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Pentagon Papers finally published, 40 years on

Pentagon Papers finally published, 40 years on

The Pentagon Papers, a US government report into the Vietnam War, were finally published in full, 40 years after embarrassing details of the document were leaked. President Lyndon Johnson’s administration commissioned a Vietnam Study Task Force in 1967 to write […]


Pragmatic China wades into Libya conflict

Pragmatic China wades into Libya conflict

After months of calls for dialogue in Libya, China has waded into the diplomatic fray, but is courting both sides more to safeguard its interests than to bring an end to the conflict, analysts say. Beijing’s warm welcome to Libya’s […]


US Army Deploys Firefinder Radar in Iraq

US Army Deploys Firefinder Radar in Iraq

ThalesRaytheonSystems today announced that advanced Firefinder radars have been fielded in theater supporting and protecting U.S. troops and allies. Reliability and maintainability improvements have been added to the AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder Weapon Locating Radar system that support an extended service life […]


US mulls larger troop pullout from Afghanistan

US mulls larger troop pullout from Afghanistan

Top White House national security advisers are considering much more significant troop reductions in Afghanistan than those discussed even a few weeks ago, The New York Times reported late Sunday. The newspaper said some officials were arguing that such a […]


Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

As helicopters lifted off the moonlit field, Soldiers blended into the surrounding landscape. Slowly, each infantryman rose to his feet and scanned his sector of fire. As platoon leaders motioned to move out, night-vision optics revealed the flashing infrared lights […]


DOD Works Toward Successful Transition in Iraq

DOD Works Toward Successful Transition in Iraq

The recent Middle East turmoil underscores the importance of an active U.S. engagement in Iraq and a “shoring up” of relations with key regional partners, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said yesterday. “[The Defense Department] […]


US to view major cyber attacks as acts of war: report

US to view major cyber attacks as acts of war: report

The Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war, paving the way for possible military retaliation, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The newspaper said the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever […]


Astrium to Destroy World War I Chemical Weapons

Astrium to Destroy World War I Chemical Weapons

The French Ministry of Defence has selected Astrium as prime contractor for the SECOIA program (French abbreviation for “destruction site for stockpile of old weapons”), which covers the design, construction and operation of a specialised plant for the destruction of […]


Libyan generals announce defection

Libyan generals announce defection

Five generals, two colonels and a major announced here Monday they had defected from Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s forces and said Libya’s army was now at 20-percent capacity. Italian foreign ministry spokesman Maurizio Massari told reporters the officers had deserted […]


 
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