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France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

The White House said Monday that the United States will remain strongly committed to Iraq as it fights al-Qaida affiliated groups, but it said, again, that American troops will not return to Iraq. The surge in fighting between Iraqi government […]


US Suspends Large Part of Military Assistance to Egypt

US Suspends Large Part of Military Assistance to Egypt

The United States is suspending the delivery of major weapons to Egypt over delays in progress toward an inclusive government. The decision follows the ouster of the country’s first democratically-elected leader. The Obama administration says it is holding back the […]


US Government Shutdown Will Delay Military Funding for Israel

US Government Shutdown Will Delay Military Funding for Israel

The partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government means there is no money for foreign military assistance, delaying support for long-time allies like Israel. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that because there is no federal budget for the […]


US Significantly Boosts Military Funding For Southeast Asia

US Significantly Boosts Military Funding For Southeast Asia

The United States has announced a major increase in U.S. funding for military education and training programs in Southeast Asia. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement Sunday during a speech at the Malaysian Institute of Defense and Security […]


Russian Missile Plan Chills Chances for Syrian No-Fly Zone

Russian Missile Plan Chills Chances for Syrian No-Fly Zone

Analysts say it will be more difficult for the United States or other Western powers to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria if Russia goes ahead with the sale of anti-aircraft missiles to its ally Damascus. Moscow said this week […]


North Korea Test-Fires 4th Short-Range Missile

North Korea Test-Fires 4th Short-Range Missile

North Korea fired its fourth short-range missile in the past two days into waters off its east coast on Sunday, despite calls for restraint from South Korea and other countries in the region, as well as the United Nations. The […]


US Sees China Missile Launch As Test of Muscle

US Sees China Missile Launch As Test of Muscle

The U.S. government believes a Chinese missile launch this week was the first test of a new interceptor that could be used to destroy a satellite in orbit, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Wednesday. China launched a rocket […]


Pentagon: Inaccurate to Say North Korea Has Nuclear-Armed Missiles

Pentagon: Inaccurate to Say North Korea Has Nuclear-Armed Missiles

The Pentagon late Thursday said North Korea does not have nuclear-armed missiles, playing down an intelligence report leaked earlier in the day which said Pyongyang had the capability to build atomic warheads that could be fitted on missiles. Pentagon spokesman […]


 
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