United States Secretary of Defense

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In Andrei AKULOV
Feb 13th, 2012
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Andrei AKULOV US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he hoped U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be able to move into a training and support role during the second half of next year. The U.S. proposal to stop combat operations in Afghanistan by the middle of 2013 came as a surprise to everyone includin...
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Jan 9th, 2012
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By Alan W. Dowd Declaring that the U.S. military and the nation it defends are at a “moment of transition,” President Barack Obama has unveiled a dramatic scaling-back of the military’s role, reach and resources—complete with troop reductions, force redeployments and a promise to refocus on economic ...
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In Djibouti
Dec 13th, 2011
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says countries like Djibouti are key to counterterrorism efforts, as the U.S. shifts its focus to al-Qaida affiliates in Somalia and Yemen. Panetta made a brief visit Tuesday to Djibouti, where he met with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and thanked him for his su...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 28th, 2011
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Rabat – Libya’s Foreign Ministry declared a ceasefire in Misrata on Monday, the Libyan news agency said, referring to the western town where rebels earlier said government forces gained control of part of the city. “The Foreign Ministry… announces that anti-terrorism units hav...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 28th, 2011
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London – British jets bombed ammunition bunkers in southern Libya early on Monday after weekend strikes took out a score of tanks and armoured vehicles near the towns of Ajdabiya and Misrata, officials said. Tornado GR4s flying from Britain and refuelled in mid-air conducted strike missions aga...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 22nd, 2011
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Libyan rebel forces are praising the courage of an air force pilot said to have  undertaken a ‘kamikaze’ mission on the Gaddafi compound which claimed the life of the dictator’s son. Muhammad Mukhtar Osman’s name and picture was posted on websites following the attack on the f...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 21st, 2011
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Explosions and anti-aircraft rounds rattled Tripoli for a third night on Monday, and state television said several sites in the capital had come under attacks by what it called the “crusader enemy.” It was not immediately clear what caused the explosions in Tripoli — the main power ...
By benim
In Article
Mar 21st, 2011
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Claims sixth son Khamis, leader of crack loyalist unit, died of burn wounds Gaddafi’s whereabouts remain unknown after attack on his compound after his promises of a ‘long war’ Rebels say Gaddafi’s men have been using civilians as human shields RAF Tornado turned back when it ...
By benim
In Hottest News
Mar 6th, 2011
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  Throngs of demonstrators supporting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime celebrated in the streets of Tripoli on Sunday as the government proclaimed triumph in several cities. But some of the cities where the government claimed it had made headway were still in opposition control, witn...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 1st, 2010
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BEIJING – China, one of the biggest Internet policers, took no chances with the latest online sensation and blocked the WikiLeaks website Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic memos posted there. Attempts to access wikileaks.org and cablegate.wikileaks.org were...