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Russia says NATO Talks on US Missile Defense System Deadlocked

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s defense minister says talks on the U.S. plan for a NATO missile defense system in Europe are deadlocked. Anatoly Serdyukov said Thursday that Russia, NATO and the U.S. have not been successful in finding a “mutually acceptable solution.” He spoke at the start of talks in Moscow with Russian and U.S. officials on the […]

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Russia Issues Warning Over US Missile Defense

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says time is running out for the United States to come up with a plan to secure Russia’s agreement to a U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe. In a speech Friday, Mr. Medvedev said it would be in the interest of both countries to quickly reach mutually acceptable agreements. He […]

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Medvedev: Russia Must Be Able Respond to US Missile Defense

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia must prepare itself to respond to the U.S. missile defense system in Europe despite ongoing dialogue between Moscow and Washington. Mr. Medvedev told a meeting of senior defense officials that Russia must be fully armed by 2017-2018 to be able to respond to the U.S.-led NATO missile shield accordingly. […]

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China Boosts Military Spending by 11.2 Percent in 2012

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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China says its defense budget will rise 11.2 percent in 2012 to $106.7 billion, as strong economic growth continues to fuel rapid military expansion. Chinese parliamentary spokesman Li Zhaoxing told reporters Sunday that defense spending would increase about $10.6 billion over actual spending in 2011. Li said “China has 1.3 billion people, a large territory […]

China Boosts Military Spending by 11.2 Percent in 2012

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says its defense budget will rise 11.2 percent in 2012 to $106.7 billion, as strong economic growth continues to fuel rapid military expansion. Chinese parliamentary spokesman Li Zhaoxing told reporters Sunday that defense spending would increase about $10.6 billion over actual spending in 2011. Li said China is a large country with a long […]

Congressional Committee Warns Pentagon of Further Budget Cuts

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Congress is warning U.S. military leaders they can expect further large-scale reductions in military spending in the coming years, as Washington deals with record levels of government debt. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad said Tuesday that the Pentagon will likely have to go beyond the currently proposed $487 billion in cuts in defense spending […]

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Pentagon: Protests Will Not Alter Afghan Mission

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. defense officials say the military remains committed to its mission in Afghanistan, despite days of violent protests and attacks on foreign troops that have left close to 40 people dead, including four Americans. Pentagon officials Monday said members of the U.S.-led coalition are continuing their work training Afghan security forces. The increase in violence, […]

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Pentagon Says Protests Will Not Alter Afghan Strategy

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. defense officials are stressing that joint operations with Afghan security forces continue, despite days of protests and attacks on foreign troops that have left close to 40 people, including four Americans, dead. Pentagon spokesman George Little said Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes the “foundations of our strategy” in Afghanistan remain sound. He […]

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Expert: Proposed U.S. Defense Cuts Less Severe Than They Seem

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration says it will propose to Congress that U.S. ground forces be cut by 100,000 as part of nearly $500 billion in defense budget cuts during the next decade — but experts say the impact will be more muted than it might seem. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon […]

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US Defense Budget: 6 Key Priorities

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Highlights of the U.S. Defense Department’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013: -Billions of dollars in cuts: The Pentagon wants $525 billion for 2013, $6 billion less than this year’s request. For Afghanistan and other overseas operations, the department seeks another $88 billion, down from $115 billion this year. Overall, the plan aims to save […]

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