Iran Sets Up Private Oil Export To Beat Sanctions
AP – July 9, 2012
An official says Iran has set up a private oil export group in an attempt to bypass a European ban on buying Iranian oil.
Iran: Nuclear Meeting Set for July 24
Rick Gladstone, New York Times – July 9, 2012
Deputies of the lead negotiators for Iran and the group of six nations in the Iranian nuclear dispute will meet in Turkey on July 24.
Don’t forget nuclear weapons
William D. Hartung – Salon
There was a time when nuclear weapons were a significant part of our national conversation. Addressing the issue of potential atomic annihilation was once described by nuclear theorist Herman Kahn as “thinking about the unthinkable,” but that didn’t keep us from thinking, talking, fantasizing, and worrying about it, or putting images of possible nuclear nightmares (often transmuted to invading aliens or outer space) endlessly on screen.
S.Korea Needs to Consider Acquiring Nuclear Weapons
Kim Dae-joong, Chosun – July 10, 2012
Why does Seoul continue to adhere to what looks like an increasingly outdated peace and denuclearization policy? The goal of denuclearization in Northeast Asia has become unattainable.
Raytheon Awarded Major Missile Interceptor Deal
Global Security Newswire – July 9, 2012
Defense giant Boeing has awarded a $636 million deal for Raytheon to move forward with preparation of an updated U.S. weapon for eliminating enemy missiles, Reuters reported on Monday.
Lockheed’s You-May-Be-Fired Notices Called Scare Tactic
Laura Litvan, Bloomberg – July 10, 2012
It’s enough to make a member of Congress take notice: the prospect that hundreds of thousands of U.S. defense workers will receive you-may-be-fired warnings in the mail shortly before the Nov. 6 election.
Action urged to hike cybersecurity
Robert Burns, philly.com – July 10, 2012
The head of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command called Monday for swift action in Congress to sort out roles, standards, and authorities for agencies charged with defending against destructive computer attacks.