Apr 24

US to release Bush-era detainee photos: rights group 
    (AFP)

AFP – President Barack Obama’s administration will release photographs showing alleged abuse by US personnel at prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan under ex-president George W. Bush’s watch, a rights group said Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

It will take Iraq time to put down extremists 
    (AFP)

AFP – It will take Iraq “considerable” time to finish putting down extremists, General David Petraeus, commander of US forces in the region said Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Congress to debate role of recruiters in schools 
    (AP)

AP – Mary Adams doesn’t want her daughter hearing pitches from military recruiters as she completes her high school education. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Pentagon to release 'hundreds' of detainee photos 
    (AFP)

AFP – The Pentagon will soon release “hundreds” of photographs showing alleged abuse by US personnel at prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush administration, a US official said Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

White House, Senator, against interrogation probe 
    (AFP)

AFP – The White House and its top US Senate ally poured cold water on hopes of creating an independent commission to probe harsh Bush-era interrogation techniques widely seen as torture. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

US defense budget should help frontline soldiers: Gates 
    (AFP)

AFP – Pentagon chief Robert Gates on Thursday urged Congress to support his proposed defense budget, warning against wasteful spending that he said would come at the expense of soldiers on the frontline of the Afghan war. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Rice gave early 'waterboarding green light' 
    (AFP)

AFP – The CIA first sought in May 2002 to use harsh interrogation techniques including waterboarding on terror suspects, and was given key early approval by then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, a US Senate intelligence document said. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

China insists it does not hack into US computers 
    (AFP)

AFP – China insisted on Thursday it was opposed to Internet crimes, following a US media report that said Chinese hackers may have been behind a cyber attack on computers linked to a new US fighter jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23
No ‘torture’ commission now (AFP)
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No 'torture' commission now 
    (AFP)

AFP – A top US Senator said Thursday that he opposed, for now, creating an independent commission to probe harsh Bush-era interrogation techniques widely branded as torture. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Raytheon, L-3 Communications 1Q earnings rise 
    (AP)

AP – Raytheon Co.’s quarterly profit rose 14 percent on stronger sales of missiles, radars and defense electronics, spurring the nation’s fifth-largest defense contractor to raise its 2009 earnings forecast. Read the rest of this entry »

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