Archive for the 'Military' Category

US Army Confirms Israeli Nukes

• April, 2009

US Army Confirms Israeli Nukes March 18, 2009 The Army has let slip one of the worst-kept secrets in the world — that Israel has the bomb. Officially, the United States has a policy of “ambiguity” regarding Israel’s nuclear capability. Essentially, it has played a game by which it neither acknowledges nor denies that Israel is a nuclear power. But a Defense Department study completed last year offers what may be the first time in a unclassified report that Israel is a nuclear power. On

British and French nuclear subs crash

• March, 2009

British and French nuclear subs crash By TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor Published: 16 Feb 2009 BRITISH and French nuclear submarines which collided deep under the Atlantic could have sunk or released deadly radioactivity, it emerged last night. The Royal Navy’s HMS Vanguard and the French Navy’s Le Triomphant are both nuclear powered and were carrying nuke missiles. Between them they had around 250 sailors on board. Calls have today been made for an urgent inquiry in to the international incident. A senior Navy source

Cloaking device may make cell phone static vanish

• March, 2009

Cloaking device may make cell phone static vanish By Julie Steenhuysen A new light-bending material has brought scientists one step closer to creating a cloaking device that could hide objects from sight. Beyond possible military applications, it also might have a very practical use by making mobile communications clearer, they said on Thursday. “Cloaking technology could be used to make obstacles that impede communications signals ‘disappear,’” said David Smith of Duke University in North Carolina, who worked on the study published in the journal Science.

British diplomats to visit detainee at Guantanamo

• February, 2009

British diplomats to visit detainee at Guantanamo LONDON (Reuters) British officials are en route to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay to visit Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who has been held there for five years, the Foreign Office (FCO) said on Saturday. “The visit will make preparations for his return, should the ongoing U.S. review into Guantanamo Bay detainees confirm a decision to release him,” an FCO statement said. “The team includes a doctor, who would take part in any return, so that he

French fighter planes grounded by computer virus

• February, 2009

French fighter planes grounded by computer virus Kim Willsher in Paris French fighter planes were unable to take off after military computers were infected by a computer virus, an intelligence magazine claims. The aircraft were unable to download their flight plans after databases were infected by a Microsoft virus they had already been warned about several months beforehand. At one point French naval staff were also instructed not to even open their computers. Microsoft had warned that the “Conficker” virus, transmitted through Windows, was attacking

Israël vs Hamas: New weapons used against demonstrators

• February, 2009

West Bank: New weapons used against demonstrators Since the start of the massacre on Gaza (27 December 2009), the Israeli army has been testing new types of weapons in several villages around West Bank. There are two new types of bullets and one new type of teargas canister.