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White House: no Patriot missiles in Syria

White House: no Patriot missiles in Syria

The White House said Tuesday that NATO would not provide Patriot missile batteries to protect rebel strongholds in Syria, following a request from opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib. Khatib asked for an extension of the umbrella provided by Patriot positions […]


‘Combat-ready’ North Korea threatens US mainland, Hawaii

‘Combat-ready’ North Korea threatens US mainland, Hawaii

North Korea’s military has put rocket units on a war footing with a fresh threat to strike US targets as well as South Korea, as Washington said it was ready to respond to “any contingency”. The move came as South […]


China to buy Russian fighters, subs: state media

China to buy Russian fighters, subs: state media

China has agreed to buy two dozen fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, state media reported Monday, the country’s first large-scale weapons technology purchases from Moscow in a decade. The agreement to buy the 24 Su-35 fighters and four […]


Eurocopter enters race for Polish chopper deal

Eurocopter enters race for Polish chopper deal

Eurocopter, the world’s leading maker of civil helicopters, will sign an agreement next month aimed at setting up production in Poland, putting it in the running for a Polish chopper deal, a factory president said Monday. Polish Prime Minister Donald […]


Papers link top China university to army hacking unit

Papers link top China university to army hacking unit

Researchers at one of China’s top universities collaborated with a Chinese army unit accused of carrying out hacking attacks on the United States, academic papers published online show. The elite Shanghai Jiaotong University conducted network security research with People’s Liberation […]


Hagel seeks to reassure Poland on missile defense

Hagel seeks to reassure Poland on missile defense

The United States is dedicated to defending Europe from missile attacks despite a US decision to abandon the final phase of a planned anti-missile system, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Friday. In a phone call to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz […]


Are US Navy’s super carriers a relic of wars past?

Are US Navy’s super carriers a relic of wars past?

Budget pressures at the Pentagon have renewed a debate about the value of the US Navy’s giant aircraft carriers, with critics arguing the warships are fast becoming costly relics in a new era of warfare. With the Pentagon facing $500 […]


Turkey awaits ‘historic’ ceasefire call by Kurdish rebel chief

Turkey awaits ‘historic’ ceasefire call by Kurdish rebel chief

Jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan was set to call a “historic” ceasefire on Thursday, raising expectations for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives. The widely anticipated ceasefire call is […]


US flies B-52 bombers over South Korea

US flies B-52 bombers over South Korea

The United States said it was flying training missions of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea, in a clear signal to North Korea at a time of escalating military tensions. The flights — part of annual joint South Korea-US military […]


 
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