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Russia's risky row with Qatar

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Neoconservatives Use Oil to Keep Heat on Mideast

Inter Press Service / antiwar.com, With threats of a Venezuelan oil blockade helping to push petroleum prices higher, neo-conservative politicians and analysts continue to insist the biggest threat to U.S. energy supplies is Washington's reliance on Middle East oil. President […]


A take on Islam steers US into the abyss

MMN, The 88-years old author of 20 books on Islam, Bernard Lewis, is a classic example of how intellectual horror of such individuals lead to physical horror of the kind we witness around the world today. Bernard Lewis often proudly […]


Iraq a year later: long, hard slog for US

AFP, Washington – The sheen of a stunning military victory in Iraq has been tarnished by the 12 months of long, hard occupation of the country since Saddam Hussein was driven from power. The invasion launched on March 20 quickly […]


US ARMY develops SMARTRUCK III

Gizmo.com, Gizmo covered the original Smartruck two years ago and it became one of our most popular stories in 2002


M1 Abrams Chosen as Australian Army

Australian Department of Defence, The Government will equip the Australian Army with a fleet of 59 United States M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management main battle tanks to replace the ageing Leopards, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.   The project cost is […]


British Hawk jets deal could be grounded by India accounts glitch: report

AFP, NEW DELHI: An accounting “oversight” could result in a multi-billion-dollar plan by India to purchase 66 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers from British Aerospace falling apart, a report said Wednesday. Last September, the Indian cabinet gave the green light to […]


Navigation to blame for Russia's missile launch failures: report

AFP, MOSCOW: Faulty navigation systems were responsible for Russia's spectacular failure to test-fire three missiles last month, according to preliminary investigation results cited Wednesday. On February 18, an unarmed Russian ballistic missile known as the RSM-53 veered off course and […]


Iran has no plans "at present" to boost the range of its missiles

AFP, TEHRAN: Iran has no plans at present to increase the range of its missiles, Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani told journalists on Wednesday. Replying to a question about this possibility, Shamkhani said, “Our needs are assured in the ballistic field […]


 
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