Friday, July 29, 2005

Asian security group launches Internet site to share intelligence

I wonder how long it will be before this site is pwn3d? ;-)

An AFP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

Asia's main security forum meeting in Laos launched a partially-restricted website that will enable its 25 members to share sensitive intelligence information related to tackling terrorism.

The ASEAN Regional Forum's website (, backed by US financial support, has a section available to the public and another accessible only to its members, ASEAN officials said.

It is intended to facilitate a quick exchange of intelligence information, they said.

Attacks this month in London and the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have reinforced the need "to increase the frequency and quality of intelligence exchanges to make sure that we're much better coordinated," Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on the sidelines of the ARF meeting.

ARF groups the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with Australia, Canada, China, East Timor, the European Union, India, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea the United States.


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