The Washington Post By Greg Miller, Tuesday, March 29, 8:53 PM
Rebel forces in Libya that have sought to take advantage of U.S.-backed airstrikes appear to include a small number of fighters with ties to al-Qaeda, American officials said Tuesday.
The disclosure raises a potential complication for the Obama administration and other Western governments that are weighing whether to provide arms and other support to Libyan opposition groups, whose composition in some cases remains unclear.
CSARN is delighted to welcome Black & Veatch as a new member.
Black & Veatch is a global leader in the consulting, engineering, construction and operation of what the world needs now and in the future in the crucial areas of energy, water and telecommunications and in providing up-to-the-minute services in the fast changing federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, the employee-owned, $2.7 billion company operates out of over 110 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries.
Summary of conditions at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
Located on the Eastern coast of Japan, the six nuclear power reactors at Daiichi are boiling water reactors (BWRs). A massive earthquake on 11 March severed off-site power to the plant and triggered the automatic shutdown of the three operating reactors - Units 1, 2, and 3. The control rods in those units were successfully inserted into the reactor cores, ending the fission chain reaction. The remaining reactors - Units 4, 5, and 6 -- had previously been shut down for routine maintenance purposes. Backup diesel generators, designed to start up after losing off-site power, began providing electricity to pumps circulating coolant to the six reactors.
South Korea has developed an advanced electromagnetic pulse device that can be deployed on the battlefield to paralyze enemy computers, a defense official claimed Monday. Electronic bombs have been something of a Yeti in the defense industry, widely discussed by experts but never seen to exist.
The Korea Internet Security Center run by the Korea Internet and Security Agency monitors cyber attacks and hacking incidents targeting domestic websites around the clock.
Friday's GPS jamming and cyber attacks, which are suspected to be the work of North Korea, have led to a flood of speculation among experts about possible future provocations by the North. Some now fear that it could resort simultaneous cyber attacks against South Korean power, traffic, communication, military and other state infrastructure.
CSARN is delighted to welcome the NSI as a new member.
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is the leading approvals and certification body that provides inspection services for the UK's fire and security industries. Approved companies are regularly inspected to ensure they comply with appropriate British and European Standards and NSI Codes of Practice.
In response to the murder this morning of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs, Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam’s Director and founder of Khudi, an organisation that works to challenge extremism and promote democratic culture and mutual respect in Pakistan, said: