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Paratroopers Trade Parachutes for Sea Legs

Paratroopers Trade Parachutes for Sea Legs

, ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq: Paratroopers here have added another element to their arsenal of maneuver capabilities: amphibious transportation. The Scout Platoon for the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, will use the aluminum utility […]


US: Israel Likely Violated Cluster Bomb Agreement During Hezbollah War

, WASHINGTON: The Bush administration has told Congress that Israel likely violated U.S. arms export agreements with its use of cluster munitions against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon last year. The State Department says a preliminary report on the issue has […]


Iraq Needs Stronger Political Will: Australian Commander

, The Iraqi government needed a stronger political will to tackle militia violence in Baghdad, Australia


Major European Aeronautics Companies Commit to

, VIENNA, Austria: Today in Vienna nine leading European aeronautics companies (AgustaWestland, Airbus, Alenia Aeronautica, Dassault Aviation, Eurocopter, Liebherr-Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, SAFRAN, and Thales) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Aeronautics Joint Technology Initiative


Strike By Israeli Robot Drone Kills Four Gunmen In Gaza

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Gaza City: Four armed Palestinians from the ruling Islamist Hamas movement were killed early Monday in the Gaza Strip when an Israeli drone fired a missile at them, a Palestinian security official said. The four members of a […]


Up To 71 Taliban Killed In Southern Afghanistan

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Kandahar, Afghanistan: Up to 71 Taliban rebels and five Afghan police and soldiers have been confirmed killed in a major clash in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. The battle erupted late Saturday after scores of Taliban attacked volatile […]


Israeli army chief sold stocks hours before war

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Israel's army chief Dan Halutz reportedly offloaded his stock portfolio hours before the Jewish state unleashed a massive offensive in Lebanon and the stock market tumbled. According to the Maariv daily, Halutz sold the shares at noon on […]


US Deny Israeli Request for Cluster Munitions Use in Lebanon Has Killed and Maimed Civilians

Human Rights Watch, WASHINGTON: The United States should reject any request by Israel to transfer cluster munitions for use against targets in Lebanon, Human Rights Watch wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley today. Civilians in Lebanon […]


Australia To Send More Troops to Afghanistan

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Aug. 9 he was sending 150 more troops to Afghanistan, amid an escalating Taliban-led insurgency in the country


 
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