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US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave […]


North Korea fires shells near South Korean warship

North Korea fires shells near South Korean warship

North Korea on Thursday fired shells into waters near a South Korean warship on patrol south of the disputed Yellow Sea border, prompting an evacuation of residents on a nearby island, officials said. Two shells fell near the South Korean […]


Syria army breaks year-old Aleppo prison siege

Syria army breaks year-old Aleppo prison siege

Syria’s army broke a siege of Aleppo prison Thursday, cutting off a major rebel supply route, as Damascus allies China and Russia vetoed a bid to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court. The Western-proposed UN Security Council resolution, which […]


Army develops smoke screens for future battles

Army develops smoke screens for future battles

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict. The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, known as ECBC, is currently completing a multi-year effort to […]


France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France has delayed plans to pull troops out of its former colony Mali after a fresh bout of clashes in a key town. France said earlier this month it was ending its “frontal war phase” in Mali after sending troops […]


Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

According to the German magazine Spiegel, NATO is examining scenarios in the event of a Russian military move in Eastern Europe. Alarm bells are already ringing in eastern states, and NATO is keen to show it could cope. The article, […]


Putin heads to China as Ukraine sinks ties with West

Putin heads to China as Ukraine sinks ties with West

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to China on Tuesday to shore up eastern ties as relations with the West plunge to new lows over the Ukraine crisis. During a two-day visit to Shanghai, Putin and Chinese host Xi Jinping will […]


French foreign minister defends sale of warships to Russia

French foreign minister defends sale of warships to Russia

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius defended Tuesday in Washington the sale of two warships to Russia, despite US opposition — while leaving open the door to re-examine the contract in October. Per a 2011 agreement worth $1.2 billion, France is […]


US Announces More Exercises with East European Allies, Partners

US Announces More Exercises with East European Allies, Partners

The United States has begun a new military exercise with Estonia amid no indication of a Russian troop pullback from its border with Ukraine. Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren announced today that Exercise Spring Storm began earlier this week. […]


 
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