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At least a half dozen people have been arrested in Britain on terrorism charges. Police took them into custody in pre-dawn raids in near London's Heathrow airport as a part of what they call a "complex" situation. The men range in age from 25-52. They were linked to an alleged overseas threat. Authorities would not say what region of the world had been targeted, but experts in the UK say Afghanistan was the place in question and the men appear to have been involved in recruiting for terror related activities in Afghanistan.
The U.S. isn't the only country preparing for a future cyber attack.
The U.S. Military's unmanned aerial technology is becoming the envy of other nations. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has confirmed several allied nations...including Britain, Canada, Spain, Japan and South Korea... have all expressed interest in drone technology. Each branch of the military has different uses for U-A-V's or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Rear Admiral Terry Kraft says the drones capabilities in persistence and covertness are particularly impressive. And, he says, unmanned Systems will be included in the Navy's 2011 budget and beyond. They're in the process of introducing several new systems now, including the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (or BAMS), the Navy version of the Global Hawk. In 2012, the Navy anticipates a breakthrough development when they land an unmanned tail-less aircraft onboard an aircraft carrier.