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  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. National Security Agency has infiltrated servers in the headquarters of Chinese telecommunications and internet giant Huawei Technologies Co, obtaining sensitive information and monitoring the communications of top executives, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

  • *Faster timeframe reflects crisis in next-door Ukraine. WARSAW/ WASHINGTON, March 20- Poland has decided to speed up its tender for a missile defence system, the Defence Ministry said, in a sign of Warsaw's disquiet over the tension between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia.

  • *Defence Ministry says bases formally under Ukrainian control. The Russian takeover of the Black Sea peninsula has been largely bloodless, though one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two others wounded in a shooting in Simferopol earlier this week. A Defence Ministry spokesman in Kiev said Crimea's bases were still under Ukrainian control.

  • High unemployment still haunting U.S. military veterans Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    The unemployment rate among veterans who had joined the military after Sept. 11, 2001, averaged 9.0 percent last year, down from 9.9 percent in 2012, the Labor Department said. Pentagon's proposed budget calls for the U.S. Army to shrink to around 450,000 from a war-time high of 570,000..

  • WARSAW/ WASHINGTON, March 20- Poland has decided to speed up its tender for a missile defence system, a defence ministry spokesman said on Thursday, in a sign of Warsaw's disquiet over the tension between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia.

  • TRIPOLI/ BENGHAZI, Libya, March 18- A Libyan rebel leader accused the United States on Tuesday of behaving like pirates after U.S. naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port in the east of the chaotic North African state.

  • *Italy cut F-35 order by 30 pct 2 years ago. ROME, March 18- Italy's review of its military needs and possible cuts to its order for 90 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets will be decided by the end of the year, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said on Tuesday.

  • TRIPOLI, March 18- A Libyan rebel leader said on Tuesday the oil in a tanker seized by the U.S. Navy belongs to the people of Libya's eastern Cyrenaica region and called on the Arab League to intervene. Tripoli has repeatedly failed to negotiate a peaceful end to the blockade, which has crippled the OPEC country's finances as its main revenue stream remains shut.

  • TOKYO, March 18- Japan faced a full-on cyber attack across government departments on Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics.

  • TOKYO, March 18- Japan faces a full-on cyber attack across government departments on Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics. Japan is following the lead of Britain, which invited ethical hackers to test its computer systems in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.

  • *U.S. Navy commandos storm vessel in international waters. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. "The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company.

  • *U.S. Navy SEALs storm vessel in international waters. U.S. Navy SEALs boarded the Morning Glory tanker in international waters off Cyprus on Sunday night and took control of the vessel, which the Pentagon said was held by three armed Libyans. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said.

  • March 17- U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker late on Sunday that escaped earlier this month from a Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

  • AL-LAFITAAT, Egypt, March 16- Egypt's army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region's villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- The Pentagon's decision to retire the entire U.S. fleet of popular A-10 "Warthog" aircraft is painful but necessary as the military is forced to save money now to develop tomorrow's weapons, Air Force leaders said on Friday.

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC, Vietnam, March 13- M alaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles to the west of its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday.

  • NSA "hijacked" criminal botnets to install spyware Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 12- While U.S. law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compromised computers used by cyber criminals, the National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying.

  • *Air force chief says unidentified plane tracked 200 miles northwest of Penang. KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC, Vietnam, March 12- M alaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area near India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday.

  • *Air force chief denies saying plane tracked to Malacca Strait. KUALA LUMPUR, March 12- Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard.

  • U.S. military braces for budget battles with Congress Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 11- Top U.S. defense officials are bracing for a brutal season of budget negotiations, warning U.S. lawmakers that the U.S. military will gradually become unable to respond to emerging crises if Congress blocks the Pentagon's plans to cut military compensation, close bases and retire entire fleets of aircraft.

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