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US talks 'rebalance' as Panetta meets PM, NSA
World

US talks 'rebalance' as Panetta meets PM, NSA

The US had announced on Saturday that it will shift the bulk of its naval fleet including as many as six aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean by 2020.

Panetta lands in Delhi to discuss strategic ties, military trade
India

Panetta lands in Delhi to discuss strategic ties, military trade

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in New Delhi today Tuesday on a two-day visit during which the two countries will discuss a range of issues relating to their strategic partnership as also military trade.

Panetta arrives tomorrow: Af-Pak, military cooperation on mind
World

Panetta arrives tomorrow: Af-Pak, military cooperation on mind

During the delegation-level discussions between Defence Minister A K Antony and Panetta on 6th June, China is also expected to figure in talks between the two sides.

Vietnam opens up three sites for US troop remains search
World

Vietnam opens up three sites for US troop remains search

The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war.

US to bolster military presence in Asia-Pacific: Panetta
World

US to bolster military presence in Asia-Pacific: Panetta

Asserting that US was serious about shifting focus to the region, Panetta told reporters on way to Singapore that a new strategy focused on Asia would bring more troops and high-tech weapons to project American power in the region over the next decade.

Panetta’s India trip to focus on Asia pivot, Afghan pullout
World

Panetta’s India trip to focus on Asia pivot, Afghan pullout

Indo-US defence cooperation and a dialogue on US plans for a pullout from Afghanistan are top of the agenda.

US defence secy Panetta to visit India in June
World

US defence secy Panetta to visit India in June

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to India on a two-day official visit in the first week of June, the Pentagon has announced.

US will go after al-Qaeda wherever they are: Leon Panetta
World

US will go after al-Qaeda wherever they are: Leon Panetta

Both military and intelligence communities of the US have gone after al-Qaeda and will continue to do so, Panetta said in response to a question about recent threats that emanated from Yemen.

US apologises for photos with Afghan corpses
World

US apologises for photos with Afghan corpses

The White House and the Pentagon voiced regrets today for newly published photographs that purport to show US troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.

US offers $10 m reward for LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s capture
World

US offers $10 m reward for LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s capture

The move turns the heat on the terrorist who masterminded the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, and signals US is finally taking the Lashkar-e-Taiba seriously enough.

'Panetta sought parallel intelligence body in Pak'
World

'Panetta sought parallel intelligence body in Pak'

According to a book by noted Pakistani author Ahmed Rashid, Leon Panetta had recommended the White House to establish a parallel spy body inside Pakistan, hidden from its premier intelligence agency ISI, in September 2009.

US Afghan killings suspect flown to Kuwait: source
World

US Afghan killings suspect flown to Kuwait: source

The US staff sergeant, who has not been named or charged, allegedly slipped out of his small base in southern Afghanistan before dawn, crept into three houses and shot men, women and children at close range then burned some of the bodies. By sunrise, there were 16 corpses.

Stolen truck breaches Afghan airfield, Panetta safe
World

Stolen truck breaches Afghan airfield, Panetta safe

The Pentagon chief, making an unannounced visit at a time of high tensions after a US soldier massacred 16 Afghan villagers on Sunday, was not hurt in the incident at Bastion Airfield.

Panetta does not want Afghan killings to hinder talks
World

Panetta does not want Afghan killings to hinder talks

In an online poll, forty percent of Americans said the shooting spree, in which nine children and three women were among those killed, had weakened their support for the war.

Afghan massacre: Video shows soldier surrendering
Politics

Afghan massacre: Video shows soldier surrendering

US authorities showed Afghan authorities the surveillance video to prove that only one perpetrator was involved in the Sunday shootings.

Panetta believes Israel may strike Iran this spring: report
World

Panetta believes Israel may strike Iran this spring: report

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes there is a growing possibility Israel will attack Iran as early as April to stop Tehran from building a nuclear bomb, US media reported on Thursday.

Afghans worried, allies surprised at US plans for Afghanistan
World

Afghans worried, allies surprised at US plans for Afghanistan

Former U.S. NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker said Panetta had erred in putting an emphasis on the 2013 date, which would make withdrawal sound more imminent.

US plans to end combat role in Afghanistan by 2013: Panetta
World

US plans to end combat role in Afghanistan by 2013: Panetta

The US is planning to end its combat operations in Afghanistan by mid 2013 and would switch to a "train-and-assist" role, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

Nuclear Iran represents threat to world: Panetta
World

Nuclear Iran represents threat to world: Panetta

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has wanred that a nuclear-capable Iran represents a threat to the United States and the world.

US fully prepared for any confrontation with Iran: Panetta
World

US fully prepared for any confrontation with Iran: Panetta

The US military is "fully prepared" for any confrontation with Iran over moves to close the strategic Gulf of Hormuz, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said as White House indicated that option of diplomatic negotiations was still open for Tehran.