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February 14, 2013
Outside View: Pivot to Europe?
Brussels (UPI) Feb 13, 2013
Last year, the Obama administration released its latest strategic guidance for the Pentagon. The lead headline read "U.S. pivots to Asia." As a result, virtually every state from the Atlantic approaches to Europe to the distant reaches of the Pacific was angered, frightened, puzzled or stunned by the way the new strategy was rolled out. The Pentagon made the best of a bad situation calling the strategic pivot "rebalancing." The arguments for shifting focus to Asia are clear if flawed. Th ... read more
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NATO accused of killing 10 Afghan civilians in air strike
A NATO air strike killed 10 civilians, mostly women or children, Afghan officials said Wednesday, as Kabul welcomed President Barack Obama's pledge to withdraw more US troops. ... more

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms
Russia said Wednesday it was delivering military hardware and light weapons to the governments of Syria and Mali as it expands sales and maintains its footing in some of the world's deadliest conflicts. ... more

Time to address root causes of nuclear crisis on Korean Peninsula
Despite deep concern of the international community, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) went ahead with its third nuclear test on Tuesday. Pyongyang said it conducted the third u ... more
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Mitsubishi Electric pays $810 mn in overcharge penalties
Mitsubishi Electric said Wednesday it has paid the Japanese government about $810 million after it inflated fees for defence and other contracts, the latest in a wider overcharging scandal. ... more


AAQ-37 Sensor System Offers Hostile Fire Detection Capability
Northrop Grumman's AN/AAQ-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS), developed for the F-35 Lightning II, has added hostile ground fire detection to its capabilities by successfully detec ... more
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India's defence ambitions hinge on 'over-extended' firm
India wants to throw off the tag of world's biggest arms importer and produce its own top-class weaponry, but its ambitions hinge on a state-run group renowned for its inefficiencies. ... more

Afghan air force desperate for aircraft: commander
Afghanistan's fledgling air force is more like a bicycle than a modern fighting machine, its commander has said, pleading for advanced aircraft to fight the Taliban as US-led NATO forces prepare to withdraw. ... more
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Boeing and Elbit Systems to Collaborate on Aircraft Defense Solutions
Boeing and Elbit Systems Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports the growth of both companies through the joint pursuit of opportunities for self-defense solutions for Boeing mi ... more

India vows to scrap Italy chopper deal if graft proved
India threatened Wednesday to cancel a deal to purchase 12 helicopters from the Italian firm Finmeccanica if an official inquiry proved the contract worth nearly $750 million was secured through kickbacks. ... more

F-35A Completes 3-Year Clean Wing Flutter Testing Program
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The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has been approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). ... more

IAEA experts hold talks on nuclear 'differences' in Iran
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Maldives ex-leader seeks refuge at Indian embassy
Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed said Wednesday he had taken refuge inside the Indian High Commission in his country's capital after a magistrate ordered his arrest. ... more

S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test
South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. ... more

Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks
Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers. ... more
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Obama vows to work with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals
US President Barack Obama vowed in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday to work with the Kremlin to reduce both Russia and America's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. ... more

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China Internet users blast official stance on N. Korea
Chinese social media users berated authorities Wednesday for their relatively mild response to North Korea's widely condemned nuclear test, likening Pyongyang to a "crazy dog" that had humiliated Beijing. ... more

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