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Vanishing the Palestinians

counterpunch.org, When the Zionists decided in 1897 to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, the Jews of Vienna despatched a delegation to examine the country for its suitability. The delegation reported back as follows: “the bride is beautiful but she […]


Iran rejects US claim of al-Qaida link

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Global Hawk UAV Passes 2,000 Combat Hours

Northrop Grumman Corporation, FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, U.K.: The U.S. Air Force's RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance system recently achieved a significant program milestone by surpassing 2,000 combat flight hours. This accomplishment, achieved while supporting the global war […]


F-16 test team conducts first guided launch of AIM-9X

F-16 test team conducts first guided launch of AIM-9X

USAF, EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN): A test team from the Global Power Fighters Combined Test Force here moved a step closer to demonstrating the full combat capability of the newest variant of the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the […]


Israeli role in Singapore army

AFP, ISRAEL played a discreet but sizeable role in helping set up Singapore's military, former Israeli senior officers said in interviews published in the Haaretz newspaper today. The two countries' cooperation began in December 1965 when an Israeli military delegation […]


Russia posts record arms sales

AP, BOLSTERED by continued demand from its best customers – India and China – Russian arms sales grew by 20 per cent to $US5.4 billion ($7.47 billion) last year, a post-Soviet record, according to a report issued today by the […]


Putin fires Russia's stalwart chief of staff in army reform drive

AFP, MOSCOW: The powerful head of Russia's general chiefs of staff, who tried to defend the army against reforms including important staff cutbacks, was sacked as President Vladimir Putin moved to stamp his authority over the cash-strapped military. Anatoly Kvashnin […]


International air exercise due to start in Australia

Australian News, The Australian Air Force's largest combat exercise is due to begin in the northern city of Darwin. The biennial exercise, codenamed Pitch Black, involves more than 1,500 personnel and 75 aircraft from Australia, Singapore, France and Thailand. The […]


New Zealand's role in the global Defence community

New Zealand Government, Hon Mark Burton: New Zealand's role in the global Defence community: RSA National Council meeting New Zealand's role in the global Defence community: RSA National Council meeting Clearly, the security of both New Zealand and our region-particularly […]


 
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