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US Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

US Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

The number of suicides in the US Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday. From 1977 to 2003, the tally of army suicides had trended slightly downwards, […]


US/ROK forces show off air power

US/ROK forces show off air power

Not even the sun had a chance to rise before Airmen here began their work during a combined combat generation exercise, March 2, between United States and Republic of Korea air forces. “The purpose of the exercise today is to […]


UN sends aid chief to Syria, US rejects military force

UN sends aid chief to Syria, US rejects military force

The UN’s humanitarian chief heads for Syria Wednesday to urge the regime to let aid into devastated protest cities, with US President Barack Obama insisting military intervention would be a “mistake”. The five major UN powers discussed on Tuesday new […]


AU troops attack Shebab positions in Mogadishu

AU troops attack Shebab positions in Mogadishu

African Union-backed Somali government forces attacked Islamist Shebab rebel posts on the outskirts of the war-torn capital Mogadishu with tanks and artillery Tuesday, officials and witness said. Burundian troops with the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) launched a pre-dawn attack […]


The Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget: Continuity or Change

The Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget: Continuity or Change

The Department of Defense (DoD) budget request released today includes $525.4 billion in base discretionary funding, $6.3 billion in mandatory funding, and $88.5 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is the first […]


Russia Says UN Resolution on Syria Risks Civil War

Russia Says UN Resolution on Syria Risks Civil War

Russia is warning that a Western and Arab effort to push the U.N. Security Council into adopting a resolution on Syria will put that nation on a path to civil war. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Tuesday the […]


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 […]


Iraqi officials outraged by use of US drones: report

Iraqi officials outraged by use of US drones: report

Iraqi officials have expressed outrage at the United States’ use of a small fleet of surveillance drones to help protect the US embassy, consulates and American personnel in Iraq, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said the State Department […]


Germany Begins Cutting Troops In Afghanistan

Germany Begins Cutting Troops In Afghanistan

The German parliament is starting to lower the number of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Two years ahead of the planned complete withdrawal of troops, many questions remain unresolved. One thing is certain: by the end of 2014, international combat troops […]


 
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