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US Arms Sales in First Half of 2018 Shatter 2017 Total

Washington agreed to sell $46.9 billion worth of weapons and military equipment in the first half of 2018, $5 billion more than what was...

US special forces to fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Washington: The United States will increasingly rely on special operations troops to battle Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, US Defense Secretary Ashton...
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Israel does not rule out striking Iranian targets in Iraq

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday signalled his country could strike Iranian targets in Iraq if they threatened Israel, saying it would hit...

Dutch soon to pull fighter jets striking IS targets

Dutch F-16 fighter jets will end bombing missions against Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria at the end of the year, the Netherlands government...

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes against the Daesh group in Syria since they began four years ago,...

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

China summoned the United States ambassador on Saturday after the US imposed sanctions on a branch of its military, according to Chinese state media. The...

Russian Reports Incident with US F-22 Fighter Over Syria

"An American F-22 fighter actively prevented the Russian pair of Su-25 attack aircraft from carrying out a combat mission to destroy the Daesh stronghold...

North Korea still ‘serious and imminent threat’: Japan

North Korea still poses a "serious and imminent threat", Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on...

The Role of the Armed Forces in Protecting National Security

Defence Secretary John Hutton gave a speech last night to the Institute for Public Policy Research in which he spoke about the role of...

Pentagon official cautions India over buying Russian arms

A top Pentagon official cautioned India on Wednesday that there are no guarantees for a special waiver from US sanctions if it buys new...