President Obama to announce Afghanistan surge next week
President Obama will next week announce a surge of at least 25,000 new US troops to Afghanistan in a speech to the nation, according to US officials today. Mr Obama will make the announcement in an address on Tuesday, December 1, after weeks of deliberations over his Afghan strategy and a tenth session with his war council in the White House on Monday night.

US President Obama and Indian PM Singh hold talks
Discussions are expected to range from Afghanistan and climate change to nuclear energy co-operation and trade.

Alleged Hawaii spy found competent to stand trial
A Maui man accused of selling military secrets to China has been found competent to stand trial. In part, Noshir Gowadia is accused of providing data on making cruise missiles and other aircraft less visible to radar or heat-seeking devices.

Ruling delayed for Filipino jailed in spy case
A judge has delayed a ruling on whether a former Philippine National Police officer who served prison time for receiving classified U.S. government documents will be extradited to face murder charges.

Charges in Minneapolis Connection to Terrorism
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI in Minnesota announced a series of charges unsealed Monday in the ongoing investigation of individuals recruiting and sending young men from Minneapolis to Somalia to fight with Al Shabaab, a terrorist organization closely linked with Al Qaeda.

Homeland Security Lacks Crucial Material for Nuclear Detectors
The agency to date has spent $230 million on the program to field up to 1,400 of the devices that would scan cargo passing though foreign seaports. However, the $800,000 machines require helium 3 for detection of neutrons, which are emitted by the nuclear-weapon material plutonium. Helium 3 is a byproduct of the decay of tritium, which is produced only in limited quantities in the United States.

The Politically Incorrect Secret to Stopping Terrorism
Sarah Palin and the rest of the right-wingers blame political correctness for the Ft. Hood tragedy, but might they actually have a point?

International anti-terrorism conference held in Kyrgyzstan
Faced with a complicated world security situation, the meeting would mainly focus on security within the Commonwealth of Independent States(CIS), Kyrgyz State Minister of Foreign Affairs Kadyrbek Sarbaevat said at the opening ceremony.

Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan
At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch and grabs” of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found. The Blackwater operatives also assist in gathering intelligence and help direct a secret US military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the US military intelligence apparatus.

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