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Three-way US-China drills possible: Australia

Three-way US-China drills possible: Australia

Defence Minister Stephen Smith Tuesday said Canberra would seriously consider trilateral military training with the United States and China following the announcement of a US troop buildup in Darwin. Smith said the move was suggested by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang […]


U.S., Indonesia Agree on F-16 Transfer

U.S., Indonesia Agree on F-16 Transfer

The U.S. and Indonesian presidents issued a joint statement today from Bali, Indonesia, reaffirming their deepening engagement and announcing the planned transfer and upgrade of 24 Excess Defense Article F-16s to the Indonesian air force. President Barack Obama is in […]


U.S., Canadian defense leaders call F-35 crucial

U.S., Canadian defense leaders call F-35 crucial

Calling it crucial to the defense of North America, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Canadian Defense Minister Peter G. MacKay today emphasized that both nations are committed to developing the F-35 joint strike fighter. At a news conference here […]


Taliban reject Afghan-US deal

Taliban reject Afghan-US deal

The Taliban on Sunday rejected as a “show” the endorsement by a traditional assembly of a strategic partnership deal with the United States that could allow its troops to remain in Afghanistan for years. In a statement sent to media, […]


U.S. tests hypersonic weapon

U.S. tests hypersonic weapon

The U.S. Army has conducted the first flight test of a new weapon concept designed to fly within the earth’s atmosphere at hypersonic speed and long range, the Pentagon said. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command launched the […]


Honduras to buy US, Israeli weapons

Honduras to buy US, Israeli weapons

Honduras will buy weapons from Israel and the United States to replace obsolete equipment that has been in use for more than 30 years, military chief General Rene Osorio said Saturday. “We are acquiring equipment from cooperating countries, and have […]


Australia tells China not to interfere

Australia tells China not to interfere

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has assured China the boosting of US troops on Australian soil was not directed at Beijing while warning the country not to interfere in Canberra’s security decisions. US President Barack Obama announced in Canberra on Wednesday […]


Obama Announces Expanded US Military Presence in Australia

Obama Announces Expanded US Military Presence in Australia

President Barack Obama joined Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today to announce expanded military-to-military relationships between the two countries as they commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Australia-New Zealand-U.S. alliance. Speaking at a joint news conference in the Australian capital […]


Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

President Barack Obama Thursday signalled a pivotal American shift to Asia, pledging he would not let Washington’s budget crunch compromise his expansive vision and military presence in the region. His commitment came a day after the United States said it […]


 
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