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Pentagon Expedites $17.9 Million in Equipment to Aid Iraqis

Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq

The Defense Department has expedited $17.9 million in equipment and supplies –- some which have already been delivered –- to the Iraqi government, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today. Warren provided a general update on equipment and […]


Myanmar declares emergency in war-torn region as fighting rages

People displaced by the fighting in Burma's Laukai approach a rescue convoy

Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles. Civilians have come under fire in the deadly clashes […]


Ukraine military ‘unsuited’ to current conflict: study

Ukraine military ‘unsuited’ to current conflict: study

Ukraine’s military is “unsuited” to the current conflict against pro-Russian separatists and needs more armored vehicles and artillery rockets, a British defence think tank said on Wednesday. Regularizing volunteer battalions that have played a key role in the fighting will […]


Ex-NATO chief says Russia likely to act in Baltics

Russian Air Force Fighter Aircraft

Russia is highly likely to intervene in the Baltic states to test NATO’s collective defense commitment, the former head of the Atlantic alliance was quoted as saying by Britain’s Daily Telegraph on Friday. “This is not about Ukraine. Putin wants […]


Pakistan military says 25 militants killed in air strikes

Pakistan military says 25 militants killed in air strikes

Pakistan’s military said it killed 25 militants in air strikes on tribal regions near the Afghan border Wednesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents. The strikes took place in the Sanzila area of South […]


19 die in east Ukraine fighting in 24 hours

19 die in east Ukraine fighting in 24 hours

At least 19 people, including 13 Ukrainian troops, have been killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country over the last 24 hours, officials and rebels said Sunday. At least 20 Ukrainian troops were also wounded, […]


China 2015 military drills to focus on ‘winning local wars’

China 2015 military drills to focus on ‘winning local wars’

China’s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said Thursday, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been tasked with improving its ability to […]


Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

Ukraine war

Ukrainian forces on Thursday abandoned their defense of a long-disputed airport in the country’s separatist east and vowed a response to Russia’s escalating “aggression” in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war. In a graphic illustration of the […]


Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

The Philippines’ foreign minister on Thursday slammed China’s attempts to build islands in the disputed South China Sea, prompting Beijing to accuse Manila of making “trouble out of nothing”. Albert del Rosario repeated a warning that Beijing was reclaiming land […]


 
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