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One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy hands, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The pallet was among 28 that were dropped by U.S. forces Oct. 19 […]


India says no compromise with China on territory

India says no compromise with China on territory

India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country’s new national security adviser said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. Hundreds of Chinese troops allegedly […]


Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but degrading and destroying the terror group will require “strategic patience,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said today. Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told […]


Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. “Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity […]


America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

The United States has announced a partial lifting of its ban on arms sales to Vietnam to help its maritime security, easing the embargo on Vietnam that was imposed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. At the […]


ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

Advancing Islamic State fighters seized a third of the Syrian border town of Kobane Thursday despite US-led air strikes, as Turkey rejected sending troops in against the jihadists on its own. In fighting that killed dozens, calls grew for ground […]


‘Too late’ for Syrian border town as air strikes fail: analysts

‘Too late’ for Syrian border town as air strikes fail: analysts

A lack of ground support for air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, and Turkey’s reluctance Turkey to step in militarily, have all but sealed the fate of the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, analysts said Tuesday. The latest episode […]


US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defense

In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defenses in the tense South China Sea. The historic easing of the ban in place […]


Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training, with a ceremony yesterday, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014. Rapid Trident is an annual U.S. Army Europe-conducted, Ukrainian-led […]


 
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