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U.S. Navy SEALs seize stolen Morning Glory tanker following theft of Libyan oil

U.S. Navy SEALs seize stolen Morning Glory tanker following theft of Libyan oil

March 17 (UPI) -- The Defense Department announced Monday that a Navy SEAL team boarded stolen tanker Morning Glory on Sunday at the request of Libyan and Cypriot governments.
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U.S. forces seize Morning Glory, a ship carrying Libyan oil

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. forces seized the tanker, Morning Glory, that left a rebel-held port in Libya with a cargo of illicit crude oil, the U.S. Defense Department said Monday.
U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said Iran should be held accountable for destabilizing the Middle East even while diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute are under way.
Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 2015 Pentagon budget will cut benefits for active-duty personnel and reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Report: Taliban insurgency likely after U.S., NATO leave Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan will likely lead to a surge in Taliban activity in the country, a Pentagon-sponsored review suggests.

Kiev under eye of European Court of Human Rights

STRASBOURG, France, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian government is called on to submit observations into protesters' claims regarding the use of force, the European Court of Human Rights said Friday.

Jordan sees independent Palestine as global interest

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is in the "international interest," Jordan's King Abdullah II said in Washington.

Missiles are a message to United States, Iran says

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The test-firing of two ballistic missiles was meant as a direct response to saber-rattling by the U.S. government, Iran's defense minister said Tuesday.
Pentagon: 'Iran ships to US waters?' -- No big deal

Pentagon: 'Iran ships to US waters?' -- No big deal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Iran announced Saturday that Iranian naval ships are en route to America's maritime borders to protest against the U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
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Pentagon intensifies review of nuclear force ethics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appointed two retired flag officers to review personnel problems in the nation's nuclear force, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Serbia gets vote of confidence from U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Serbian efforts to normalize relations with Kosovo are deserving of praise, his spokesman said.

NATO, U.S. defense chiefs review 2014 plans for Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- NATO's military committee chief said there should be "no doubts" about commitments to Afghanistan but a legal framework is needed to plan the mission.

Hagel orders reviews of U.S. nuclear personnel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, following embarrassing revelations, ordered two reviews Thursday of the personnel handling nuclear weapons.
U.S. to send 800 troops to South Korea

U.S. to send 800 troops to South Korea

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday it designated an Army battalion of nearly 800 soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, for assignment in South Korea.

Last 3 of 22 Uighur detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay prison

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Three Chinese detainees at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were sent voluntarily to Slovakia, the U.S. Defense Department announced Tuesday.
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