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Obama, Congress reach deal on gays in military

Obama, Congress reach deal on gays in military

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s administration reached a deal with top lawmakers in Congress designed to end a US ban on gays serving openly in the military. Obama vowed to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which forces gays and […]


First US Patriot missile battery in Poland

First US Patriot missile battery in Poland

Warsaw: A battery of US surface-to-air Patriot-type missiles arrived Sunday at a Polish military base, the first such deployment on Polish soil, the US embassy in Warsaw said Monday. “An American Patriot Air and Missile Defense Battery arrived on Sunday […]


US, S.Korea to conduct anti-submarine, navy exercises

US, S.Korea to conduct anti-submarine, navy exercises

Seoul: The US announced Monday anti-submarine and other naval exercises with Seoul in the “near future” as South Korea halted trade with the North in retaliation for the sinking of one of its warships. The announcements came after an international […]


SKorea says North ‘will pay price’ for ship attack

SKorea says North ‘will pay price’ for ship attack

SEOUL: South Korea Monday halted trade with North Korea as part of a package of reprisals for the sinking of one of its warships, drawing strong US support but threats of attack from the communist state. President Lee Myung-Bak also […]


More US troops in Afghanistan than Iraq: Pentagon

More US troops in Afghanistan than Iraq: Pentagon

Washington: For the first time, more US forces are deployed in Afghanistan than Iraq, amid a buildup of American troops in the Afghan war, the Pentagon said on Monday. About 94,000 US troops are now in Afghanistan, while 92,000 remain […]


Five dead as Thai army battle ‘Red Shirts’

Five dead as Thai army battle ‘Red Shirts’

BANGKOK: At least five people, including an Italian journalist, were killed Wednesday during an army crackdown on an anti-government protest site in Bangkok, police and a hospital said. “An Italian man was shot and died before arriving at the hospital,” […]


Study says US missile defense weapons deeply flawed

Study says US missile defense weapons deeply flawed

Washington: US missile defense plans are based on “technical myths” and interceptors have mostly failed to knock out incoming warheads in military tests, a new study argues. Two American scientists reviewed 10 tests of the SM-3 “kill vehicle,” designed to […]


S.Korea minister blames North for warship sinking

S.Korea minister blames North for warship sinking

SEOUL: Seoul’s foreign minister said Wednesday it was “obvious” North Korea was to blame for the sinking of a South Korean warship, and there was enough evidence to take the case to the UN Security Council. The comments by Yu […]


NATO must be ready to intervene anywhere

NATO must be ready to intervene anywhere

Brussels: NATO must be ready to intervene externally, experts said Monday, proposing a new doctrine for the alliance, as well as ensure the security of its 28 member states internally, as it has done since 1949. “In the coming decade, […]


 
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