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Pentagon says India is a global power


June 6th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Ahead of next week's India-US strategic dialogue here, Pentagon has described India as a global power, which is meeting its responsibilities, and appreciated its work to ... Read more...

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US ‘responsibly ending’ Afghan war, says Obama


October 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Ten years after the US launched the war on terror in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Friday the US is "responsibly ending" the warfare despite ... Read more...

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Safe havens in Pakistan biggest challenge in Afghan war: Mullen


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) A top US military adviser to both presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush says the biggest challenge in the Afghanistan war is the safe ... Read more...

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Insurgents still enjoy safe havens in Pakistan: Pentagon


April 30th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reported "tangible progress" in the Afghanistan war, Pentagon has warned that the insurgents still enjoyed a crucial lifeline through safe havens in neighbouring ... Read more...

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Panetta set to be US Defense Secretary, Petraeus to be CIA chief


April 27th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): As part of a reshuffling of President Obama's Afghanistan war team, current CIA chief Leon Panetta will be named Secretary of Defense to replace outgoing secretary Robert ... Read more...

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Low American support for Obama’s management of Afghan war: Poll


April 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's management of the Afghanistan war, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.The poll covering 1,001 adults, showed 49 ... Read more...

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Two US photojournalist killed in Libya


April 21st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Two American photojournalists were killed in Libya while covering battles between rebels and government forces.Tim Hetherington, best known for co-directing the Oscar-nominated documentary on the Afghanistan war ... Read more...

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UK Muslim counsellors’ refusal to applaud Afghan war hero outrages colleagues


February 4th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): The act of showing outright "disrespect" for a young Afghanistan war hero by two UK Muslim counsellors during an award ceremony has spurred a outrage among their ... Read more...

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Prince Charles honours Britain’s Gurkha soldiers


January 29th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles has paid tributes to the Gurkha soldiers killed or injured in the Afghanistan war, saying their contribution has made the war-torn country a better place.Charles ... Read more...

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Julian Assange, Wikileaks Founder’s Biography Optioned For Movie


January 22nd, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Julian Assange the controversial founder of Wikileaks is in headlines again. In fact he always manages to stay in the limelights. His upcoming biography is going ... Read more...

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Oz Army Chief says Afghan forces may take security charge by 2014


January 21st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Australian Army Chief Ken Gillespie has expressed hope that foreign forces would be able to hand over security charges to Afghan forces by 2014.According to news.com.au, Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Military advisory committee to urge Obama to allow women to serve on front-line


January 16th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A military advisory committee is urging US President Barack Obama and the Congress to allow women to serve on the front-line.According to The New York Daily ... Read more...

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“Only Pakistan will determine when to launch North Waziristan operation”: Haqqani


January 13th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(ANI): Only Pakistan will determine when to launch a military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, a haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda along the Afghan border, Ambassador Husain Haqqani ... Read more...

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Kayani’s decision to oppose NW military operation ‘example of patriotism’: Saifullah


January 4th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani's decision to reject a military operation in North Waziristan despite US pressure is an explicit example of patriotism, PML-Q (Likeminded) President Saleem ... Read more...

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Afghanistan-based US troops’ families bear brunt of deployment strains


December 31st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Wautoma, Dec 31 (ANI): The impact of the Afghanistan war is not limited to the soldiers deployed there, but extends to their families back home, who bear the brunt of the psychological ... Read more...

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US still views silent Haqqani network as most dangerous of Taliban fighters


December 27th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 27 (ANI): The Obama administration continues to view the so-called Haqqani terrorist network as the deadliest group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan despite it not having conducted a complex ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda aims to bring down ‘nuclear power’ Pakistan: Biden


December 20th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20(ANI): United States Vice President Joe Biden has said that the Osama bin laden led-Al Qaeda is trying to "bring down" nuclear-armed Pakistan.Biden's comment comes days after an Afghanistan war ... Read more...

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US can’t depend on ‘game-playing’ Pak to get job done in Afghanistan: Ex-Spl Envoy


December 16th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16(ANI): Former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Peter Tomsen, has said that the Obama administration cannot depend on Pakistan to get its job done in Afghanistan, despite having given ... Read more...

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US wants Pak action against Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in North Waziristan


December 15th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 15(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has urged Pakistan to launch an operation to crack down on Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in North Waziristan."They are weakening the ... Read more...

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Afghan war can’t be won without Pakistan in the hunt: NYT


December 15th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) There is a limited chance of success in the Afghanistan war unless Pakistan hunts down insurgents operating from havens on its Afghan border, says the New ... Read more...

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‘Afghanistan scares the hell out of’ Rudd: Wikileaks


December 10th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 10(ANI): Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was deeply pessimistic about the country's progress in the Afghanistan war, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website Wikileaks.According ... Read more...

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Obama unlikely to push India on Pakistan:NYT (Lead)


November 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) American military commanders want India to "disavow" an operational strategy they say is fuelling tensions with Pakistan and hindering the American war in Afghanistan, the New York ... Read more...

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Obama not likely to push India hard on Pakistan: NYT


November 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) American military commanders want India to formally reject an Indian military doctrine they say is fuelling tensions with Pakistan and hindering the American war in Afghanistan, the ... Read more...

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Obama unlikely to push India hard on ‘Cold Start’ doctrine against Pakistan


November 6th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.6 (ANI): Obama administration officials have said that the American president is unlikely to push the Indian leadership hard to formally disavow an obscure military doctrine that they contend is ... Read more...

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Obama better than Bush, so no protests, say Indian Muslims


October 31st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Barack Obama is "better" than George Bush, say Indian Muslims though they don't consider the US as Muslim-friendly yet, adding when the American president ... Read more...

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US will ‘invade volatile Pak to deal with instability there’: Australian MP


October 26th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): The 'highly volatile' situation in Pakistan is increasing the likelihood of a US invasion there, Australian parliamentarian Bob Katter has said.Independent MP Bob Katter told parliament that the ... Read more...

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Julian Assange Leading A Secretive life?


October 25th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Julian Assange, the founder and head of WikiLeaks, the famous whistle blower website has been living a secretive life that resembles the lives of high profile ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks to release 400,000 US intelligence files


October 18th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) WikiLeaks is preparing to release 400,000 intelligence files on the Iraq war and the Pentagon is bracing for its biggest ever security breach of classified documents, ... Read more...

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US ‘extremely concerned’ over ISI role in ’supporting terrorist groups’


October 8th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Top US defence officials have expressed concerns that some elements of Pakistan's spy agency may be involved in improper interactions with the Taliban and other insurgent groups, ... Read more...

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80% probability of terror attack on Delhi CWG, finds new security assessment report


September 19th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 19 (ANI): A new security risk assessment report has indicated that there is an eighty per cent chance that the Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG), beginning on October 3, will come ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama To Award Medal Of Honor To Living Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta


September 12th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Friday, the White House announced that it would award the prestigious Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta who showed immense bravery by ... Read more...

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‘The page has turned, Iraq combat mission is over,’ says Obama


September 1st, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has declared the American combat mission in Iraq as over, and made clear that he intends to begin disengaging from the war in ... Read more...

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Antiwar analyst linked to Wikileaks - Bradley E. Manning now being hailed as a hero


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bradley E. Manning who leaked lots of confidential and classified documents relating to the Afghanistan war to Wikileaks, is now being hailed as a hero. ... Read more...

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US says not negotiating with Wikileaks


August 19th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The US has said it is not in direct contact with Wikileaks, a website that published tens of thousands of classified documents related to the Afghanistan war and ... Read more...

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‘US withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on situation on ground’


August 14th, 2010 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The timetable of American troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan will be driven by situation on the ground, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan said. David Petraeus, the four-star ... Read more...

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