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  • In this Dec. 29, 2010 photo, an Israeli soldier handles explosives during an army drill near the Shivta Field Artillery School, southern Israel. Israel is among several nations to harness digital and satellite technology to develop "C4I" systems _ short for "command, control, communications, computers and intelligence." The latest version of the communication system that compiles battlefield information in an easy-to-use, video game-like interface, allows all forces on the ground to communicate instantaneously.(AP Photos/Bernat Armangue)

    New Israeli military technology speeds up warfare

    Intense winds scraped sand from the desert floor, clouding the view and leaving the Israeli soldiers scarcely able to see each other as they practiced blasting artillery shells at distant targets.

  • Judging Hamas' most horrible act

    In the Jan. 3 Page One article "Emirates asked U.S. to help find killers of Hamas weapons dealer," you reported, "Hamas leaders have claimed credit for some of the bloodiest terrorism against Israeli civilians in the past 20 years, including a 1994 van bombing in Afula that killed nine people and wounded more than 50."

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 photo, soldiers pay their final respects to 13 fallen soldiers during the monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony at the Family Resource Center at Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP Photo/The Leaf-Chronicle, Jake Lowary)

    101st Airborne begins returning after deadly tour

    About 275 soldiers returned from Afghanistan to cheering and crying family Friday after their division suffered one of its deadliest years in decades.

  • Cavs' Powe out 6 weeks after knee surgery

    The Cleveland Cavaliers say forward Leon Powe had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss about six weeks.

  • Police officers patrol by an entrance to King's Cross underground train station in London, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. More police officers were being deployed at transport hubs in London amid continuing fears of a terrorist attack, British media reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Report: Britain warns aviation industry of threat

    British transport authorities have warned aviation officials that al Qaeda is considering an attack against a U.K. airport or other airline industry target in a threat described as credible, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

  • Palestinian mourners shout slogans as they carry the body, covered left, of Palestinian Omar Kawasmeh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed the 65-year-old Palestinian man Friday during a predawn raid to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly killed man

    Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man in his bed during a pre-dawn raid Friday to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

Russian soldiers march in the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow in May. The resurgent military's deployment to Georgia gives Russia a credible threat of force.

    EDITORIAL: Un-Bearable NATO

    Some bad national security ideas refuse to go away. One of the worst of them floating around the last 20 years is the notion that Russia should be offered membership in the NATO alliance. This is an idea whose time will never come.

  • Suicide attack kills 17 in southern Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber struck a bath house in a southern Afghan town as men gathered to wash up before Friday prayers, killing 17 people, a provincial official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack they said targeted the deputy of an influential border patrol commander.

  • Citizens unloaded voting material at Tali, in southern Sudan, earlier this week. Referendum voting begins Sunday to determine whether south Sudan should remain part of the country or to break away from the north. (Associated Press)

    Sudan vote puts stability on the line

    Fallout from an upcoming referendum on south Sudan's independence poses risks for the political stability of the northern part of the country, the security of the southern part and the economies of the northeast African region.

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