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UK's New Counter-Terrorism and Security Act: How Far is Too Far?

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  National Security Law  /  Comments Off on UK's New Counter-Terrorism and Security Act: How Far is Too Far?

On February 8, 2015, the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act of 2015 (“Act”), the United Kingdom’s newest anti-terrorism legislation, received royal assent.[1] The controversial Act consists of seven parts addressing relevant anti-terrorism concerns in the UK, including: temporary restrictions on travel; terrorism prevention and investigation measures; data retention; aviation, shipping and rail; risk of being drawn […]

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Retired British Naval Admirals Warn Defense Cuts Will Open the Falkland Islands to Invasion

By   /  November 14, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Retired British Naval Admirals Warn Defense Cuts Will Open the Falkland Islands to Invasion

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been looking for ways to save taxpayer dollars, and his most recent target is Britain’s only aircraft carrier in the Falkland Islands and its entire fleet of Harrier jump jets.  The move was criticized by several former members of the Royal Navy in an open letter in the Times […]

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Summit on Plan for Afghanistan Yields a Strategy for Afghan Forces to Take Control Over Five Years

By   /  January 28, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Summit on Plan for Afghanistan Yields a Strategy for Afghan Forces to Take Control Over Five Years

A summit in London has adjourned with a plan for Afghanistan’s future that envisions Afghan forces taking control of some provinces by the end of 2010, the BBC reports. The summit, attended by President Hamid Karzai, UK Foreign Minister David Miliband, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others, aimed to join the military […]

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Osama Bin Laden not thought to be in Pakistan

By   /  December 5, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Osama Bin Laden not thought to be in Pakistan

The Pakistani Prime Minister Raza Gilani said that US intelligence has provided no compelling information as to the location of Osama Bin Laden. Gilani affirmed he does not think Bin Laden is in Pakistan. This statement comes as the US announces a new strategy for troop increases in neighboring Afghanistan. Increased violence in Pakistan has […]

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Britain to Provide Aid Package to Pakistan

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Britain to Provide Aid Package to Pakistan

Britain has agreed to deliver an aid package worth $83 million to Pakistan’s government. Gordon Brown, Britain’s prime minister, stated that the money was intended to help the middle-eastern state in its struggles against militants on the border with Afghanistan. This is the latest in a series of attempts by the international community to support […]

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