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US, Egypt cancel military exercise

The United States and Egypt have canceled a major military exercise this year to allow Egypt's generals to focus on governing the country, officials...

Pentagon Outlines Future Goals and Plans

US Department of Defense, WASHINGTON: The U.S. Defense Department has called for changes to its structure and capabilities to make the U.S. military more...

Pakistan approves new guidelines for US ties

Pakistan's parliament on Thursday unanimously approved new guidelines on relations with the United States which include a ban on transporting weapons through the country...

Pakistan 'not particularly looking for' bin Laden: Musharraf

Agence France-Presse, WASHINGTON: Pakistan is not specifically looking for Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, as there is no proof he is in Pakistan, President...

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2003-2010

This report is prepared annually to provide Congress with official, unclassified, quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States...

In Afghanistan, a long war and a shifting strategy

The United States and its allies have waged war in Afghanistan for more than nine years, longer than the Soviet army in the 1980s,...

NATO boosts troops in Afghanistan, says is winning war

, NATO said it was winning the battle to set Afghanistan on the road to peace and democracy and pledged more troops, with a...

Vietnam To Buy Indian Weaponry Under Defense Accord

DefenseNews, As part of its effort to increase military alliances in Southeast Asia, India on Nov. 17 agreed to supply a wide range of...

NATO backs Turkey but unlikely to do more over Syria

While Western powers quickly backed Ankara after deadly Syrian fire on a Turkish border village, it is unlikely its NATO partners, above all the...

Iraq war death toll at 162,000: NGO

Around 162,000 people, almost 80 percent of them civilians, were killed in Iraq from the start of the 2003 US-led invasion up to last...