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NATO Researchers: Stuxnet Attack on Iran Was Illegal ‘Act of Force’

A cyber-attack that sabotaged Iran’s uranium enrichment program was an “act of force” and was likely illegal, according to research commissioned by NATO’s cyber-warfare center.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touring the Natanz enrichment facility in April 2008.

“Acts that kill or injure persons or destroy or damage objects are unambiguously uses of force” and


NATO Report: Killing Hackers OK

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A landmark document created at the request of NATO has proposed a set of rules for how international cyberwarfare should be conducted. Written by 20 experts in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the US Cyber Command, theTallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare analyzes the


NATO PsyOps: Manipulating the Enemies Perception


When NATO forces intervened in Libya last year to help oust Muammar Qaddafi, military planners were aware that one of the greatest battles of the conflict would not be military, but ideological: justifying the legitimacy of their actions to both Libyans and the wider international audience. NATO’s “strategic communications” framework for the


Iran Upset Over Potential Patriot Missiles in Turkey

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Iran said Turkey’s plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region’s problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers.

Turkey asked NATO for the Patriot system, designed to intercept aircraft or missiles, last week after talks about how to shore up security


NATO Forces Conduct Exercises in Tampa

Special Forces from 96 countries focused on “Building the Global SOF Partnership” at a conference in Tampa, Florida. The multinational cooperation of NATO Special Operations Forces serves as a good example for such a global Special Forces network.   [ad]

Chicago Police: Arrests Made in Advance of NATO Summit

According to an interview with National Lawyers Guild (NLG) spokesman Kris Hermes, Chicago police officers raided a Bridgeport apartment complex on Wednesday evening without a valid warrant and detained up to nine people without cause.

The NLG is working in Chicago this week sending


Riot Gear, Sound Cannons for Chicago NATO Summit

Tens of thousands of demonstrators will descend on Chicago, Illinois this month to protest the annual conference of NATO nations, and police are preparing with the help of one million dollars’ worth of weapons and riot gear.

Chicago’s law enforcement agencies have invested as much as $1 million on riot-control equipment,


Did Russia Really Just Say “Destructive Force Pre-emptively”

Russia says it is prepared to use “destructive force pre-emptively” if the US goes ahead with controversial plans for a missile defense system based in Central Europe.

Russia says it will put more powerful warheads on its own ballistic missiles if the US defence system goes ahead

The warning came after the Russian


Red Cross Told To Prepare Evacuation During NATO Summit in Chicago

Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of


Is NATO Losing Control in Afghanistan

US-NATO LOOSING CONTROL IN AFGHANISTAN? Insurgents attack heart of US-led occupation

Small groups of insurgents fighting the US-led occupation of Afghanistan carried out a coordinated series of attacks on Sunday against prominent NATO and Afghan government facilities in the capital Kabul and three other provinces. Among the buildings hit with small arms and rocket propelled


Russia, NATO Make Sharp U-Turn to Cold War

Russia will build a reliable aerospace defense system to effectively counter NATO missile threats, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said yesterday.

Rogozin, recently appointed as a deputy prime minister to oversee Russia’s defense industry, said on his Twitter account that the global security conference being held in Munich had failed to come to a


NATO Accused of War Crimes in Libya

A new report has been released by three Middle Eastern human rights groups to detail the results of a “fact-finding mission” to post-Gadhafi Libya. The report was unique in looking not only at human rights violations by the former regime, but also by the NATO forces that attacked the nation.

And as has


Comparison: How Much of a Threat is Iran to the U.S.

Iran plays a critical role in the Persian Gulf and, with its strategic geography, totally dominates the northern gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. But does it have enough resources to block and hold the strategic route in the event of military conflict?

Asymmetric war policy

­Iran is a relatively inferior military


Gaddafi Compound Takes Heaviest Hit Yet

(Reuters) – NATO warplanes hammered Muammar Gaddafi’s compound with their heaviest air strikes yet on Tuesday after the United States said the Libyan leader would “inevitably” be forced from power. The shockwave from the strikes was so powerful that plaster fell from the ceilings in a hotel where foreign reporters were staying, about 2 km


Is the U.S. Provoking China

Although spats between Beijing and Washington over such issues as trade imbalances, the valuation of China’s currency, and sanctions against Iran and North Korea might be fading, a new set of squabbles arises immediately afterwards, with tensions building and mounting in recent weeks over events in the Yellow Sea and the South China Sea, and


NATO Warns Cyber Attackers of Retaliation

NATO is considering the use of military force against enemies who launch cyber attacks on its member states.

The move follows a series of Russian-linked hacking against Nato members and warnings from intelligence services of the growing threat from China.

A team of Nato experts led by Madeleine Albright, the former US secretary


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