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Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]


Uncertain Outlook for German Arms Industry

Uncertain Outlook for German Arms Industry

German tanks, submarines and weapons are in high demand. They’re exported to Israel despite the war in Gaza, and Kurdish fighters would also welcome a shipment. Yet the defense industry is worried about its future. When trade unions look to […]


Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Reports claim that Southeast Asian nations are investing in their defense sector in response to increasing tensions with Beijing over the South China Sea. But will that be able to keep China at bay? Experts believe that nations in Southeast […]


German coalition bickers over arms exports

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia. “If you’re not very careful, (selling arms abroad) can very […]


Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi today on his first trip to India as defense chief for what he described as get-acquainted meetings with the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeking to expand common interests […]


Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million In Taxes

Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million In Taxes

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week finding that 83,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilian, military, and contractor employees holding or eligible for security clearances had more than $730 million in unpaid federal taxes. During the time […]


Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior […]


Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of contracts with Iraq have entered into force […]


Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said, as Israel’s army announced two more soldiers had died in fighting. Earlier, Israeli tank fire killed five people, including two children, in southern […]


 
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