FSB operation taking place in a small town of Orekhovo-Zuevo in Moscow region as Russia’s special services managed to foil a terror attack planned in the capital. (image from http://oz-on.ru) FSB Prevents Terror Act In Moscow By Militants Trained In Afghanistan, Pakistan — RT Russia’s FSB has foiled a terror attack in Moscow as they managed to kill two and detain one of the militants planning it, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said. “Our forceful actions prevented an attempted act of terror in the capital,” the National Anti-Terror Committee said in a statement. “According to some information, the militants were under surveillance during the past month,” a source from one of the intelligence agencies told RIA Novosti. The three men are “Russian citizens, arrived from Afghani-Pakistani region, where they have been trained,” the committee said. All three are said to practice Islam. Read more …. More News On Russia Saying It Foiled A Major Terrorist Attack In Moscow Police Kill 2 Militant Suspects in Shootout Near Moscow — RIA Novosti Russian Security Service Says It Foiled a Terrorist Attack in Moscow — Atlantic Wire Moscow Terror Plot Foiled After 2 Militants Killed, Russia Says — Bloomberg ‘Terrorist attack’ in Moscow prevented — BBC Moscow ‘Terror Attack Foiled After Shootout’ — SKY News Russian counter terrorism agents foil alleged terrorist attack — Digital Journal Russian cops ambush Taliban-trained terrorists in Moscow — Examiner
A Chinese national flag waves in front of the former headquarters of Google China in Beijing June 2, 2011. Suspected Chinese hackers tried to steal the passwords of hundreds of Google email account holders, including those of senior U.S. government officials, Chinese activists and journalists, the Internet company said. REUTERS/Jason Lee Chinese Hackers Who Breached Google Gained Access To Sensitive Data, U.S. Officials Say — Washington Post Chinese hackers who breached Google’s servers several years ago gained access to a sensitive database with years’ worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets, according to current and former government officials. The breach appears to have been aimed at unearthing the identities of Chinese intelligence operatives in the United States who may have been under surveillance by American law enforcement agencies. It’s unclear how much the hackers were able to discover. But former U.S. officials familiar with the breach said the Chinese stood to gain valuable intelligence. The database included information about court orders authorizing surveillance — orders that could have signaled active espionage investigations into Chinese agents who maintained e-mail accounts through Google’s Gmail service. Read more …. More News On Chinese Hackers Gaining Access To Goggle’s Database With Massive Files On U.S. Intelligence Targets Hackers Who Breached Google in 2010 Accessed Company’s Surveillance Database — Threat Level Chinese hackers gained access to ‘thousands’ of surveillance orders, says Washington Post — The Verge Chinese Hackers Found U.S. Government Data on Google Servers — Mashable My Comment : More evidence on high close Google and the U.S. intelligence community work together.
MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit in a clamshell at night at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011. U.S. Air Force Drone Pilot Burnout Triggers Call For Recruiting Overhaul — NBC Driving a war drone is a stressful business. Shifts up to 12 hours long are stretches of dullness, watching and waiting, interrupted by flashes of intense activity in which pilots must make life-or-death decisions. Not their own life or death, however. Pilots may be thousands of miles away from the flying weapons system they’re operating. They often head home at the end of the day, as if returning from any other office job, maybe picking up milk on the way. But while at work, their drones’ onboard cameras put them in a unique position to watch people being killed and injured as a direct result of their actions. As psychologists learn more about the mental scarring warfare leaves on drone pilots — caused by long shift hours, isolation, witnessing casualties and those Jekyll-and-Hyde days split between battlefield and home — experts from within the U.S. Air Force are calling for a review of drone pilot selection. Read more …. My Comment : Warfare is changing …. but the impact of killing someone has not. For some drone pilots …. their suffering is just as bad as those in the field.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched on Saturday three short- range missiles into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea’s defense ministry on May 18, 2013. This file photo taken on Nov. 23, 2012 shows the Sohae Space Center located in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, DPRK. (Xinhua) DPRK launches 3 Short-Range Missiles — Xinhuanet SEOUL, May 18 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday launched three short-range guided missiles into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea’s defense ministry. It is reported that the defense ministry detected two missiles launched in the morning and the last one was in the afternoon. The defense ministry said the launching might be a training or a test launch, according to their observation, and that South Korea is keeping in a high level of readiness to any threat. Read more …. More News On North Korea Conducting Missile Tests North Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan — The Australian/AFP SKorea Says NKorea Fires 3 Short-Range Missiles — ABC News/AP North Korea fires three short-range missiles — Reuters N Korea ‘fires three short-range missiles’ — BBC North Korea fires short-range missiles — The Telegraph North Korea Fires Missiles Into Sea — Wall Street Journal S. Korea Says North Launches 3 Short-Range Missiles — New York Times North Korea Fires 3 Short-Range Missiles as South Watches — Bloomberg Businessweek North Korea launches short-range missiles — Al Jazeera North Launches 3 into East Sea — Daily NK N. Korea launches three short-range guided missiles: defense ministry — Yonhap News (South Korea) N. Korea fires three short-range missiles into East Sea — Arirang News (South Korea) S.Korea on Standby After North Launches 3 Missiles – Seoul — RIA Novosti
Photo: USS Lake Erie fires a SM-3 interceptor in February. MDA Photo MDA Destroys Missile in Successful BMD Test — USNI The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy intercepted a simulated ballistic missile in the third successful test of the Navy’s next generation Aegis ballistic missile defense system, MDA officials told USNI News on Thursday. The target missile – fired from a test range in Hawaii at 5:25 p.m. local time on Wednesday – was detected by the SPY-1 radar aboard USS Lake Erie (CG-70). The ship launched a SM-3 Block IB equipped with a BMD kill vehicle that successfully destroyed the simulated threat missile in low Earth orbit. Read more …. MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE NEWS BRIEFS Missile Defense: SM-3 Interceptor Makes A High-Altitude Hat Trick — Breaking Defense CIA chief John Brennan in Israel on mystery stop — Washington Times US fears after Chinese missile test — The Telegraph Russia Sends More Advanced Missiles to Aid Assad in Syria — New York Times Russia to Deliver 12 More Mi-17 Helicopters to Afghanistan — RIA Novosti Military Robots Will Patrol World Cup — Mashable Budget Cuts Are So Bad, Even The Swiss Air Force’s Yellow Sock Puppet Is About To Be Unemployed — Business Insider/The Aviationist Australia heaps praise on F-35, says rivals years behind — Reuters Ultra-Orthodox Jews in mass protest against Israel army draft — BBC China Air Traffic Congestion Worsened by Military Control — Bloomberg Russian, American spies square off — AP Double-Secret Training For America’s Feuding Asian Allies — Battleland/Time Navy Sub Chief Rebuts Critics Claims On SSBN-X; Don’t Cut our Boats — Breaking Defense Carrier-based unmanned jet launch set to open new markets — Space Daily/UPI Lawmakers blast Air Force moves on cancelled Northrop drone — Reuters Policy on drone strike authorization doesn’t need to change, Defense official says — Washington Post F-35A Completes High Angle Of Attack Testing — Space Daily C-27J Reemerges Despite AF’s Boneyard Plans — DoD Buzz Next Gen Body Armor, ISR sensors, Nigh Vision Make SOCOM’s Wish List — Defense Tech Missiles to meet the new threat curve — Washington Times Army Defends Battlefield Intel System — DoD Buzz Fort Bliss gets on the microgrid, an energy first for DOD — Stars and Stripes Rep. Forbes Pledges Tougher Oversight; Carrier Costs, LCS Mission, Size of Fleet — Breaking Defense Marine crisis-response force for CENTCOM under consideration — Marine Times US Senate hears debate on revising 2001 war authorization — Stars and Stripes US Sens: Pentagon Attempting to ‘Rewrite the Constitution’ — Defense News Pentagon Said to Seek $80 Billion for War Amid Withdrawal — Bloomberg Multiple concussions may be causing increase in military suicides, study finds — FOX News Soldier who killed fellow U.S. troops in Iraq gets life sentence — Reuters Afghans tell of US soldier’s killing rampage — AP Male rape survivors tackle military assault in tough-guy culture — NBC How to End Sexual Abuse in the Military — Joseph Grenny, Time Fixing the VA-DOD health system fiasco — Peter Levin, Politico Sequestration effects will last years — Kathleen Curthoys, Army Times