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Israeli planes practice long-range missions: military

Israeli planes practice long-range missions: military

Israeli warplanes this week practiced long-range missions including mid-air refueling in what local media said was a signal to archfoe Iran. The Israeli air force on Thursday posted pictures and video of the exercise on its website, without saying where […]


Russia test-fires nuclear-capable missile

Russia test-fires nuclear-capable missile

Russia said Thursday it had successfully test-fired an upgraded version of a nuclear-capable missile that entered into service in the Soviet era and had been due to be scrapped. A defence ministry spokesman said the RS-12M Topol had hit its […]


Congress restores US military death benefits

Congress restores US military death benefits

Congress moved Thursday to reinstate US military death benefits, after the government shutdown halted the payments to grieving families of US soldiers killed on duty. The Senate passed the mini funding bill by unanimous consent one day after the House […]


Taiwan military says China able to invade by 2020

Taiwan military says China able to invade by 2020

China’s arms buildup over the last two decades would give it the power to invade Taiwan by 2020 even if allies came to the island’s aid, a military report said Tuesday. The mainland’s annual military spending has grown on average […]


US court sides with Amazon on CIA cloud contract

US court sides with Amazon on CIA cloud contract

A US federal judge has reinstated a CIA cloud computing contract with Amazon, rejecting a challenge from IBM, according to court documents released Tuesday. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the Federal Court of Claims said in a notice posted by the […]


US data collection opens doors to abuse: report

US data collection opens doors to abuse: report

US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are collecting massive amounts of data on Americans and storing it for too long, creating a potential for abuse, a research report said Tuesday. The report by Brennan Center for Justice at New York […]


US shutdown threatens defense contractors

US shutdown threatens defense contractors

Defense companies warned Friday they are days away from placing thousands of workers on unpaid leave if the US government shutdown drags on and halts arms manufacturing. Failure by Congress to approve a budget for the new fiscal year has […]


US Navy commander sacked in widening bribery scandal

US Navy commander sacked in widening bribery scandal

A US naval commander has been sacked over his alleged links to an elaborate bribery scandal that involved prostitutes, luxury travel and multimillion-dollar government contracts, officials said Friday. Captain Daniel Dusek, commanding officer of the USS Bonhomme Richard based at […]


Pakistan’s powerful army chief confirms retirement

Pakistan’s powerful army chief confirms retirement

Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Ashfaq Kayani on Sunday confirmed he will retire next month at the end of his second tenure, ending rumors he would seek to keep a key military role. Kayani, who oversaw Pakistan’s first democratic transfer […]


 
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