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Iraqi insurgents hack US drones

Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from Predator drones, a major weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military's eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection.

US threat to Rolls-Royce's fighter engine

A string of engine design problems means Congress is questioning the whole funding of the JSF project

500,000 pager messages from 9/11 published

Personal messages sent on the day of the attacks have been posted online

Twelve killed in shooting rampage at US army base

Twelve people were killed and at least 31 were wounded when a soldier went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base at Fort Hood Texas on today, base commander Lieutenant-General Bob Cone said.

Hudson will be BAE's new boss in North America

BAE Systems has appointed a new head for its US operations, as the British defence contractor fights to salvage one of its biggest contracts with the Pentagon.

Remembering an atrocity that led to war

At a sombre ceremony, against a backdrop of pouring rain, Barack Obama tried to use the anniversary of 9/11 to rally Americans behind the war in Afghanistan, as he laid a wreath at a memorial to those killed during the attack on the Pentagon.

Alarm at Washington Coast Guard exercise

The US Coast Guard today confronted a boat in the Potomac River near the Pentagon in Washington D.C. But the Coast Guard said it was a training exercise conducted moments before the Obama motorcade crossed a nearby bridge.

US has 'scrapped plan for missile shield in eastern Europe'

Moving to avoid a rift with Moscow, Barack Obama has "all but abandoned" plans to locate parts of a controversial US missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, a leading Polish newspaper claimed yesterday.

Google Street View gets its Swiss marching orders

A Swiss government official is demanding that Google immediately take off the internet any "Street View" images of Switzerland, and the company said it would work to resolve problems with the privacy rights regulator.

Kenneth Bacon, Pentagon spokesman<br/>
Maurice Grimaud, former Paris police chief

Kenneth Bacon, who died on 15 August aged 64, was a Pentagon spokesman in the Clinton administration who became a voice for millions of refugees uprooted by violence and conflict.

First Gulf War casualty found

The remains of the first American lost in the Gulf War nearly two decades ago have been found in Iraq. The Pentagon said the remains were positively identified as Navy Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher.

US Pilot remains found in Iraq after 18 years

The remains of the first American lost in the Persian Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said today, after struggling for nearly two decades with the question of whether he was dead or alive.

Cyber attack targets include White House and the Pentagon

A powerful internet attack that overwhelmed computers at US and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realised: targets included the White House, the Pentagon and the New York Stock Exchange and other official websites in the most widespread cyber offensive of recent years.

Pentagon approves creation of cyber command

The Pentagon will create a Cyber Command to oversee the U.S. military's efforts to protect its computer networks and operate in cyberspace, under an order signed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday.

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