced that it would withdraw all of its remaining workers from the site after Pyongyang rejected its ultimatum to join formal negotiations on restarting the stalled operations.

Dozens of workers returned on Saturday and the remaining 50 are expected to leave on Monday, a move that experts say could lead to the permanent closure of the complex, seen as a bellwether of stability on the Korean peninsula.


http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2013/04/28/North-Korea-set-to-stage-major-military-drill-.html


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MessagePosté le: Dim 28 Avr - 20:58 (2013)    Sujet du message: LA CORÉE DU NORD PRÉPARE DE GRANDES MANOEUVRES Répondre en citant

LA CORÉE DU NORD PRÉPARE DE GRANDES MANOEUVRES

dimanche 28 avril 2013


La Corée du Nord semblait dimanche préparer de grandes manoeuvres terrestres et aériennes sur fond de tensions croissantes sur la péninsule coréenne depuis l'essai nucléaire nord-coréen du 12 février, a indiqué une source gouvernementale sud-coréenne.


Ces exercices à tir réel mobiliseraient l'artillerie et l'armée de l'Air autour du port de Nanmpo (ouest), selon cette source citée par l'agence de presse Yonhap. "Il semble qu'il s'agisse d'exercices d'assez grande échelle", a-t-elle ajouté en faisant état de craintes que Pyongyang ne profite des manoeuvres pour créer un incident militaire ou pour effectuer un tir d'essai de missile balistique.

Pluie d'obus sur Yeonpyeong


Le 23 novembre 2010, l'artillerie nord-coréenne avait envoyé une pluie d'obus sur l'île de Yeonpyeong, un récif de 7 km2 en mer Jaune, causant la mort de deux civils et deux soldats sud-coréens. La Corée du Sud avait procédé à quelque 80 tirs de riposte, faisant craindre une escalade et le déclenchement d'un nouveau conflit entre le Nord communiste soutenu par la Chine et le Sud allié des États-Unis qui y maintiennent 28 500 soldats. Séoul accuse aussi Pyongyang d'avoir torpillé une de ses corvettes près de cette ligne en mars 2010, envoyant par le fond 46 marins sud-coréens.

Grosse tension


La péninsule coréenne vit dans la tension depuis que la Corée du Nord a effectué son troisième essai nucléaire en février. Irrité par les sanctions de l'ONU et par les exercices militaires conjoints de la Corée du Sud et des États-Unis, Pyongyang profère depuis des semaines des menaces de frappes et de guerre nucléaire. Le Nord a déployé des lanceurs de missiles de portée variable le long de sa côte est, mais n'a toujours pas mis ses menaces à exécution à ce jour.

Raviver les tensions militaires


Selon un autre responsable militaire cité anonymement par Yonhap, Pyongyang pourrait tenter de "raviver les tensions militaires" après la décision de Séoul de retirer tous ses employés du complexe industriel intercoréen de Kaesong, fermé de facto par la Corée du Nord depuis le départ contraint des 53 000 employés nord-coréens. Des dizaines d'entre eux sont rentrés samedi et les 50 restants devraient le faire lundi.

Source: 7s7

De son côté la Chine a pris la décision de positionner ses tanks et des milliers de soldats le long de la frontière.


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AFGHANISTAN: LA CIA A VERSÉ DES DIZAINES DE MILLIONS À KARZAÏ

Publié le 29 avril 2013 à 08h11 | Mis à jour à 12h00


Le président afghan, Hamid Karzaï (au premier plan), et son homologue américain, Barack Obama, à la Maison-Blanche, le 11 janvier.
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Pendant plus d'une décennie, la CIA a secrètement livré dans des valises ou des sacs à dos des dizaines de millions de dollars en espèces au président de l'Afghanistan, Hamid Karzaï, a rapporté le New York Times lundi.

Le président Karzaï a reconnu lundi que le Conseil national de sécurité (CNS), un organisme dépendant de la présidence, avait reçu dans les 10 dernières années de l'argent des services de renseignement américains (CIA).

«Oui le CNS a reçu de l'argent de la CIA au cours des 10 dernières années. La somme n'est pas très importante», a déclaré le président Karzaï en Finlande, où il fait une visite, selon une déclaration rendue publique par son bureau à Kaboul.

«Cet argent a été utilisé pour différentes raisons : effectuer des opérations, aider les blessés et les malades, louer des maisons, entre autres [...]. Ce soutien a été très utile et nous remercions les Américains», a-t-il dit. = Vous croyez vraiment que cet argent a servi pour aider le peuple afghan? Regardez la misère dans laquelle ils sont plongés et vous comprendrez.

«On l'appelait "l'argent fantôme"», souligne quant à lui Khalil Roman, qui a été chef de cabinet adjoint d'Hamid Karzaï entre 2002 et 2005: «Il arrivait en secret et repartait en secret.»

Cet argent, que les Américains versaient pour s'assurer d'une influence dans le pays, aurait contribué à accroître la corruption en Afghanistan, selon des responsables actuels ou passés cités par le quotidien new-yorkais.

«La plus grande source de corruption en Afghanistan, c'était les États-Unis», a assuré au New York Times un responsable américain sous le couvert de l'anonymat. = Les États-Unis ET le gouvernement afghan et pendant ce temps, on soulève le peuple arabe et musulman à s'unir pour détruire l'Amérique via la propagande dans les mosquées et les différents gouvernements, qui ne sert que de territoire de propagande de guerre afin de soulever les masses. Le même problème que nous retrouvons dans plusieurs autres pays et différentes religions oecuméniques qui sont sous le contrôle de démons très puissants et qui séduisent les nations afin d'amener ce chaos global.

Le versement d'argent liquide à des soutiens réels ou supposés par les États-Unis en Afghanistan, comme en Irak, avait déjà été évoqué, mais l'article du New York Times est une des premières estimations du total des sommes ainsi données.

Selon le New York Times, les sommes ainsi versées par la CIA ne faisaient l'objet d'aucun contrôle. Elles finissaient entre les mains de seigneurs de guerre ou d'hommes politiques - dont certains liés au trafic de drogue ou même aux talibans. = Voilà, un peu de vérité, sans compter le vol des richesses naturelles du pays!

L'Iran a aussi versé de l'argent liquide à l'un des proches conseillers d'Hamid Karzaï, comme l'avait reconnu le président afghan lui-même en 2010, rappelle le quotidien. Mais Téhéran a cessé ses versements, alors que ceux de la CIA se poursuivent, toujours selon le Times.

Après avoir déjà apporté des dizaines de milliards au pays, la communauté internationale a promis en juillet 2012 de lui fournir 16 milliards de dollars supplémentaires d'ici à 2015 pour l'aider à franchir l'étape du départ des forces de l'OTAN, mais a assorti cette aide de strictes conditions.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 30 Avr - 00:13 (2013)    Sujet du message: N. KOREA PREPARING FOR LARGE-SCALE AIR, LAND EXERCISE ALONG YELLOW SEA COAST: SOURCE Répondre en citant

N. KOREA PREPARING FOR LARGE-SCALE AIR, LAND EXERCISE ALONG YELLOW SEA COAST: SOURCE


2013/04/28 11:31 KST

SEOUL, April 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is preparing to conduct a large-scale air, land combined forces exercise along its Yellow Sea coast, as it lets loose a steady barrage of verbal attacks against South Korea and the United States for conducting joint military drills.

A government source said intelligence picked up signs that the communist country may conduct an exercise around Nampho that makes use of aircraft and field artillery units. Nampho is the most populous port city in South Pyongan Province and lies southwest of the North Korean capital.








"There is no way to tell when the drill will actually kick off, but there is a chance the North may opt to launch short range missiles as part of its show of force," the official, who declined to be identified, said.

Pyongyang has claimed that the ongoing Foal Eagle exercise carried out by South Korean and U.S. forces is a dress rehearsal for the invasion of the North and warned it will do its best to deter such aggression, which might include the use of nuclear weapons.

The possible launch of short-range rockets comes as Pyongyang has not gone ahead with the firing of its intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) that had been sent to the east coast. Seoul and Washington said it detected the deployments of two Musudan IRBMs and had issued warnings that launching the missiles will further raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Tensions have already reached the highest level in decades with the North testing its third nuclear device on Feb. 12.

Besides the Musudan that may have the range to reach Guam, the North deployed its Rodong and Scud missiles to the east coast. The Rodong has the range to hit parts of Japan, while Scuds, with a shorter range, pose a threat to South Korea.

Other military sources in Seoul said that while signs of movement of military forces have picked up, there is no clear evidence that the exercise is imminent.

"A large part of the North's military is currently being used to help spring farming, although the South remains on guard against potential blitzkrieg like attacks," an officer said.

He said with the complete withdrawal of South Korean personnel from the Kaesong Industrial Complex that should be completed this week, the North may move to heighten military tensions.

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http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2013/04/28/4/0200000000AEN201304280008…


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MILITARY ON THE STREETS OF KENTUCKY - WE ARE IN TROUBLE!



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KENTUCKY GUARD HELPS SECURE SAFE, RAINY DERBY

May 6, 2013
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Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs


Soldiers of the 198th Military Police Battalion guard a gate along the backstretch of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 2013. Roughly 250 Soldiers and Airmen provided security inside and outside the track during Derby weekend. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby has been run 139 times. According to Kentucky’s military history, the National Guard has been assisting with the event since 1936. Many years have gone into the coordination and partnerships with local authorities that have protected the “Run for the Roses” as the signature event in the Commonwealth.

To see more photos from the Derby, click here.

The goal of providing a safe and secure weekend at Churchill Downs has always been the focus of the Kentucky National Guard along with agencies such as the Louisville Metro Police, the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police to name a few. The basics of this effort remain the same, but sometimes the manner in which that effort is enacted must be adapted to the world we live in.

“We certainly have a more heightened sense of security,” said 2nd Lt. Corey Rich of the 617th Military Police Company and officer in charge of security and traffic for National Guard personnel.


Soldiers of the 198th Military Police Battalion search spectators prior to entering Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 2013. Guardsmen were issued metal-detecting wands as an upgrade to security at the Kentucky Derby. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond)

“We continue to support local law enforcement with traffic and security details around the track, but this is the first year we have a wanding detail at the gates,” Rich said of the Guard’s participation. “We’re double and triple checking everything, making sure everyone is good to go that comes through the gates.”

At the two largest gates of Churchill Downs, Guardsmen took their usual stance in being the first line of security fans encounter. Several Soldiers at each gate were issued metal-detecting wands as an added measure of inspecting individuals. The gates require an attention to detail, but also a friendly patience in greeting the estimated 150 thousand spectators entering the track.

“Attendees are a little bothered by the wands, but more thankful that we are taking their security more seriously,” said Sgt. 1st Class Mark Meunier, noncommissioned officer in charge of security from the 223rd Military Police Co. of the upgraded security. ” The majority of people are appreciative of our presence, thanking us for what we do.”

Lt. Carolyn Nunn, a 20-year veteran with the Louisville Metro Police Department complimented the Guardsmen for their interaction and persistence.

“We’ve worked in partnership with the National Guard for Derby weekend, and there’s been great teamwork,” she said. “And without them, honestly we would still be working yesterday’s traffic today. It’s been awesome, they are all great to work with. They’ve been troopers out there standing and working in the rain with us, so it’s a good experience for everybody.”


Pfc. Donald Pollick with the 617th Military Police Co. directs traffic outside Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 2013. Guardsmen provided security and traffic details in support of local law enforcement during Derby weekend. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond)

“Anytime you are in any military or law enforcement branch, our partnerships are thick and we have been working in unison for past 10 years together.”

Perspectives of the Kentucky Derby varied depending on the location of the roughly 250 Soldiers and Airmen on duty. From the gates, down the backstretch and the streets surrounding Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Guard demonstrated it’s fidelity to Louisville and the Commonwealth.

Pvt. Shalah Barnes with the 940th Military Police Co. is working her first Derby, her second assignment. Only two months removed from training, Barnes is still learning the ropes of being a Soldier and a MP, and getting to experience the Derby from the backside, where the horses enter the track has given her a unique perspective on the day and the people that are involved.

“Being from Kentucky and being a part of the biggest event in our state as well as the country is really cool and exciting,” she said. “This gives me an opportunity to understand how to better deal with the public. It’s muddy, but it’s exciting.”

On the opposite side of the track, for all to see, including the television cameras, Soldiers and Airmen have traded their camouflage for dress uniforms to perform the duties of a more formal security. Chief Master Sgt. Ray Dawson, 123rd Airlift Wing, was working his fourth Derby and said his detail is all about being professional in adverse conditions. Guardsmen secured the winner’s circle and the Kentucky Derby trophy at the center of attention in a more refined presence, even in the wet and chilly conditions.

“We are representing all the Soldiers and Airmen out there on the roadblocks and security details,” said Dawson. “We get the opportunity to stand in front of the crowd at the biggest spectacle in racing, in the world, and we are representing the Kentucky National Guard.”


Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen secure the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 2013. A detail of 30 Soldiers and Airmen provided security for the post-race festivities including guarding the Kentucky Derby trophy. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond)

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TURKEY TO STAGE MILITARY EXERCISE NEAR SYRIA BORDER

English.news.cn 2013-05-06 16:18:51
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ANKARA, May 6 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish Armed Forces is set to stage a 10-day "planned exercise" in the southern province of Adana bordering on Syria, Turkish Daily News reported Monday.


The exercise, named the Yildirim-2013 Mobilization, is slated for May 6-15, according to a statement by the Turkish General Staff.

The exercise, to be conducted at the Air Forces 10th Tanker Base Command, aims to test the army's mobilization system and the coordination between public institutions and the armed forces in case of any mobilization, the statement said.

The Turkish General Staff said 12 vehicles and 60 stand-by personnel, as well as private transportation companies will take part in the exercise.

Turkey is facing an influx of Syrian refugees with the worsening situation in Syria.

Last week, one Turkish border guard was killed and six others were wounded in a clash at the Syrian border.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 7 Mai - 13:47 (2013)    Sujet du message: US, ALLIES TO STAGE LARGE NAVAL EXERCISE IN GULF Répondre en citant

US, ALLIES TO STAGE LARGE NAVAL EXERCISE IN GULF

By REUTERS
05/06/2013 23:05

Forty-one countries taking part in two-week naval exercise; will include escorting commercial ships in regionwhere Iran a threat

 
 

US aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz [file] Photo: REUTERS

DUBAI - The United States and its allies are preparing for naval exercises in the Gulf energy export hub that will include minesweeping and escorting commercial ships in a region where Iran is seen as a threat both to trade and security.

Forty-one countries are taking part in the two-week International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX-13) to practise minesweeping and protecting ports and energy installations in the Gulf.

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Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command, said on Monday the annual exercise was an "opportunity to enhance international naval capability to preserve freedom of navigation in international waterways.

"If 41 nations are willing to come here and practice MCM, just imagine how effective the global mine response would be if someone actually put mines in the water."

Iran repeatedly threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, east of Bahrain, in early 2012 during heightened tensions with the West over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

Iranian threats to block Hormuz have since subsided, but the nuclear impasse remains.

There is also growing unease in the Middle East over Gulf Arab support for rebel uprisings against Tehran's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Dropping mines is one way to disrupt shipping through the narrow route through which most of the Gulf's oil and gas is exported and many of the goods it consumes are imported.

The phase of the exercise staged on water, which begins next week, will involve 35 ships, 18 unmanned underwater vehicles and dozens of underwater explosives disposal divers.

In addition to minesweeping and flying drones, this year's event will include oil spill crisis management and protecting offshore terminals that oil and gas exporters rely on.

Last year's exercise included Britain and France, several Middle Eastern states and countries from as far afield as Estonia and New Zealand. The countries taking part this year have not been named.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Mai - 14:27 (2013)    Sujet du message: WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY SOREF SYMPOSIUM Répondre en citant

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As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 09, 2013 

Thank you. I am grateful, Marty [Gross], for your generous contribution and also your very observant commentary on sequestration.

There are certain privileges to this job, and one is, I do have fairly good travel accommodations. And I'm always grateful for that.

I want to thank Rob [Satloff] and the board and each of you who are – and have been – part of this institution, which I am very familiar with, have been over many years during my days in the Senate. I often would ask for advice from many of you who are here tonight and always valued that advice in every way.

I want to also acknowledge those here tonight who Marty noted in the audience who have served the United States government in important capacities for their service and what they continue to do. Thank you. Also, the ambassadors here tonight, those individuals representing their countries and those individuals who continue to make contributions to helping make a better world, which, after all, is really the assignment and the objective for all of us. And it is the objective for every institution that cares about man.

And for all that, I am particularly grateful that you would have a currently employed secretary of defense. I shall pass on your regards to Gates and Panetta – I think Leon is probably with the pope at this very moment, having some wine in Italy.

Fortunately, he has a good sense of humor, and maybe he won't be offended by that. I actually do talk to Leon often and Bob Gates and others who have served in this job and ask for their advice, as I do so many people who have devoted their lives over the years to our country, the security of this country.

So thank you all. And truly thank you for the privilege to share some time with you tonight.

For nearly 30 years, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has helped the United States government better understand and respond to big policy challenges focused in the Middle East. Ahead of my recent trip to the region, my team and I benefited greatly from the consultations with Dennis Ross and others at the institute.

And now that I have returned, as has been noted here tonight, it just seems appropriate that I take advantage of this opportunity to share some of my perspectives from that trip, in particular the astounding challenges that face U.S. strategic interests and our allies together in the Middle East.

I have been to every country in the Middle East a number of times over the years, except Iran. And like all trips and visits, you are supposed to be much enhanced and enlightened when you come back, and that is if you keep your radar turned on and your transmitter shut down low and you listen. And I did a lot of listening on this trip in particular, because it was my first trip representing the United States of America as secretary of defense.

I've long had an interest in the Middle East and its rich and complicated history, its vibrant cultures and complex politics. It came to me not through academics, travel, or National Geographic magazine, but rather through an abrupt intrusion in my life, in June 1967. You all recall what happened in June of 1967, the Six-Day War. And when that Six-Day War broke out, I was taking Army Basic Training in Fort Bliss, Texas.

This region of the world, which I knew nothing about, burst into my world in a very sudden way, in particular when our drill sergeant at Fort Bliss suggested that half of the recruits there in the barracks would be going to either Vietnam or a place called the Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, or the West Bank. I didn't know much about any of those places, didn't know anything about some, but I knew they probably weren't good places to be assigned.

And the knowledge that you probably would be going to war in some far-off land, it does give "paying attention" a new meaning. I still recall Sergeant Joyce asking, "What do you like, Hagel? Do you like dry heat or hot and humid?"
Well, I got the hot and humid.

For the next few days, we followed the news closely on both radio and TV. No one knew whether this was the beginning of another world conflict. Then, suddenly, as we all recall, that war was over. But not really. But not really.

Yet even as our focus returned to Vietnam, it was clear that religious, ethnic, and geopolitical unrest in the Middle East would be a global security challenge for many years to come. That reality is inescapable today, as the region continues to undergo a period of uprising and turmoil that has uprooted an old order, and it's transformed the lives of millions of people for better and for worse.

Change has come with unprecedented speed, on a scale not witnessed in the region since the revolutions of the 1950s. It began with citizens peacefully demanding their most basic universal rights. It has been made more complex and violent by the explosive convergence of sectarian conflict, economic disparity, human rights, technology, and struggles over identity and borders.

Robert Kaplan recently wrote that the most appropriate image of the present-day Middle East is a medieval map where frontiers are not clearly, precisely defined, what he called, in his words, "a world of vague and overlapping shadows of influence."

This tumultuous landscape presents a new set of security challenges to the United States and our allies. Syria's civil war is putting its stockpiles of chemical weapons and advanced conventional weapons at risk, and the escalation of violence threatens to spill across its borders.

Iran's support for the Assad regime and Lebanese Hezbollah, its destabilizing activities in the Persian Gulf, and its nuclear ambitions all pose a clear threat to the United States, Israel, and the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the wider world.

Meanwhile, even as core al-Qaeda has been substantially weakened in recent years, affiliated new terrorist groups, like the Al-Nusra Front, are seeking new footholds in the region.

President Obama has been very clear that America's national security interests in the Middle East include the security of Israel, supporting our allies, fighting terrorism, preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, pursuing Middle East peace, playing a stabilizing role with our regional partners, and working to support democratic transitions in Yemen, North Africa, Egypt, and ultimately in Syria.

The Department of Defense helps protect U.S. interests through our military presence in these regions, our defense cooperation, and our work to enhance the military capabilities of our allies. Each of these aspects of our defense strategy in the Middle East was a focus of my trip to the region, which included, as has been noted, visits to Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

Israel is America's closest friend and ally in the Middle East. During a series of meetings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with a former Washington Institute fellow -- and you know Minister of Defense Ya'alon was a fellow at this institute, and he went into some detail telling me about that.

I met with President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu. And in all those meetings I spent a good amount of time with Minister Ya'alon, who I had not met before. I knew Ehud Barak well. But Minister Ya'alon and I personally clicked. I like him very much. I have high regard and value his advice and his opinions, and we have talked a number of times since, and he will be back here, I think, next month. So that relationship is one that I value and I'm much appreciative of how that first meeting came out, because personal relationships, as you all know, do matter. It doesn't change the world necessarily, but it can. But without that lubricant in human relationships, it's very difficult to ever advance common interests. You all know that.

In those meetings, I conveyed our continued commitment to enhancing defense cooperation with Israel, which I think you all know has reached unprecedented levels in recent years. One of the core principles of U.S.-Israel security cooperation is America's commitment to maintain Israel's qualitative military edge, its capacity to defeat any threat or combination of threats from state or non-state actors.

As I emphasized during the trip, Israel is a sovereign nation. Like all sovereign nations, it has a right to defend itself. The Department of Defense works closely with the Ministry of Defense to develop and field the versatile range of advanced capabilities Israel needs to defend its people and its interests. One current example, among many, is our close cooperation on rocket and missile defense efforts, including Iron Dome, Arrow, and David's Sling.

Beyond rocket and missile defense cooperation, DOD has been working for more than a year to increase Israel's ability to confront and respond to a range of other threats. These efforts culminated in our announcement last month that the United States has agreed to release a package of advanced new capabilities, including anti-radiation missiles and more effective radars for its fleet of fighter jets, KC-135 refueling aircraft, and the V-22 Osprey. Along with Israel's status as the only Middle East nation participating in the Joint Strike Fighter program, this new capabilities package will significantly upgrade their qualitative military edge.

Israel's security is further enhanced by America's defense cooperation with our other regional partners. In my consultations with Israeli leadership, I emphasized that strong U.S. security relationships with Arab nations – including particularly Egypt and Jordan, and our partners in the Gulf – are not only in America's strategic interests, they're also in Israel's security interests.

Among the most important of these relationships is our defense partnership with Egypt. Our military-to-military relationship played an important stabilizing role during Egypt's revolution. During my visit to Cairo, I met with President Morsi and Minister of Defense Al-Sisi. There I affirmed America's continued commitment to our strategic partnership and to express our continued desire to work together, to work together to achieve common security objectives. These include countering violent extremism, ensuring the security of Egypt's borders and the Sinai region, maintaining the Camp David peace treaty with Israel, and supporting Egypt's democratic transition.

Both President Morsi and Minister Al-Sisi underscored their commitment to the Camp David peace treaty and to improving cooperation on border security and the Sinai. The Department of Defense is working with the Egyptians to help them improve their capabilities to deal with these challenges and counterterrorism. We are also making clear that progress on political and economic fronts and reforms will help ensure that Egypt maintains U.S. support. This is particularly important given congressional concerns.

As President Morsi and the Egyptian government work to implement political and economic reform, they will find a strong partner in the United States. That has been underscored by President Obama and Secretary Kerry.

The Kingdom of Jordan is another very key U.S. partner in the region. Jordan is facing its own set of political, economic and security challenges, including its border with Syria. In my visit to Amman, I reassured the Jordanians that the United States continues to stay committed to the stability of Jordan and to deepening our close defense cooperation and joint contingency planning with the Jordanian military.

Hundreds of DOD personnel are working alongside their Jordanian counterparts to enhance Jordan's border security and counter chemical weapons capabilities. As President Obama has said, we are also supporting King Abdullah's efforts to pursue political and economic reforms with Jordan.

As in Israel, the civil war in Syria was a focus of my discussions in Amman. As you all know, the conflict in Syria is intensifying and becoming more sectarian. The possibilities of state fragmentation are increasing, as are the risks of extremism and proliferation. The humanitarian situation is worsening.

The situation is complex and combustible. The United States has been leading the international community in organizing and applying sanctions and is the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people. Earlier today in Rome, Secretary Kerry announced that the president has authorized an additional $100 million in humanitarian aid for the Syrian people. This brings our total humanitarian assistance package to nearly $510 million.

We have given non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition, including the armed opposition, and that support is growing. The U.S. military has been very involved in delivering those supplies and planning. We are also urging Russia and China to do more to help resolve this conflict, because it is also clearly in their interests to end the war.

As you know, Secretary Kerry was in Russia this week meeting with Russian leaders on the Syrian situation, as well as other bilateral interests. Coming out of those meetings, Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announced they will seek to convene an international conference, with representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition, to determine how to implement a political transition in Syria.

Using the full range of tools, the United States will continue to work toward achieving our goal of ending the violence and helping the Syrian people transition to a post-Assad authority. This will help restore stability, peace, and hope for all Syrian people. That goal is shared by our allies in the region, not only those bordering Syria, but also our partners in the gulf.

During the course of my discussions in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, concerns over Iran's support for the Assad regime, its destabilizing activities, and its nuclear program were at the top of the agenda. The United States will continue to lead diplomatic efforts and international economic sanctions to pressure Iran into abandoning the pursuit of nuclear weapons and meeting their international obligations.

There's a presidential election next month in Iran, and no one can predict with any certainty if that might affect the future direction of Iranian policies. As you all know, President Obama has made it clear, very clear, that our policy is to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and he's taken no option off the table to ensure that outcome. I stressed that point during my discussions in the gulf.

A key element of our efforts to counter Iranian threats is building a cooperative defense network, raising the military capabilities of our partners in the gulf who share our commitment to regional security and our concerns about Iran and violent extremism on the Arabian Peninsula.

While in Saudi Arabia and UAE, I finalized agreements to provide their Air Forces with access to significant new capabilities. Saudi Arabia has committed to purchasing all 84 Boeing F-15SA fighter aircraft that were part of a landmark sale in 2010. The United Arab Emirates is moving forward with the purchase of 25 F-16 Desert Falcons, which will further enhance their ability to participate in coalition operations such as Libya and Afghanistan, where they have made important contributions and will continue to make important contributions.

Along with other common efforts with gulf states in areas such as missile defense, this new arrangement ensures that we are coordinating effectively against Iran and other shared security challenges. Our joint exercises, including land, air, and sea scenarios, allow U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council militaries to maintain readiness and improve the ability of our forces to work seamlessly together. One example is the International Mine Countermeasure Exercise, which began this week in the Persian Gulf and hosted by the U.S. 5th Fleet.

A robust U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf has been a priority for the department. Even as the number of U.S. troops in the region has decreased since the end of the Iraq war, even though that has been the case, we have made a determined effort to position high-end air, missile defense, and naval assets to deter Iranian aggression and respond to other contingencies, such as F-22 fighters, ballistic missile defense ships, and sophisticated radars, mine-countermeasure assets, and advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

We have also maintained a significant U.S. Army presence in Kuwait. Even as we put our presence on a more sustainable long-term footing, our capabilities in the region will far exceed those that were in place September 11, 2001. Our defense relationships are also much stronger and far more robust and sophisticated.

The Department of Defense is adjusting its global footprint and activities. We're doing this because we must adapt to declining defense budgets at home, but the president's defense strategic guidance makes very clear that the Middle East remains a top priority and that we will remain prepared to deal with the full range of threats to our interests, our allies' interests at this time of uncertainty and turmoil.

Each nation in the region is different and facing different combinations of threats and challenges. But these are regional challenges. All regional challenges I've described tonight, whether it's the nuclear challenge posed by Iran, dangerous instability in Syria, or the continuing threat of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, all regional threats.

These common challenges must be met through the force of coalitions of common interests, which include Israel and other allies in the region. A common thread woven into the Middle East fabric is that the most enduring and effective solutions to the challenges facing the region are political, not military. America's role in the Middle East is to continue to help influence and shape the course of events, using diplomatic, economic, humanitarian, intelligence, and security tools in coordination with all of our allies.

More than 45 years after I first learned about the Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and West Bank as a young Army recruit, I found myself surveying this terrain aboard an IDF helicopter alongside another old soldier, Israeli Minister of Defense Bogie Ya'alon. As we toured the region, I thought about what's possible, what's possible if these democratic transitions in the Middle East can succeed and if a sustainable and comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians is ultimately achieved. That brings new possibilities, new possibilities to an old regime.

The old order in the Middle East is disappearing, and what will replace it remains unknown. There will continue to be instability -- there will continue to be instability in the region as this process plays out, and we all must adjust accordingly.

But the best hope for long-term stability relies on countries like Egypt, and Libya, and Syria making transitions to democratic rule. These transitions need to be supported by institutions and legal frameworks. These institutions and legal frameworks respect human life and liberties and dignity and tolerance and property for all citizens.

To assist these nations in achieving these goals, the United States will remain engaged in helping shape the new order, but we must engage wisely. This will require a clear understanding of our national interests, our limitations, and an appreciation for the complexities of this unpredictable, contradictory, yet hopeful region of the world.

Thank you.





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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Mai - 14:37 (2013)    Sujet du message: DEMPSEY URGES SUN DEVIL GRADS TO SEEK, DEVELOP RESILIENCE Répondre en citant

DEMPSEY URGES SUN DEVIL GRADS TO SEEK, DEVELOP RESILIENCE
 
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 – Resilience is the key to dealing with the uncertainty of life, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told graduates at Arizona State University in Tempe last night.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. He told the Sun Devil graduates that they need to keep growing to succeed in life.

The general used a hurricane forecasting analogy saying weather forecasters always place a cone of uncertainty in front of a projected storm track.

“That’s because the atmosphere is an incredibly complex and unpredictable system, Dempsey said. “So it goes, the farther they project into the future, the wider the cone, the greater the uncertainty about their forecast.”

The future is even more uncertain -- for individuals and for the nation, he said.

“I want to challenge you to think about how you prepare for the storms of life,” the chairman said.

Dempsey has often said the formula for success in life is to be curious and creative.

“There’s another quality that’s going to be just as important … and that’s resilience,” he said. “Life will call on you to be really resilient.”

There are setbacks in life, and how a person responds to those setbacks really sets success.

“When things don’t work the first, the second, or even the tenth or eleventh time, when there are setbacks and hardships, you persevere and learn,” Dempsey said.

“Resilience is the indispensable tool you can have in your toolbox for a successful, happy life -- no matter what profession you choose,” he said. “Resilient individuals and institutions are both better prepared for an uncertain future, and able to shape the future to a better one.”

Americans have always been a resilient people, Dempsey said.

“It’s part of the American psyche that when we are challenged -- when 9/11, when Hurricane Katrina, when Boston strikes -- we pick ourselves back up, we learn, we rebuild and we grow,” he said. “It isn’t easy, but it’s what we do.”

The chairman quoted Britain’s World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s famous 1941 speech, “Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

In a decade of war, American service members have learned resilience, the chairman said.

“Resilience is what actually defines them,” Dempsey said. “We’ve learned in the military that resiliency isn’t something you have to be born with -- you can actually learn, build, and train for it.”

Resilience is not only rooted in principles and shaped by experiences, “it is rooted in the habits of the mind,” the general said.

Military personnel have learned that resilience can be learned and kept ready for when it is needed most, Dempsey said.

“That takes a dominance of courage over timidity and an appetite of adventure over the love of ease,” he said. “It takes a conspiracy of optimism and willing anticipation of opportunities to build firmness of character and strength of heart.”

Succeeding in the world means an acceptance of uncertainty, adversity and failure and recognition that wisdom and progress come from these.

“It’s understanding as C.S. Lewis did, that ‘hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny,’” Dempsey said. “A resilient mindset allows you to take risk and to reach higher than if you fear the failure it might involve.”

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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Mai - 14:44 (2013)    Sujet du message: OFFICIAL EXPLAINS DOD’S ROLE IN NATIONAL ARCTIC STRATEGY Répondre en citant

OFFICIAL EXPLAINS DOD’S ROLE IN NATIONAL ARCTIC STRATEGY


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WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 – The Defense Department worked closely with other federal agencies in support of the National Security Staff effort that generated the National Strategy for the Arctic Region released today, a senior Pentagon official said.

Daniel Y. Chiu, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, said the strategy establishes a framework for future U.S. Arctic activities based on three lines of effort: advancing U.S. security interests, pursuing responsible Arctic region stewardship, and strengthening international cooperation.

Our overarching emphasis is on sustaining a peaceful, stable, and conflict-free Arctic region in support of the National Strategy,” Chiu said. “In the near term, this means DOD will be prepared to support civilian authorities responding to an incident or natural disaster of such magnitude that it outstrips the local and state response capabilities. Over the longer term, the department will continue to prevent and deter conflict in the region and be prepared to respond to a wide range of contingencies.”


Though DOD has few niche Arctic capabilities -- ski-equipped C-130 aircraft among them -- it has an extensive assortment of capabilities that can be employed in a variety of operating environments that, with proper preparation, include the Arctic, Chiu noted. This approach is in keeping with DOD’s policy of preparing for a wide range of global challenges, and it supports the new strategy’s first line of effort, which is advancing U.S. security interests, he added.

“DOD sees the opening of the Arctic waters in the decades ahead as a prime opportunity to work cooperatively in multilateral forums over time to promote a balanced approach to improving human and environmental security in the region,” he said. “This is captured in the strategy’s third line of effort, strengthening international cooperation.”


As the Arctic becomes more accessible, Chiu explained, it will join the world’s other oceans and airspace as part of the vital web of global commerce and communication, from which all nations benefit. DOD supports use of existing mechanisms within the framework of existing international law, he added, including addressing issues such as resource development and preserving the rights, freedoms and uses of the sea as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention.

“As the changing climate allows increasing access to the vast and remote Arctic region, human activity will increase as well, leading to increased chance of incidents,” he said. “While we must be prepared to respond to mishaps in a harsh and unforgiving environment, thoughtful development of measures to prevent accidents is of even greater importance. This makes responsible stewardship key to accomplishing our strategic priorities, one which DOD fully supports.”

The United States shares many common interests with the other Arctic nations and historically has cooperated well with them on a wide range of regional issues, from search and rescue to fisheries management, Chiu said.


“Russian support in sending the Motor Vessel Renda to provide emergency fuel to Nome last year is just one of many examples,” he added. “We expect that this tradition of cooperation will continue as the Arctic nations address new challenges presented by climate change.”

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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Mai - 16:58 (2013)    Sujet du message: JAPON: LES FORCES DE L'ORDRE SIMULENT UNE ATTAQUE TERRORISTE À FUKUSHIMA Répondre en citant


JAPON: LES FORCES DE L'ORDRE SIMULENT UNE ATTAQUE TERRORISTE À FUKUSHIMA


11 mai 2013Posté par BenjisousBig Brother/sécurité!

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La police et les garde-côtes japonais ont effectué samedi une impressionnante série d’exercices simulant une attaque terroriste de la centrale atomique à Fukushima, selon les images diffusées par la télévision publique NHK.

Ces manoeuvres sur terre et mer ont été réalisées aux abords du complexe nucléaire Fukushima Daini (numéro 2), deuxième centrale de la préfecture de Fukushima, située à une dizaine de kilomètres de Fukushima Daiichi (numéro 1), ravagée par le séisme et le tsunami du 11 mars 2011 dans le nord-est de l’archipel.

Les forces de l’ordre ont agi sur la base d’un scénario de tentative d’intrusion de terroristes dans le site nucléaire accidenté et rendu extrêmement vulnérable.

Quelque 150 hommes de sections spécialement préparées à la lutte antiterroriste ont participé avec des chiens formés à cette session d’entraînement qui s’est déroulée sous la pluie.

Ces exercices ont consisté d’une part à une prise d’assaut par les garde-côtes arrivés par mer et air d’un bateau de terroristes qui tentait de pénétrer dans la centrale située au bord de l’océan Pacifique. Il s’agissait d’autre part d’intercepter une voiture et de capturer les pseudo-assaillants qui voulaient entrer de force dans la centrale par le portail principal.

Nous ne pouvons pas nier qu’une partie des citoyens aient peur que la sécurité ne soit pas totalement garantie à Fukushima, il est donc impératif de montrer que nous prenons les dispositions maximum, a déclaré le chef de la Commission Nationale de la Sécurité publique, Keiji Furuya, indiquant que d’autres entraînements auraient lieu à l’avenir avec les forces d’autodéfense (nom de l’armée japonaise).

Les risques d’attaque de sites nucléaires existent potentiellement partout où sont implantées des centrales, mais le complexe Fukushima Daiichi est si endommagé et fragilisé qu’il peut constituer une cible plus sensible, sa stabilité reposant sur des équipements électriques et de refroidissement précaires.

Le Japon a pris des mesures antiterroristes spéciales, notamment pour ses 22 sites nucléaires (centrales et autres installations), depuis les attentats à New York en septembre 2001, mais il les a renforcées après l’accident de Fukushima.

Les nouvelles normes de sûreté établies pour les sites atomiques par l’Autorité de régulation nucléaire (obligations dont l’entrée en vigueur aura lieu en juillet) incluent aussi des mesures structurelles spéciales supplémentaires pour faire face à une éventuelle attaque terroriste.

Source: romandie.com

http://lesmoutonsenrages.fr/2013/05/11/japon-les-forces-de-lordre-simulent-une-attaque-terroriste-a-fukushima/



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MessagePosté le: Dim 12 Mai - 15:18 (2013)    Sujet du message: U.S.-DJIBOUTI TO ESTABLISH STRATEGIC, DEFENSE FORUM Répondre en citant


U.S.-DJIBOUTI TO ESTABLISH STRATEGIC, DEFENSE FORUM

By Claudette Roulo
American Forces Press Service


ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, May 11, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djibouti’s minister of foreign affairs, agreed to establish a bilateral strategic and defense forum today during a meeting in Djibouti City, Djibouti.




Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, greets Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djibouti foreign minister, as he arrives for a meeting at the Djibouti Foreign Ministry, May 11, 2013. Carter met with Youssouf to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the two countries’ relationship and to thank Djibouti for its partnership. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

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“The forum will provide a formal and enduring structure for discussing and coordinating issues of mutual concern between the two nations,” according to a statement issued by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little.

The two leaders also discussed ways to strengthen and enhance the close military and civil partnership between the two countries and affirmed their nations’ commitment to the success of the African Union mission in Somalia and countering the threat of violent extremism, Little said.

“The Department of Defense will continue to emphasize its strategic relationship with Djibouti,” he added.

Following the discussions, the deputy secretary briefly spoke with about 150 service members representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force units assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa based at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.

“We’ve done great things over the last 10 years,” Carter said. But at the same time, he added, the department recognizes that it is now turning a strategic corner. Instead of being defined by the response to the events of 9/11, he said, the nation has moved forward to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Africa holds great opportunity, Carter said. In addition to fighting extremism and protecting maritime security, CJTF-HOA personnel are planting seeds for the long-term future of Africa, the deputy secretary said.

Camp Lemonnier serves as a hub for activities throughout the Horn of Africa, Carter said.

“You are central to our strategy,” Carter told the troops.

Camp Lemonnier sets the standard for joint operations, said Air Force Lt. Col. Elizabeth Ortiz, CJTF-HOA public affairs director.

A U.S. Navy expeditionary base and the only enduring U.S. military base located in sub-Saharan Africa, Camp Lemmonier serves a vital role in U.S. and international security, Ortiz said.

In addition to hosting and supporting CJTF-HOA, the camp supports counterterrorism efforts and operations geared toward building security, sovereignty, and stability in the region, she said.

CJTF-HOA operations are centered on military-to-military engagements, civil-military operations, key leader engagements and providing enabling support to partner nations.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 12 Mai - 15:21 (2013)    Sujet du message: CARTER IN AFGHANISTAN FOR MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS Répondre en citant

 CARTER IN AFGHANISTAN FOR MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS

By Claudette Roulo
American Forces Press Service


KABUL, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived here today for meetings with senior U.S. and Afghan officials.

According to a senior U.S. defense official, among those Carter will be meeting with is Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

Dunford is slated to provide Carter with an on-the-ground assessment of the current status of the U.S. military drawdown in Afghanistan.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 12 Mai - 16:41 (2013)    Sujet du message: US NIMITZ IN SOUTH KOREA FOR JOINT EXERCISES Répondre en citant

US NIMITZ IN SOUTH KOREA FOR JOINT EXERCISES

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May 11, 2013, 3:48 PM (GMT+02:00)

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrives in South Korea at the head of a US naval strike group for three days of joint exercises. A strong response is expected from North Korea.


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RUSSIAN WARSHIP DOCKS IN ISRAEL FOR FIRST TIME

Monday, May 13, 2013 | Yossi Aloni




For the first time since the establishment of the State of Israel, a Russian warship docked at the port city of Haifa earlier this month. The "Azov" of Russian's Black Sea Fleet came to Israel at the request of the Association of Russian War Veterans to help celebrate the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

Jewish veterans of the Red Army who later immigrated to Israel were invited to participate in a ceremony aboard the massive ship.
However, there was another even more important, even historical, reason for the visit - with the looming collapse of the Assad regime in Syria, Russia is on the lookout for new Middle East alliances.

Russia has long maintained a large naval base in Tartus, the second largest port city in Syria. But with Syria's ongoing civil war likely to end in that country descending into factional warfare and chaos, Russia is concerned for its interests in the region.

Recent reports are that Moscow is searching for a new Mediterranean seaport to maintain strategic balance in the region. Russian delegations have reportedly examined Egypt and Algeria.

But Israeli officials say that the Arab Spring has changed Russia's view of Israel, and Moscow now understands that in this volatile and unpredictable region, the Jewish state is an anchor of stability.

"There are things on which we do not agree with Russia, but there is a general understanding that we defend the same principles of democracy and security," said one official in Jerusalem. "They share our concern over Islamic fundamentalism taking over the Middle East. The Russians realize now more than ever that you can rely on Israel."

The Russians very loudly publicized the Azov's visit to Israel, and their decision to mark the victory over the Nazis together with Jewish veterans. "Russia is proud of its connection to this historical event, and wants to remind everyone that we fought on the right side," read a statement from the Russians. "There is something to be understood from this for the contemporary Middle East. Where we decided to make anchor is a clear statement, both to the Israelis and the entire region."

There was a general understanding that the Azov's visit was not a one-time event, and that other Russian warships would come calling in the near future. Israelis officials did not deny that they are open to further cooperation with Moscow.

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EAST COAST 'WELL PROTECTED' WITHOUT PROPOSED ANTIMISSILE SITE, OFFICIAL SAYS



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By Diane Barnes Global Security Newswire May 10, 2013

The eastern United States is already "well protected" against long-range missile threats without a new interceptor site pushed by some GOP lawmakers, a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers.

The United States is covered by 30 silo-based ballistic missile interceptors at two existing locations, and 14 more are slated for deployment at Alaska's Fort Greely. That deployment would bolster defenses against "anything from North Korea as well as anything from Iran" in coming years, Madelyn Creedon, assistant Defense secretary for global affairs, said Thursday.

Creedon was discussing the nation's readiness to fend off a potential Iranian ICBM threat. The Pentagon warned in January that adequate foreign backing might enable Iran by 2015 to test an ICBM capable of reaching the United States, and that alterations to Iranian missiles could allow them to accommodate nuclear warheads. Tehran has consistently denied pursuing an atomic arms capacity.

The fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Pentagon to review options for establishing a third Ground-based Midcourse Defense interceptor site to augment the existing installations in Alaska and California. No fewer than two potential locations must be on the East Coast.

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency is developing means to choose a number of potential placements for an East Coast interceptor site and would complete environmental impact assessments for at least three locations, Creedon added in response to a question from Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Mark Udall (D-Colo.).

"Should there be a decision at some point that we do need an East Coast missile defense site, this will allow an acceleration of the time that we would need one. But there are other options and we are well protected" by existing facilities, she said.

The head of the Missile Defense Agency on Wednesday dismissed a Republican proposal to provide $250 million in additional fiscal 2014 funding to examine potential East Coast antimissile sites. The fiscal 2013 authorization law made $100 million available for the study.

Speaking on Thursday, Vice Adm. James Syring said candidate locations now number in the "hundreds" and the department is deciding on roughly 10 to 12 "major factors" it would use in determining which to rule out. Hinting at one possible consideration, he suggested sites could receive red flags for any populated areas close to where rocket boosters might fall from launching interceptors.

The elimination process would extend "through the summer," and announcement of the finalists would come before the end of the year, he said.

When asked about an Obama administration proposal to provide Russia with additional technical information on U.S. antimissile systems, Syring said his office "has not declassified any information to give to Russia."

The Obama administration has hoped that sharing such data would quell Moscow's fears that missile interceptors to be deployed in Europe would threaten Russia's strategic missile forces. Creedon indicated there would be no sharing of classified data, which has been a concern for GOP lawmakers.

"We have no ability to share any classified information with Russia nor any intent to share any classified information with Russia," she said.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 14 Mai - 00:48 (2013)    Sujet du message: NYPD DOING DRILLS WITH GAS IN SUBWAY DURING THE WHOLE MONTH OF JULY! ANOTHER DRILL? Répondre en citant

NYPD DOING DRILLS WITH GAS IN SUBWAY DURING THE WHOLE MONTH OF JULY! ANOTHER DRILL?



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NAVY X47-B DRONE TO PATROL SEAS

May 14, 2013 | Filed under: *Opinion-Editorials,Americas,Police State,Shepard Ambellas | Posted by: Shepard


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Now the police state in America blazes at full force, whileairspace is now free reign to DHS and the military.

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by Shepard Ambellas
Intellihub.com


May 14, 2013

VIRGINIA — This adds a whole new tear to domestic surveillance as most airspace is free range to the men behind the curtain. Now advanced drones are roaming the land, air and water.

For the first time in aviation history a military drone aircraft was launched at sea off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS George W. Bush.

“SALTY-DOG502″ is what the drone has been labeled by the military as this will likely signify a new form of foreign and domestic surveillance over waters.

According to reports, the drone was able to, successfully negotiate, passes above and around the ship, while Naval Officers stood by proud not realizing that this would be the death of the constitution in America and the start of a Fascist dictatorship.

In fact, Wired.com did an article in which the details read, “But the X-47B, a Northrop Grumman creation, is a step ahead of other drones in another way. Almost all drones of its size — with a 62-foot wingspan, it’s bigger than a Predator and about on the scale of a manned F/A-18 Super Hornet — are flown by human beings. Those human beings might be thousands of miles away from the drone, in a cramped and freezing-cold Ground Control Station, but they have instruments that give them physical, real-time control of how the drone flies and what it sees — a very remote cockpit.

The X-47B is different: its flight plan is pre-programmed, a matter of an algorithm, and the drone executes it autonomously, relying on GPS. The human back on board the ship only overrides it if something goes wrong.

“The Navy’s model is different from the Air Force’s,” said Rear Adm. Ted Branch, the commander of Naval Air Forces Atlantic. “We don’t have someone actively flying this machine with a stick and a throttle. We fly it with a mouse and a keyboard.” In military nomenclature, the Air Force has dronepilots; the Navy has drone operators.

Today’s launch has been planned for months and anticipated for years. Earlier this month, at the Navy’s aviation test hub in Maryland, known as Pax River, the X-47B touched down and caught the arresting wire on a mock carrier deck. Catching the wire, or the “Trap,” is as difficult as it is necessary to keep a plane from careening off the carrier and into the water. While it was a positive sign that the Navy’s new robot demonstrator could do it, the X-47B’s successful Trap catch was still on dry land.”

Once again we see where man made technologies are testing the mettle of men and women around the country.

Sources: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/drone-carrier/

http://intellihub.com/2013/05/14/navy-x47-b-drone-to-patrol-seas/


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