Tuesday, 28 September 2021

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Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts after US pullout

Afghan security officials check people on a road side as part of increased security measures – EPA KANDAHAR – Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homes as fierce fighting erupted between government forces and the Taliban in a southern province after the US military began withdrawing its remaining ...

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Trump fires US navy chief over handling of SEAL case

WASHINGTON:   Richard Spencer was ousted as Navy Secretary, a civilian position, in a case that has fueled reports of anger among US military leadership over Trump´s interference in discipline cases. “I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key ...

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Sexual assault increased in US military in 2018: report

WASHINGTON: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan called for tougher action against sexual assault in the US military Thursday after an annual Pentagon report said the number of assaults in 2018 had risen from recent years. Sexual assaults reported by Defense Department employees, both men and women, jumped 13 per cent ...

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Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally. Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks ...

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Afghan government rejects proposals to privatise war

  KABUL: Afghan officials have reacted angrily to speculation that foreign military contractors could take over training and advising the Afghan armed forces, following a renewed push by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater. Erik Prince, whose company came to prominence during the war in Iraq, has been lobbying ...

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US military investing $2b in artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s research wing said it was investing $2 billion to develop a new generation of artificial intelligence with “human-like communication” skills. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, will use the money to fund around 20 existing and new projects that will push for a new level ...

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