National Security & Defense

President Obama blocks Chinese Company from building Wind Turbines near a Navy Base in Oregon

September 29, 2012

“US President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns.”

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In a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Mitt Romney said he hopes military action against Iran won’t be necessary

September 28, 2012

“”I do not believe in the final analysis we will have to use military action,” Romney said. “I certainly hope we don’t have to. I can’t take that action off the table.”"

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton meets with the Gulf Cooperation Council to discuss Missile Defense

September 28, 2012

“”Our aim is to help our Gulf partners with their defense needs… there is a missile threat that they face, we want to help them face that threat as best they can,” one senior US official said.”

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White House: The United States and Israel are in “full agreement” on stopping Iran

September 28, 2012

““The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” the statement said.”

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Bipartisan U.S. Senators form “Drone Caucus” to educate themselves and others on the issue of unmanned aerial vehicles

September 28, 2012

“The House of Representatives has had a drone caucus for three years, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.”

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ABC News tracks iPad that went missing at Orlando International Airport to the home of a TSA Agent

September 28, 2012

“The iPad was one of ten purposely left behind at TSA checkpoints at major airports with a history of theft by government screeners, as part of an ABC News investigation into the TSA’s ongoing problem with theft from passengers.”

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Control Freak TSA defends its use of “Freeze Drills” that do nothing to enhance Airport Security (Video)

September 28, 2012

“TSA spokeswoman Kristin Lee admitted to the New York Times that travelers are not mandated to obey the order to “freeze”.”

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Convicted TSA Officer reveals the criminal culture that has proliferated under the guise of National Security

September 28, 2012

“A convicted TSA security officer says he was part of a “culture” of indifference that allowed corrupt employees to prey on passengers’ luggage and personal belongings with impunity, thanks to lax oversight and tip-offs from TSA colleagues.”

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Iranian Government fires back at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, demanding that Israel open its own nuclear program to inspections

September 28, 2012

“The Iranian government, reacting to a blistering speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations today, demanded that Jerusalem open its own nuclear installations to inspection before telling Tehran do so.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Iran’s capability to enrich uranium must be stopped before next spring or early summer

September 28, 2012

“In his speech at the annual General Assembly, Mr. Netanyahu dramatically illustrated his intention to shut down Iran’s nuclear programby drawing a red line through a cartoonish diagram of a bomb.”

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Report: Iran shipping weapons and personnel to Syria through Iraq

September 19, 2012

“On Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Kerry threatened to review U.S. aid to Baghdad if Iraq does not halt such overflights.”

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Iranian Nuclear Chief: “Terrorists and saboteurs” have blown-up power lines at Iran’s Nuclear Facility

September 17, 2012

“Citing what he said was an example of sabotage last month, he said IAEA inspectors arrived to inspect it shortly after power lines were blown up.”

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Congressional Republicans attack President Obama for next year’s Defense Spending cuts

September 17, 2012

“Obama and Hill Republicans agreed last year to slash spending on both defense and domestic programs if they could not reach a broader compromise on how to reduce the deficit.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Iran only 6 to 7 months away from having most of the fuel needed to build a nuclear weapon

September 16, 2012

“Mr Netanyahu’s television interviews underlined the friction between the US and Israeli governments which has spilled over into public over the past week.”

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“Armada” of U.S. and British Ships gathering in the Persian Gulf in belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran

September 15, 2012

“Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s petroleum traded by sea.”

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