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US Forces Increase in Prelude to Kandahar

By   /  April 26, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

US Special Forces have increased their activity in Kandahar, the spiritual capital of the Taliban, in advance of what will be a larger push to take the city and implement a local, democratic government.  Kandahar is the largest city in southern Afghanistan, and the battle for the city is rapidly becoming the benchmark for the […]

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Obama Administration Hosts Nuclear Security Summit

By   /  April 12, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Obama Administration is hosting a two-day summit on nuclear security beginning today in Washington, DC.  The summit is the largest meeting of world leaders since World War II and hopes to foster an international dialogue on controlling the spread of nuclear weapons and technology.  In particular, the administration has labeled the acquisition of nuclear […]

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Taliban Claim Attack on US Consulate in Peshawar

By   /  April 5, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militant group claimed responsibility for a coordinated attack on the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack included a vehicular suicide bomber and two attackers who tried to enter the compound using grenades. All US citizens were accounted for; some suffered minor injuries. At least six were killed, including two Pakistani consulate […]

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U.S. Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years

By   /  March 29, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

U.S. hacker Albert Gonzales was convicted of three counts of computer fraud and will serve 20 years in prison.  Gonzales was a part of a trio of hackers who stole more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers by hacking into retailers’ payment systems and payment processing services.  One judge referred to the attack […]

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Afghan Insurgents Begin Talks with Karzai

By   /  March 22, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

A delegation from the Hezb-e-Islami group has initiated talks with President Karzai in Kabul in what is now the first confirmed direct contact between the group and Afghan leadership.  The Hezb-e-Islami group is led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and has been known to have contacts with the Taliban; although, the two groups have recently come into […]

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