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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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Pentagon eyes $4.5bn missile defence hike

The US Defence Department plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile defense funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, say congressional sources and an expert. Nearly $1 billion of th

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Pentagon to recall most furloughed workers

The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall the vast majority of some 350,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America's armed

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US ‘faces substantial losses if Egypt aid halted’

The US government faces billions of dollars in potential costs if it decides to cancel foreign military aid to Egypt, a senior Pentagon official told Reuters on Wednesday. Richard Genaille, deputy director of the Pentagon's De

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Strike on Syria could trigger reprisals, cyber war

It's a truism often repeated in the Pentagon and across the U.S. security establishment: In war, the enemy gets a vote. A US-led cruise missile attack on Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, which seems in

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