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U.S. sales to Russia poised for boost under WTO

Senate Bill 3285 would grant Russia permanent normal trade status, requiring the U.S. to provide Russia with tariff and trade treatment that's no less beneficial than what the U.S. applies to any other country with the same status.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Caitlin Webber

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 12:08pm EDT

Cyber weaknesses could deter US from cyber war

America's critical computer networks are so vulnerable to attack, it should act as a deterrent to war, U.S. cybersecurity expert, Richard Clarke said, according to the Associated Press.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Richard Clarke , cyber war , China ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:24am EST

US intel officials accuse Russia, China in cyber attacks motivated by greed

U.S. intelligence officials have accused China and Russia of systematically stealing data for their own national economic gain. It is the most forceful and detailed public airing of U.S. allegations after years of private complaints, the Associated Press reports.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , national intelligence , China ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 01:53pm EDT

The Russian shortcut.

An agreement between the U.S. and Russia will permit American troops and weapons to fly over Russian territory on the way to Afghanistan. The pact, signed by President Obama during his recent Moscow trip, will save the Pentagon $133 million annually. The President told a Moscow news conference that the agreement is one small step toward improved relations with America's Russian allies.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Obama

Friday - 07/10/2009, 09:50am EDT

French Raise Questions with Controversial Sale to Russia

France has agreed to sell a sophisticated new weapon to Russia. As a result Pentagon officials are worried the Mistral class warship will improve Russia's ability to threaten Georgia and other Eastern European allies. A Pentagon spokesman says U.S. allies in Eastern Europe are nervous about it. As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visits officials in France, a question looms. Why did the French do that considering they are a member of NATO and Russia is not.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , France , Secretary of Defense , Robert Gates , NATO

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 03:22pm EST

Russia Warns the World

Russia is sending a message to the world. Steer clear of Georgia. Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reports Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is warning other countries against military cooperation with Georgia. Lavrov said Russia hopes that the world realized what giving weapons to Georgia means and he quoted the brief conflict almost a year ago in S. Ossettia. He went on to say yesterday many have already drawn conclusions and have stopped their cooperation with Georgia.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , ITAR-TASS , Lavrov , military , S. Ossettia , Georgia

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 05:57pm EDT

NATO and Russia make a breakthrough

NATO and Russia have resolved a dispute which Moscow's envoy to the military alliance had said could affect prospects for increased cooperation on Afghanistan, Russian and NATO diplomats said on Thursday. Reuters reports the breakthrough would allow three documents on NATO-Russia cooperation to be signed on Friday at the first formal ministerial meeting between the two sides since ties were frozen after Russia's brief war with Georgia last year.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , NATO , Moscow , Reuters , Afghanistan

Friday - 12/04/2009, 11:39am EST

Russia blaming U.S., Israel for Stuxnet

Many cyber experts think Israel was behind the malware, possibly with some help from the U.S. But Rogachyov's comments were the first official statement from Russia blaming the US and Israel.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Stuxnet ,

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:17pm EDT

Gates urges passage of Arms Treaty

The U.S. is better off with a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia than without it. That's what Secretary of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, also urged the committee to ratify the agreement, saying the treaty has the full support of uniformed leaders. The agreement reduces U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces in a way that strengthens the stability of the U.S.-Russian relationship, Gates said.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Robert Gates , Senate , Mike Mullen , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:15pm EDT
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