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Afghanistan rejects U.S. intelligence forecast

Afghanistan has rejected a U.S. intelligence forecast that predicts the military gains of the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman was quoted by Reuters on December 30 as calling the report “baseless.” Aimal Faizi said previous U.S. intelligence reports for Afghanistan had proved “inaccurate,” but did […]

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Patriots, F-16s may remain in Jordan after Eager Lion exercise

Patriots, F-16s may remain in Jordan after Eager Lion exercise

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 – The United States could leave Patriot anti-missile batteries and F-16 fighter jets in Jordan following the end of Exercise Eager Lion, a Pentagon spokesman said here today. Editor’s note: Jordanian officials said, “The U.S. will send anti-missile batteries and fighter jets to Jordan […]

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Russian S-300 deliveries to Syria ‘destabilizing’ – Kerry

Russian S-300 deliveries to Syria ‘destabilizing’ – Kerry

TEL AVIV, May 23 (RIA Novosti) – The sale by Russia of S-300 air defense systems to Syria would be “destabilizing” for the region, US Secretary State John Kerry said on Thursday. ‘S-300 missiles coming from Russia, or other countries, Iranian missiles, are destabilizing to the region,’ Kerry said. ‘The United States is committed, not […]

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Naval Air Forces Commander: X-47B Catapult Launch a Pivotal Moment in Naval Aviation

Naval Air Forces Commander: X-47B Catapult Launch a Pivotal Moment in Naval Aviation

  Navy News Service Story Number: NNS130514-11 5/14/2013 From Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, at sea (NNS) — The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. “Today we saw a […]

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President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address — As Prepared for Delivery

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 12, 2013 President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address — As Prepared for Delivery Editor’s note: use your browser’s search function (ctrl+F on most browsers) and type in “executive order” to find the part where he talks about the cybersecurity executive order […]

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Panel Backs Hagel For U.S. Defense Chief

A sharply divided Senate panel has approved President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the new U.S. defense secretary. The vote by the Senate Armed Services Committee sets the stage for a vote on the nomination by the full Senate, perhaps as soon as later this week. The February 12 committee vote was 14-11, […]

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Malian, French Forces Clash With Islamist Rebels in Gao

VOA News February 10, 2013 French and Malian soldiers clashed with black-robed Islamist fighters in the northern town of Gao, in a surprise militant attack that defied a security lock-down following two suicide bomb attacks in two days. Heavy gunfire and explosions resounded Sunday through the Saharan town, the largest in northern Mali, as the […]

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Nearly 3000 die in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan: official

IRNA – Islamic Republic News Agency Islamabad, Feb 9, IRNA — A top Pakistani told a parliamentary committee that about 3000 people have been killed in the U.S. drone attacks after the operation started in 2004. Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani told the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in Islamabad that 80 percent of those killed […]

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Analysts say Tehran hiding truth in claims of new stealth fighter jet

Analysts say Tehran hiding truth in claims of new stealth fighter jet

Iran over the weekend presented what it called a “significant achievement in the field of aerospace technology” — a domestically built fighter jet with stealth capabilities. Some aviation experts, however, believe the tiny, angular fighter jet with stubby wings shown to the world may have been an expensive mock-up and that video footage of the […]