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July 2014 A revived Taliban insurgency and alarming military revelations cast a new shadow over United States strategy in Afghanistan. A cousin of Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, was hosting a celebration of the Eid al-Fitr festival at his
About the author Paul Rogers is professor in the department of peace studies at Bradford University, northern England. He is openDemocracy's international-security editor, and has been writing a weekly column on global security since 28 September
Israel has already used up its annual $3.1 billion in this year's US military aid, and has committed all the aid through 2018, when the current aid package expires. The funding has been allocated for the procurement of F-35I stealth fighters,
Canada will stick with its plans to acquire Sikorsky's CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters despite persistent controversy surrounding the $5 billion deal. The twin-engine, multi-role shipboard Cyclone is to replace near-obsolete CH-124 Sea Kings in
More Canadian defense cuts are in the cards after the government's cancellation of a $2 billion close combat vehicle program, industry analysts and defense media say. Backing away from the purchase of the close combat vehicles is the first major
High-definition warplanes face a shrinking market as procurement agencies draw lessons from Brazil's decision to choose outsider Gripen NG over more complex but costlier contenders from Boeing, Dassault Aviation and other manufacturers, analysts said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been named the 25th most influential person in U.S. defense for 2013 by Defense News, a Gannett Government Media publication. Not surprisingly, the annually-complied Defense News 100 most Influential People in U.
Israeli defense companies, including Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are squaring off for a $1 billion army program to replace the venerable U.S.-designed M109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer. These firms, along with Israel Military
28 October 2013 3 View comments Somewhere inside the Pentagon sits a notoriously tight-lipped man whose words Defense Department top brass take as gospel and whose mysterious office exists to predict the future...Marshall, 92, is nicknamed Yoda both
The Department of Defense is ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work, in a move announced just after midday Saturday. The plan will put hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job next week. "Today, I am announcing that