Tag Archives: Iran

NORAD: North Korean Rocket Achieved Orbit

North Korea launched a rocket Wednesday, with state media calling it a weather site and claiming entered its planned orbit, Reuters reports. According to the story by Jack Kim and Mayumi Negishi, the North American Aerospace Defense Command confirmed that an object deployed from the country appeared to achieve orbit. …

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Top Iran Military Official Calls For New Cyber Defense Model

Iran needs a new cyber defense model for its critical infrastructure on the heels of several cyber attacks in the country, a top Iranian military commander said this week. Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazzayeri, deputy chief of staff for Basij and Defense Culture, told the country’s official news agency the threats …

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Profile: Mike Rogers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the House’s primary panel responsible for authorizing the funding for and overseeing the execution of the U.S. government’s intelligence activities. He assumed the chairmanship in 2011 and was elected to the House in 2000. Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), …

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Rep. Mike Rogers: New Cyber Threat Will Revive CISPA Bill

According to House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, a new and undisclosed cyberthreat might start a new debate on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act during the lame duck session, National Defense Magazine reports. Rogers said that the threat might target US networks that will have “some very …

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House OKs Private-Public Net Info Sharing Bill

The House passed a bill Thursday that would create a system where private organizations can choose to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information in return for liability protection. Although the measure passed through the House with a 248-168 vote, the White House has already threatened to veto the …

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Pentagon’s New Strategy Shifts Focus to Asia, Reduces Forces

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama called for a shift in U.S. military strategy from Europe to the Asia-Pacific region during a Thursday briefing. Earlier this week, reports indicated that the plan would include reducing the standing forces and refocusing them to different areas. According to a Reuters report, this differs …

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Panetta: Iraqi Leaders Should Decide on US Presence in Iraq

According to Assistant Defense Secretary of Public Affairs Douglas Wilson, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants Iraqi leaders to make a decision about the status of U.S. presence in Iraq. Panetta, who has been in Iraq since Monday, met with the country’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani. Wilson …

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Obama Applauds Toughest Sanctions Ever Faced By Iranian Government

President Barack Obama applauded the new sanctions imposed on Iran by the United Nations Security Council for its failure to live up to its  obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The sanctions will restrict Iran’s nuclear activities, its ballistic missile program and its conventional military. These sanctions, which are the …

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