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July 31, 2014
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Washington DC (UPI) Jul 30, 2014
The Iraq and Afghan wars have cost the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $2 trillion thus far - and the meter is still running in both theaters. In Afghanistan, after 12 years of combat operations and the costly training and equipping of a 360,000-strong army, and the loss of 2,800 U.S. killed in action, Taliban, the enemy we went in to defeat, is making steady gains around the capital. The Vietnam syndrome is in the air and SIGAR, the U.S. government investigative agency, is reporting abandonm ... read more
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Number of Russian troops on Ukraine border rising: NATO
NATO's top commander said Wednesday that Russia was "increasing" the number of troops and weaponry along the border with Ukraine. ... more

N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank
Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday. ... more

N.Korea fires four short-range 'projectiles'
North Korea fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea Wednesday in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defence ministry said. ... more
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Congress receives FMS request notifications for Iraq
The U.S. government is moving ahead with the possible supply of thousands of Hellfire missiles to Iraq as the country battles Islamic insurgent forces. ... more


US launches 2 spy geo-satellites to track 'nefarious capability' of other nations
The US Air Force has successfully orbited two geosynchronous satellites to monitor all other space devices operating on the same strategic orbit, because of the "nefarious capability" other nations ... more
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Javelin Joint Venture Demonstrates Vehicle-Mounted Missile Launch
The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. ... more

Bloody mayhem at Gaza market as Israel observes 'lull'
At least 17 people were killed when Israeli warplanes fired on a packed Gaza market Wednesday in a deadly raid which came as Israel was observing a four-hour humanitarian lull. ... more
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US aerospace firm outlines New Zealand-based space program

Our galaxy is way smaller than previous estimates

Astronomers measure weight of galaxies, expansion of universe

Riddle of bulging Moon solved at last

United Launch Alliance Marks 85th Successful Launch

Mysterious molecules in space

Boeing Resells Inmarsat-5 Satellite Bandwidth to US Government


Senate debates wisdom of Iranian sanctions relief
Washington and its allies shouldn't extend sanctions relief for Iran's energy sector further, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said. ... more

U.S. government using commercial Inmarsat 5 satellite
Military Ka-band satellite communications service from a commercial satellite is being provided by Boeing to a U.S. government entity. ... more

Microsoft challenging US on overseas data
In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server. ... more
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Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash
A clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a "terror attack" on a police station and township. ... more

Zhou Yongkang an oil man whose well of power finally ran dry
Embattled former top Communist Zhou Yongkang rose through China's state oil industry to become the country's internal security chief - and amassed so much power, according to analysts, that he brought about his own downfall. ... more
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Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

Worldwide water shortage by 2040

New research reveals Pele is powerful, even in the sky

Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Evolution in rainforest flies points to climate change survival

From Finding Nemo to minerals - what riches lie in the deep sea?

Underwater Elephants


Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later
When China and Japan first went to war 120 years ago this Friday, Beijing suffered a "national humiliation" that resonates to this day as tensions between the Asian rivals intensify again. ... more

Car bombs kill 15 in Shiite Baghdad districts: police
Car bombs killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 40 Wednesday on the main streets of two Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad, police and medical sources said. ... more

Country Web domains can't be seized: regulator
The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits. ... more

China security chief's fall cements Xi's grip on power: analysts
China's Xi Jinping is emerging as the country's most powerful leader in decades, analysts said, after the declaration of a probe into the country's former security chief, as state media Wednesday hailed the groundbreaking move. ... more

Military selects Liquidity Services for continued sale of surplus
A new contract to sell the Department of Defense's usable, non-rolling surplus has been given to Liquidity Services Inc. ... more


Boeing delivers advanced Chinook to U.S. Army
The U.S. Army has received its first CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing with a new cargo-on-off-loading system. ... more

US slaps sanctions on two N.Korean shipping companies
The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on two North Korean shipping companies over their attempt to ship arms from Cuba to North Korea in violation of US and UN sanctions. ... more
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Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

New gadget helps the vision impaired to read graphs

Tough foam from tiny sheets

Building the Foundation for Future Synthetic Biology Applications with BRICS

A new way to make microstructured surfaces

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe


Latest aircraft defense sub-system delivered to Navy


Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US


US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal


After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around


China puts powerful former security chief under investigation


LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests


Missile decoy system on Australian, U.S. warships to be upgraded


Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law, better threat data


Man-portable missile successfully fired from vehicle


Russian company drawing up security ideas for Latin America

Systems integration on new destroyer moves ahead

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

Unisys continues services for DISA

C295 aircraft in SAR configuration ordered by Brazil

US Senate confirms new head for scandal-ridden veterans' bureau

IronPlanet to sell surplus U.S. military heavy equipment

Jihadists defend Iraq shrine demolitions

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes during Benghazi fighting

N. Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

Canada says China hacked science agency computers

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang: Xinhua

Putin defiant in face of new EU arms sanctions

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study

Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies

SES Awarded Hosted Payload Solutions ID/IQ Contract

RF detector for law enforcement, intel purposes in the wings

Ukraine army wrests control of part of MH17 crash site: rebels

Ex-military attache at Taiwan US mission under scrutiny

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

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