US says won`t dictate to Japan on military bases

The United States would like Japan to honor agreements to keep US forces stationed on Okinawa but has no intention of dictating to the new Japanese government, a senior US official said on Monday.

Five militants killed, insurgents` bases destroyed in Pak

At least five militants, including two top commanders, were killed and 12 others injured Tuesday by security forces in Pakistan`s restive Khyber tribal region
bordering Afghanistan in an operation.

US defends deal to use Colombian bases

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to reassure skeptical Latin American countries about US intentions in negotiating access to military bases in Colombia.