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Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks
Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will outline Washington's strategic shift to the Pacific and a tentative rapprochement with Myanmar.

Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks
Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov (R) and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan to Kazakhstan Mohammad Akhtar Tufail (L). Photo by yermek Sarbassov©
Kazakhstan and Pakistan agreed on military cooperation

The memorandum of cooperation was signed at the meeting of Kazakhstan Defense Minister with the Ambassador of Pakistan to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan and Pakistan agreed on military cooperation
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak. ©REUTERS
Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets

Israel has warned the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas that it will strike with "ever-growing intensity" in response to the latest barrage of rocket attacks into the Jewish state.

Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets
Vladimir Putin. Photo by RIA Novosti©
Putin instructed to sign agreement on common air defense system with Kazakhstan

Vladimir Putin has supported the government’s suggestion to sign a creation of the common regional air defense system with Kazakhstan.

Putin instructed to sign agreement on common air defense system with Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of Yermek Sarbassov©
Kazakhstan militarymen will study in China

Academic teaching staff of Chinese National University of National Defense visited Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan militarymen will study in China
US military prepares new rules for cyber war:Panetta
US military prepares new rules for cyber war:Panetta

The United States faces a growing threat of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor" and has drafted new rules for the military that would enable it to move aggressively against digital attacks.

US military prepares new rules for cyber war:Panetta
North Korea says missiles can strike continental US
North Korea says missiles can strike continental US

North Korea said Tuesday it possessed rockets capable of striking the US mainland, as it slammed a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South's missile systems.

North Korea says missiles can strike continental US
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. ©REUTERS
US defense chief blasts Karzai over troop deaths

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has voiced frustration with Afghan President Hamid Karzai preferring to "criticize" American troops, rather than acknowledging the sacrifices they have made.

US defense chief blasts Karzai over troop deaths
US pushing Gulf nations to develop missile defense
US pushing Gulf nations to develop missile defense

The United States is pushing Gulf countries to develop missile defense plans, amid what they see is a rising threat from Iran.

US pushing Gulf nations to develop missile defense
Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense
Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense

President Barack Obama delivered an unapologetic defense of American values and his under-fire Arab Spring policy, speaking to US voters from a world stage at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was seeking to calm simmering tensions between Japan and China in meetings with officials in Tokyo on Monday, amid an escalating row over territorial rights.

Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta

The US is positioning military forces so that it can respond to unrest in as many as 17 or 18 places in the Islamic world, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced late Friday.

US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta
Mukhtar Altynbayev. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Senator Altynbayev precludes weapons leak from Kazakhstan arsenals to terrorists

Kazakhstan arsenals and armories are well protected and equipped with alarm systems: Senator Altynbayev.

Senator Altynbayev precludes weapons leak from Kazakhstan arsenals to terrorists
Military judge Colonel James Pohl. ©REUTERS/POOL New
Judge refuses to televise Guantanamo trial

A US military judge has turned down a defense request to televise the war crimes tribunal of the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of a deadly attack on a US warship in 2000.

Judge refuses to televise Guantanamo trial
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US vulnerable to long-range missile attack

The US could be vulnerable to attack from long-range ballistic missiles unless the government overhauls the country's "fragile" missile defense system.

US vulnerable to long-range missile attack
Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army
Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army

The Israeli army has deployed an Iron Dome air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy rockets, days after two rockets were fired at the town of Eilat near the border with Egypt.

Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army
Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus. ©REUTERS
U.S. Navy Secretary arrived in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov met with the Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus.

U.S. Navy Secretary arrived in Kazakhstan
Air defense headquarters. © RIA Novosti
Russia and Kazakhstan to complete talks on single air defense system by the end of 2012

In the Kyrgyzstan’s Cholpon Ata, at the sitting of the CIS Air Defense Coordination Committee, Russia will discuss the agreement with the Kazakh counterparts.

Russia and Kazakhstan to complete talks on single air defense system by the end of 2012
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CIS Defense Ministers met in Kaliningrad

The 62nd meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS countries was held in Kaliningrad.

CIS Defense Ministers met in Kaliningrad
Kazakhstan Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov (C) took part in All-Army Meeting of noncommissioned officers.  ©Yermek Sarbassov
Noncommissioned Officer Academy to be established in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense is planning to establish a Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

Noncommissioned Officer Academy to be established in Kazakhstan