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US foreign arms sales up 36pc to top $46bn

The US government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of US foreign arms sales, which surged 36 per cent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said. "P

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US foreign arms sales up 36pc to top $46bn

The US government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of US foreign arms sales, which surged 36 per cent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said. "P

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Iran moves ships, easing tensions near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian naval and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, and this should ease US concerns, a Pentagon spokesman said. The

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Iranian ships may carry arms to Yemen: US

The United States is concerned a group of Iranian cargo ships may be carrying advanced weapons to Yemen, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday, as he called on Iran to avoid "fanning the flames" of the conflict with arms deliv

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No near-term F-35 sales in Gulf region, says US

The US expects no near-term sales in the Gulf region for the F-35 warplane, saying current fourth-generation military aircraft with new upgrades are capable of handling the threats the region faces, the Pentagon said on Sunday. &q

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US agrees sale of $600m tank ammo to Iraq

The US government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp, saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defence capability.

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US, partner nations launch first strikes in Syria

The US and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the milit

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US to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pent

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Destroy Hamas? Worse 'could follow'

A top Pentagon intelligence official has warned that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. The remarks by Li

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Injured Indian fishermen sue Pentagon in Dubai

Three Indian fishermen injured when a US naval ship fired on their boat off the UAE in 2012 are launching a civil case against the Pentagon to seek compensation, their lawyers said. One Indian was killed and three others were inju

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