NEWS & ANALYSIS
Oct 15, 2009 -The United Arab Emirates, a neighbor and trading partner with Iran, is taking a closer look at government workers and foreign residents due to concerns about possible infiltration by Iranian agents, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Oct 13, 2009 -Three international oil consortiums have agreed to Iraq's terms for investment, which they rejected in a bid round this summer, to develop two oil fields in the south of the country, according to media reports of a press conference with Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani on Tuesday.
Sep 16, 2009 -The United States Air Force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on Sunday morning after it lost control of the aircraft over a remote area in Northern Afghanistan.
Sep 08, 2009 -Despite the scandal engulfing private embassy security in Afghanistan, the U.S. government will increasingly rely on private security contractors to protect U.S. personnel and property as U.S. troops leave Iraq.
Jul 07, 2009 -A new report by a U.K. government watchdog recommended that London's Metropolitan Police overhaul its protest policing tactics in light of mistakes made during the G20 protests,according to the Guardian.
Jun 18, 2009 -The U.S. Air Force has invested in new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that will be smaller, will hunt in packs, and will kill more discriminately, reports Esquire.com.
Apr 07, 2009 -Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wants to convert 11,000 private contractors to full-time government employees as part of his proposed budget for fiscal year 2010.
Feb 13, 2009 -Admiral Dennis C. Blair, the newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence, presented the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday an overview of the global security threats currently facing the United States.
Jan 13, 2009 -With the majority of weapons smuggled into Mexico coming from the United States, President-elect Barack Obama promised Mexican President Felipe Calderon at a summit yesterday that he would do everything in his power to stop the cross-border flow of guns from America, reports The Houston Chronicle. (Updated)
Jan 08, 2009 -Both the governments of Israel and Lebanon downplayed rocket fire from southern Lebanese territory today, which struck northern Israel as fears rise that a second front may open over the conflict in the Gaza Strip.