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US to create an independent military cyber command under the National Security Agency
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US to create an independent military cyber command under the National Security Agency

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyber war against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to US officials.

US intelligence community recommends removal of Admiral Michael Rogers, current Director of NSA
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US intelligence community recommends removal of Admiral Michael Rogers, current Director of NSA

The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the NSA, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

US plans siege to eject IS militants from self proclaimed capital in Syria
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US plans siege to eject IS militants from self proclaimed capital in Syria

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter announced that it will be only a matter of weeks before Washington and its allies are ready to drive the Islamic State (IS) terror group from Raqqa, its self-proclaimed capital in Syria.

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Iraq to evaluate Mosul progress
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US Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Iraq to evaluate Mosul progress

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq on Saturday to meet with his commanders and assess the progress in the opening days of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Russia sowing seeds of global instability: Ashton Carter
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Russia sowing seeds of global instability: Ashton Carter

On Wednesday US Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Russia of sowing seeds of global instability and questioned whether Moscow genuinely wants a viable cease-fire in Syria.

New defence deal a firm indicator that US regards India as a rising, responsible global power
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New defence deal a firm indicator that US regards India as a rising, responsible global power

In other words, contrary to what the critics say, under the LEMOA, India will not fight America’s wars and the vice-versa

South China Sea ruling: US launches quiet diplomacy to ease tensions
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South China Sea ruling: US launches quiet diplomacy to ease tensions

The United States is using quiet diplomacy to persuade the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian nations not to move aggressively to capitalize on an international court ruling that denied China's claims to the South China Sea, several U.S. administration officials said on Wednesday.

American troop levels in Afghanistan 'are being looked at again': Nato
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American troop levels in Afghanistan 'are being looked at again': Nato

The Nato alliance agreed on Wednesday to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat.

Diplomacy and diaspora: 19-gun salute welcomes PM Narendra Modi to the US
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Diplomacy and diaspora: 19-gun salute welcomes PM Narendra Modi to the US

PM Modi in a three-day visit to Washington, will meet with President Barack Obama and will address a joint meeting of the US Congress.

US Army captain takes Barack Obama to court over 'illegal' war against Islamic State
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US Army captain takes Barack Obama to court over 'illegal' war against Islamic State

An Army Captain is suing President Barack Obama, arguing that the war against Islamic State (IS) is illegal, because it has not been authorised by the Congress

Campaign against Islamic State 'far from over': US Defense Secretary Ash Carter
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Campaign against Islamic State 'far from over': US Defense Secretary Ash Carter

The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, "this fight is far from over," US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.

US, India militaries to improve disaster coordination
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US, India militaries to improve disaster coordination

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the US and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries' militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies.

Nato calls Europe's migrant crisis a 'human tragedy', orders warships to Aegean Sea
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Nato calls Europe's migrant crisis a 'human tragedy', orders warships to Aegean Sea

The Nato warships, now under German command, will conduct reconnaissance and surveillance to help end Europe's gravest migrant crisis since World War II.

Ash Carter lays out plan to take back Mosul, Raqqa from IS
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Ash Carter lays out plan to take back Mosul, Raqqa from IS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out broad plans today to defeat Islamic State militants and retake the group's key power centers in Iraq and Syria.

US to send special forces to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State
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US to send special forces to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighbouring Syria.

Israel can count on the US: Pentagon chief tries to reassure Israel after Iran deal
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Israel can count on the US: Pentagon chief tries to reassure Israel after Iran deal

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered personal assurances on Monday that the US will help Israel counter Iranian support for the militant group Hezbollah.

India stands vindicated as US wants Yameen govt in Maldives to free political prisoners
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India stands vindicated as US wants Yameen govt in Maldives to free political prisoners

The US has finally taken a strong stand on the current political situation in Maldives and bolstered the Indian position on the ongoing turmoil in the Indian Ocean island state.

Cyber attack compromises data of 4 million US government employees: China blamed
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Cyber attack compromises data of 4 million US government employees: China blamed

In a massive cyber attack, hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

 India, US sign new 10-year defence framework agreement
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India, US sign new 10-year defence framework agreement

India and the US on Thursday signed a new strategically important 10-year defence framework pact envisaging joint development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology including jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction.

Pentagon mulls sending planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands
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Pentagon mulls sending planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands

countries, including China. Five countries as well as China lay claim to parts of the Spratly archipelago. They are Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.