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Russia Has Lost its Army

Pravda, The armed forces of Russia are in such a condition that we have definitely come off second-best The Russian army needs modern helicopters, Russia Air Force Commander-in-chief Colonel General Vladimir Mikhailov told RIA Novosti Monday. “The number of modern […]

China and Japan reject Bush's currency pleas


Federal Deficit Rises to Record $374.2 Billion

AP, WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit hit a record $374.2 billion in 2003, the administration reported Monday, as the costs of the war in Iraq, a new round of tax cuts and economic weakness pushed the government's red ink […]

Israel's protesting pilots expose its divided vision of democracy

, Flight School It would be hard to plan a more perfect challenge to a democracy than the one handed Israel in late September by 27 fighter and helicopter pilots. In an open letter, they expressed anguish over the scores […]

Israel top base for Internet attacks

UPI, JERUSALEM, Oct. 20 (UPI) — A survey by Symantec says Middle Eastern countries comprised six of the top 10 bases for Internet attacks, it was reported Monday. In the first half of 2003, the top offenders included Israel as […]


MENL, ABU DHABI [MENL] — Saudi Arabia has launched a major air and naval exercise in the northwestern part of the kingdom near the Israeli border. The Saudi exercise includes advanced fighter-jets as the F-15S, as well as fast attack […]

Russia's Putin promoting weapons sales to Thailand

, Bangkok, Oct 20-Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking advantage of the first-ever state visit by a Russian leader to promote his country's military hardware to Thailand, an official said today. Thai Defence Minister General Thammarak Issarakura said he would […]

EU defence blueprint threatens fresh feud with US

The Independent, Tensions between the European Union and the United States over defence burst into the open yesterday when America called a special meeting in Nato next Monday to discuss Europe's plans for military co-operation. The move followed frank exchanges […]

Oman, India Approach Defense Cooperation

DefenseNews, In a move to make further strategic inroads in the Middle East, India on Oct. 18 signed a memorandum of understanding with Oman regarding supply of Indian-made military hardware to Oman, repair of Omani ships and other military equipment […]

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