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U.S. expects to resolve spat with Turkey over purchase of Russian air defences

02 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russia's S-400 air defence system, a day after the Pentagon halted delivery of equipment related to F-35 fighter jets to Ankara.

North Korea nuclear, missile activity 'inconsistent' with denuclearisation - U.S. general

27 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON North Korea's activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize, the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday.

House Armed Services chairman denies $1 billion transfer for Trump wall

26 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Tuesday denied the Pentagon's plan to shift $1 billion to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a move that while largely symbolic, highlights the concern lawmakers have about using the defence budget to pay for the wall.

U.S. Navy, Coast Guard ships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait

25 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. military said, as part of an increase in the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

Exclusive: U.S. may soon pause preparations for delivering F-35s to Turkey

21 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia's S-400 air defence system. | Video

French minister expresses concern about long-term U.S. commitment to NATO

18 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Monday that Europe was concerned about the United States' long-term commitment to NATO and implicitly criticized President Donald Trump's approach towards the military alliance.

Google's work in China benefiting China's military - U.S. general

14 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States' top general said on Thursday that the Chinese military was benefiting from the work Alphabet Inc’s Google was doing in China, where the technology giant has long sought to have a bigger presence.

U.S. looks to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

13 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States aims to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 1,000 km (620 miles) in August, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after Washington announced last month it plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

UPDATE 1-U.S. looks to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

13 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 13 The United States aims to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 1,000 km (620 miles) in August, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after Washington announced last month it plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

U.S. looks to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

13 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 13 The United States is aiming to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) in August, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after Washington announced that it plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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