Mon. Emerging Threats

from my UPI Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines for full story:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 29 (UPI) — A U.S. Air Force unit operating in Southwest Asia has developed an ongoing training regimen to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Despite a recent calming of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, banditry threats are causing difficulties in addressing the humanitarian crisis.

SINGAPORE, Dec. 29 (UPI) — A top defense official from Vietnam met with the head of the Singapore Ministry of Defense Monday to discuss ways to address regional security concerns.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has deployed a Mobile Security Squadron to protect a replenishment oiler supporting the U.S. 5th Fleet in the volatile Gulf of Aden.

CAIRO, Dec. 29 (UPI) — The head of U.S. Central Command met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit Sunday to discuss the central forces framework.

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