Wednesday Emerging Threats

From my Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to read the stories I filed under a UPI byline.

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) — Piracy attacks off the Somali coast since January have surpassed the number for all of 2008, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

TBILISI, Georgia, May 13 (UPI) — Georgian efforts to dismantle old munitions received a boost Wednesday with an equipment donation from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., May 13 (UPI) — The head of the U.S. Air Force’s provisional Cyber Command said the escalation of cyber warfare requires new thinking to counter the threat.

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) — The U.S. director of national intelligence has launched a Web site designed to provide a clearer understanding of weapons of mass destruction proliferation.

DILI, Timor-Leste, May 13 (UPI) — The United Nations is expected to transfer security responsibilities for a district in Timor-Leste to local authorities Thursday.


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