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Osama ordered suicide squads against Obama, Nato commander


May 4th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Osama bin Laden ordered suicide squads to be created in Pakistan and Afghanistan to track down US President Barack Obama and then NATO commander Gen. ... Read more...

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US military to have fewer generals and admirals


December 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) The US armed forces have begun thinning the ranks of generals and admirals with the aim of bringing the number of senior officers back down ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Petraeus to lead CIA


July 1st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted 94-0 Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the next director of the CIA, a post left vacant by Leon Panetta's ... Read more...

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Gates says Goodbye to Pentagon


July 1st, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Retiring US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Thursday wrapped up his four-and-a-half years in the Pentagon, with an unexpected gift from President Barack Obama, Xinhua reported.During ... Read more...

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US, Japan view China as ‘thorn’, says daily


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) The US and Japan view China as "a thorn" and some in the two countries favour containing Beijing, the China Daily said in a commentary Thursday."It ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Panetta as defense secretary


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm CIA Director Leon E. Panetta as the next secretary of defense, replacing Robert Gates.Panetta, who last week ... Read more...

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‘Governments lie, allies spy’


June 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates made light of Pakistan's arrest of five Pakistan CIA informers who helped in the US raid on Osama bin Laden's ... Read more...

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‘Foreign-defence joint strategic dialogue with US not feasible’


June 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) With the US keen on a joint foreign-defence strategic dialogue with India, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday he did not favour such talks as ... Read more...

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US will go after Al Qaeda leadership anywhere: Clinton


May 20th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Despite Pakistan's warnings that it would not tolerate another US raid, the US has made clear that it would go after the Al Qaeda leadership anywhere ... Read more...

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`Somebody’ in Pakistan knew of Osama, says US (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Somebody in Pakistan "had to know" that Osama bin Laden was hiding there, said US Defence Secretary Robert Gates as Washington continued to seek answers from ... Read more...

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“Somebody” in Pakistan knew about Osama: US


May 19th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) While the United States has no proof that Pakistan's top leaders knew Osama bin Laden was hiding near the capital city of Islamabad, "somebody had ... Read more...

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Obama proposes extending Mueller’s mandate at FBI helm


May 13th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Thursday proposed extending by two more years the 10-year mandate of Robert Mueller as FBI chief."Given the ongoing threats facing the United ... Read more...

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Pentagon to boost security for team that killed Osama


May 13th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS/EFE) The elite military personnel who took part in the May 2 raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden are to receive additional ... Read more...

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Osama death could be ‘game changer’ for Afghanistan: US


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could be a "game changer" for US military efforts in Afghanistan, according to US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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We won’t trot out Osama photos as trophies: Obama (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body saying, "We don't trot out this ... Read more...

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Osama death photos will not be released: Obama


May 5th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body, the White House announced Wednesday."We don't ... Read more...

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McCain commends Obama on bin Laden killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Senator John McCain, who was President Barack Obama's GOP opponent in the 2008 election, praised the president Sunday night for approving a military raid that took out ... Read more...

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Obama nominates spy chief Panetta for US secretary of defence


April 29th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has nominated CIA Director Leon Panetta to be the next secretary of defence replacing Robert Gates who announced ... Read more...

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Is Panetta be Obama’s right choice for US Defense Secretary?


April 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): Among President Barack Obama's greatest national security challenges has been deciding who will replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates.According to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM), coming to that ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi prince meets Obama


April 28th, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The crown prince of Abu Dhabi and US President Barack Obama have pledged to continue their cooperation in areas of security and commerce.Sheikh Mohamed bin ... 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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Libyan regime ‘on the back foot’ , says UK Defence Secretary


April 27th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.27 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox has said that the Libyan regime is "on the back foot". He said this after almost three hours of talks at the Pentagon ... Read more...

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Obama authorises 25 mn dollars in aid to Libyan opposition


April 27th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday authorised up to $25 million in non-lethal aid to the opposition in Libya, the White House said.In a memorandum to ... Read more...

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‘Give up war or face assassination’, Liam Fox warns Gaddafi


April 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has warned Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his loyalists to give up their fight against civilians in that country or face possible ... Read more...

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US’ first unmanned Predator attack destroys Libyan govt. multiple rocket launcher


April 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The US military has confirmed that its first attack by an unmanned Predator drone aircraft has destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.Several hours ... Read more...

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Obama approves use of Predator drones to tackle Gaddafi forces in Libya


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has approved the use of unmanned Predator drones to attack the ground forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.This has earlier proved effective ... Read more...

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Petraeus being considered for CIA top job: Report


April 5th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, is reportedly being 'seriously considered' for the job of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director.According to National Public Radio, Petraeus, ... Read more...

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Clinton tops Obama and others in administration: Gallup


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has received the highest approval ratings and beats other top members of the administration, including President Barack Obama, says a Gallup ... Read more...

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US unlikely to provide weapons to Libyan rebels


April 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's top two national security officials have indicated that America was unlikely to provide weapons to Libyan rebels, raising the possibility that France alone ... Read more...

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Islamist groups are elated by Arab revolts: Awlaki


March 31st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Yemeni-American cleric Anwar-al-Awlaki, who is a top propagandist for Al-Qaeda, broke his silence on the uprisings in Middle East and claimed that Islamist groups are elated by these revolts. ... Read more...

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House Republicans introduce bill to halt US operation in Libya


March 30th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Two Republicans in US House of Representatives have introduced a bill which seeks to put an end to US military involvement in Libya unless ... Read more...

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No decision taken on supplying arms to Libyan rebels: Gates


March 28th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that no decision has been made about supplying arms to Libyan rebels."No decision has been made about that at this ... Read more...

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Gates, Clinton defend Libyan intervention, say it may last for months


March 28th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary Hillary Clinton are of the opinion that the Obama administration's decision of carrying out military action to avert a massacre ... Read more...

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Obama urged to clear confusion over US’ interest in Libya mission


March 28th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, who has contradicted Defence Secretary Robert Gates over America's intentions in intervening in Libya, has been urged to clarify the issue.Although Obama ... Read more...

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Robert Gates unaware about no-fly zone’s duration in Libya


March 28th, 2011 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said he does not know how long the no-fly zone might be in place in Libya, CBS News ... Read more...

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