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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 - ARGENTINA

    Argentine leader Fernandez loses support in midterm primary

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:11pm by Reuters in Buenos Aires

    ... and shale oil resources watched the primary for signs that voters may be ready for a business-friendly leader, such as Massa, in 2015. “The people of Buenos Aires have chosen a political force ... Reuters in Buenos Aires Opposition leader Sergio Massa wins in vote-heavy Buenos Aires A possible re-election bid by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez seemed less likely on Sunday ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Top US Army General warns he may advise Obama to deploy troops against IS if air strikes fail

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Top US Army general warns he would advise Obama that ground forces may be needed to fight Islamic State if expanded air strikes fail U.S. 'may deploy troops to Iraq' The top US military leader told the US Congress yesterday he would recommend the United States considers deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    With new US planes slow to arrive, Iraq seeks remnants of Saddam's air force to bomb ISIL

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:20pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Baghdad With new US aircraft not yet delivered, Tehran is asked to return remnants of Saddam-era force Baghdad may form stopgap air force with Iran's help ... days. But with the United States holding back on air strikes and no jets of its own, Iraq has been forced to rely on fixed-wing propeller planes and helicopters armed with US-supplied Hellfire ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Joint exercise over East China Sea to depart from traditional predetermined scenarios to better reflect real battle conditions Navy, air force ready for combat drill first Chinese naval and air forces will hold their first joint air combat drill, putting their personnel through realistic confrontations rather than scripted scenarios to improve ...




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