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2009-06-24 08:50:00

The US military announced on Wednesday a new "cyber command" created to fight digital crime and to increase defenses against rising threats to its computers.

2008-09-27 12:00:28

By Associated Press MOSCOW -- A Russian warship on Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and a hoard of ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa -- a bold hijacking that again heightened fears about surging piracy and high- seas terrorism. U.S.

2006-08-08 11:42:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fifth Iraqi Army division took control of a section of the country from U.S. forces on Tuesday, pushing to 50 percent the number of Iraqi divisions that have picked up primary responsibility for operations, according to the Pentagon. U.S.

2006-07-28 14:55:00

Persistent violence in Iraq is forcing the United States to boost troop levels there, but Pentagon officials said on Friday there are no plans now to extend the tours of more troops beyond 3,500 already notified.

2006-07-24 11:43:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wound down the evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon on Monday and planned to begin bringing humanitarian supplies into that country, the Pentagon said.

2006-07-19 11:52:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 1,100 American evacuees left Lebanon by sea and air bound for Cyprus on Wednesday, the largest group of U.S. citizens rescued from the country in a single day, U.S. officials said.

2006-07-17 11:30:27

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States flew dozens more U.S. citizens from Lebanon on Monday and contracted a commercial cruise ship for a possible broader evacuation due to the conflict with Israel, the Pentagon said on Monday.

2006-04-05 12:36:57

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Wednesday an internal review launched after revelations that it had collected data on U.S. peace activists found that some information stored in a database of possible terrorist threats should not have been kept there.

2006-04-03 17:14:56

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After four years of resisting disclosure of information on Guantanamo detainees, the Pentagon changed course on Monday and voluntarily released about 2,600 pages of documents relating to numerous prisoners.

2006-03-31 15:00:33

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Army said on Friday U.S. soldiers can only use body armor provided by the Pentagon even though some have bought their own because they felt what the military provided was insufficient.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'