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November 24, 2012
N. Korea preparing for missile launch
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2012
US satellites have picked up signs that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile, a Japanese newspaper reported on Friday. North Korea moved missile parts from its military factory in Pyongyang to a launch pad in Tongchang-ri in the country's far northwest early November, the Asahi Shimbun said. The US government has already informed its counterparts in Japan and South Korea about the move, the daily said, adding that the three countries had increased vigilance. The developmen ... read more
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Russia warns Turkey against deploying Patriot missiles
Russia on Thursday warned Turkey against deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles to protect its troubled border with Syria, saying it should instead use its influence to help broker peace in the war-torn country. ... more

South Korea deploys new cruise missiles: report
South Korea has begun fitting naval destroyers with a new, indigenously-developed cruise missile capable of making precision strikes anywhere in North Korea, a news report said Friday. ... more

S. Korea military drill marks shelling anniversary
South Korea marked Friday the anniversary of North Korea's 2010 shelling of a border island with a military drill and memorials, clouded by the threat of a fresh attack from Pyongyang. ... more
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Japan appoints new ambassador to China
Japan on Thursday appointed a new ambassador to China, months after the last nominee died before he could take up his post and as tensions simmer between Tokyo and Beijing over disputed territory. ... more


Lockheed Martin Delivers Three F-35Bs To The US Marine Corps
Three Lockheed Martin F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft were officially delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The thr ... more
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US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision landing program
A U.S. Navy program that uses Raytheon technology to land aircraft in harsh weather has been recognized with a Department of Defense engineering award. The Joint Precision Approach and Landing ... more

Taiwan protests Chinese passports over territory claim
Taiwan on Friday protested after China started issuing new passports with maps that feature two of the island's most famous scenic spots as part of Chinese territory. ... more
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Taliban says bombers and spies forced French retreat
A network of informers, exploitation of popular dissent and the ability to strike at vulnerable moments helped hasten the end of France's combat mission in Afghanistan, according to a Taliban commander. ... more

Rebels seize strategic town in eastern Syria: watchdog
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Celebrations, recriminations as Gaza truce holds
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F-35A Achieves Maximum High Angle Of Attack Limit In Four Flights
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Boeing Adapts Innovative Training Technologies to FA-18E and F-15E
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US-Myanmar detente forces Chinese rethink: experts
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Dog noses inspire explosives detector
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India steps up cruise missile production

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Iraq speaker aims to head off Arab-Kurd conflict
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NATO to consider Turkey request for Patriots 'without delay'
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Iran speaker confirms military aid to Hamas


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China eyes S. America as defense customer

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5.3 mn Iraqi children deprived of basic rights: UN

Turkey says will seek NATO Patriot missiles as soon as possible

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