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Japan to set strict rules for arms exports after review of embargo: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday Japan will set clear and strict rules on when arms exports are allowed, as Tokyo is set to review its policy under its long-held three principles on arms embargo. "We will decide on specifics such as when the transfer (of weapons) is allowed, and its strict screening process," Abe said during a plenary meeting of the House of Councillors.

Nuclear missile force poses a headache for US military

The "missileers" who oversee America's land-based nuclear arsenal were once seen as the tip of the spear for the US military during the tense days of the Cold War. But now the crews face questions about their discipline, their professionalism and even the rationale for their job. Revelations this week that missile launch officers cheated on a proficiency exam -- the latest in a stream of embarrassing incidents -- has put the spotlight on a force that has posed a recurring headache to commanders for years.

Libya PM hopes last-ditch mediation can end oil crisis

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan expressed hope on Wednesday that last-ditch mediation can end a crisis sparked by the months-long blockade of eastern oil terminals by striking security guards. "Delegations whose tribes have their own initiatives have decided to engage in mediation to find a solution to the crisis," Zeidan told reporters. Armed protesters have refused to lift their blockade of vital oil terminals in eastern Libya, despite a tribal pledge to do so, sending output plummeting to 250,000 barrels per day from the normal level of almost 1.5 million bpd.

11 cyber warfare officials to be indicted over online smear campaign

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- Military prosecutors will indict the head of the psychological warfare unit and 10 other cyber warfare officials on charges over posting political writings in connection with last year's presidential election, the defense ministry said Thursday.

11 cyber warfare officials to be indicted over online smear campaign

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- Military prosecutors will indict the head of the psychological warfare unit and 10 other cyber warfare officials on charges over posting political writings in connection with last year's presidential election, the defense ministry said Thursday.

20 cyber warfare officials to be indicted over online smear campaign

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) -- Military investigators are considering indicting about 20 of the cyber warfare command's officials on charges of engaging in an alleged smear campaign against the opposition candidate during last year's presidential election, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The ministry has been looking into the cyber command the past two months after some members of its psychological warfare unit were caught posting political messages against the opposition camp ahead of the December election.

GPS-guided bombs for S. Korean fighters to be built in U.S.

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea selected two U.S. companies -- Boeing and Kaman Aerospace Corporation -- to jointly produce air-to-ground bombs guided by the global positioning system (GPS) for its fighter jets, the state arms procurement agency said Monday. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) opened the bid in July to equip F-15Ks and KF-16s with the smart bombs capable of launching precision attacks against North Korea's artillery bases or hidden targets using the GPS system.

Military set to unveil outcome of probe into cyber command

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Yonhap) -- The defense ministry is expected to announce the interim results this week of its investigation into the cyber warfare command's alleged smear campaign against the opposition candidate during last year's presidential poll, a source said Sunday. The ministry has been looking into the cyber command the past two months after some members of its psychological warfare unit were caught posting political messages against the opposition camp ahead of the December election.

Cyber command's psychological warfare unit under probe over smear campaign

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) - Widening its probe into the scandal-ridden cyber command, military investigators have investigated all officials in charge of psychological warfare operations to look into their involvement in an alleged smear campaign, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The defense ministry's cyber command has come under investigation after some of its officials were caught posting political messages against the opposition camp ahead of last December's presidential poll.

Cyber command's psychological warfare unit under probe over smear campaign

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- Widening its probe into the cyber command, the military has investigated all officials in charge of psychological warfare over an alleged smear campaign against the opposition candidate during the presidential election, military sources said Thursday. The defense ministry's cyber command has come under investigation after some of its officials were caught posting political messages against the opposition camp ahead of December's poll.
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