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2007-05-25 08:30:00

China's recent success at destroying a satellite in low-Earth orbit threatens the interests of all space-faring nations and posed dangers to human space flight, the Pentagon said Friday.

2006-08-30 16:18:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon, mindful of potential threats to U.S. security emerging from Africa, is considering creating a new military command responsible for the continent, defense officials said on Wednesday.

2006-08-28 17:23:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Monday unveiled a plan to reorganize its policy office and make it easier to coordinate the so-called global war on terror within the U.S. government and with international allies.

2006-08-05 06:31:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There is no evidence that senior Pentagon commanders intentionally provided false testimony to about the military's actions on the morning of the September 11 attacks, according to a report by the Defense Department's watchdog agency cited in the New York Times on Saturday.

2006-08-05 01:15:32

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There is no evidence that senior Pentagon commanders intentionally provided false testimony to about the military's actions on the morning of the September 11 attacks, according to a report by the Defense Department's watchdog agency cited in the New York Times on Saturday.

2006-07-28 13:45:34

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration plans to extend Singapore F-16 fighter pilots' use of an Arizona training range and munitions, in a deal valued at up to $301 million, the Pentagon said on Friday.

2006-06-30 17:40:00

The Pentagon on Friday exempted the Navy for six months from a law protecting whales and other marine mammals, a move that may allow planned naval exercises using military sonar to proceed despite a lawsuit.

2006-06-22 19:05:00

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel of armed forces medical experts has found that vaccines required by the military may have killed a 26-year-old Army soldier last year, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Pfc.

2006-06-20 17:36:29

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday identified military units scheduled to deploy to Iraq this year, but officials said no decision has been taken on whether significant troop cuts will be made. The announcement came as Army Gen. George Casey, the top U.S.

2006-06-15 13:15:13

Deletes statement in final paragraph that the American Friends Service Committee is "also known as the Quakers" which is erroneous By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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