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  • East African rapid reaction force ready by December: officials

    KIGALI (Reuters) - A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force - meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda - will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday. The idea of a joint force for the region -...
  • Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington...
  • Shock and awe in Ferguson

    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too familiar. As Yogi...
  • Exclusive: Lockheed, suppliers brainstorm how to lower F-35 operating costs

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp met with 90 key suppliers last week to brainstorm ways to lower the long-term cost of operating and maintaining the F-35 fighter jets from the Pentagon's current forecast of $1.02 trillion through 2065. Top...
  • Russian aid convoy poised to enter Ukraine as fighting rages

    Russian aid convoy poised to enter Ukraine as fighting rages
    Pro-Russia separatists who control part of Ukraine's eastern border allowed Kiev customs officials into the occupied territory Thursday to inspect a Russian convoy seeking to carry aid to the militants' last two strongholds. The long-delayed...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • Afghan insider's killing of U.S. general marks grim renewal of tactic

    A gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire Tuesday at a military academy in Kabul, killing a U.S. Army major general and wounding 14 others in one of the bloodiest fratricidal attacks of the 13-year war in Afghanistan. The shooter, who was...
  • 43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk
    Ukrainian government troops have taken control of "significant parts" of one of two remaining separatist-held cities in eastern Ukraine and seized a strategic railway hub needed to resupply the second, a national security spokesman announced in Kiev on...
  • Indian firms tool up for defense orders on Modi's 'buy India' pledge

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories....
  • Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters amid fierce resistance from Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces pushed north Tuesday in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic militants who have been occupying it since mid-June, only to see the assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance...
  • Russia tests surface-to-air missiles in military exercises: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in...