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Oct 6, 2012

U.S., South Korea to forge joint response to North’s missile force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea are set to announce this weekend a joint response to the perceived threat from North Korea’s growing ballistic missile force, according to a State Department notice to U.S. lawmakers on Friday.

A senior U.S. congressional aide said he understood that the two countries have agreed to a watershed deal under which Seoul may develop missiles capable of hitting any part of the North from anywhere in the South.

Oct 6, 2012

US, S.Korea to forge joint response to North’s missile force

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The United States and South
Korea are set to announce this weekend a joint response to the
perceived threat from North Korea’s growing ballistic missile
force, according to a State Department notice to U.S. lawmakers
on Friday.

A senior U.S. congressional aide said he understood that the
two countries have agreed to a watershed deal under which Seoul
may develop missiles capable of hitting any part of the North
from anywhere in the South.

Oct 5, 2012

U.S. House Intelligence panel head blackballs China’s Huawei

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S. companies should avoid
doing business with China’s Huawei, the world’s No. 2 maker of
telecommunications gear, for fear its equipment could open doors
for spying, the head of the U.S. House of Representatives’
Intelligence Committee said.

“If I were an American company today … and you are looking
at Huawei, I would find another vendor if you care about your
intellectual property; if you care about your consumers’ privacy
and you care about the national security of the United States of
America,” Chairman Mike Rogers said.

Oct 4, 2012

Lawmaker cites new cyber threats to financial networks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that significant new cyber threats to U.S. financial networks appeared to be emerging from an “unusual” source.

Committee Chairman Mike Rogers did not specifically identify the purported new threat nor its origin but referred several times to what he described as Iran’s growing cyber espionage capabilities.

Sep 19, 2012

No FAA emergency directive on Boeing jets, GE engines

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration said o n W ednesday it would stop short of issuing
an emergency directive on recently identified problems in
General Electric engines on a pair of Boeing Co jet models,
sticking instead to more routine safety notices.

An emergency directive could have meant temporary groundings
of the GE-powered Boeing 787 and 747-8 jets, for instance, or
other significant caps on fleet operations that now may be less
likely.

Sep 13, 2012

China telecom equipment makers deny threat to U.S. security

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Executives from China’s top
makers of telecommunications gear denied putting hidden spy code
into their equipment at a rare public hearing of the U.S. House
of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

The officials from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and
ZTE Corp, rejecting fears that their expansion in
the United States poses a security risk, said they operated
independently of the Chinese government.

Sep 13, 2012

Law firm faulted over work for China’s ZTE Corp

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – DLA Piper, a global law firm
noted for high-profile attorneys, should rethink its work for
China’s ZTE Corp, two Republican members of the U.S.
House of Representatives urged.

Representatives Sue Myrick of North Carolina and Frank Wolf
of Virginia, staunch critics of China’s human-rights record,
sent the request to DLA Piper on Thursday.

Sep 13, 2012

Paper published by China’s Huawei decries U.S. treatment

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – A paper published by China’s
biggest telecommunications equipment maker said the company’s
path into the United States had been blocked by unsubstantiated
“allegations based on allegations” that threatened to harm ties
between the world’s two biggest economies.

The complaint published by Huawei Technologies Co – topped
by a reference to McCarthy-era Red Scare witch-hunting – was
spelled out on the eve of the company’s scheduled testimony
Thursday at a rare public hearing of the U.S. House of
Representatives’ Intelligence Committee.

Sep 13, 2012

China’s Huawei decries its treatment by US government

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – China’s biggest
telecommunications equipment maker said its path into the
United States had been blocked by unsubstantiated “allegations
based on allegations” that threatened to harm ties between the
world’s two biggest economies.

The complaint by Huawei Technologies Co – topped by a
reference to McCarthy-era Red Scare witch-hunting – was spelled
out on the eve of the company’s scheduled testimony Thursday at
a rare public hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives’
Intelligence Committee.

Sep 12, 2012

Report for U.S. Congress urges East Coast missile site

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A panel of the National Research Council has called for construction of a ballistic missile-interceptor site in the U.S. Northeast to counter a threat that some experts say Iran could pose within years.

The current U.S. defense plan – based on a Boeing Co -run antimissile shield to be bolstered by early intercept capabilities from Europe – is “very expensive and has limited effectiveness,” the panel said in a congressionally mandated report released Tuesday.