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President Bush announced that the United States would be establishing this new command. The purpose of the command, as you say, is to enhance our efforts to bring peace and security to the people of Africa and to promote the common goals of developme

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AP

British and Norwegian jets intercepted Russian military aircraft on Friday after they breached NATO airspace near the UK and Finland, defense officials said. Finland's prime minister demanded an explanation from Moscow.

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AP

It doesn't rival the Pentagon's $600 toilet seat, but the Justice Department can fork over a mean $4 meatball. An internal Justice audit showed the department spent nearly $7 million to plan, host or send employees to 10 conferences over the

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Mother Jones

Journalist Douglas Farah, co-author of a new book on Viktor Bout, tells how the Tajik-born arms dealer forged a lucrative career skirting UN embargoes to sell weapons and air transport services to warlords and despots - not to mention

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Army Times

The Defense Dept can expect problems with cash flow for continued military operations in the first few weeks of October while lawmakers scrutinize the almost $200 billion wartime supplemental funding request.

In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the U.S. Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus's superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus as a sycophant during th

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The Independent

It is a measure of Petraeus's political skills that he was promoted to his present position despite being responsible in part for two of the greatest debacles of the Iraq war. In 2003/4 it was Petraeus who was in charge of securing Mosul from the

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Raw Story

The Pentagon is preparing to build a base near the Iraqi-Iranian border, in an effort to stem the "flow" of "advanced Iranian weaponry" to Shiite militants in Iraq, according to Monday's edition of the War Street Journal.

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by Lawrence Vance (LewRockwell)

DOD main website: "... we are America’s oldest company. And if you look at us in business terms, many would say we are not only America’s largest company, but its busiest and most successful."

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Airforce Times

The Air Force continued handing out disciplinary actions in response to the six nuclear warheads mistakenly flown on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber from Minot Air Force Base. The squadron commander in charge of munitions crews was relieved of duties pe

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AP

A major general and two senior officers have been disciplined for their roles in investigating the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha in 2005, the Marine Corps said. Hasve received a letter of censure from the secretary

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BBC News

China has denied reports that its military hacked into the computer network of the US Department of Defense in Washington. The reports come as US President George W Bush prepared to meet his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, at the Apec summit in Syd

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Press TV

Iran's former IRGC Commander says 200,000 US troops are in weak positions in the Middle East and Iran has identified all their locations. Senior Advisor to the Leader for Military Affairs, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi

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Financial Times

The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defense department. The Pentagon shut down a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defense secretary, but declined to say

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IraqSlogger

It is troubling that a review of the Pentagon's quarterly reports indicates that the military's count of sectarian violence has varied widely, evidencing ex post facto revisions to the official statistics.

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Reuters

Poland and the US may be nearing a breakthrough in talks to locate parts of a US anti-missile shield on Polish soil. A deal after Washington signaled a compromise on a Polish request for Patriot missiles or similar air protection to defend its citie

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Wired

They’ve got a whole pharmacy of extra special stuff that they’re not going to tell anyone about. They’re heavily armed, and the law can’t touch them. Because they’re the Pentagon’s own nonlethal chemical weapons developers.

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Raw Story

A new 'super-weapon' being supplied to British soldiers in Afghanistan employs technology based on the "thermobaric" principle which uses heat and pressure to kill people targeted across a wide air by sucking the air out of lungs

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PEGGY HARRIS - Huffington Post

"Many things have changed since Pat decided to join the Army. And unfortunately, leadership on many levels has come into question," Marie Tillman said. "We are in need of authentic leadership on many levels, social, economic and politi

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sonyclassics.com

“Surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century’s military adventures - asking how and telling why – a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a constant state of war.” (Why We Fight,

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