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U.S. Not Seeking Bases in Australia, Myers Says

US Department of Defense, SYDNEY — The United States is not even thinking about basing American troops in Australia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said here today.   Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers said Jan. 16 that […]

India-Russia to Jointly Develop New Weapon Systems

PTI, MOSCOW — Encouraged by successful cooperation in developing a

US Study: Iraqi Insurgents Using More Sophisticated Weapons

VOA, The New York Times reports a classified U.S. Army study concludes insurgents in Iraq are using increasingly sophisticated tactics and weapons to target coalition helicopters.   The newspaper quotes Army officials familiar with the study as saying the insurgents are […]


Daily Times, Sharon will not accept the Syrian proposal, because that might lead to peace. And peace with the Syrians would mean the return of the Golan and the dismantling of all the settlements there You really can

The Logic of Withdrawal

The Progressive, [A note of explanation: In the spring of 1967, my book Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal was published by Beacon Press. It was the first book on the war to call for immediate withdrawal, no conditions. Many liberals […]

Kazakhs pledge to buy Russian weaponry

AFP, MOSCOW: Kazakh Defence Minister Mukhtar Altnybayev arrived in Moscow on Friday at the start of a two-day visit promising that his ex-Soviet country was interested in placing major orders for Russian weaponry. The visit comes after a reported rift […]

MH-60 Operational Test Program Sets From Lockheed

Lockheed Martin, OWEGO, N.Y. — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $7.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to design, develop and integrate Test Program Sets (TPSs) that can be used by avionics maintenance technicians at intermediate maintenance activities around […]

The Upgrade of the Spanish Air Force F-18 Hornet

EADS Military Aircraft, MADRID — Last December 29, once finalised the development phase, the Spanish Air Force and EADS CASA Military Aircraft have signed a contract, valued aprox. 186 Millions Euros with a duration of four years, for the F-18 […]

Advance Party of Japanese Troops Departs for Iraq Mission

AFP, An advance party of Japanese troops left for the Gulf on Jan. 16 to prepare for the deployment of a 600-strong force inside Iraq, launching Japan

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