Analysis: It's springtime; war in the air

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- It's springtime in the Middle East once again, and that usually means that fighting season may breakout soon. Unless….
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Gates to tell Turkey to end incursion soon

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Ending the Turkish incursion into northern Iraq topped the agenda of Turkish and Iraqi leaders meeting Wednesday in Baghdad.

Canadian Forces to support UNAMID

OTTAWA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Canadian Department of National Defense announced a new Canadian Forces operation has been deployed to support an international security mission in Darfur.

Bush nuke cuts ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- President Bush's plans to scrap large numbers of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal have been completed.

Analysis: Iran is still a threat for U.S.

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Iranian government's rejoicing over the recent report by U.S. intelligence services that the Islamic republic had ceased being a nuclear threat was short-lived.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Bush names seven appointees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday appointed seven members to the Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.

BMD base fears

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- In some respects, the current crisis in Russian-U.S. relations is reminiscent of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear-tipped missiles in the immediate proximity of the U.S. borders.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Gates heads to Asia for security talks

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is set to discuss the reduction of U.S. troops in South Korea during a tour of Asian and Pacific countries.

U.S. defense secretary to visit Japan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is expected to make his first visit to Japan since taking office to discuss defense support issues.

U.S.-Czech missile shield talks

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The United States might delay putting in operation a planned missile shield system in Eastern Europe until a threat from Iran is confirmed.

Debate arises over future of U.S. Army

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials are debating proposals that would reorganize the U.S. Army, taking into account lessons from Iraq and the Cold War.

North Korea nuclear talks to resume

BEIJING, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A timeline for the second phase of North Korea's denuclearization was on the agenda for the resumption of six-party talks in Beijing.

Nuclear bombs take unplanned flight

MINOT, N.D., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Six nuclear warheads were mistakenly flown from North Dakota to Louisiana, triggering a call to the president and a probe into how the Air Force goofed up.

U.S. begins 'major offensive' in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. forces have begun a major offensive against al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus said Saturday.

Gates: Iran may be arming Taliban

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Wednesday said Iran may be involved in arming the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Defense Robert Gates
From left, Vice President Dick Cheney, incoming Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Gate's wife, Becky, attend the ceremonial swearing-in of Gates at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on December 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/Gary Fabiano/POOL)
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