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US Went to Iraq Out of Self-Interest, Not Moral Principles

The Guardian, LONDON, 27 November 2003

GI's wearing out their welcome, northern Iraqi town says

The New York Times, MOSUL, Iraq Since the Americans came to town seven months ago, the firefighters in this northern Iraqi city have received new trucks and new uniforms, American training and salaries 10 times bigger than they used to […]

Raytheon site features good reviews of missile

Boston Globe, The Pentagon's new Javelin antitank missile received mixed reviews from some US Marines in Iraq, who complained over the summer the $68,000 weapon didn't lock on to targets. In response, several Army Special Forces soldiers praised the system […]

More JSF Work for Australia

Australian Defence Organisation, Three more contracts have been awarded to Australian companies under the Joint Strike Fighter program, Defence Minister Robert Hill and Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced today. This brings to nine the number of JSF contracts won by […]

Australia F/A-18 Hornet Upgrade

Australian Defence Organisation, Defence Minister Robert Hill today announced another significant milestone in the upgrade of Australia

OSA-OK missile test firing successful

PTI, Balasore (Orissa): Russian-built Surface-to-Air missiles “OSA-AK” was successfully testfired in four rounds at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-On-Sea, about 15 kms from Balasore on Thursday. ITR sources said the missile having a striking range of 10 to […]

The Other Conflict Continues to Take a G.I. Toll


The people smoke out the grey fox

The Guardian, The most famous and most influential Georgian in world politics since Joseph Stalin, Eduard Shevardnadze, finally bowed out last night after controlling his small but strategically crucial country for more than a generation. The ageing, white-haired fox, whose […]

Reflections from an American Surgeon in Nablus

The Palestine Chronicle , The soldier said, “Tourists are not allowed”. This was my first experience in Palestine. In September of 2003, I was on a humanitarian mission sponsored by the Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF). I am a Facial, […]

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