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US bolstering Taiwan's defence: Report

PTI, WASHINGTON : The US is increasingly distrustful of Beijing 's long-term intentions towards Taiwan and is bolstering Taiwan 's ability to defend itself against China , media reported on Thursday. The Bush administration has quietly embarked on an ambitious […]

Finland: Decision on NATO membership should be made in spring

Helsingin Sanomat , The next government report on Finnish security and defence policy is due to come out in the spring of 2004. According to Defence Minister Seppo K

UAV Market to Top $10 Billion over Next Decade

Forecast International, NEWTOWN, Conn. — The market for unmanned air vehicles that perform reconnaissance and surveillance missions is expected to be worth $10.6 billion over the next 10 years, according to Forecast International

VT Starts Type 45 Production At Portsmouth

Royal Navy, Warship building returned to Portsmouth Naval Base after more than 35 years today (Monday, October 27) when production work started at the VT Group

A willful ignorance about the sources of terrorism

NYT, PRINCETON, New Jersey Paul Krugman According to The New York Times, President George W. Bush was genuinely surprised to learn from moderate Islamic leaders that they had become deeply distrustful of American intentions. The report on the “perception gap” […]

Duplicity at Home and Abroad, Have the American people capitulated to the manufactured fear fabricated by Bush, Ashcroft and Ridge? Are we the sheep Churchill mocked when he said, “Sheep don't need whipping”? Do we sit passively in front of our television sets listening […]

Up to 15,000 people killed in invasion, claims thinktank

The Guardian , As many as 15,000 Iraqis were killed in the first days of America's invasion and occupation of Iraq, a study produced by an independent US thinktank said yesterday. Up to 4,300 of the dead were civilian noncombatants. […]

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Israel trains pigs to guard settlements

The Independent, Jewish settlers in the West Bank are being asked to trade in their guard dogs for pigs. The animals, considered unclean in Judaism for thousands of years, would help protect the settlements from attacks by Palestinians. A company […]

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