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Australian elite military team trains for radiological attack

AFP, SYDNEY (AFP) Oct 28, 2003-Soldiers from an elite anti-terrorism unit on Tuesday held an exercise at a nuclear reactor site to test Australia's readiness to deal with a radiological terror attack, the defence department said. Exercise Clean Slate featured […]

Britain's armed forces face cutbacks amidst cash crisis: report

AFP, LONDON (AFP) Oct 28, 2003-Britain's armed forces, facing an unprecedented financial crisis, could be forced to make drastic cuts that would imperil future military operations, a British newspaper said Tuesday.The Ministry of Defence was negotiating with Britain's finance ministry, […]

Italy, Bulgaria to Boost Military Cooperation

Novinite , Italy's Defence Minister Antonio Martino, who is currently on a visit to Bulgaria, and his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Svinarov have discussed opportunities for boosting cooperation between the two countries in the fields of national security and defence, officials […]

Australia's Solomon's force gradually returning home

ABC , DAVID HARDAKER: And closer to home now, and flushed with the success of the Australian-led mission to the Solomon Islands, the Defence Minister has announced that the size of the Australian military component of the intervention force will […]

US-EU row on NATO, European defence has "evolved": US official

AFP, PARIS (AFP) Oct 27, 2003-A row between some EU countries and the United States over a European defence operation that would be separate from NATO has “evolved” and is now the subject of “healthy discussion,” a senior US official […]

United States neither enemy nor ally of Russia, says defence minister

AFP, MOSCOW (AFP) Oct 28, 2003-Russia and the United States are neither foes nor allies, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said in an interview posted on the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily's website Tuesday.Asked whether the former Cold War rival superpowers were […]

Defence seeks giant warship

Defence seeks giant warship

smh, New warships: What is required More Military Pictures Military planners are examining the purchase of at least one massive amphibious warship and supply vessel as part of a defence shake-up that fits the Government's new strategic doctrine based around […]

A taboo is broken

Hi-Pakistan, After dishing out the mandatory condemnation of Mahathir Muhammad

''U.S. Strategy in Iraq Cannot Be Effectively Deployed in Iran''

PINR, One rule of thumb for maintaining a totalitarian regime is to always have an airtight grip on the loyalty of the military officer corps. From Rome's dark year of revolutions following the collapse of the Judeo-Claudian dynasty to England's […]

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