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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... training, ground some Air Force squadrons and delay or cancel some ship deployments. And the Pentagon has announced it will furlough about 680,000 civilian employees for up to 11 days through ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports ...

  2. News - World - FALKLANDS

    Argentine president slams Falklands vote as ‘parody’

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 04:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires

    ... Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday slammed as a “parody” the referendum in the disputed Falkland islands, where residents voted in favour ... powerful ally. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland “stated that what they did (residents of the islands) does not change the United States’ diplomatic stand, which always has been ...

  3. News - China

    Pilot killed after two Taiwan air force training jets collide mid-air

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:30pm

    ... AT-3, designed for pilot training, was developed by Taiwan in 1980 with US technology. It was the air force’s 11th accident involving training jets since 1994. Tuesday’s accident came six months ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Accident happens after two AT-3 training jets, both members of the air force aerobatic team “Thunder Tigers”, took off together from ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Turkey grants use of air bases to US and coalition forces

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:40pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Ankara agrees to train Syrian moderate forces on home soil to fight Islamic State militants Turkey opens air bases to US Turkey has not agreed to let the US use its ... Syrian rebels on Turkish soil, but that it was not yet clear "where [and] in what way" that would happen. On Sunday, the US said Turkey had agreed to let US and coalition forces use its ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Feels like defeat: US air force bombs US-made army kit to foil Islamic State

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... of US-made, US-destroyed weaponry shows how far Iraq has veered off the course the Obama administration had expected when American forces withdrew in 2011. US officials had hoped their efforts ... in Iraq. "Those resources represent American lives and American sacrifice." Officials said US-supplied equipment destroyed in more than 90 air strikes in the past three weeks included ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Air Force employee who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced to three years in prison

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:48am

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles A former United States Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more ... with the Air Force Research Laboratory in New York who worked on a computer network used to control military satellites. Prosecutors say he lost his top secret clearance because of poor work ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Body of stowaway from Africa tested for Ebola after dying aboard US air force plane

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of a United States air force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, US ... outbreak in history in West Africa, but the tests proved negative. Air force personnel found the boy's body on Sunday night after spotting an orange cloth in a small opening by the landing ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Curfew and alcohol ban for US air force personnel in South Korea

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US air force in S Korea gets curfew, booze ban US airmen assigned to South Korea are banned from buying or drinking alcohol during their first 30 days ... good order and discipline", Captain Ray Geoffroy said. The rule is part of an orientation programme for incoming troops launched by regional US air force commander Lieutenant General ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    More than 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led air war on Islamic State

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:09am by Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

    ... Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida Details of allied bombing raids against Islamic State militants operating in Syria and Iraq released by US Central Command US ... Resolve” include thousands of mid-air fuelling runs, surveillance sorties and 632 air strikes in Iraq and Syria, according to US Central Command. The latest tally was released one month after ...

  10. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State captures Iraqi army base despite US-led air strikes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Baghdad Military gives up third facility in three weeks, despite US-led air strikes Islamic State takes Iraqi army base Islamic State fighters have seized control of an army base in western Iraq, the third to fall in three weeks, as Iraqi forces in the region appeared close to collapse despite US-led air strikes. Iraqi officials described the pull-back ...




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