Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Briefings : A400M, Taleban, Nuclear tests

The seven European partners backing the Airbus A400M project have agreed to offer loan guarantees worth 1.5 billion euros to keep the project going after Airbus threatened to pull the plug. This is on top of 2 billion euros extra funding previously agreed.

The second-in-command of the Taleban is said to have been captured in Pakistan, though the Taleban are denying it. British troops are reported to have been warned the Taleban may try a high profile retaliatory attack after losing their stronghold of Showal. CDR Salamander takes a look at Moshtarak now the dust has cleared and the change in NATO strategy.

French soldiers were deliberately exposed to radiation during nuclear tests conducted in Algeria in the 1960s to “study the physiological and psychological effects of atomic weaponry on humans” a leaked confidential report states.

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