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Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels

Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels

Austria has warned its 26 European Union partners in a letter against providing weapons for rebel movements in the Syrian conflict, said a press report to be published Tuesday. The foreign ministry in Vienna confirmed late Monday that a document […]


US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

Plans to expand the American naval presence in the Pacific with new ships and hi-tech weaponry will go ahead despite steep budget cuts, the US Navy chief said before a trip to the region. Admiral Jonathan Greenert told AFP in […]


Pentagon plans to cut civilian workforce

Pentagon plans to cut civilian workforce

The Pentagon plans to cut its vast civilian workforce by 5-6 percent over the next five years to match similar reductions in the number of US troops, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. “These reductions are largely proportional to […]


Beijing says US defence report hypes China threat

Beijing says US defence report hypes China threat

Beijing on Tuesday dismissed an annual Pentagon report that accused it of widespread cyberspying on the US government, rejecting it as an “irresponsible” attempt to drum up fear of China as a military threat. The paper came as concerns in […]


French M51 ballistic missile self-destructs in failed test

French M51 ballistic missile self-destructs in failed test

A French test of an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile failed on Sunday as it self-destructed off the coast of Brittany, officials said. “It was a failure, the reasons will be determined by an investigation,” said Lieutenant Commander Lionel Delort, a […]


Israel’s Syria hit sends warning to Iran, Hezbollah: pundits

Israel’s Syria hit sends warning to Iran, Hezbollah: pundits

Israeli air strikes near Damascus send a clear message to Iran and Syria that it will not allow arms shipments to Hezbollah, pundits said, playing down fears it would spark a major response. Although Israel maintained official silence on the […]


US says Syria has beefed up air defenses

US says Syria has beefed up air defenses

With technical support from Russia, Syria has bolstered its air defenses, posing a threat to US aircraft if America decides to intervene in the war, a US official said Monday. The official confirmed a report that first appeared in the […]


North Korea set to stage major military drill: report

North Korea set to stage major military drill: report

North Korea appears to be gearing up for a major military exercise, a report said on Sunday, amid tensions over an expected missile test and South Korea’s pullout from a joint industrial complex. Preparations are under way near the North’s […]


US army seeks new technology to replace GPS

US army seeks new technology to replace GPS

The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon’s research agency said Wednesday. DARPA, the research group behind a range […]


 
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