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NATO chiefs examine Afghan campaign, post-2014 posture

Posted September 17, 2012 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with a NATO chairman of defense in Sibiu, Romania, Sept. 14, 2012. The NATO chiefs of defense had a good discussion on events in Afghanistan and alliance plans in the region, Army Gen. Martin E….

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Karzai says U.S. can have nine Afghan bases after 2014

Posted May 13, 2013 by by Kathy Gannon

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent criticism of American military operations in his country, said May 9 that his government is now ready to let the U.S. have nine bases across Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw in 2014. A border spat with Pakistan and a desire to test public…

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Boeing 747-8 approved to serve 200 airports globally

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The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service. To date, 63 airports around the world are supporting revenue flights from 14 in-service 747-8 Freighters operated by five carriers. The approval shows the newest member of the 747 family can operate safely within…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes Norwegian debut in Oslo

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Norway May 1, making Oslo the latest destination on its global Dream Tour. Over the next three days, guests and media invited by Boeing’s airline...

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U.S. remains opposed to military action in Syria

Posted May 31, 2012 by by Anne Gearan

Shocking as it was, the massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers is unlikely to galvanize a military assault like last year’s campaign in Libya to oust Moammar Gadhafi. The killings, however, did provoke the strongest international condemnation the United States and other nations could muster. The U.S. joined more than a dozen nations in…

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Norway buys two U.S.-built Joint Strike Fighter jets

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Norway June 15 ordered the first two fighter jets of an expected combined order of 52 from Lockheed Martin's troubled Joint Strike Fighter program as it embarked on a 2008 plan to replace its aging fleet...

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Parker completes acquisition of Olaer Group in United Kingdom

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Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced July 2 that it has successfully completed its previously announced agreement to acquire the Olaer Group headquartered in Deeside, United Kingdom. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Olaer Group has annual sales of approximately $200 million and 550 employees. Approximately 88…

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Pacom chief calls Australia key player in regional security

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Australia has been a staunch U.S. ally for more than 60 years and its leadership will continue to be critical to regional security and the future of the Asia-Pacific, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, the top U.S. officer in the region, told reporters in Canberra, Australia, at the National Press Club July 13. Locklear,…

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DOD officials detail defense posture in Asia-Pacific

Posted August 7, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department remains focused on building and strengthening defense initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to reach the goals outlined in the U.S. defense strategic guidance, senior DOD officials said Aug. 1. Robert Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defense for plans, and David F. Helvey, acting deputy assistant defense secretary for East Asia, testified before…

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Germany to take stake as EADS shakes up ownership

Posted December 7, 2012 by Jamey Keaten

European aerospace and defense company EADS announced Dec. 7 a new ownership structure in which Germany is set to join France and Spain as state shareholders – even as overall government influence shrinks at the company. The parent company of plane maker Airbus, the archrival of U.S.-based Boeing, said the deal would eventually give the…

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