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Recent satellite navigation jamming by North Korea’s military near the demilitarized zone and a report in a Chinese journal are raising new fears that Pyongyang is developing electromagnetic pulse weapons.
The man who has overseen the long, complicated job of paying out billions of dollars to the victims of the BP oil spill was relieved of his duties Thursday when a federal court took over the claims process in the aftermath of a historic settlement agreement.
Any naive soul who might have believed that the financial crisis of 2008 triggered reform and prudence in the banking industry was surely disabused of that silly notion with the news last week of the alleged $2 billion swindle of UBS by a rogue trader ("Rogue trader causes $2B loss at Swiss bank UBS," Web, Sept. 15).
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The wars of the future will be longer, deadlier and waged against a more diverse variety of enemies than ever before, and U.S. armed forces must be ready, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III said Wednesday.
Royal officials say Catherine Walker has designed the dress for Carole Middleton, the mother of Kate Middleton.
Nothing galvanizes the public like the threat of terrorism. London escaped carnage for several reasons, beginning with the amateurish construction of the bombs, but the credit for averting tragedy goes first to an ambulance attendant who saw something suspicious and called police. Two men who crashed their car though the entrance to Glasgow airport were caught by a policeman with the help of bystanders.
Instead, the U.S. military "must be able to confront both high-end and low-end threats ... we will need both fifth-generation [jet] fighters and counter-IED technology," he said, referring to the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used by militants in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We need the ability to scale-up force structure for longer conflicts," he said, meaning the military needs to be able to mobilize larger numbers of troops for longer periods of time.