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India To Push Joint Weapons Development During US Visit

India’s leader will seek joint development of high-tech weaponry when he visits the White House on Sept. 30, in a shift from the country’s ‘buy and supply’ relationship with the US, an Indian official...

Syria Strikes Raise Questions Over Future of OCO Funding

As the price tag for operations in Iraq, Syria and West Africa continues to grow, Pentagon leadership insists that it is well prepared to pay for all of these previously unforeseen long-term operations. …read...

How to Stiff-Arm Transatlantic Economic Integration

Rosa DeLauro’s HR 5581 is a very bad bill indeed. Last week, the Wall Street Journal carried a long story—”German Firms Go on U.S. Buying Spree”—about the $70 billion they have spent this year...

New Strikes Target ISIS’s Black Gold

As Turkey mulls the extent of its possible involvement in the campaign against Islamic State forces, the American-led coalition targeted the group’s top source of income: oil. …read more

Syrian Ops Mean DoD ‘Budget Problems:’ CJCS Dempsey

d PENTAGON: The services’ draft budgets delivered to the Office of Secretary of Defense early this month are probably being shredded in light of the campaign in Iraq and Syria against the terrorist group...

UK Aircraft Prepared To Attack Militants in Iraq

Royal Air Force Tornado strike jets are poised to attack Islamic State (IS) targets in a matter of hours following the British Parliament’s Friday vote approving action against the militants. …read more

Simmering War

Not Crimea, the North Caucasus (photo: RIA Novosti) Russian news agencies marked the 15th anniversary of the Unified Group of Troops (Forces) — OGV(s) or ОГВ(с) — in the North Caucasus on September 23....

Simmering War

Not Crimea, the North Caucasus (photo: RIA Novosti) Russian news agencies marked the 15th anniversary of the Unified Group of Troops (Forces) — OGV(s) or ОГВ(с) — in the North Caucasus on September 23....

Some 1,000 Asians Flock To ISIL: Adm. Locklear

PENTAGON: Even as the latest Mideast war sucks in more US attention and resources — as well as wannabe jihadis from around the world — the outgoing chief of Pacific Command emphasized the much-derided...

Britain Readies for Iraq Airstrikes, Arrests Islamists

British Prime Minister David Cameron was preparing Thursday for a key vote on joining airstrikes in Iraq as police arrested nine people, including a notorious radical preacher, accused of links to Islamist extremism. …read...

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