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US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, amid requests from military leaders to keep more troops there, U.S. officials said Monday. Although no final decision on numbers […]


Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday […]


Military Spending Rises In Asia, Middle East

Military Spending Rises In Asia, Middle East

U.S. defense spending dropped to 38 percent of the global total in 2014, compared to its 47 percent share in 2010, according to an assessment of global military capabilities published Wednesday in Britain. Analysts at the International Institute for Strategic […]


North Korea Test-Fires More Projectiles

North Korea Test-Fires More Projectiles

North Korea has fired four more short-range projectiles into the sea, the latest in a series of missile and artillery tests. The South Korean Defense Ministry says the North fired two Wednesday morning and two more later in the day […]


France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

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The White House said Monday that the United States will remain strongly committed to Iraq as it fights al-Qaida affiliated groups, but it said, again, that American troops will not return to Iraq. The surge in fighting between Iraqi government […]


US Suspends Large Part of Military Assistance to Egypt

US Suspends Large Part of Military Assistance to Egypt

The United States is suspending the delivery of major weapons to Egypt over delays in progress toward an inclusive government. The decision follows the ouster of the country’s first democratically-elected leader. The Obama administration says it is holding back the […]


US Government Shutdown Will Delay Military Funding for Israel

US Government Shutdown Will Delay Military Funding for Israel

The partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government means there is no money for foreign military assistance, delaying support for long-time allies like Israel. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that because there is no federal budget for the […]


US Significantly Boosts Military Funding For Southeast Asia

US Significantly Boosts Military Funding For Southeast Asia

The United States has announced a major increase in U.S. funding for military education and training programs in Southeast Asia. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement Sunday during a speech at the Malaysian Institute of Defense and Security […]


 
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