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  • US military tries to keep options in ISIS fight Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.

  • Senate approves arming Syrian rebels to fight ISIS Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives.

  • Boeing-Lockheed to team with Bezos to take on space Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by founder Jeff Bezos.

  • Much of 'used' military equipment given to police is new Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Politicians are criticizing a Defense Department program that outfitted local police with new military equipment.

  • NATO rattles cybersabers—but experts have doubts Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    NATO announced that a cyberattack against one of its members could trigger a military response, but experts say that's unlikely.

  • MH17 hit with ‘high-energy objects’: Report Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smoldering in a field on July 17, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border.

    Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "high-energy objects", an official report found.

  • UK PM champions NATO rapid response force Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    UK PM champions NATO rapid response force

    U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, says the NATO alliance must evolve and focus on new capabilities - including a rapid response force and a reaffirmation of defense commitments.

  • Should NATO protect non-member states? Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Should NATO protect non-member states?

    Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, director of the Paris office for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, says NATO's "very big challenge" is trying to find a way to protect non-member states.

  • Europe to boost defense spending: Min Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET
    Europe to boost defense spending: Min

    Erkki Tuomioja, Finland's foreign minister, says that Finalnd is in favour of developing European defense capabilities.

  • 'Big important' tensions in Europe: Barroso Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    'Big important' tensions in Europe: Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, discusses the EU's position on the Ukrainian crisis, highlighting that Russia is dependent on Europe for its energy orders.

  • NATO can deter Russia: Norway PM Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    NATO can deter Russia: Norway PM

    Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, says NATO will present a united front against Russia and discusses Norway¿s defense spending.

  • NATO was never irrelevant: Expert Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    NATO was never irrelevant: Expert

    Kathleen McInnis, research consultant for the Americas program at Chatham House, argues that NATO has never been irrelevant and outlines the many challenges it faces: from Ukraine to cybersecurity.

  • Iceland PM on NATO rapid response force Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Iceland PM on NATO rapid response force

    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, says that a mobile, rapid response NATO force could have a real effect in maintaining peace in localized areas.

  • Don't underestimate NATO: Iceland's PM Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET
    Don't underestimate NATO: Iceland's PM

    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, discusses the country's role in NATO and says that the world might be going back "to the world of the Cold War".

  • Defense spending crucial for NATO's credibility: Expert

    Tony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at CSIS, says that NATO countries need to respect the defense spending requirement otherwise "the best NATO statement in the world is hollow".

  • What to expect from Modi's Japan visit Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    India-Japan defense deal is significant: Pro

    The primary objective of Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to Tokyo is to court Japanese businesses, says Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council for Foreign Relations.

  • Indian firms tool up for defense orders Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET
    Indian army personnel perform Skirmish Order Fire Demo for the 68th Independence Day in Hyderabad, India.

    India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.

  • US sends another 130 military personnel to Iraq Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    The US has sent 130 additional military personnel to Iraq to help contain the threat posed by hard-line militants from the Islamic State.

  • Southeast Asia builds home-grown defense industry Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    Southeast Asian nations are channeling military budgets to develop local expertise and lower their dependence on big U.S. and European arms suppliers.

  • US considers airstrikes to protect Iraqi refugees Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    A family that fled the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits at a school as they shelter in the Kurdish city of Dohuk, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

    President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops to address a humanitarian crisis among religious minorities in Iraq.

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