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  • 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...
  • Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants

    President Obama welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi government on Monday, embracing the promise of collaboration among the country's deeply divided factions as key to his strategy for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Obama talked to...
  • Exclusive: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo - Japan officials

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China. While...
  • Discord greets Iraq's 'unity government;' Kurds boycott

    BAGHDAD The Iraqi government whose advent Obama administration officials hailed Monday as "a major milestone" in the country's push to confront the Islamic State looked less attractive on Tuesday: The Cabinet consists mainly of holdovers from previous...
  • U.S. judge re-sentences Jose Padilla to 21 years on terrorism charges

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Miami re-sentenced Jose Padilla on Tuesday to 21 years for a 2007 terrorism conviction after an appeals court deemed the original 17-year sentence too lenient. Padilla, an al Qaeda recruit and the first U.S....
  • Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Obama's...
  • U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense

    U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's internal watchdog on Monday said it found numerous quality control problems during an investigation of the troubled "kill vehicle", or warhead, built by Raytheon Co for the Boeing Co-led U.S. missile defense system....
  • Regulation has been draining national economy since New Deal's enactment

    The progressive constitutional revolution of the New Deal has proved itself to be an economic, political and institutional failure insofar as it is no longer able to sustain either strong economic growth or full employment. Paradoxically, the way out from...
  • China says Turkey will decide in its 'own interests' on missile system

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that Turkey would decide in its "own interests" after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defense system following disagreements with Beijing. U.S....
  • Thales warns on UK investment if Scotland backs independence

    BORDEAUX France (Reuters) - The head of one of Britain's largest defense suppliers, France's Thales, has voiced concerns over jobs and investment if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom. Speaking to Reuters as polls showed a surge in support for...
  • Europe needs to provide for its own defense

    Europe needs to provide for its own defense
    In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltic and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO's core promise is essential in the short...