by Sanya Khetani
President Nicolas Sarkozy suspended French combat training operations in Afghanistan on Friday after four French soldiers were killed and more than a dozen wounded by a renegade Afghan soldier who opened fire on his unarmed trainers, The Washington Post reports.
Sarkozy did not specify how many French forces this would affect, or which programs he was referring to. The Afghan soldier has since been apprehended, according to the AP.
Sarkozy also said he had sent Defense [...]
China’s latest stealth fighter might be cloned from the debris of a shot-down U.S. Air Force F-117. Chinese naval warplanes are reverse-engineered Soviet designs, as is its navy’s only aircraft carrier.
For decades, China has copied many of its military systems from foreign-made originals. It’s a hallmark of a fast-growing power just finding its footing in the high-tech world.
The latest example? A first-person-shooter video game, developed by China’s Giant Network Technology [...]
TOKYO — Nearly one month after Japan’s devastating nuclear accident, atomic energy experts, regulators and politicians around the world are still puzzling over a basic question: How much danger is still posed by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant?
That depends to a considerable extent on how hot the uranium fuel rods at the power plant remain, and whether fuel has escaped its containment, or [...]