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Topic: US military

US Defense largest consumer of fossil fuels — How world’s militaries hide carbon emissions

US military is a more consequential climate actor than many of the industrialised countries gathered at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

SubscriberWrites: A bandwagon of blunders defines the history of dubious American follies in Afghanistan

Like Neil Armstrong’s ‘one small step’, the retreating American boot has become a symbol of ‘one giant leap’ for the people of Afghanistan - into the dark ages, writes Kunal Bahuguna.

Taliban warn of ‘consequences’ if 31 Aug deadline for US-led troop withdrawal is extended

Taliban spokesperson Dr Suhail Shaheen stated that the month-end deadline was a 'red line', as any extension would imply an extended occupation of the country.

US conducts several airstrikes in Afghanistan in effort to protect allies amid withdrawal

Taliban has been gaining territory and taking over customs posts at Afghan border crossings, seizing much of the govt's revenue. It now controls half of the country’s 419 districts.

Don’t draw military into US polls — ex-defense chiefs call for ‘peaceful transition of power’

As Trump claims voter fraud in the presidential elections, there have also been calls in some circles to involve the military in overturning the results.

Trump orders troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq by 15 Jan

The order would reduce troops from about 4,500 in Afghanistan and from about 3,000 in Iraq less than a week before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Allowing US in Maldives to keep China out is a heavy price to pay. So why is India doing it?

Mike Pompeo's announcement of an embassy in the Maldives after the signing of a Defence and Security Framework is a significant shift in Indian policy from 2013.

Five days after it caught fire, US Navy warship is still burning at a San Diego base

There were 160 people on board the USS Bonhomme Richard when it caught fire Sunday. The cause of which is still unknown.

US reducing its troops in Europe to counter Chinese threat to India & others, Pompeo says

'We're going to make sure we're postured appropriately to counter the PLA. We think that the challenge of our times,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Trump threatens to use military to crush protests in US cities

Trump's threat comes as a sign of his patience running out over three days of protests, which even forced him into an underground security bunker at one point.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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