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US, Japan Ink Reciprocal Defense Procurement Pact

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defense minister, have signed an agreement that aims to facilitate the procurement of defense supplies between the two countries and exempt defense products from Buy America provisions, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes the reciprocal defense procurement agreement signed on …

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Reuters: US, S. Korea Discuss Possible Response to N. Korea Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama has spoken to South Korean President Park Geun-hye about options for responding to North Korea’s fourth rogue nuclear test, Reuters reported Thursday. South Korea is considering deployment of U.S.-built strategic weapons after North Korea declared it has performed an underground test of a hydrogen bomb, according to the report by Ju-Min Park and Se …

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US Donates 114 Armored Vehicles to Philippines

The U.S. government has donated 114 M113A2 armored vehicles to the Philippines as part of a U.S. military program for excess military equipment, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. The Philippine army accepted 77 armored personnel carriers Wednesday and will receive the remaining batch of vehicles in January, according to a statement by …

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U.S., Arab Officials: Iraq’s Sectarian Governance Must Go

The U.S. and its Middle Eastern allies believe that Iraq needs to form an inclusive government in order to end the ongoing insurgency and political instability, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Jay Solomon and Carol Lee write that some U.S. and Arab officials have called on the White House …

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