Category Archives: Security

EXCLUSIVE: Iran president blames Israel for ‘instability,’ calls for peace

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for causing “injustice to the people” of the Middle East during an exclusive interview with NBC News in which he also called for peace, saying Iran is not “looking for war.” Unlike his predecessor … Continue reading

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UN chief says he expects report will show chemical weapons use in Syria

Condemning the “specter of chemical weapons warfare,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that it would be an “atrocious violation of international law” if a report by U.N. experts confirms the use of poison gas in an Aug. 21 attack … Continue reading

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How the US military can become a ‘band of brothers and sisters’

Even before she moved to Israel, Minnesota-born Cpl. Arrielle Werner was certain she possessed what it took to fight on the front lines. “I realized that I couldn’t be the passive Minnesotan,” said the 21-year-old member of Israel’s majority female Caracal Battalion, … Continue reading

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A message to Assad? 19 countries hold war games miles from Syrian border

A military exercise involving more than 11,000 troops from 19 countries is under way in Jordan, reportedly just miles from Syria’s border. Dubbed Eager Lion 2012, the operation is “very significant,” a source close to the Jordanian government told NBC News, adding it was … Continue reading

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EU forces attack Somali pirates on land for first time

Europe’s naval force patrolling off the coast East Africa said on Tuesday it had attacked Somali pirate installations on land, the first time it had conducted such an action since extending its remit from strictly to sea-based operations. Initial reports indicated … Continue reading

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US nuke upgrade to trigger new arms race with Russia?

LONDON – Plans to upgrade the estimated 180 American tactical nuclear weapons in western Europe are expensive, dangerous and likely to trigger a dangerous reaction from Russia, according to a new report. “Modernization … will be a form of expensive … Continue reading

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At London Olympics, dogs have sniffed out a key anti-terror role

LONDON — Benson’s tail wagged lazily as he weaved through the crowds in London’s St. Pancras railway station. “Good morning ladies and gents, police dog working,” said the pooch’s handler, Graham Rowlstone of the British Transport Police, as the pair … Continue reading

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