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Libya war exposes 'Nato's chronic weaknesses'
Libya war exposes 'Nato's chronic weaknesses'
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has upbraided Nato its over-dependence on US military might, saying this puts the alliance's mission in Libya --...
Gaddafi seen on 'back foot' as fighting rages
Gaddafi seen on 'back foot' as fighting rages
Libyan rebels appear to be gaining ground against Muammer Gaddafii, the British defence minister said, despite a deadly attack on Misrata port by...
Gates: China's military advances challenge US power
Gates: China's military advances challenge US power
A United States military presence in the Pacific is essential to restrain Chinese assertiveness, Washington's defence chief said on Friday,...
US again urges North Korea to meet its obligations
US again urges North Korea to meet its obligations
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Friday held out the possibility of a resumption of six-party talks if North Korea ceases provocations and...
US, China play down military rivalry
US, China play down military rivalry
The defence chiefs of the United States and China on Monday sought to play down a growing military rivalry between the two countries, saying both...
West wants solidarity as Iran steps up nuclear programme
West wants solidarity as Iran steps up nuclear programme
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday ordered Iran's atomic energy organisation to begin enriching its uranium stockpile to a higher level,...
US: al-Qaeda could provoke India-Pakistan conflict
US: al-Qaeda could provoke India-Pakistan conflict
Al-Qaeda is seeking to destabilise the entire South Asia region and could trigger a war between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, United States...
US decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy
US decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy
The United States cannot wait for problems surrounding the legitimacy of the Afghan government to be resolved before making a decision on troops,...
Gates blames past lack of troops for Taliban edge
Gates blames past lack of troops for Taliban edge
Defence Secretary Robert Gates blamed the Taliban's revival on a past failure to deploy enough troops to Afghanistan and said US forces would not...
After flurry of early activity, Obama doctrine takes shape
After flurry of early activity, Obama doctrine takes shape
If ever the world would have forgiven a man for not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time, it would have been now. No one would blame...
Obama sees $40bn savings in spending reforms
Obama sees $40bn savings in spending reforms
United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday will order a crackdown on waste and cost overruns in government procurement that he estimates...
Gates: US missile strikes in Pakistan to continue
Gates: US missile strikes in Pakistan to continue
United States President Barack Obama is retaining a powerful but controversial US weapon left over from the Bush administration's battle against...

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