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Bowing to International Pressure Iran Admits the Existence of Second Uranium Enrichment Site

Iran is constructing a second uranium enrichment facility, sofar maintained secret by Tehran. In its message to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Iran defines the Tehran site merely as a 'Pilot Plant' - but western intelligence experts agree it is 'well-suited for military...

Europe is already within range of Iran’s ballistic missiles

In a briefing at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Uzi Rubin, former head of Israel's missile defense program and Israel Missile Defense Association (IMDA) Board of Directors member, presented an assessment of the Iranian ballistic missile program and its potential threat to Europe. "Iran...

A Series of Crashes are Haunting Afghanistan Air Ops

A civilian operated helicopter such as this Mi-8 was crashed at the Kandahar airbase on 19 July 2009 killing 16 and wounding five civilians. Archive photo A Russian-owned civilian helicopter crashed Sunday July 19, 2009 shortly after takeoff from NATO's Kandahar airbase in Southern Afghanistan, killing...

New Rules of Engagement: Part of Psychological Campaign to Win Civilian Support in Afghanistan

The conduct of the new campaign in the south of Afghanistan follows new tactical guidance, recently published by ISAF and U.S. Forces commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, in re-emphasizing coalition forces serving in Afghanistan with the importance of preventing civilian casualties....

British Troops Seize Control of Helmands’ Lifeline – Nahr-e-Burgha Shamalan Irrigation Canal

In the latest phase of operation Panchai Palang (Panthers Claw), units of soldiers from the Welsh Guards Battle Group, Light Dragoons Battle Group and 3 SCOTS Battle Group (The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland) have seized key canal crossing points along...

Winning Afghanistan – A Realistic Objective?

Can ISAF forces really 'win the hearts and minds of the Afghans'? The Dutch contingent controlling parts of Uruzgan in central Afghanistan are demonstrating how such a task can be achieved. While southern Afghanistan insurgency rises to new heights, in Uruzgan the number of...

Changing Strategy for Afghanistan

Few coalition or Afghan government forces have been in Helmand province, sofar considered a stronghold of the Taliban. Coalition presence in this area consisted of few forward operating bases, among them Camp Bastion located south of the desert road to Kandahar. In recent months...

New Surge Reflects a Fresh Strategy for Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Pettit, left, and Cpl. Matthew Miller, both with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), fire their service rifles during an operation in the Helmand province of Afghanistan July 3, 2009. The Marines, who are part of a ground combat...

Khushab Nuclear Complex – Pakistan

Above: Analysis of new construction at the nuclear research and production center near Khushab, Pakistan. Satellite Images: Courtesy of Imagesat International Construction of a new plutonium producing reactor in the Pakistani nuclear research and production center is in pogress, despite the conflict with the Taliban that...

Hijacked vessels and Pirate Mothership Spotted by an Israeli Spy Satellite

All photos taken by Eros satellites, Copyright: Imagesat International.

Pirate Village Identified from Space

All photos by taken by Eros satellites, copyright: Imagesat International

Decisive Cuts Define Pentagon’s Way Forward

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today laid out his recommendations for the 2010 budget during a Pentagon press conference. Among the most dramatic cuts are the restructuring of the Army's Future Combat Systems program, which will terminate the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) segment of...

Producing the M-ATV

The Pentagon plans to evaluate up to five MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (MRAP-ATV) candidates, awarding a single prime contractor production orders for up to 10,000 such vehicles. The Army plans to award an initial an order for 2,080 vehicles by May 2009, to be produced...

After Winning Britain, Navistar’s MXT Competes for M-ATV

Navistar Defense is competing for the M-ATV program with the International MXT vehicle platform, a lighter derivative of the company's MaxxPro MRAP design. The MXT configuration utilizes a specially-designed, light-weight armor, which is incorporated into the survivability system. The platform utilizes the MaxxForce D 6.0...
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