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As Peace Talks Collapse, African Union Blames US, UK for South Sudan Crisis
By supporting South Sudan’s independence from Sudan, the US, UK and Norway created conditions for the ongoing civil war in the world’s youngest country, allege leaked documents from an inquiry by the African Union.
Cost of US Weapons Programs Skyrockets to the Tune of $27 Billion
Inflation, man – it’s a bummer, especially when it accounts for a $27 billion annual increase. That’s the case for the Pentagon, which saw the cost for 47 of its top 78 weapons programs increase last year by a combined $27 billion.
Iraqi Forces Push ISIL out of Al Baghdadi With Coalition Aid - CENTCOM
According to US Central Command, he Iraqi security forces assisted by the US-led coalition against ISIL succeeded in pushing the militant group from the western Iraqi town of Al Baghdadi.
Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises
Calling All Hackers! Pentagon Adds 3,000-Strong Army to Cyber Command
The Pentagon received congressional permission to fast-track the hiring of 3,000 civilian hackers to bolster the ranks of its understaffed United States Cyber Command.
US Patriot Missile Battery to Arrive in Poland for Drills in March
Polish Ministry of National Defense said that a battery of US Patriot missile systems will arrive in Poland at the end of March to take part in NATO military exercises.
Dutch ISIL Fighters Should Die Rather Than Return Home - Prime Minister
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte touched off a storm of controversy when he said his countrymen who leave to fight in Syria should die rather than return to the Netherlands.
Turkish Governor Confirms ISIL Commander Being Treated in Local Hospital
An Islamic State commander injured in a bomb attack in northern Syria is being treated in a Turkish hospital in the border province of Antakya.
Forget Pacifism! Japan Reestablishes Fearsome Foreign Intelligence Service
At the end of World War II, the Allies dismantled Japan’s military. Now, with the ever-expanding global threats, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to rebuild, and his first order of business is an MI6-inspired spy agency.
Britain Ramps Up Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine
Britain will supply Ukraine's army with new military equipment to help Kiev's forces in its conflict with separatist groups in the country's east.
Ex-Prison Guard Accused of Opening Fire at NSA Building
A former correctional officer in suburban Washington, D.C. is in custody, suspected of shooting at the highly secretive National Security Agency and several other places.
Pentagon Promises Hack-Proof Weapons
As hackers become increasingly adept, breaking into movie studios and Twitter accounts, the Pentagon has expressed grave concerns about an even more severe possibility: that a single individual with a computer could breach critical US weapons systems.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Scores a Legal Victory
The former soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks can no longer be referred to as “he” by the military. The Army must refer to Chelsea Manning with a feminine pronoun or the gender-neutral Private First Class Manning.
British Man Arrested for Hacking Into US Dept of Defense
A British man has been arrested over claims he was part of a group involved in hacking into the US Department of Defense database, authorities have confirmed.
Russian Arctic Fleet Gets New All-Terrain Snow Vehicles
Russia's northern fleet has received the first of its new all-terrain tracked vehicles, which are able to transport cargoes of up to 4,000 kg through off-road conditions, fresh snow and swamps.
Over 40 Russian Fighter Jet Crews Hold Airstrike Drills in Barents Sea
Russian Defense Minister stated that more than 40 Russian fighter jet crews practiced destroying enemy missiles and aircraft during military exercises over the Barents Sea.
US Continues Criminal Probe into WikiLeaks in Pursuit of Whistleblowers
Five years after Julian Assange and his team began publishing state secrets leaked by an American army intelligence analyst, WikiLeaks remains the target of an active United States criminal investigation.
French Submarine Sinks Entire US Aircraft Carrier Group During Drills
A series of joint naval drills between the United States and France recently didn't quite turn out the way the US, no doubt, expected. The practice scenario ended with the French nuclear submarine that was acting the part of an enemy ship "sinking" the American aircraft carrier and most of its escort.
US Approves $192 Million Rocket System Sale to Jordan - State Department
The US Department of State said that the United States approved a $192 million sale of a ground-based multiple rocket launch system to Jordan.
Iraqi Parliamentarian Claims to Have Evidence of US Support to ISIL
Iraqi lawmaker Qasim Al-Araji told the Iraqi parliament that his group, the Badr Organization, is in possession of documented proof that the United States government is providing the self-proclaimed Islamic State with weapons and military aid.
Military Budget Growth Rate Shows Defense Remains Priority for China
In 2015 China's defense budget will total $144,2 billion which is 10.1 percent more than in 2014. Beijing considers national defense policy as a priority.
Talks Between Japan, DPRK on Abductions to Resume in Late March - Reports
Gunmen Kill Four in Mali Restaurant Attack
String of ‘Thrill Killings’ Rattle Houston
New Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy en Route to Donetsk Region – EMERCOM
Florida Mom Faces Jail for Fleeing With Son to Save Him From Circumcision
Russian Jets Penetrate NATO Ships' Air Defenses in Black Sea
Russian Military Unveils Revolutionary Electronic Warfare System
French Submarine 'Sinks' Entire US Aircraft Carrier Group During Wargames
Best-Kept Nazi Secret Revealed? Man Claims He Knows Location of Amber Room
US Commander in Europe Panics, Goes on Bizarre Anti-Putin Rant
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What do you think is the most important event of the week?
The trial of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the US
Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder in Moscow
America's 300 military instructors arriving in Ukraine
ISIL fighters destroying 3,000-year-old Assyrian ruins