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Syria warned against using chemical weapons by US
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Syria warned against using chemical weapons by US

Assad regime of Syria will have to face consequences for using chemical weapons against its own people, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta warned today.

China considering attending US-hosted military exercise
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China considering attending US-hosted military exercise

China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday it was considering a US invitation to attend military drills in the Pacific, in what would be a rare case of cooperation between the countries that share deep military suspicions.

US general demoted by Panetta for lavish spending
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US general demoted by Panetta for lavish spending

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted a former head of the Africa command on charges of lavish travel and spending.

India's role in bringing stability to Afghanistan important: Panetta
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India's role in bringing stability to Afghanistan important: Panetta

Emphasising on India's cooperation for developing stability in Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said that India is an important country in the region.

It was risky to send US troops to Benghazi: Panetta
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It was risky to send US troops to Benghazi: Panetta

Pentagon had decided against sending US troops to Benghazi during the attack on the US Consulate as too little information and intelligence was available and it would have put lives of US troops at risk.

'Shamoon' Virus Most Destructive Yet For Private Sector: Panetta
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'Shamoon' Virus Most Destructive Yet For Private Sector: Panetta

'Shamoon', that attacked Saudi Arabia's state oil company, ARAMCO, was probably the most destructive attack the business sector has seen to date, U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said.

'Shamoon' computer virus most destructive yet: Panetta
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'Shamoon' computer virus most destructive yet: Panetta

The "Shamoon" virus that attacked Saudi Arabia's state oil company, ARAMCO, was probably the most destructive attack the business s e ctor has seen to date, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

'Shamoon' computer virus most destructive yet: Panetta
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'Shamoon' computer virus most destructive yet: Panetta

The "Shamoon" virus that attacked Saudi Arabia's state oil company, ARAMCO, was probably the most destructive attack the business s e ctor has seen to date, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Karzai must laud progress in Afghanistan: Panetta
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Karzai must laud progress in Afghanistan: Panetta

Progress in Afghanistan has cost thousands of military lives and it would be helpful if Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed gratitude for that sacrifice, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday, bluntly rejecting the Afghan leader's recent criticism of the war effort.

Panetta discusses cyber-attacks with China
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Panetta discusses cyber-attacks with China

Meanwhile, cybersecurity analysts say the computer-based attacks emanating from China continue unabated, and in fact are expanding and focusing more intently on critical American oil, gas and other energy companies.

Japan's purchase of islands a farce: China's Xi
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Japan's purchase of islands a farce: China's Xi

Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping denounced Japan's decision to buy disputed islands as a farce on Wednesday and said Tokyo should "rein in its behaviour" as China moved to snuff out anti-Japan protests after days of demonstrations.

'US concerned about Afghan insider attacks'
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'US concerned about Afghan insider attacks'

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday the U.S. is concerned about the impact insider attacks are having on its forces in Afghanistan.

US, Japan agree on new defence system: Panetta
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US, Japan agree on new defence system: Panetta

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that US and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second defence system in Japan aimed at protecting the country from the threat of a missile attack from North Korea.

Panetta hints at action against Navy Seal for Osama book
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Panetta hints at action against Navy Seal for Osama book

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday hinted at taking action against the Navy SEAL who wrote a book on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, saying he violated his contractual obligations and the authorities cannot set a wrong precedent by ignoring it.

Panetta raps book by former SEAL on bin Laden hit
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Panetta raps book by former SEAL on bin Laden hit

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is assailing publication of a book about the raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, saying the account by a former Navy SEAL could jeopardize future US operations.

US lawmaker seeks probe into insider attacks in Afghanistan
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US lawmaker seeks probe into insider attacks in Afghanistan

An influential top American lawmaker today sought an investigation into the recent jump in insiders attack in Afghanistan by the country's top intelligence agency.

US blames Taliban for inside killing of troops in Afghanistan
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US blames Taliban for inside killing of troops in Afghanistan

With a sudden increase in the number of attacks on US troops from inside the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Pentagon today said that some of these could be orchestrated by the Taliban.

Pak to US defence secy: Nuke assets beyond terrorist reach
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Pak to US defence secy: Nuke assets beyond terrorist reach

Pakistan today rejected US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's remarks that its nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists.

Taliban trying to wreak havoc in Afghanistan, says Panetta
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Taliban trying to wreak havoc in Afghanistan, says Panetta

Praising the Afghan security forces, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said that Taliban is trying to create havoc in the country as it is unable to regain any lost territory.

Doubts about war on terrorism could lead to civil war: Kayani
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Doubts about war on terrorism could lead to civil war: Kayani

Amidst growing speculation about a fresh anti-militancy campaign in the country's lawless tribal belt, Pakistan's powerful army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani today warned of a civil war if the war on terrorism is not fought.