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Crashed F-35 was the first one assembled by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy – official

The Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft that crashed over the Pacific Ocean near northern Japan was the first one to have been assembled by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, an Air Self Defence Force official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Pentagon chief of staff quits just weeks after Jim Mattis departure – Times of India

Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney has resigned his post as chief of staff to the US secretary of defence, the defence department said on Saturday.

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Trump administration attempts to soothe allies’ worries over Syria troop withdrawal

The State Department, Department of Defence and national security adviser John Bolton have all issued public statements that collectively outlined a road map for implementing President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a move the President has adamantly defended after more than a week of criticism and signs of conflict within the administration’s highest levels.

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Court in Ecuador to Consider Appeal of Wikileaks Founder Assange on Wednesday

An Ecuadorian court will consider on Wednesday the appeal submitted by the defence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange against the demand of the country’s government to comply with a protocol containing rules specially developed for him, Assange’s lawyer in Ecuador, Carlos Poveda, told Sputnik.

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US Homeland Security Requests Troops Remain on Mexican Border Until January 31

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked the Pentagon to extend the deployment of troops currently stationed along the US-Mexico border through the end of January, Department of Defence spokesperson Jamie Davis said in a statement.

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SNP want end to Saudi arms sales after revelation UK knew about violations

THE SNP has called for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to end following revelations that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) knew of hundreds of alleged humanitarian law breaches in Yemen by the regime.

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China protests as US imposes sanctions over Russian arms deal

China has summoned the American ambassador and the defence attache and recalled its navy commander from a US trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.

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Trump wanted Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad assassinated, says new book by Bob Woodward

The US President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behaviour.

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Private army in Afghanistan ‘not a wise idea’: Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has downplayed the idea of sending private military contractors to Afghanistan to replace American forces.

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Iran plans to unveil new fighter jet and develop missiles, defying US sanctions

Iran plans to unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defence minister said on Saturday, defying new US sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran’s missile programme and regional influence.

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Russia Slams UK Defence Secretary Over ‘Belligerent’ Anti-Russia Rhetoric

The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom slammed anti-Russia rhetoric by UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, saying that his statements are aimed at justifying expansion of NATO states’ defense budgets.

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Israel build MAJOR UNDERWATER WALL to block Gaza attacks as Middle East war continues

ISRAEL’s Defence Ministry has started the construction of the world’s first underwater barrier on Sunday, intended to prevent Hamas and other Islamist militant groups from launching surprise attacks into the south of the country by sea.

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Japan defence minister says it’s not the time to ease pressure on North Korea – Kyodo

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said it was not the time to ease pressure on North Korea, following news that Pyongyang had decided to suspend its nuclear and missile tests effective immediately, Kyodo News reported.

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Japan’s Abe faces fresh headache over Iraq troop dispatch logs

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government faced criticism on Thursday, after his defence minister said the army last year found activity logs from a controversial 2004 to 2006 deployment to Iraq, but had failed to report them to his predecessor.

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India Govt scraps $500 million Israeli missile deal, wants DRDO to make in India

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cancelled a missile deal worth $500 million with Israel and asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to make the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the Indian Army indigenously.

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IS has lost 90% of its territory: Payne

Islamic State still retains strongholds in the Middle East despite the liberation of 90 per cent of territory once held by the terrorist group, Defence Minister Marise Payne has warned parliament.

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