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Putin plays the Iran card: Kremlin won’t be ‘bound’ by U.S. sanctions

В.Путин провел совещание с членами правительства РФ

Special to MOSCOW — Iran and Russia have been discussing the resumption of strategic relations. Officials said the Kremlin has been negotiating terms for Russian nuclear, military and energy projects in Iran. The officials said the projects would not violate United Nations sanctions, but would take into account the easing of measures by the [...]

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U.S. advisers train Iraqi special forces to counter spreading Sunni offensive

U.S. Apache helicopters

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has been training Iraqi special operations forces to quell the Sunni revolt. Officials said U.S. advisers were training and mentoring Iraqi SOF units in the war in Anbar. The officials said the advisers were training the Iraqis in urban warfare, counter-insurgency techniques, bomb detection and coordinated helicopter [...]

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Israel set to launch production of wing assemblies for F-35

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel has been preparing to produce the first components for the U.S.-origin Joint Strike Fighter. The state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries is working on production lines for the wing assembly of the F-35 fighter-jet. The wing assembly was awarded by Lockheed Martin as part of Israel’s order of 19 fifth-generation [...]

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U.S. calls on Muslim allies Turkey and Morocco to train Libya’s ‘weak’ military

Gen. David Rodriguez.  /AP

Special to WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said the Obama administration has reached out to Muslim allies within and outside NATO to help rebuild Libya’s military. The officials cited Morocco and Turkey, the latter which recently completed a training course for Libyan soldiers. “The Libyan institutions across the board are very, very weak after the [...]

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Sources: U.S. urges Israel to attack Syrian forces threatening CIA-trained rebels in Golan

A truck carries an Israeli Merkava tank making its way to the Israeli-Syrian border in the center of the Golan Heights.  /EPA

Special to LONDON — The United States is pressuring Israel to attack the Syrian military in the Golan Heights. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama has urged Israel to stop a Syrian Army advance toward U.S.-trained rebels in the Golan Heights. The sources said the rebels, trained and sent from [...]

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U.S. exercise Desert-Hawk-3 aims to raise ‘readiness of Saudi forces’

Special to ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia and the United States have launched a   military exercise. The two countries have conducted Desert Hawk-3 exercise in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Desert Hawk was deemed an army exercise meant to enhance combat skills and interoperability. “The goal of these drills is to raise readiness of the Saudi [...]

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Report urges U.S. to sell Israel ‘MOP’ bunker-busters, B-52s to destroy Iran sites

Massive Ordnance Penetrator

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has been urged to sell bunker-busters and aircraft to Israel. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs has called on the administration of President Barack Obama to sell Israel weapons and platforms that could destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons infrastructure. In an article, the institute, deemed close to [...]

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Obama is reversing Reagan’s Cold War victory, inviting new hot wars

Speaking at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate in October 1987, President Ronald Reagan called for Soviet leader Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of an historic triumph. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the American Left has been bitter about America’s victory in the Cold War. For decades, they preached moral equivalence between the United States and the Soviet Union. In their view, America was to blame for [...]

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Centcom cites Kuwait as ‘strong ally’ to U.S. in Afghanistan

Gen. Lloyd Austin.  /Reuters

Special to WASHINGTON — Kuwait has played a major role in the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. The U.S. military’s Central Command reported that Kuwait served as a hub for logistics for the war in Afghanistan. Centcom said Kuwait was expanding its military cooperation with the United States. “A long-time partner and strong ally [...]

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U.S. sends in team with Apache attack helicopters to help Iraq against Sunni onslaught

AH-64 Apache

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States plans to send advanced attack helicopters to help Iraq quell the Sunni revolt. The administration of President Barack Obama has approved the lease of six AH-64 Apache attack helicopters for the Iraqi military. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the project included training for Iraqi pilots in [...]

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