Hagel Concerned over Technologies, Weapons Obtained by Hizbullah and Al-Qaeda

(U.S. Department of Defense) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Saturday: "Enduring and emerging powers are challenging the world order that American leadership helped build after World War II. In the Middle East, in North Africa, the order within and between states is being recast in ways that we've not seen for almost a century, often leaving dangerous ungoverned spaces in their wake." "Technologies and weapons that were once the exclusive province of advanced nations have become available to a broad range of militaries and non-state actors, from dangerously provocative North Korea to terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda and Hizbullah - all clear threats to the United States and its allies."

2014-11-17 00:00:00

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