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Drone Usage on the Rise in Conflicts Worldwide

Drone Usage on the Rise in Conflicts Worldwide

Drones are becoming more widespread throughout the world – be it in Pakistan, Iraq, in Yemen or Somalia. These unmanned planes, currently mainly piloted remotely, may eventually engage each other on their own. On Thursday, Iranian and Indian media reported […]


Report: Operations in Afghanistan

RAF Chinook helicopter

UK Forces were not deployed in 2006 in enough numbers or with the right equipment, senior retired officers tell MPs. Report: Operations in Afghanitstan Inquiry: Operations in Afghanistan Defence Committee It is unacceptable that UK Forces were deployed in Helmand […]


First US troops leave Afghanistan as drawdown begins

First US troops leave Afghanistan as drawdown begins

The first American soldiers of about 10,000 due to leave Afghanistan this year have flown home, military officials said Friday, kicking off a gradual drawdown due to be completed in 2014. US President Barack Obama in June announced that 33,000 […]


US may pull tactical nukes out of Europe: report

US may pull tactical nukes out of Europe: report

The United States is in talks with NATO to remove US tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, in a push toward a nuclear-weapons-free world and to cut costs, a Japanese newspaper said Friday. Washington is talking with other NATO member nations […]


Top diplomats set for Libya talks in Turkey

Top diplomats set for Libya talks in Turkey

Some 15 top diplomats including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet Friday in Istanbul to discuss a political solution to the conflict in Libya while coordinating aid for the rebels. The fourth meeting of the Libya contact group will […]


Pakistan threatens troop pull-back from Afghan border

Pakistan threatens troop pull-back from Afghan border

Pakistan’s defence minister has threatened to pull back troops from the Afghan border in response to US military aid cuts, according to exceprts of a television interview broadcast Tuesday. “I think the next step is, the government or the armed […]


Extremists use Iranian weapons, Iraq command spokesman says

Extremists use Iranian weapons, Iraq command spokesman says

There is no doubt that deadly weapons being used against American forces in Iraq originated in Iran, a U.S. Forces Iraq spokesman said here today. Maj. Gen. Jeff Buchanan led reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on a […]


US team eyes Iraq weapons trail back to Iran

US team eyes Iraq weapons trail back to Iran

As they dissect the lethal rockets which Iraqi Shiite insurgents have fired at their troops, US weapons analysts in Baghdad say they have no doubt of Iran’s signature. For the Task Force Troy doing the forensic work at the US […]


US suspends $800 million in Pakistan military aid

US suspends $800 million in Pakistan military aid

The United States is withholding some $800 million in aid to Pakistan, almost a third of the $2.7 billion in security assistance it provides each year to Islamabad, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff has confirmed. Relations between the key […]


 
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