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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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US halts delivery of F-16 jets to Egypt

US President Barack Obama has decided to halt the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt for an undetermined period due to the "current situation" on the ground there, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. "Given the curr

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Pentagon delays ME deployment over budget woes

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delayed deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East because of budget uncertainty, hours after warning that congressional inaction on financial matters threatened US security.

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Not time to arm Syrians, says Pentagon chief

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta defended the Obama administration's decision not to arm the Syrian opposition, saying the country risked being pushed into an all-out civil war if efforts to secure a smooth political transition fail.

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Turkey to buy two F-35s in 2012

Turkey, which said in February it intended to buy 100 of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, will buy only two this year, and will decide each following year how many planes it will order, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz told Reuters. The P

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