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Reuters

Georgia's radars will probably be integrated into NATO's radar system by the end of this year, earlier than planned because of worries about Russian military flights, the Georgian Defense Ministry said. "Recent incidents prompted discuss

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Guardian

(Thanks to George Bush) Vladimir Putin announced amibitious plans to revive Russia's military power and restore its role as the world's leading producer of military aircraft yesterday. Speaking at the opening of the largest airshow in Russia

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Wired

For years, the military has been warning that soldiers' blogs could pose a security threat by leaking sensitive wartime information. But a series of online audits, conducted by the Army, suggests that official Defense Department websites post mat

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Christian Science Monitor

The Air Force is developing a "hypersonic" engine designed to fly bombs at Mach 6.5 speed, or more than 4,000 miles per hour, allowing commanders a chance to conduct long-range strikes on targets in a fraction of the time it takes now.

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AP

In recent months, the senior Marine commander on the West Coast has dismissed charges against 3 troops implicated in the deaths of 24 Iraqis and reduced the sentences of three others in the kidnapping and murder of an Iraqi man. Lt. Gen. James Mat

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Christian Science Monitor

No one looked comfortable at the sentencing hearing. Not family and friends who packed the US military courtroom's straight-backed benches. Not the rookie Army prosecutor in stiff dress greens who flushed with every "Your Honor." Not Ju

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Newsweek

In 1943, US servicemen statioined in Iraq were issued a pocket-sized 41-page book entitled "A Short Guide to Iraq." In straightforward prose, the book gave American soldiers a primer to help them through the cultural snarls and byways of t

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Telegraph

America is preparing to pour thousands of extra troops into southern Iraq amid fears that Gordon Brown is committed to withdrawing British troops from the region early next year. The White House and the Pentagon are understood to have drawn up

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AP

Official reprimands issued to three high-ranking Army officers are only mildly critical of their mistakes after the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman and at times praise the officers. The Army also said it would not include the reprimands in the

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Scotsman

A British commander in Afghanistan has asked the US military to withdraw its special forces from his areq because the high level of civilian casualties they have caused are turning people against coalition soldiers. The International Herald Tribune

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AP

Russian bombers have flown to the island of Guam - home to a major US military base - for the first time since the Cold War in an exercise intended to show the Kremlin's resurgent military power, an air force general said Thursday.

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AP

Need a down-payment for your home? Seed money to start a business? The Army wants to help - if you're willing to join up. Despite spending nearly $1 billion last year on recruiting bonuses and ads, Army leaders say an even bolder approach

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ABC News Blog

The Bush administration opposed a Democratic effort to restore full educational benefits for returning veterans, according to an official's comments last week. Senate Democrats, led by Virginia's Jim Webb, want the government to pay

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AFP

US troop levels in Iraq hae hit their highest point of the more than four year old war, with the numbers swelling to nearly 162,000 because of overlapping unit rotations, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman

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Boston Globe

SECRETARY OF STATE Condoleezza Rice said the US wants to send $63 billion in weapons to the Middle East to "bolster forces of moderation and support a broader strategy to counter the negative influences of Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran.*

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International News

(Isn't this adminstration just grand) The Russian Navy plans to commision a new intercontinental ballistic missile next year after completing its tests, it chief said on Saturday. Adm. Vladmir Masorin said that the Navy was to conduct another t

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Defense News

The Pentagon's 2008 spending blueprint seeks $31.9 billion for classified programs, substantially higher than the $19.1 billion the US military was devoting to "black" initiatives in 2001, according to a new analysis. That's 18 per

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Antiwar(Thalif Deen)

When the US sells state-of-the-art weapons systems to Arab nations, it invariably provides even more lethal and sophisticated arms to its invariably ally, Israel, in order to help counter the firepower of its neighbors. (This is crazy)

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AFP

The US government cannot account for 190,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, says the Government Accountability Office. According to its July 31 report, the military "cannot fully account for about 110,000 AK-47 assaul

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