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S.Korea to Buy $1.2 Bil Dollar Worth of K9 and F-15Ks

The South Korean government has set a 1.4 trillion won or about 1.2-billion-US-dollar budget in purchasing K-9 self-propelled howitzers and F-15K fighter jets with the hopes of strengthening the country’s military and naval forces. According to finance and defense ministries on Friday the amount of

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China response to US-South Korea drill muted

YEONPYEONG, South Korea — China expressed muted concern on Thursday about U.S.-South Korean military exercises in the Yellow Sea while North Korea threatened further attacks on the wealthy South if there were more “provocations.” Seoul said it would increase troops on islands near North Korea

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South Korea begins shakeup of its military

SEOUL — Responding to growing public criticism after a deadly North Korean attack, President Lee Myung-bak accepted the resignation of his defense minister yesterday and announced changes in the military’s rules of engagement to make it easier for South Korea to strike with greater force,

South Korea builds up its island army

South Korea has started building up its military defences after North Korea’s artillery bombardment killed four people this week.  Sombre: Maritime policemen carry the coffins of people killed by North Korea’s bombardment (Picture: Reuters) Hundreds more ground troops will now join the 4,000 soldiers

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‘Mehmood Ali never accepted Bangladesh creation’

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Late Mehmood Ali was a true follower of Quaid-i-Azam and modest politician who spent his whole life in promoting the Two-Nation Theory and serving Pakistan. Speakers stated this while addressing the 4th death anniversary of the great worker of Pakistan Movement, former

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Canadians see Afghan army progress, support needed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Afghan troops battling in the Taliban heartland are improving but are not “impressive” and still need logistical support from NATO-led forces, a senior Canadian officer said. The ability of Afghan troops to fight on their own is crucial to NATO’s goal