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A scientific panel of experts said on Tuesday that the Obama administrations plan for a phased missile defense in Europe will not adequately protect the United States from the looming threat of an Iranian long-range missile attack. A new United Nations nuclear watchdog report on Irans nuclear program reveals Tehran is moving ahead with illicit uranium enrichment work, undermining Obama administration claims that sanctions will slow the program. S.-Russia military training exercise earlier this year is raising concerns on Capitol Hill that U. military cooperation will increase the threat posed by Moscows military to friends and allies in Europe.A State Department advisory board report made public Tuesday shows that the Obama administration is studying cuts in U. strategic arsenals to very low levels and ultimately eliminating nuclear arms. How the FBI mistakenly hounded CIA counterintelligence officer Brian Kelley and his family for nearly two years, while the real target of the mole hunt, FBI Agent Robert Hanssen, operated freely and passed secrets to Moscow.


The sentencing in China this week of Chinese defector Wang Lijun to 15 years in prison for seeking political asylum in the United States moves Beijings leaders a step closer to ending the most explosive political scandal in decades: What to do with ousted neo-Maoist leader Bo Xilai.China recently upgraded its subway system in Beijing and revealed that its mass transit was hardened to withstand nuclear blasts or chemical gas attacks in a future war, state-run media reported last month.The United States government is concerned about new threats of Iranian-backed terrorism against diplomats and high-profile religious leaders in the Middle East from operations by Tehrans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).Chinas government on Monday began the trial of Wang Lijun, the senior Communist Party police official who sought to defect to a U. consulate but was turned away, with a secret hearing in southern China.Senior members of the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that two Chinese telecommunications companies are helping Chinese intelligence by providing access to data moved on computer and network equipment sold to governments and companies around the world. intelligence agencies recently monitored a secret meeting between Egypts intelligence chief and a senior Iranian spy that is raising new fears the Muslim Brotherhood government in Cairo could begin covertly supporting global terrorism.Chinas government carried out numerous cyber attacks against United States government and private sector computers this year and has emerged as the most significant threat in cyberspace, according to a congressional commission report made public Wednesday. China has nearly 750 theater and tactical nuclear warheads in addition to more than 200 strategic missile warheads, a stockpile far larger than U. estimates, according to a retired Russian general who once led Moscow's strategic forces. Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Senior intelligence officials and the FBIs deputy director will face tough questioning Thursday from House and Senate intelligence committee members upset over the Obama administrations mishandling of the Sept. Chinas government-controlled enterprises are targeting the U. A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to the director of operations for the Pentagons Joint Staff. military strength under his presidency during Mondays final debate with President Barack Obama, as the president attacked his challenger in defending an administration under fire over the terror attack on the U. consulate in Libya, coming massive defense cuts, and the debate over whether to continue sanctions or use military force to stop the looming threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. Chinas military is set to conduct a test of a new and more capable anti-satellite missile that United States intelligence agencies say can knock out strategic satellites in high-earth orbit, according to U. A total of 45 Tibetans set themselves on fire this year to protest Chinese repression in Chinese-occupied Tibet as egregious human rights abuses in China continued, according to an annual congressional report.

Ansar al-Sharia, the Islamist militia linked to the deadly terror attack against the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, continues to operate Facebook pages and conduct fundraising and proselytize in Libya, according to U. A State Department review board investigating the Sept.

11 attacks on American facilities in Benghazi found leadership and management failures in the department for not providing adequate security prior to the attack.

An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. President Barack Obama plans to raise Chinese cyberattacks on U. government and business networks when he meets new Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California this week, White House officials said on Tuesday.

Defense secretary-designate Chuck Hagel favors amending the defeated Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) that was rejected by the Senate in 1999 as unverifiable and against United States security interests.

Classified United States military units are operating in the region near Libya since the Sept. Chinas military is conducting extensive cyber warfare and spying operations through several electronic intelligence units, including a group identified for the first time called Beijing North Computing Center, according to a new report by a private research group. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is demanding answers from four senior United States military officers about whether there was advance warning of terrorist threats and the need for greater security prior to last months terrorist attack on the U. Russias government announced on Wednesday it is pulling out of the multi-billion dollar Cooperative Threat Reduction program that since the early 1990s helped Moscow dismantle nuclear weapons and missiles, United States officials said.