Pentagon's Homeland Defense Office Matures, GrowsAFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- The fundamental lesson of the past five years is the recognition that the Defense Department has a central role to play in achieving security for the U.S. homeland and in providing assistance to civilian agencies when responding to natural or man-made disasters, the department's point man for homeland defense said.
Improvements in Flu Surveillance Network Goal of Geneva MeetingWashington File 28 Nov 2007 -- Strengthening procedures for sharing samples of potentially pandemic viruses and increasing developing-nation access to the resulting vaccines were the focus of an international meeting hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva November 20-23.
Court Of Military Commissions Review Chief Judge Appointed 26 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense today announced that Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and civilian member of the Court of Military Commissions Review will succeed Chief Judge Griffin Bell as the appellate body's senior member.
YEMEN: Top official issues bird flu warningIRIN 20 Nov 2007 -- The General Department for Animal Resources (GDAR) at Yemen's Ministry of Agriculture says it is worried about the potential for an outbreak of bird flu, but has at the same time warned that its resources and capacity are limited.
UK announces huge increase in security precautionsIRNA 14 Nov 2007 -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday announced plans to widely extend security precautions to protect Britain's railway stations, shopping centres and sporting venues as well as airports against terrorist attacks.
Britain Announces New Bird Flu CullVOA 14 Nov 2007 -- British authorities battling the spread of bird flu virus say they are destroying poultry at four more sites in eastern England as a precautionary effort to deal with the outbreak.
Last-Minute Evidence, Legal Debate Delay Case on Canadian DetaineeAFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- The case against a Canadian detainee accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and supporting al Qaeda took another strange twist today when the judge delayed the proceedings to give the defense team time to review last-minute evidence likely to favor the defendant.
Unmanned Air System Project For South Coast Formally LaunchedBAE Systems 07 Nov 2007 -- Unmanned aircraft could be used for police and coastal patrol work on Britain's south east coast from as soon as 2012, following the launch of new project that sees BAE Systems partnering with a range of government bodies.
'Black Knights' Aid in California FiresNavy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, based at Naval Air Station North Island, assisted in the California firefighting efforts Oct. 23-29.
UK accused of exaggerating terrorism threatIRNA 06 Nov 2007 -- The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has criticized the head of Britain's domestic security services for exaggerating the threat the country faces from terrorism and breeding a climate of fear against Muslims.
Britain to Push for Tougher Anti-Terrorist LawsVOA 06 Nov 2007 -- In time-honored British tradition, Queen Elizabeth presided over the state opening of parliament, and unveiled several government proposed pieces of legislation, including new anti-terrorist measures the government hopes to pass in the new lawmaking session
UK reviewing technology for ID card plansIRNA 05 Nov 2007 -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown was reported Monday to have ordered a review of the technology behind the proposed controversial plans for a national ID card system.
Detainee Transfer Announced 04 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of eleven detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Eight detainees were transferred to Afghanistan, and three to Jordan
JTF Head Attorney Sets Record Straight on Detainee Abuse AllegationsNavy NewsStand 03 Nov 2007 -- In a telephone conversation, Oct. 30, with Dave Davies of National Public Radio's "Fresh Air," Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo Bay's head attorney, Capt. Patrick M. McCarthy addressed allegations of detainee mistreatment and legal injustice at Guantanamo's detention facilities.
Chancellorsville Supports Fire VictimsNavy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- Impelled by the plight of 22 of their fellow shipmates who were evacuated during the San Diego fires, more than 100 Sailors from USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) volunteered their time and resources Oct. 22-27 to assist in relief efforts throughout the county.