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JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire.
GROTON, Conn.— The top officer at the oldest U.S. submarine base, an admiral whose ties to Groton date back to his birth, may become the last flag officer to serve here as his submarine group is eliminated in a Navy streamlining.
Aug 15- A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
The US has sent 130 additional military personnel to Iraq to help contain the threat posed by hard-line militants from the Islamic State.
Aug 12- Boeing Co said it had been jointly selected with United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky unit to build a next-generation multi-role helicopter for the U.S. Army. The first flight for the program is expected in 2017, Boeing said. The company did not disclose the value of the contract.
KIEV, Aug 12- Ukraine said on Tuesday that it would not allow any Russian aid into the country if it was accompanied by the Russian military or members of Russia's emergencies ministry.
UKRAINE WILL NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO A HUMINATARIAN CONVOY ACCOMPANIED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY OR EMERGENCIES MINISTRY- AIDE CHALY.
UKRAINE MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS NO HUMANITARIAN AID WILL BE ALLOWED INTO UKRAINE UNTIL RED CROSS HAS ESTABLISHED THE REGION'S NEEDS IN A WEEK'S TIME.
MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russia began military exercises in the Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them. The dispute has strained relations Japan and Russia since World War Two, when Soviet forces occupied the four islands at the southern end of the Kurile chain.
MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russia began military exercises on Tuesday in a chain of islands it claims in the Pacific Ocean, a Defence Ministry spokesman told Interfax, in a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them.
BEIRUT, Aug 12- Islamic State insurgents who seized a Lebanese border town this month planned to turn Lebanon into another Iraq by unleashing sectarian war between Sunnis and Shi'ites that would have endangered the nation's very existence, the army commander said.
Southeast Asian nations are channeling military budgets to develop local expertise and lower their dependence on big U.S. and European arms suppliers.
BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against military intervention in Ukraine in telephone talks on Monday, the Commission said. "President Barroso warned against any unilateral military actions in Ukraine, under any pretext, including humanitarian," it said in a statement.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT BARROSO HELD PHONE CALL WITH RUSSIA'S VLADIMIR PUTIN, WARNED AGAINST UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTIONS IN UKRAINE- STATEMENT.
LONDON, Aug 11- Gold fell slightly on Monday, retreating from a three-week high as tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased and investors turned to rising European shares and some withdrew from exchange-traded gold funds.
Investors are looking into developers working on a potential treatment for the Ebola virus, even if some of the drugs are a long way from production.
Treasuries yields on Friday hit 14- month lows on anxious buying driven by American airstrikes against Islamist militants in Iraq before U.S. debt prices eased on news that Russia was winding up military exercises near the Ukraine border.
President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops to address a humanitarian crisis among religious minorities in Iraq.
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was the victim of a cyber attack.
The U.S. Army has made strides in technology that would allow soldiers to print food with custom ingredients and nutrients.
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