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Australian bid to train new Iraq army

The Age, Australia is pursuing plans to train the new Iraqi army and speed the coalition's handover of power, according to Defence Force chief Peter Cosgrove. The plans were detailed as Defence Minister Robert Hill revealed that Australians working with […]

Australia leaning to $600 million US muscle tanks

The Age, The Australian Defence Force is to introduce the massive American-built M1 Abrams tanks as an armoured strike force to facilitate a frontline role for the army alongside the US in future international conflicts. Although the choice awaits final […]

T-90 tanks to be inducted into Army

PTI, Chennai:T-90, one of the most advanced of battle tanks with tremendous night fighting and missile firing capability, will shortly be inducted into the Indian Army. A senior official of the Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi, near Chennai, which is […]

Taiwan independence 'may mean war'

icWales, China threatened today that “the use of force may become unavoidable” if Taiwan pursued independence, in the mainland's strongest statement in years against its arch-rival. But Wang Zaixi, a top official who deals with the Taiwan issue, also said […]

Norway wants role in EU arms agency

EUobserver, Norway has indicated that it would like to be involved in the planning to set up the new EU arms agency. “This [the agency] will an important organ with a great number of important tasks, and it is vital […]

Defence force carriers get upgrade

Herald Sun, DESPITE delays and cost over-runs, Defence chief General Peter Cosgrove believes the army's upgraded armoured personnel carriers will be ready on time and on budget. Inspecting a prototype of the 350 vehicles, General Cosgrove said upgraded M113 APCs […]

Americans turn Tikrit into Iraq's own West Bank

The Independent, It is the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but transported to Iraq. A town is imprisoned by razor wire. The entrance is guarded by soldiers, protected by sand bags, concrete barricades and a machine-gun nest. Only those people […]

The Iraq Trap: Watch Out What You Ask for

Arabnews, LOS ANGELES, 18 November 2003

Turkey blasts: Real suspects silent


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