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Kabul pact: Pakistan’s India discomfort makes it hard, says US (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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Pakistan reviewing Pentagon report on NATO attack


December 30th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan said Thursday it was reviewing a Pentagon report over the NATO attack on two Pakistani border posts that killed 24 soldiers.The Nov 26 air strikes ... Read more...

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NATO strike: US splits blame, but no apology to Pakistan (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Washington has refused to apologise for last month's NATO strike that plunged US-Pakistani relations to a new low as Pentagon sought to split the blame ... Read more...

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US splits blame for NATO strike, offers no apology


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Even as a Pentagon report sought to split the blame for last month's deadly NATO strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Washington refused to apologise ... Read more...

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India is third largest buyer of US arms


December 8th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) India has emerged as the third largest purchaser of US arms with contracts worth $4.5 billion last year alone as US weapons sales rose to $34.8 ... Read more...

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US woos India for big-ticket defence deals


November 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Rebuffed over what is touted as the world's biggest defence deal, the United States is going all out to woo a modernising India with attractive ... Read more...

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US offers India the Joint Strike Fighter, top defence technology


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Although the US lost out in the bid to sell India 126 multi-role combat jets, it has offeredNew Delhi "top-of-the-line technology", including "the best in ... Read more...

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Chinese missiles not a worry, says IAF chief


September 1st, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Norman Anil Kumar Browne Thursday dismissed a Pentagon report about Chinese missile threat to India, saying New Delhi has its ... Read more...

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China dismisses Pentagon report on military


August 27th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Dismissing an annual report by the Pentagon assessing the Chinese military, China has said it "severely distorted the facts", a media report said.The report, submitted to ... 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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Ex-NATO commander McChrystal cleared of wrongdoing in Rolling Stone piece


April 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): The Pentagon has cleared a sacked US general of wrongdoing in connection with a magazine report that said his staff and he had spoken disrespectfully about top ... Read more...

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Secret UN maps show Afghan security worsening


December 27th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The Afghan security situation has deteriorated this year, secret UN maps have revealed, countering the US government's assessments of military progress since the surge of additional American ... Read more...

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UN maps show continued deterioration of security in Afghanistan in 2010


December 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 27 (ANI): Internal United Nations maps show a marked deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan during this year's fighting season, countering the Obama administration's optimistic assessments of ... Read more...

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Pak Army has allowed US military presence in Quetta: Pentagon report


November 25th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Pakistan has allowed the United States military and its coalition partners in Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Quetta, Balochistan, the US Department of Defence told Congress in ... Read more...

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Pentagon report says violence in Afghanistan is at an all-time high


November 24th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Violence in Afghanistan has reached an all-time high, with clashes up fourfold since 2007, the Pentagon has said.In a twice-annual report to the US Congress, the Pentagon said ... Read more...

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Shots fired at Pentagon: Report


October 19th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Shots were fired early Tuesday at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US defence department, but no casualties were reported, authorities said.Pentagon police officers heard at least ... Read more...

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US discusses China’s ‘assertiveness’ with India


September 9th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Amid concern in India over recent Chinese assertiveness, the US Thursday said it was keeping a watch on increasing Chinese activities in South China Sea and ... Read more...

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US says China’s military secrecy could lead to “misunderstandings and miscalculations”


August 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A US defence department report has claimed that the growth of China's military is shrouded in secrecy which could give rise to "misunderstandings and miscalculations".The annual Pentagon report ... Read more...

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Drones in Afghanistan suffer frequent system failures: Pentagon report


July 7th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), July 7 (ANI): The U.S. military often portrays its drone aircraft as high-tech marvels that can be operated seamlessly from thousands of miles away, but Pentagon accident reports reveal ... Read more...

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`Pakistan moved 100,000 soldiers from its border with India’ (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 29 (IANS) In a tacit acknowledgement that internal insurgency is a greater threat now, Pakistan has moved 100,000 troops from its border with India to the Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Violence has almost doubled in Afghanistan, notes Pentagon


April 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS/AKI) Violence in Afghanistan is up nearly 90 percent, according to a new Pentagon report submitted to the Congress late Wednesday that tracked progress in the country from ... Read more...

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Pentagon report warns that Iran missile could reach US by 2015


April 20th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.20 (ANI): A U.S. Defense Department report has warned that Iran could fire a missile at the United States by 2015, and adds that the Iranians have gone to great lengths ... Read more...

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Two injured in shooting outside Pentagon: Report


March 5th, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (DPA) The Pentagon headquarters of the US Defence Department was locked down Thursday evening after a reported shooting outside the facility. A police spokeswoman in Arlington, Virginia, where the sprawling ... Read more...

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US attempt to test mimick Iran strike fails


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.2 (ANI): A U.S. attempt to shoot down a ballistic missile mimicking an attack from Iran failed after a malfunction in a radar built by Raytheon, Fox News has quoted the ... Read more...

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New York trial for Guantanamo terrorist suspect Ahmed Ghailani


May 21st, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The first of a potential 240 prisoners being held as suspected terrorists at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba is expected to be soon transferred to New York to stand ... Read more...

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China lashes out at US charge that it is altering Asia military balance


March 26th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.26 (ANI): The Chinese Foreign Ministry has categorically rejected the Obama administration's charge that it is altering the military balance in Asia.Commenting on the Pentagon report, a Foreign Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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China developing ‘disruptive’ technologies for nuclear, space and cyber warfare: US


March 26th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A US Defence Department report has said that China is developing "disruptive" technologies for nuclear, space and cyber warfare, resulting in the shifting of military balance in Asia ... Read more...

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Keeping pace with Chinas growing arsenal top priority for Obama: Washington Times


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Chinas Communist Party leadership has been accumulating weapons at a startling rate which would be one of the top priorities for the Obama Administration to establish policy ... Read more...

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Much of US war on terror aid to Pak may have been wasted: CRS


December 18th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.18 (ANI): A new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said that much of the amount paid to Pakistan as part of key co-operating nations in war on ... Read more...

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Pentagon against Afghan refugees repatriation from Pak


June 30th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 30 (ANI): The United States has reportedly urged Pakistan not to repatriate Afghan refugees, saying it would have a destabilising effect on the Afghan government.This is contained in ... Read more...

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Pentagon report anticipates rising violence in Afghanistan


June 28th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): The Pentagon has in its latest report warned of escalating violence in Afghanistan after the n the escape of about 900 inmates and suspected Taliban insurgents from ... Read more...

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US Military nuclear weapon parts missing: Report


June 19th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): The US military cannot locate hundreds of sensitive nuclear missile components, officials close to the Pentagon have said. The US military cannot locate hundreds of sensitive nuclear missile ... Read more...

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China criticises Pentagon report on its “military prowess”


March 5th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar.5 (ANI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China has strongly criticised a Pentagon report on China's military modernization, claiming that facts have been distorted. "It is also an interference in ... Read more...

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China hikes military budget


March 4th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Beijing, March 4 (DPA) China announced 17.6 percent increase in its annual military budget Tuesday, but denied the US charge that Chinese military build-up could fuel instability in Asia. The draft defence ... Read more...

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