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NATO building special task force to respond to cyber attacks

TALLINN — NATO wants to beef up its cyber defence capabilities with the creation of a special task force to detect and respond to Internet attacks, an alliance expert said Wednesday at a conference on cyber security here. “NATO is planning to establish the Cyber Red Team (…) that would…

US launches review of nuclear plant safety

WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it was launching a two-pronged review of US nuclear power plant safety amid the crisis at a Japanese complex hit by an earthquake and tsunami. The US regulator called for an agency task force to be set up to conduct “both short-…

CIA’s ‘WTF’ task force to assess WikiLeaks’ impact

The US Central Intelligence Agency has launched a panel dubbed the WikiLeaks Task Force, or “WTF”, to investigate the impact of diplomatic cables and military documents released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks. The task force, which is being led by the CIA’s Counterintelligence Center, will examine how the release of these…

UN considers panel of governments to set policies for policing the Internet

A United Nations task force formed last week said it was considering the creation of a new inter-governmental working group to help further international cooperation on policies to police the Internet. The discussion was undertaken to “enhance” and extend the work of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a UN-sponsored organization…

Report cautions Obama on high cost of Afghan war

An independent task force cautioned President Barack Obama on Friday about the high cost of the Afghanistan war and said he should consider a narrow military mission if his December review finds the current strategy is not working. The 25-member task force, led by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard…

Obama task force probing banks on foreclosures, criminal charges possible

In the still-developing “mortgagegate” scandal, the Obama White House is pledging its loyalties to the letter of the law, vowing Tuesday to hold “accountable” any bank that engaged in foreclosure fraud. “As institutions are determining their next steps in addressing these issues, we remain committed to holding accountable any bank…

Hit list draws fire in wake of leaked US documents

Military’s hit list of enemy militants: Reality of Afghanistan conflict or war crime? When it comes to war, killing the enemy is an accepted fact. Even amid the sensation of the WikiLeaks.org revelations, that stark reality lies at the core of new charges that some American military commando operations may…

Dodd wants criminal probe of Lehman ‘manipulation’

WASHINGTON — A senior US senator urged Attorney General Eric Holder Friday to create a task force to investigate possible criminal conduct behind the collapse of Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers. “I am deeply concerned about the facts that have come to light regarding the demise of Lehman Brothers and…

Obama endorses deficit task force

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special task force charged with coming up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit.…

Opponents slam Rep. Hoekstra after failure to register domain

For most members of Congress or any other campaigning politico, a Web domain bearing the candidate’s name is essential. So when Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) started making unpleasant noises about the attempted bombing of a Christmas day flight into Detroit, it seemed only logical to turn to his Web domain…

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