*Kiev says 41,000 Russian troops grouped nearby border with Ukraine. KIEV, July 22- Ukraine's parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against a concentration of troops in Russia.» Read More
Groeneveld said the Navy was still reviewing lessons learned from the exercise, which took place aboard the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of southern California. The exercise could help Navy officials make the case for adding EA-18G Growlers to the five planes now slated to go on each of the Navy's 11 aircraft carriers in coming years.
BANGKOK, July 18- Thailand's military government has postponed for one year an auction for fourth-generation mobile phone bandwidth, potentially causing billions of dollars of lost investment and sales in a sector that accounts for a tenth of the economy.
*Ukraine official says rebels "will not dance on corpses". *Ukraine wants Russian officers punished. KIEV, July 17- Ukraine's state security chief accused two Russian military intelligence officers of involvement with pro-Russian rebels in the downing of a Malaysian airliner on Thursday, releasing chilling testimony of what he called an "inhuman crime."
KIEV, July 17- Ukraine's state security chief accused two Russian military intelligence officers of involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and said they must be punished for their "crime".
UKRAINIAN SECURITY CHIEF BASES HIS ALLEGATION ON PHONE INTERCEPTS BETWEEN THE TWO RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS.
UKRAINIAN STATE SECURITY CHIEF ACCUSES TWO RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS OF INVOLVEMENT IN DOWNING OF MALAYSIAN AIRLINE, SAYS THEY MUST BE PUNISHED FOR THIS "CRIME".
The Senate has voted to extend a program that would cushion the blow to insurance companies in the event of a massive terrorism attack.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Once the preserve of science fiction, a one-man flying machine is now a viable, cost-effective option for the police and military, according to UK manufacturer Parajet International.
TOKYO— Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
MOSCOW, July 17- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev suggested on Thursday Russia could increase defence spending in response to "evil" new Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- A potential collaboration between Australia and Norway could reduce the costs of integrating Kongsberg Gruppen's Joint Strike Missile into Lockheed Martin's new F-35 fighter jet, the Norwegian Air Force said on Wednesday.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- A potential collaboration between Australia and Norway could reduce the development costs of Kongsberg Gruppen's Joint Strike Missile, designed for use in Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet, the Norwegian Air Force said on Wednesday.
FORT RUCKER, Ala.— The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.
Seeking to play down the growing rift, the White House said only that Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had "exchanged views on U.S.-German intelligence cooperation" and that Obama had said he'd stay in close touch about intelligence cooperation going forward.
Dick Durbin, D- Ill., chairman of the subcommittee, said studies show that tobacco use is higher in the military. Lisa Murkowski, R- Alaska, said she was surprised that the subsidy was so high.
A federal appeals court said U.S. President Barack Obama deprived a small Chinese-owned firm of constitutional protections in a 2012 executive order.
BAGHDAD, July 15- Iraq's army launched an assault Tuesday morning to try to retake the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, an officer and a soldier involved in the attack told Reuters. The attempt to retake Tikrit, which fell on June 12 to Sunni insurgents led by the extremist Islamic State group, began two-and-a-half weeks ago.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14- U.S. government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of the country's top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday.
PRAGUE— The Czech Defense Ministry has signed a deal to deliver 14 military airplanes to the United States in an $11 million deal.
VIENNA— The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties. The accounts have rocked relations, coming on the heels of revelations about widespread U.S. spying in Germany.
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