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House Lawmakers Pass Defense Bill

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $662-billion defense bill that contains a provision regarding the handling of certain terror suspects. By a margin of 283 to 136, lawmakers Wednesday approved the measure after the White House dropped a veto threat over the provision. The bill is expected to pass the Senate and then […]

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US Congress Moves Forward With Massive Defense Bill

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Congress is moving forward with a massive defense bill that contains a controversial provision on the military detention of certain terror suspects. Lawmakers say they made revisions to the detainee provision in an effort to avoid a threatened presidential veto. The $662 billion bill authorizes funding for the Defense Department and the national […]

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US Congress Moves Forward With Massive Defense Bill

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Congress is moving forward with a massive defense bill with a controversial provision on the military detention of certain terror suspects. Lawmakers say they made revisions to the detainee provision in an effort to avoid a threatened presidential veto. The $662 billion bill authorizes funding for the Defense Department and the national security […]

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Russia Opens New Anti-Missile Facility in Kaliningrad

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has officially opened a new anti-missile radar station in the Baltic Sea region of Kaliningrad to counter what it perceives as a threat from a joint U.S.-NATO missile defense system being implemented in Europe. President Dmitry Medvedev opened the new facility Tuesday, saying it shows Russia’s readiness for an adequate response to, in his […]

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Panetta, in Seoul, Affirms Commitment to South Korea’s Defense

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reaffirmed the American commitment to protect South Korea against provocations from the North. Panetta’s comments came Wednesday, in an address to U.S. troops shortly after arriving in Seoul on the final leg of an Asian tour. His address echoed comments in an essay published Wednesday in a major South […]

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Panetta, in Seoul, Affirms Commitment to South Korea’s Defense

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Seoul on the final leg of an Asian tour aimed in part at reassuring allies of the United States’ commitment to the region. The newly installed secretary is to meet later Wednesday with some of the 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea. He will attend meetings Thursday […]

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Panetta, in Japan, Says US to Maintain Pacific Presence

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told American forces in Japan Monday that the United States is determined to maintain and strengthen its military presence in Asia. Panetta was speaking at an air base west of Tokyo, where he arrived after delivering a similar message to Southeast Asian defense ministers in Indonesia. During a town hall […]

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Panetta, in Japan, Says US to Remain in Middle East

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a stern warning Monday to Iran and other countries that the United States plans to maintain a strong presence in the Middle East. Panetta was speaking to U.S. forces at an air base in Japan, where he addressed concerns raised by last week’s announcement that the United States will […]

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Panetta Heads to Japan After ASEAN Defense Parley

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Monday in Japan after telling his Asian counterparts that coming budget cuts will not lead the United States to reduce its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Panetta flew Monday from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, where he had attended a meeting of Southeast Asian defense ministers. Before leaving […]

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Panetta Heads to Japan After ASEAN Defense Parley

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta left Monday for Japan after telling his Asian counterparts that coming budget cuts will not lead the United States to reduce its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Panetta flew from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, where he had attended a meeting of Southeast Asian defense ministers. He told his […]

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