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One of the drawbacks of the Marines’ MV-22 Osprey has been its inability to take aboard an all-terrain, multi-role combat vehicle and deliver it to the fight. The vehicle would have to be only five-feet wide to fit the tight confines of the tilt-rotor aircraft and also have enough power to handle the 60 percent […]

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that terrorism might still be proven to be a factor in the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. “I don’t think at this point we can rule anything in or out,” Hagel said when asked about terrorism at a Pentagon briefing with British Defense Minister Philip Hammond. “I think […]

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The proposal Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Monday to retire the A-10 attack aircraft and the U-2 spy plane was the latest in a series of thus-far unsuccessful attempts to kill the Cold War-vintage systems. Both aircraft have ardent supporters in Congress and among veterans groups with a track record of fending off the […]

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A Chinese missile frigate was on standby in Cyprus Sunday to serve as an escort in the complex and risky operation involved in delivering Syria’s chemical weapons to the specially-outfitted U.S. ship Cape Ray for destruction. Over the weekend, Cypriot Defense Minister Photis Photiou, accompanied by Chinese Ambassador Liu Xinsheng, inspected the 440-foot frigate Yan […]

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China expressed “regret” Monday over South Korea’s declaration of an air defense zone overlapping Beijing’s in the latest ratcheting up of tensions over territorial disputes involving Japan, China and South Korea that the U.S. has been seeking to tamp down. China urged Seoul to proceed “safely and cautiously” in dealing with the overlap from “South […]

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