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UN urges answers on US drone attacks, targeted killings

UN urges answers on US drone attacks, targeted killings

A UN expert on Tuesday urged Washington to clarify its rules on hunting Taliban and other suspects amid a “dramatic increase” in the use of drone attacks. The US government has carried out targeted killings in countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, […]


Drones Revolutionize US Warfare

Drones Revolutionize US Warfare

They are robots in the sky and some say they are revolutionizing the way the United States wages wars. Drones are playing a growing role in the U.S. military. It is estimated that there are 10,000 unmanned aerial vehicles in […]


US, Russia trade accusations on arming Syria

US, Russia trade accusations on arming Syria

Washington and Moscow traded accusations on Wednesday over arming the rivals in the Syrian conflict, as Damascus said it had “cleansed terrorists” from Al-Haffe, a Sunni enclave feared to be the target of a new massacre. On the ground, meanwhile, […]


US Forces Will Retain Self-Defense Capability In Afghanistan

US Forces Will Retain Self-Defense Capability In Afghanistan

U.S. military leaders will take extra steps to ensure innocent Afghan civilians are not killed or hurt in combat operations, but U.S. forces will retain the means of self-defense, Pentagon officials said here today. Following a meeting with Afghan President […]


Syria now in civil war, UN official says

Syria now in civil war, UN official says

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said, as the United States voiced fears the UN mission in the country may not survive once its mandate expires in July. World powers are groping to […]


Russia sending attack helicopters to Syria: US

Russia sending attack helicopters to Syria: US

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia Tuesday of sending attack helicopters to Syria, warning it will escalate the fighting and openly questioning whether the UN mission can survive beyond the end of its mandate in July. As a […]


US pulls NATO supply route negotiators out of Pakistan

US pulls NATO supply route negotiators out of Pakistan

The United States has withdrawn negotiators from Pakistan after talks failed to produce an agreement on reopening vital NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Monday. “The decision was reached to bring the team home for a short period […]


Russia, China oppose military intervention in Middle East

Russia, China oppose military intervention in Middle East

Leaders of a grouping led by Russia and China on Thursday issued a statement opposing military intervention in the Middle East, a day after opposition claims that Syrian forces had killed 100 people. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) also called […]


US sees strategic role for Vietnam’s southern port

US sees strategic role for Vietnam’s southern port

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday a former port used by US forces in the Vietnam War could play a pivotal role in the American military’s shift towards the Asia-Pacific. Panetta’s visit to Cam Ranh Bay was the first […]


 
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