Free Syrian Army Command Moves to Syria

By William Tucker On the 22nd of this month the Commander-in-Chief of the Free Syrian Army stated that the leadership of the group will move from Turkey into opposition controlled areas of Syria. The move may represent confidence that the opposition has in its ability to fight the Syrian regime, but it may also represent an attempt by the leadership council to bring the disparate elements of the Syrian opposition under a single command.
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New Developments in Iran

By William Tucker Over the past weekend there were several interesting pieces in the media regarding Iran. Siemens, a German engineering firm, was accused by Tehran of sabotaging equipment destined for Iran with explosives. Naturally, the Iranian government did not state where the Siemens equipment was coming from. Because of the current sanctions regime sales of certain equipment to Iran is prohibited. Iran then claimed to have discovered a listening device.
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Panetta Talks Cyber Issues with Chinese, Experts See No Decline in Attacks Out of China

BEIJING (AP) — Despite several years of escalating diplomacy and warnings, the U.S. is making little headway in its efforts to tamp down aggressive Chinese cyberattacks against American companies and the government.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is wrapping up three days of meetings with military and civilian leaders, said he has brought the issue up at every session and come away with little more than agreements to talk again.

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