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  1. News - World - GULF

    Iranian fighters fired on US drone in Gulf, says Pentagon

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 04:10am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US drone in the Gulf last week and missed, the Pentagon said Thursday, warning that the United States stood ready to protect its forces in the region. “They intercepted the aircraft and fired multiple rounds,” spokesman George Little told a news conference. The US military plane was “never in Iranian ...

  2. Two missiles miss, drone crashes in 'successful' drill

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... However, in addition to two missiles missing their targets, a drone crashed into a small town in the east of the island, creating a large crater and scaring residents. Adding to the confusion, ... surface-to-air missiles. However, one Tien Kung 2 missile was unable to be launched because a drone failed to release its target in mid-air. And another drone, supposed to have been intercepted ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Obama's imperialist presidency

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... has claimed on its front cover, that it will never close. Though he authorised the military withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, he has considerably expanded the use of drones to assassinate ... of Investigative Journalism. The US justice department has issued legal opinions arguing the killing of Americans in drone attacks was justified because the US president says so. How's ...

  4. Warship of the future to make waves

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com It can secretly hug shallow-water coastlines at fast speeds, release special forces and deploy submarine-hunting drones. The littoral combat ship is the newest and most advanced vessel in the US and could soon be based permanently in Singapore. Its missions remain unclear but its role is to send a clear message to the region that the US remains ...

  5. HK Pakistanis rally against US killings

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is expected to do well in next year's elections, has campaigned strongly against US drone strikes on Pakistani soil. Last week, Khan condemned a deal that allows Nato to resume supply convoys ...

  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    One in twenty Europeans has positive view of Mitt Romney, poll shows

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... it would make them less favourable. This is possibly a reflection of the anger towards the Obama administration over drone attacks, which have killed civilians and are viewed as an infringement ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wind of change

    Posted May 10th 2013, 02:49am by Philip Cunningham

    ... anything but a slam dunk. With Uncle Sam’s pivot foot trapped in the drone-war zone along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the other foot dragging in Pacific waters, the feint-to-the-East strategy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why US presidential candidates should care about global opinion

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Hammond

    ... of these drone attacks. These numbers can be expected to fall further if Romney wins and follows through on his assertive foreign policy rhetoric. This could be amplified by the fact that he enjoys less ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Global support for Obama divided in White House race

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 03:08am by The Guardian

    ... said Munawar Hasan, president of the conservative Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, damning US policy on the region, including the sharp increase in CIA drone strikes on Pakistani soil. ...

  10. A tale of two unequal treaties

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be closely watched by Beijing, and across the region. An ageing workhorse, the P-3C Orions being discussed are not the best weapons in the US surveillance fleet that includes drones, U-2 jets ...




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