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A retired Marine Corps general who chaired a panel that helped pave the way for a series of cost-cutting measures, said the military has become wedded to "GM-style fringe benefits" such as taxpayer-subsidized grocery chains and low out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
Germany has joined many of its NATO allies in drastically cutting its military budget, and even the United States is now cautiously considering defense "efficiencies," but is this a response to huge national debts, or a new strategy?
North Korea vowed Wednesday to strengthen military ties with China, days after the its leader, Kim Jong-il, finished a visit aimed at bolstering the bond with his isolated country's sole major supporter.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent complaints that international forces should focus on militant leaders hiding in neighboring Pakistan instead of Afghan villages doesn't mean his government no longer supports the U.S. war strategy, General David Petraeus says.
The Chinese navy will hold a live-ammunition exercise this week in the Yellow Sea, where the United States and South Korea earlier announced their own plan for a military exercise that has riled Beijing, China's Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.
A piracy suspect from Somalia pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Virginia to criminal charges over an April attack on the USS Ashland off the coast of Africa, according to the court and the U.S. Justice Department.