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March 01, 2013
Commentary: Defense: Mutatis mutandis
Washington (UPI) Feb 28, 2013
The United States fields 17 intelligence agencies with a combined annual budget of $100 billion. They employ 100,000 intelligence specialists. And we still got the genesis of two major trillion-dollar wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, back to front. Three months before 9/11, Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Afghan Taliban chief who welcomed Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan, was willing to make a deal. His guest and now former close friend was stepping out of bounds. Omar made that much clear to two vis ... read more
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F-35 soaring costs trouble Australia
Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to be bought for the Australian air force will cost about $90 million apiece, officials said. ... more

Japan scrambles fighters to meet China plane
Japan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday to head off a Chinese government plane flying towards disputed islands in the East China Sea, the defence ministry said. ... more

Japan PM quotes Britain's Iron Lady on island dispute
Japan's prime minister on Thursday quoted comments by former British premier Margaret Thatcher about the Falklands War as he spoke about Tokyo's acrimonious islands dispute with China. ... more
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Rare optimism in Iran nuclear dispute
Iran and world powers have concluded a surprisingly cordial summit in Kazakhstan that appears to have given a gentle nudge to the decade-long nuclear stalemate, experts say. ... more


India hikes defence spending by 21%
India on Thursday hiked its defence spending by 21 percent to $42.7 billion and promised that strains on the public finances would not hamper moves to modernise the million-plus military. ... more
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Cyber sleuths unravel Stuxnet mysteries
Cyber detectives unraveling mysteries surrounding the Stuxnet computer virus that infected Iran's nuclear program say the worm was active four years earlier than thought. ... more

Greece and France to sign defence agreement: Le Drian
French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday that Greece and France will sign a defence collaboration agreement, following reports that Athens would borrow navy frigates from Paris. ... more
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China says US-based hackers attack its military websites
Hackers mainly based in the United States attacked two Chinese military websites including the Defence Ministry page an average of 144,000 times a month last year, the ministry said on Thursday. ... more

WikiLeaks: Manning wanted to 'spark debate' on war
US Army private Bradley Manning told a military tribunal on Thursday that he leaked secret files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks in order to start a "public debate." ... more

Pentagon to make 'quick decisions' on sequester cuts
The Pentagon will make "some very quick decisions" on programs to be hit by automatic spending cuts under the so-called sequester, a Defense Department spokesman said Thursday. ... more
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US soldier faces July 1 trial over Fort Hood massacre
A new trial date of July 1 has been set for the US Army psychiatrist accused of massacring 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009, a military judge ruled Thursday. ... more

Retired Taiwan general charged with spying for China: media
A retired Taiwanese lieutenant general has been charged with spying for China in the latest of a string of espionage cases to shock the island, according to media reports Thursday. ... more
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US chooses Brazilian plane to outfit Afghan force
The US Air Force has chosen a Brazilian firm for a $427 million contract to supply light attack planes to Afghan forces, the company said Thursday, despite competition from an American bid. ... more

Britain's MoD under fire for 'wasting' billions
Lawmakers slammed Britain's Ministry of Defence on Thursday after it was revealed that between 2009 and 2011 it bought Pounds 1.5 billion worth of equipment more than it used. ... more

Pakistan army probes Kashmir 'torture' death
The Pakistani army is investigating the alleged torture of a youth that led to his death last week in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, an official said on Thursday. ... more
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Troops target Islamists hiding on Mali island: military
French and Malian troops launched an operation Thursday in the village of Kadji, northern Mali, where Islamists are hiding out on an island in the Niger river, a military source told AFP. ... more

Iraq attacks kill 26 people
Bombings in and around Baghdad, including two car bombs near a football field, killed at least 23 people on Thursday, while three people were shot dead in north Iraq, security and medical officials said. ... more

Better workstations for drone operators may reduce mishaps
The U.S. Department of Defense reports that drone accidents in which personnel or aircraft are damaged or destroyed occur 50 times more often than mishaps involving human-operated aircraft. The U.S. ... more

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