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  • This government claims a 99% approval rating Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    Royal Guards parade in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok

    This government claims 99% of its people are happy with it. Hint: It's not North Korea.

  • Lockheed sues Pentagon over lost contract Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Lockheed sues Pentagon over billions in lost contract

    After losing a more than $6 billion contract, Lockheed Martin is suing the Pentagon, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • BAGHDAD, Dec 21- Iraq's armed forces will start an operation to retake the western city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants very soon, army chief of staff Lt. An Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman said earlier that Islamic State militants were preventing civilians from leaving Ramadi before the planned attack on the city, which fell under control of the...

  • BAGHDAD, Dec 21- Islamic State militants are preventing civilians from leaving Ramadi ahead of an attack planned by the Iraqi army to retake the western city that the militants captured in May, an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Iraqi military planes on Sunday dropped leaflets on Ramadi, asking residents to leave within 72 hours and indicating...

  • YANGON, Dec 20- Drinkers buying a beer at Yangon's roadside bar shacks used to face a limited choice: more likely than not, they would order a mug of Myanmar Beer, sometimes with a shot of coarse whisky to give the light local brew an extra kick. Just months after opening, Heineken is doing so well it plans to double capacity at its Yangon facility to 50 million litres...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia's overseas military commitments, including its massive air strikes in Syria, were not a serious burden on the state budget. Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin also added: "We must work to replace imported goods with our own ones, alter the structure of our economy, raise labor...

  • Russia defense spending hits 10-year high Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Solders during military training on Northern navy on March 16, 2015 in Murmansk, Russia.

    Russia's defense spending increased at its fastest rate in a decade in 2015, according to IHS Jane's.

  • Government Accountability Office on Tuesday dismissed Lockheed Martin Corp's protest of a $6.75 billion Army contract for next-generation Humvees to Oshkosh after Lockheed said it would take the issue to federal court. Lockheed declined comment and Army officials had no immediate comment. Oshkosh said the Army conducted a thorough, methodical...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- Lockheed Martin Corp has won a U.S. Army contract worth $1.09 billion to build PAC-3 missiles for the U.S. Army, South Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for use in Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system, the Pentagon said Monday. Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, said the contract includes Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and PAC-3...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The Pentagon's chief arms buyer has approved the next steps in a long-awaited multibillion-dollar competition to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of E-8 JSTARS spy and battle management planes. Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, this week signed a memorandum approving the start of the so-called...

  • ‘Surgical’ attack missile joins fight in Syria Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 1:08 AM ET

    A much-lauded air-to-surface missile has joined the fight against the Islamic State in Syria this week.

  • The Navy's new destroyer 'Zumwalt' Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    The Navy's new destroyer 'Zumwalt '

    The USS Zumwalt is a $4 billion destroyer, built by General Dynamics' Bath Ironworks, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Kim Jong-un says North Korea has hydrogen bomb Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 6:39 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars during an inspection of the Hwa Islet Defence Detachment standing guard over a forward post off the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, state media reported Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee could roll back approved exceptions to a ban on the use of Russian rocket engines for U.S. military use, the committee's chairman, Senator John McCain, said in a letter made public on Wednesday. He also accused a Lockheed-Boeing venture of trying to manipulate Congress. He said ULA's announcement last...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. Air Force's top space official on Tuesday slammed a new ground control system for GPS satellites being built by Raytheon Co as "a disaster" and said the Pentagon planned "significant" changes with the company to address the issues. Air Force spokeswoman Captain Annmarie Annicelli said the Air Force would develop new cost estimates for...

  • Dec 7- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp said it was teaming up with the U.S. Department of Defense to further develop its experimental PTSD drug, which if approved, could be the first treatment for the psychiatric disorder in more than 15 years. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Department of Defense will allow Tonix to gain access...

  • 4 changes US is making to fight terror threat Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    A law enforcement officer looks over the evidence near the remains of a SUV involved in the Wednesdays attack is shown in San Bernardino, California December 3, 2015.

    Here are some of the new steps Congress and the White House will take to fight domestic terror.

  • Dec 7- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp said it was teaming up with the U.S. Department of Defense to further develop its experimental PTSD drug, which if approved, could be the first treatment for the psychiatric disorder in more than 15 years. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Department of Defense will allow Tonix to gain access...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- The U.S. Navy needs to "get going" on a new, unmanned armed aircraft that can operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier, U.S. A U.S. Navy official last month told Reuters the Navy would map out the future of the new carrier-based drone as part of its fiscal 2017 budget proposal, with an initial focus on surveillance, the approach long favored by the Navy.

  • WARSAW, Dec 4- Poland's new government is reviewing two major military tenders started by the previous administration, a deputy defence minister said late on Thursday, signalling the country's large-scale army modernisation scheme may face delays. In April, Poland provisionally selected Airbus Group's utility helicopters and said it would buy Raytheon's...

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