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  • Obama vows to 'destroy' Islamic State; critics still don't see strategy

    CARDIFF, Wales President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to destroy the Islamic State, staking out a more aggressive stand than ever before. Skeptics, however, suggested he still doesn't have a clear strategy on combating the militant group, and Obama...
  • Russia, China aim to close military technology gap with U.S.: Hagel

    NEWPORT Rhode Island (Reuters) - Russia and China are trying to close the technology gap with the U.S. military and developing weapons systems that appear designed to counter traditional U.S. advantages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday....
  • Pentagon official sees 'very, very painful' 2016 budget process

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer on Wednesday predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it shapes its fiscal 2016 budget this fall, given the resumption of mandatory cuts in U.S. defense spending, and...
  • Ukraine crisis may solve NATO's 'identity crisis'

    World leaders, diplomats and experts have often fretted about the future of NATO and whether the end of its mission in Afghanistan would also be the end of its relevance. But as 60 leaders, including President Obama, converge on Cardiff, Wales, this...
  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes in Iraq....
  • Japan PM Abe appoints China-friendly lawmakers to key posts

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe picked two veteran lawmakers with friendly ties to China for top party posts on Wednesday in an apparent signal of hope for a thaw in chilly ties with Beijing and a summit with Chinese leader Xi...
  • Russia says Putin conquer quote on Ukraine 'was taken out of context'

    Ukrainian security officials on Tuesday accused Russia of sending more troops and weaponry into eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin's reported boast that he could conquer Kiev in two weeks appeared to signal Kremlin indifference to...
  • NATO's newest mission: Conquering its generation gap

    As the leaders of NATO's 28 countries gather this week for their annual summit, they will intone, as usual, their catechism of alliance solidarity. As at previous meetings, they will commit to policy initiatives aimed at better coordinating their...
  • Serve those in uniform

    The most recent Defense Department budget envisions a smaller, lighter force serving the country in the years to come. That makes sound financial sense for a federal government swimming in debt, but it illuminates the rocky road traveled by veterans as...
  • U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city

    WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. military and Defense Department...
  • Putin demands Kiev open 'statehood' talks with eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded Sunday that the Ukrainian government cease battling separatists in the country’s east and immediately begin negotiations on the breakaway region’s “statehood,” according to Russian news...