But since President Bush declared California a federal disaster zone on October 24, the NGA has been working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, producing up-to-date satellite and aircraft images of the affected areas overlaid with maps of critical infrastructure such as roads and electrical lines. (cont...)
US speeding up anti-missile plans: Moscow http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071031141805.ra54qusd&show_article=1&image=large
Washington's negotiations with Poland and the Czech Republic over installing the defences "have not only not been suspended, but additional measures are being taken to speed them up," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin. "There is the impression that the United States is trying to make the realisation of its plans irreversible," Kamynin said in a statement.
Kamynin also reiterated Moscow's dismissal of US accusations that Iran presents a military threat. Russia does not support "a holy alliance against this country," he said. (cont...)
By MARTIN SIEFFUPI Senior News AnalystWASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency carried out a successful test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor system Saturday.MDA Director Lt. Gen. Henry “Trey” Obering said in a statement that the THAAD interceptor had successfully destroyed a ballistic missile target at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the island of Kauai in Hawaii."Preliminary indications are that planned flight test objectives were achieved. The intercept involved the 'exo-atmospheric' -- outside Earth’s atmosphere -- 'hit to kill' destruction of a unitary -- non-separating -- target representing a 'SCUD'-type ballistic missile launched from a mobile platform positioned off Kauai in the Pacific Ocean," the MDA said. (cont..)
Terrorism drill sees port in a storm http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2007/200711/20071101/article_336603.htmSHANGHAI Yangshan Deep-Water Port was on full-scale "terrorism alert" yesterday.Organized by the Ministry of Communications and the city government, the 2007 Port Facility Security Exercise of China focused on testing the mettle of maritime, rescue, port and police authorities in the event of a terror attack. (cont..)
US halves troop numbers for Bright Star war games in Egypt