250 killed in deadliest Tornado outbreak in 40 years

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. – Dozens of massive tornadoes tore a town-flattening streak across the South, killing at least 250 people in six states and forcing rescuers to carry some survivors out on makeshift stretchers of splintered debris. Two of Alabama’s major cities were among the places devastated by the deadliest twister outbreak in nearly 40… Read More 250 killed in deadliest Tornado outbreak in 40 years

U.S. Ends Restrictions on Weapons Exports to India

The United States on Jan. 25 said it was ending export restrictions for India’s defense and space industries, eyeing trade with a nation shunned for more than a decade over its nuclear weapons program. “These actions will open important new opportunities for our companies and governments on cooperating in the defense and space areas,” said… Read More U.S. Ends Restrictions on Weapons Exports to India

Rising food prices stoke unrest

Rising food prices, which triggered the downfall of the Tunisian regime and rioting in Algeria, threaten further trouble across the Middle East and North Africa, a region heavily dependent on food imports. The food crisis along with mushrooming populations, expanding desertification, dwindling water resources and growing unemployment create an explosive mix across the volatile region… Read More Rising food prices stoke unrest

Who is like the beast?

“Information as warfare” requires operational commanders to employ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to dominate the information realm even as they direct combat actions, according to the US Navy’s senior intelligence officer. “We’re great at strike warfare -– dropping bombs. It’s now time for the Navy, and frankly the U.S. joint forces, to step up and… Read More Who is like the beast?

Latin America embracing ‘Palestine’

The Palestinian foreign ministry has announced that in the coming months, Chile and Paraguay will join the growing number of countries in Latin America recognizing a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador and Venezuela have all announced support for a Palestinian state in rapid succession in the last month. The… Read More Latin America embracing ‘Palestine’