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كونا : Saudi forces arrest 145 Somalis, Ethiopians on borders with Yemen - الدفاع والأمن - 29/11/2009

كونا : Saudi forces arrest 145 Somalis, Ethiopians on borders with Yemen - الدفاع والأمن - 29/11/2009: "RIYADH, Nov 29 (KUNA) -- Around 145 Somali and Ethiopian nationals were arrested by the Saudi forces during operations on the Saudi-Yemeni borders, said an official on Sunday.
Undersecretary for the Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdelaziz told the press that the Saudi forces were on alert and would not allow anyone to infiltrate the Saudi borders.
Meanwhile, the official denied that the Saudi forces had received five of its soldiers from the Yemeni Army but affirmed that there were nine soldiers still missing in action within Yemen. (end) od.gta KUNA 290933 Nov 09NNNN"

How dare you criticize wasteful defense spending! - Salon.com

How dare you criticize wasteful defense spending! - Salon.com: "# The 2010 Pentagon budget means 'every man, woman and child in the United States will spend more than $2,700 on (defense) programs and agencies next year,' reports the Cato Institute. 'By way of comparison, the average Japanese spends less than $330; the average German about $520; China's per capita spending is less than $100.'
# '(The Pentagon budget) dwarfs the combined defense budgets of U.S. allies and potential U.S. enemies alike,' reports Hearst Newspapers.
# 'President (Obama) is on track to spend more on defense, in real dollars, than any other president has in one term of office since World War II,' reports National Journal's Government Executive magazine.
# In 2000, the Pentagon admitted it has lost -- yes, lost -- $2.3 trillion. In 2003, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a subsequent Department of Defense study said it was only $1 trillion. To put such numbers …