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Troops Fire Weapons in Guinea Bissau Capital

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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There is a heavy military presence in Guinea Bissau’s capital after reports that factions within the military opened fire, prompting the prime minister to seek refuge in a foreign embassy. Witnesses say armed troops from different military units were patrolling the streets of Bissau, including near the home of Prime Minister Carlos Gomes. Diplomats said […]

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US, Cambodian Military Units Launch SE Asian Maneuvers

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A large force of U.S. sailors and Marines has joined with Cambodian troops in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance exercises near the capital, Phnom Penh, and the deepwater port of Sihanoukville. The U.S. embassy in the capital said the weeklong exercises, which began Monday, include medical and mass casualty drills, platoon maneuvers and a blood […]

South Korea Holds Live-Fire Drills in Yellow Sea

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean warships have carried out live-fire drills in the Yellow Sea, less than a week after holding a large-scale exercise to mark the anniversary of a North Korean attack. South Korean naval officials say the live-fire drills involved destroyers, frigates, patrol boats and high-speed boats. Last week’s show of force came on the one-year […]

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Tehran Starts Military Maneuvers

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s military is going ahead with four days of war games despite rising criticism about the country’s nuclear program. State-run media said the military exercises are taking place Saturday in an area near the border with Afghanistan. The official Press TV said the initial phase of the drills was meant to test the ability of […]

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Tehran Starts Military Maneuvers

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s military is going ahead with four days of war games despite rising criticism about the country’s nuclear program. State-run media said the military exercises began in eastern Iran either Friday or Saturday in an 800,000 square kilometer area near the border with Afghanistan. The official Press TV said the initial phase of the drills […]

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Taiwan Stages Air Defense Drills

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s military conducted a major military exercise Thursday to demonstrate its ability to defend itself against any attack from China. Four fighter jets, including a U.S.-built F-16 and a Taiwanese-made Indigenous Defense Fighter, flew over a section of a highway in southern Pintung County. The jets were initially scheduled to take off from and land […]

Reports Say US to Station Troops in Australia

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian and U.S. media are reporting that U.S. President Barack Obama will use a visit to Australia next week to announce that Washington will station troops at a base in Darwin. The Sydney Morning Herald reported Friday that Mr. Obama is scheduled to make the announcement with Prime Minister Julia Gillard when they visit Darwin […]

US Senators Demand China Crack Down on Suppliers of Fake Military Parts

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two key members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are demanding China crack down on firms that make counterfeit military parts, saying they jeopardize U.S. national security and American lives. Democrat Carl Levin and Republican John McCain say fake electronic military hardware has wound up in U.S. helicopters and cargo jets. A Commerce Department investigation […]

China Eases Military Recruit Rules

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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China says it will begin accepting military recruits who are heavier and those sporting visible tattoos, as part of an ongoing push to attract young people into military service. The state-controlled China Daily newspaper said prospective enlistees in the People’s Liberation Army with tattoos on the face or neck will no longer be rejected if […]

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Report: US Plans Post-Iraq Buildup in Gulf

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The New York Times reports the United States is negotiating with Kuwait to allow American combat troops to be based in the Persian Gulf area after completing the announced withdrawal from Iraq by the end of this year. The report says the talks are part of U.S. plans to boost its military presence in the […]

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