Iran television burned by nuclear reaction
Sydney Morning Harald – July 6, 2012
Iran’s state broadcaster scrapped an opinion poll after it found that most people wanted to suspend the country’s nuclear program in return for a lifting of Western sanctions.
As Exxon Mobil Weighs Oil Bid, Afghans Move Closer to a Foreign Investment Goal
Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times – July 5, 2012
Afghan officials and their American backers made a small step this week toward securing the big-name Western foreign investment they have long sought for Afghanistan: Exxon Mobil is weighing a bid on a modest oil concession in the country’s north, Afghan officials and the company said Thursday.
U.S. Renews Call for Russia to Participate in Missile Shield
Global Security Newswire – July 5, 2012
The United States on Tuesday renewed urging Russia to participate in an emerging European framework for ballistic missile defense, arguing that cooperation was the only way for Moscow’s fears of a threat to its nuclear missile forces to be put to rest, RIA Novosti reported.
Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front
Julian E. Barnes, Wall Street Journal – July 6, 2012
The U.S. military is accelerating its cyberwarfare training programs in an aggressive expansion of its preparations for conflict on an emerging battlefield.
No More Bullying Pakistan
Vali Nasr, Bloomberg.com – July 5, 2012
It took eight months, but the U.S. has finally apologized for killing 24 Pakistani soldiers in a firefight on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.