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  • 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.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- Australia would be risking both its national security and damaging its economy by buying next-generation submarines from Japan instead of building them at home, the opposition leader said on Tuesday, amid growing speculation over a possible deal.

  • *U.S. forms coalition of willing to combat IS in Iraq. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 7- NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defence spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq.

  • The failure of a Pratt& Whitney F135 engine in June grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35s for several weeks during the summer, thwarting the advanced warplane's international debut at two UK air shows.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. lawmakers have urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a $190 million border security contract awarded to a company which checks government employees' backgrounds and suffered a cyber attack disclosed last month.

  • U.S. agency urged to yank vetting firm contract Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. lawmakers have urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a $190 million border security contract awarded to a company which checks government employees' backgrounds and suffered a cyber attack disclosed last month.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 4- Hundreds of civilians are fleeing Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri as fears grow that Islamist Boko Haram militants may try to assault the Borno state capital after seizing towns and territory around it, residents said on Thursday.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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".

  • 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".

  • WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE TO HELP UKRAINE'S MILITARY GAIN STRENGTH.

  • TALLINN, Sept 3- European members of NATO need to do their fair share of defense spending to bolster the alliance, U.S. President Obama told a news conference in Tallinn on Wednesday, a day before the start of a NATO summit.

  • They said the Navy will wait to seek proposals for the contract until after the Pentagon conducts a broad review this fall of intelligence and surveillance programs. Navy officials had hoped to release a final request for proposals for the UCLASS this month, after a meeting of Pentagon officials on Sept. 10.

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