Military science http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28182/all en Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force fivefold - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/pentagon-boost-cybersecurity-force-fivefold-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has approved is a major expansion of its cybersecurity force to counter a growing threat of hacking and to conduct offensive operations against foreign foes, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. officials.</p> <p>The officials, who were not named because the plan is not yet public, said the move would increase the cybersecurity force fivefold, from 900 personnel to a total of 4,900 troops and civilians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/pentagon-boost-cybersecurity-force-fivefold-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberinfrastructure Cyberwarfare Military science Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 04:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740335 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-pentagon-boost-cybersecurity-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts to update sourcing)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Pentagon plans to assign significantly more personnel in coming years to counter increasing threats against U.S. government computer networks and conduct offensive operations against foreign foes, a U.S. defense official said on Sunday.</p> <p>The plan, which would increase both military and civilian staffing at U.S. Cyber Command, comes as the Pentagon moves toward elevating the new command and putting it on the same level as the major combatant commands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-pentagon-boost-cybersecurity-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Military organization Military science Net-centric Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740348 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-deploys-advanced-early-warning-radar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes' warning of a Chinese missile attack, a senior officer said Sunday.</p> <p>The radar, on top of a mountain in the northern county of Hsinchu, started providing surveillance information after a ceremony presided over by the chief of the general staff, air force General Yen Ming, on Friday.</p> <p>"The radar is able to provide us with more than six minutes' warning in preparation for any surprise attacks," air force Lieutenant General Wu Wan-chiao told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-deploys-advanced-early-warning-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military science Missile defense Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744391 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-deploys-advanced-early-warning-radar-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes' warning of a Chinese missile attack, a senior military officer said Sunday.</p> <p>The radar, located on top of a mountain in northern Hsinchu county, started providing surveillance information after a ceremony presided over by chief of the general staff air force General Yen Ming on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-deploys-advanced-early-warning-radar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military science Political status of Taiwan Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744425 at http://www.globalpost.com US may use preemptive cyber strikes: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-may-use-preemptive-cyber-strikes-report-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A secret legal review has concluded the US president has the power to order preemptive cyber strikes if credible evidence suggests a major digital attack is imminent from abroad, a report said Monday.</p> <p>The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, said the finding will shape new rules on how military and intelligence agencies can defend US network infrastructure and mine foreign computer systems to detect attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-may-use-preemptive-cyber-strikes-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cyberwarfare Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Health Military science Politics War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745610 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM demands apology from China over radar lock: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/japan-pm-demands-apology-china-over-radar-lock-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday demanded Beijing apologise and admit that a Chinese frigate got a radar lock on a Japanese destroyer in international waters, a report said.</p> <p>"We wish China to acknowledge it (the radar lock), apologise for it and make efforts to prevent it from recurring," he told the BS Fuji TV station, Jiji Press news agency reported. </p> <p>His demand came after Beijing flatly denied Tokyo's accusation about the radar lock, the latest flare-up in a row between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/japan-pm-demands-apology-china-over-radar-lock-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Military science Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:17:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750020 at http://www.globalpost.com US radar to boost missile defence in Japan: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/us-radar-boost-missile-defence-japan-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal base near Kyoto to bolster defences against the North Korean missile threat, reports said Sunday.</p> <p>The X-band radar, capable of precisely tracking the trajectory of a ballistic missile, allows US forces to launch intercept missiles from the ground and sea once a ballistic missile has been detected.</p> <p>It will be the second X-band radar system to be installed in Japan after another was set up in northern Aomori prefecture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/us-radar-boost-missile-defence-japan-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military science Missile defense Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764718 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama adds voice to accusations of China hacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/obama-adds-voice-accusations-china-hacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama entered the fray Wednesday on cyber attacks from China, saying some intrusions affecting US firms and infrastructure were "state sponsored."</p> <p>The comments appeared to step up the rhetoric against China following similar remarks from other members of the US administration.</p> <p>"What is absolutely true is that we have seen a steady ramping up of cyber security threats. Some are state sponsored. Some are just sponsored by criminals," Obama said in an interview with ABC News released Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/obama-adds-voice-accusations-china-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Environment Hacking Health Military science Politics AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:46:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782249 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama adds voice to accusations of China hacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/obama-adds-voice-accusations-china-hacking-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama entered the fray Wednesday on cyber attacks from China, saying some intrusions affecting US firms and infrastructure were "state sponsored."</p> <p>The comments appeared to step up the rhetoric against China following similar remarks from other members of the US administration.</p> <p>"What is absolutely true is that we have seen a steady ramping up of cyber security threats. Some are state sponsored. Some are just sponsored by criminals," Obama said in an interview with ABC News aired Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/obama-adds-voice-accusations-china-hacking-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cyberwarfare Electronic warfare Environment Health Military science Politics AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:15:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782840 at http://www.globalpost.com WWII miniseries touches nerve among Germans, Poles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/wwii-miniseries-touches-nerve-among-germans-poles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A television miniseries brought World War II horrors back to German living rooms this month and provoked a furious reaction from Poland, which accused it of playing down Nazi guilt.</p> <p>The 14-million-euro ($18-million) production "Our Mothers, Our Fathers", shown in three parts on public broadcaster ZDF, tells the story of five Germans in a story spanning the Nazis' declaration of war on the Soviet Union in 1941 to their ultimate defeat in 1945.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/wwii-miniseries-touches-nerve-among-germans-poles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Europe Human Interest Military science Military sociology Technology War AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796819 at http://www.globalpost.com US military goods-indictment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130331/us-military-goods-indictment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- Five South Koreans have been indicted without physical detention on charges of buying and reselling U.S. military equipment banned from circulation, prosecutors said Monday.</p> <p>A 49-year-old suspect, only identified by his surname Hwang, is charged with buying about 60 U.S. military helmets, bulletproof vests and clubs from soldiers stationed at a U.S. military base in Dongducheon, 40 km north of Seoul, they said.</p> <p>Hwang then allegedly resold the pieces at his store near the base to civilians who enjoy recreational paintball games, prosecutors added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130331/us-military-goods-indictment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military science War Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Mon, 01 Apr 2013 02:45:28 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5798363 at http://www.globalpost.com defense ministry-cyber dept http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130402/defense-ministry-cyber-dept <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry will establish a new department to oversee cyber deterrence policies and prepare information security measures to better deal with the emerging form of threats, a senior military official said Tuesday.</p> <p>The South Korean military launched the Cyber Command in early 2010 to handle cyber security issues along with different military and intelligence organizations, but there is no control tower to integrate the policies and strategies that defend military networks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130402/defense-ministry-cyber-dept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military science Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 02 Apr 2013 05:15:15 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5798974 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. moving radar platform closer to Korean Peninsula: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/us-moving-radar-platform-closer-korean-peninsula-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/us-moving-radar-platform-closer-korean-peninsula-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military science Radar Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:46:17 +0000 Asianet 5800842 at http://www.globalpost.com Defense ministry to establish cyber policy department http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/defense-ministry-establish-cyber-policy-department <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> South Korea's defense ministry will establish a new department to oversee cyber deterrence policies and prepare information security measures to better deal with the emerging form of threats, a senior military official said Tuesday.The South Korean military launched the Cyber Command in early 2010 to handle cyber security issues along with different military and intelligence organizations, but there is no control tower to integrate the policies and strategies that defend military networks.</p><P>The ministry plans to launch the cyber team within the first half of this year, which will be t</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/defense-ministry-establish-cyber-policy-department" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military science Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:46:22 +0000 Asianet 5804170 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama budget makes cybersecurity a growing U.S. priority http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/obama-budget-makes-cybersecurity-growing-priority <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andy Sullivan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama proposed on Wednesday increased spending to protect U.S. computer networks from Internet-based attacks in a sign that the government aims to put more resources into the emerging global cyber arms race.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/obama-budget-makes-cybersecurity-growing-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Government Hacking Military science Politics Security Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5809817 at http://www.globalpost.com