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US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft

US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft

The US Air Force has canceled a $355 million contract for a light attack aircraft made by Brazil’s Embraer, saying it would open an investigation after protests from a rival US aerospace firm, officials said Tuesday. The contract for 20 […]


Panetta Outlines U.S. Troop Changes In Europe

Panetta Outlines U.S. Troop Changes In Europe

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with German Defense Minister Thomas De Maizière at the Pentagon today, as Defense Department officials announced details of planned changes in the U.S. military presence in Europe. The Army will inactivate its Germany-based 170th […]


Cash-strapped Europe struggles to up military might

Cash-strapped Europe struggles to up military might

With little cash to spare for their armed forces, Europeans must deepen military cooperation after incessant US pressure urging old allies to start pulling their own weight. A parade of world defence leaders and experts meeting at the Munich Security […]


NATO Missile Shield to Be Based In Germany

NATO Missile Shield to Be Based In Germany

A diplomatic source has said NATO will place the command center for its European missile shield at the US military base Ramstein in Germany. NATO plans to set up the command center for its missile shield at the US military […]


U.S. Lifts Ban On Uzbekistan Military Aid

U.S. Lifts Ban On Uzbekistan Military Aid

The United States has temporarily waived a ban on providing military assistance to Uzbekistan because of the country’s crucial role in transiting supplies to forces in Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials. Washington banned military aid to Tashkent in 2003 amid […]


Pakistan fighter jet strike kills 20 Taliban

Pakistan fighter jet strike kills 20 Taliban

Pakistani warplanes pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal area before dawn on Wednesday, killing at least 20 Taliban insurgents, security officials said. The jets targeted hideouts in the tribal Orakzai district and at least four compounds were hit, they […]


Pakistan condemns NATO leak on Taliban support

Pakistan condemns NATO leak on Taliban support

Pakistan on Wednesday hit out angrily at a leaked NATO report accusing its spies of secretly aiding the Afghan Taliban, saying that pre-dawn air strikes killed at least 20 local Taliban fighters. Pakistan’s alliance with the United States and NATO […]


EU and US Government Defence Spending

EU and US Government Defence Spending

In 2010 the governments of the 26 EDA pMS spent a total of EUR194 billion on defence. The US spent the equivalent of EUR520 billion (or $689 billion). Between 2006 and 2008 the aggregated defence expenditure of the 26 EDA […]


Accomplishments in Afghanistan Set Stage for 2012 Progress

Accomplishments in Afghanistan Set Stage for 2012 Progress

Almost a month into 2012 — a year both Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, called pivotal to operations there — International Security Assistance Force officials said last year’s […]


 
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