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Israeli Arms Exports Reach $7 Billion

Israeli Arms Exports Reach $7 Billion

In the decade since the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, global awareness about terrorism has significantly increased. According to the Defense Ministry’s defense export and defense cooperation branch (SIBAT), the value of Israel’s security exports was about […]


After Libya, US cannot bail out NATO shortfalls: Panetta

After Libya, US cannot bail out NATO shortfalls: Panetta

The US defense chief warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they can no longer depend on the United States to make up for the type of military shortfalls witnessed in the Libyan and Afghan wars. With the US military facing […]


Secretary General Sets Stage for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

Secretary General Sets Stage for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

NATO defense ministers will discuss operations in Libya, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as the need for the alliance to increase its capabilities, when they meet in Brussels later this week, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today. Defense Secretary […]


Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

NATO allies are savouring a bittersweet achievement in Libya: while the air campaign appears close to victory, the mission exposed major frailties in their ability to carry out a fight. While Libya’s new regime battles to defeat the last forces […]


Thousands of Libya missiles on the loose

Thousands of Libya missiles on the loose

At first glance, it seems nothing unusual or hinting of danger — just a few wooden munitions cases piled up in the corner of a vast hangar on the outskirts of Benghazi in eastern Libya. But the cases’ rectangular shape, […]


Russia Wants Missile-Defense Legal Guarantees

Russia Wants Missile-Defense Legal Guarantees

Russia’s foreign minister has reiterated concerns over U.S. missile-defense plans in Europe, saying his country needs “solid legal guarantees” the deployments won’t upset the strategic and regional nuclear balance. “It is not enough to make statements that the increase in […]


Fears over mass spread of Libya weapons

Fears over mass spread of Libya weapons

From teenagers brandishing Kalashnikov rifles on the streets of Tripoli to fighters with shoulder-mounted grenade launchers on Libya’s front lines, rarely has a country seen so many weapons in so many hands. And the proliferation of arms — raided from […]


Libya Conflict Left UK Military Under Considerable Strain

Libya Conflict Left UK Military Under Considerable Strain

The allied operation in Libya has raised questions about the Strategic Defence and Security Review – including the decision to scrap HMS Ark Royal – and left Britain’s military “under considerable strain.” That’s the conclusion of a The Royal United […]


Turkey’s NATO radar to protect Israel: Iran

Turkey’s NATO radar to protect Israel: Iran

Turkey’s hosting an early-warning radar as part of NATO’s missile defence system is to protect Iran’s arch-foe Israel, the official IRNA news agency cited the defence minister as saying on Thursday. “Installation of the radar system is to defend the […]


Russia to build sea-based missile shield – diplomat

Russia to build sea-based missile shield – diplomat

Russia is planning to develop its own sea-based missile defense system, a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday. “According to our analysis, this system will be very efficient and meet the norms of international maritime law,” said Vladimir Kozin, a […]


 
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