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Russia withdrawing troops from Ukraine border: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 01:45

Russia has withdrawn "several thousand" military personnel from the Ukrainian border in the past few days but tens of thousands of soldiers remain deployed in the region, a US defense official said Tuesday.

Obama opens way to Gulf grouping military sales

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 04:59

President Barack Obama ruled that a regional grouping of Gulf Arab states should be allowed to buy certain US defense articles, deepening ties with a grouping wary of Iran`s regional influence.

6-year-old US boy petitions White House to save NASA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 18:07

A six-year-old boy who dreams of becoming an astronaut has filed an online petition to US President Barack Obama to increase funding for cash-strapped NASA`s space programme.

Hagel lands in Kabul amid chaos over security deal

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:07

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday amid a stand-off between the US and Afghan leaders over a security agreement that President Hamid Karzai is still refusing to sign.

Pentagon to cut $1 bn in civilian workforce spending

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 14:13

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced plans to cut Pentagon staff by 20 percent, which would save $1 billion from 2014 to 2019.

Fill out the form for your bomb: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:53

Here`s a friendly reminder from the Pentagon police chief: please fill out the proper forms before you bring a bomb to work.

China scrambles jets to new defense zone, eyes US, Japan flights

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 10:25

China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two US spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defense zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.

US national accused of sending military blueprints to India

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:56

A US defence contractor today pleaded guilty to having illegally sent blueprints of military hardware to India, including parts used in nuclear submarines.

Embassy threat indicative of growing al Qaeda ambitions: Study

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 17:13

A recent study by a US defense and security consultancy has revealed that al Qaeda has by some measures become larger since the deadly 9/11 attack.

India's decision on FDI a positive step: US defense industry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 15:04

India's decision to increase FDI in defence is seen as a long-awaited positive move in the US, but major American defense industry players noted that there is unlikely to be a rush towards the country unless New Delhi is ready with fairly applied regulations.

Top US military brass to be cut 20%, says Hagel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 13:17

The US Defense secretary says his staff and that of his top brass will be trimmed by 20 per cent in coming years.

US-Israel arms deal sends `clear signal` to Iran: Hagel

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 15:57

A major US arms deal with Israel sends a "very clear signal" to Tehran that military action remains an option to stop it from going nuclear, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters on Sunday.