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  • Report: Defense contractors won't see increased demand from U.S. military strategy against Islamic State

    Defense contractors won't see much immediate benefit from President Barack Obama's plan to defeat the extremist group Islamic State, according to an analysis from Standard and Poor's. The report says that companies providing services like logistics,...
  • U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - Many countries have said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but most have been vague about any specific role they might play. Below is a list of some of the key...
  • Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it

    Six civilians and an unknown number of fighters were killed in artillery barrages in violation of a 10-day-old cease-fire in Ukraine, spokesmen for both government and pro-Russia separatist forces said Monday in accusing each other of waging the attacks....
  • Berlin doesn't know of arms deliveries to Ukraine: Merkel aide

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government has no knowledge of any country delivering weapons to the Ukraine government, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday when asked about the Ukrainian defense minister's remarks that some NATO countries...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Bloc led by Russia and China criticizes U.S. over missile defense

    DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A security bloc led by China and Russia took a swipe at the United States on Friday, saying the development of unilateral missile defense systems would undermine global security. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which...
  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
  • War on Islamic State will be long and difficult, top defense officials tell Senate

    WASHINGTON In their first public briefing since President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the nation's two top defense officials on Tuesday provided few details of their plans and no guarantees...
  • Airbus to sell off business units in defense and space review

    Airbus to sell off business units in defense and space review
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group has unveiled plans to sell half a dozen businesses with combined annual revenues of around 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion), simplifying its Defense and Space division to focus on warplanes, missiles, launchers and...