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    1. December 2, 2014

      Ashton Carter favourite to become US defence secretary

      Ashton Carter, a former number two official at the Pentagon, has emerged as the clear favourite to become the new secretary...

    2. October 9, 2013

      US drone lobby’s power points to revived military-industrial complex

      Last year the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general wrote a scathing indictment of the department’s use of...

    1. March 28, 2012

      Architects of the Atlantic Alliance

      From Mr Henry D. Fetter. Sir, That “the Atlantic Alliance, after all, was built by Republicans”, as Philip Stephens writes...

    2. March 12, 2012

      WTO affirms ruling on illegal Boeing subsidies

      The World Trade Organisation said Boeing benefited from several billion dollars in illegal subsidies, upholding most of a...

    3. February 20, 2012

      Pentagon cuts could cost US more money

      The Pentagon, under pressure to slash spending, plans to slow down purchases of fighter jets, submarines and other expensive...

    4. February 17, 2012

      Obama woos China’s leader-in-waiting

      China’s leader-in-waiting smiled for the cameras this week at the White House, reminisced with old farming friends in Iowa...

    5. January 29, 2012

      The mirage of Obama’s defence cuts

      If campaign narratives are to be believed, Barack Obama is busy dismantling America’s national defences. Newt Gingrich says...

    6. January 26, 2012

      Pentagon to cut $485bn over next decade

      The US military will cut $485bn from its planned spending over the next decade but will still maintain a larger force than...

    7. January 26, 2012

      Lockheed feels pressure of Pentagon cuts

      Another round of deep cuts to the Pentagon budget would have a devastating impact on the US defence industry, according to...

    8. January 8, 2012

      Europe should heed shift in US defence

      President Barack Obama’s new US defence posture – one that plans for “a smaller and leaner” military – is a significant...

    9. January 5, 2012

      Pentagon to focus on China and Mideast

      President Barack Obama has unveiled plans for a “smaller and leaner” military focused on potential threats from China and...

    10. December 15, 2011

      LightSquared 4G network plans face setback

      Plans by LightSquared, the communications group backed by Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital, to build a nationwide US...

    11. December 2, 2011

      GE and Rolls-Royce abandon F-35 engine

      General Electric and Rolls-Royce on Friday abandoned their fifteen-year effort to build an engine for the F-35 fighter jet,...

    12. November 30, 2011

      Dempsey: cuts will hit US ground forces

      The US military’s capacity to deploy ground forces in future operations will be reduced by about 15 per cent as a result of...

    13. November 22, 2011

      Defence cuts threat prompts security fears

      The failure of the US Congressional supercommittee to strike a deficit reduction deal has set off a fierce political dispute...

    14. October 24, 2011

      Aiming high

      At first glance, Damian Blazy is not your typical participant on an Executive MBA programme – an MBA for working managers....

    15. October 16, 2011

      Werritty met US defence secretary

      New details have emerged about the access to foreign governments enjoyed by Adam Werritty, the friend of Liam Fox, former...

    16. October 3, 2011

      Pentagon warned over impact of defence cuts

      The US military’s ability to carry out its global strategy will be placed “at high risk” if the defence budget is cut by...

    17. September 29, 2011

      US man charged over Pentagon plot

      BOSTON, Sept 28 - US authorities on Wednesday arrested and charged a Massachusetts man with plotting to damage or destroy...

    18. September 18, 2011

      The world must insist that Europe act

      In his celebrated essay “The Quagmire Myth and the Stalemate Machine”, published in 1972, Daniel Ellsberg drew out the...

    19. September 12, 2011

      US: Bye, big spender, as budget is scaled back

      Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, defence companies have feasted on a surge of spending by the US military....

    20. September 12, 2011

      Industry faces a tough decade

      The defence industry is coming to the end of what many of its senior figures regard as a golden decade. Ten years ago, in...

    21. September 8, 2011

      World has changed in surprising ways

      The collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11 is a visual image that is now part of history. Like the assassination of John F....

    22. August 24, 2011

      China’s military grows in strength

      China made substantial progress in building its military strength in 2010 but the US remains “unclear” how Beijing will use...

    23. August 12, 2011

      Financial markets at their wits’ end

      Before Daniel Ellsberg shocked his countrymen with the Pentagon Papers, he had already confounded the economics profession....

    24. August 11, 2011

      US forces kill Taliban behind Chinook attack

      US forces have killed eight Taliban insurgents believed to be behind the weekend attack on a Chinook helicopter that cost...

    25. August 3, 2011

      Defence cuts could ‘do real damage’

      Forced spending cuts to the Pentagon budget could “do real damage” to national security and imperil American troops abroad,...

    26. August 1, 2011

      The deal’s details

      Domestic spending The first tranche of the deal – which will be enacted immediately – involves cutting $917bn from domestic...

    27. July 26, 2011

      Lockheed profits hit by staffing cuts

      Lockheed Martin reported lower second quarter profits on Tuesday due to increased severance pay and higher pension costs,...

    28. July 14, 2011

      US prepared for military response in cyberwar

      An American defence contractor’s computer network was hacked by a foreign spy agency, the Pentagon has revealed, as it...

    29. June 22, 2011

      Our salt risks draining into cyberspace

      The news was dominated on Wednesday by reports of the arrest of a suspected British teenage computer hacker, in connection...

    30. June 9, 2011

      Pentagon sees Libya military costs soar

      US military operations in Libya are on course to cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than the Pentagon estimated,...

    31. May 29, 2011

      Lockheed data secure despite cyberattack

      Lockheed Martin, the largest US defence contractor by sales, has said no data on its customers, programs or employees has...

    32. May 6, 2011

      GE and Rolls in funds offer on F-35

      General Electric and Rolls-Royce have offered to pay for part of the development costs of their alternate engine for the...

    33. May 1, 2011

      Obama reshuffles his security team

      In nominating Leon Panetta as US secretary of defence and David Petraeus as director of the Central Intelligence Agency,...

    34. April 27, 2011

      Pentagon rethinks Iraq pull-out plans

      US military planners are discussing keeping thousands of troops in Iraq past the withdrawal deadline of December 31, despite...

    35. April 27, 2011

      Reshuffle heralds big US defence cuts

      Barack Obama is preparing for big defence cuts and a possible change of emphasis in Afghanistan with a reshuffle placing...

    36. April 15, 2011

      Pentagon harassment suit may spark further action

      Andrea Neutzling, now 31, carries deep scars from her decade of service in the US military, the largest of which were...

    37. April 14, 2011

      Defence chief warns against planned cuts

      The Pentagon has warned Barack Obama his planned defence cuts could force the US military to rein in its role across the...

    38. April 9, 2011

      Obama to recall US troops from Europe

      President Barack Obama has decided to reduce the US military’s permanent presence in Europe, in a move that goes some of the...

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