Rapid Fire 2011-07-08: Indonesian Aerospace
- The Department of Defense (DoD)Â announces that Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn will leave the postÂ later this year. A replacement is expected to be found by the autumn.
- Two House Foreign Affairs sub-committees held aÂ joint sessionÂ to consider the extent of Somalia’s piracy and crime networks, the influence of the IslamistÂ al ShabaabÂ group and the growingÂ humanitarian crisisÂ affecting almost 3 million Somalis.
- More and more shipping companies are ignoring the UN’sÂ IMO, andÂ hiring armed guards to fight pirate attacks. The IMO is expected to cave soon, and introduce vetting procedures for guards.
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