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By William Tucker

Two Libyan militia groups exchanged gunfire in Tripoli yesterday killing four and wounding five. The firefight began when a militia from Misrata tried to free several prisoners held in the former intelligence headquarters building of the Gaddafi regime. In response, the military council of Zawiya street returned fire disrupting the Misratan operation. Fighting between armed rebel groups in Tripoli has been a profound fear of the interim government.

By William Tucker

Two months ago, Kenyan forces invaded southern Somalia with the ostensive purpose of creating a buffer region between al-Shabaab and the Kenyan border. The Kenyan military has thus far not stated how far into Somalia they will go, but it is widely expected that they are intent on attacking the port city of Kismayo.

By William Tucker

Iranian war games are well under way in the Strait of Hormuz. In the past few days several different Iranian politicians have made statements regarding the ease with which the Strait could be closed, thus disrupting much of the world’s oil supply. Although Iranian threats regarding the Strait have been ongoing for some time it is only recently that the U.S. issued a blunt response to these threats.

By William Tucker

North Korea’s official media outlet has reported that the nation’s leader, Kim Jong-il, has died at the age of 69. Jong-il has been in bad health recently and suffered a stroke in 2008. Although Kim Jong-il named his son, Kim Jong-Un, as his successor in September 2010, the younger Kim does not have any political or military experience.

By William Tucker

In 2006, a professor at National Autonomous University of Mexico claims he was recruited by officials from the Cuban Embassy in Mexico to lead a group of hackers to attack the U.S. Instead of following through, the professor recruited a few students to infiltrate the hacking group to better understand how they operate.

By William Tucker

The media has been buzzing today over comments made by Parviz Sarvari in which the Iranian politician claimed that Iran would soon war game the closing of the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran has been threatening to do so should the U.S. or Israel ever attack over the Iran’s nuclear program, but this may be bluster.

By William Tucker

New intelligence, recently released into the open source, suggests that North Korea has been working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. North Korea’s larger missiles – namely the Taepodong 1 and 2 – require a fixed launch facility. The benefits of a mobile ICBM, such as hiding in the many tunnels Pyongyang has dung into its mountainous territory, are readily apparent.