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China, U.S. Organize Joint Defense Activities to Boost Relationship

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Chang Wanquan, have announced plans to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes the two officials attended a press conference Monday during which they disclosed the agenda of a meeting aimed at organizing joint …

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Joint US-Australia Military Drills Feature Old, New Tech

U.S. and Australian troops used Internet chat rooms and backpack radios to communicate during a recent joint military exercise off the Pacific Ocean, Nextgov reported Thursday. Bob Brewin writes the Talisman Saber 2013 exercise involved the USS Blue Ridge, USS Bonhomme Richard and USS George Washington, as well as 27,000 …

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Study: Joint US-China Aviation Projects Prone to Cyberespionage

A study has found that Sino-American aerospace operations are twice as likely to be hit by a cyber attack than companies with sole U.S. interest, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the draft report co-authored by cyberwarfare researcher Jeff Carr, founder of security consultancy Taia Global, will be presented to …

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U.S. Offers $20M Boost in Philippine Military Aid

The U.S. will increase its annual military aid package to the Philippines from $30 million to $50 million in fiscal 2014, Reuters reported Wednesday. Manuel Mogato writes the Philippines is considering acquiring a third Hamilton-class warship to boost naval patrols amid a territorial dispute between the country and China. “For …

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US, Russia Sign Technology Cooperation Pact

The United States and Russia have identified information and communications technologies as a new field of cooperation and affirmed their commitment to safeguard this area, the White House said Monday. President Barrack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, sealed the agreement in a joint statement issued on the sidelines …

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US Deploys F-16 Jets, Patriot Missiles for Jordan Drills

The U.S. has deployed F-16 fighter jets and Patriot missiles to Jordan for a multinational joint military exercise, Reuters reports. Suleiman Al-Khalidi writes the annual Eager Lion drills will involve more than 4,500 troops from the U.S., 3,000 soldiers from Jordan and 500 personnel from the U.K., Saudi Arabia and …

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U.S. to Hold Regular Cybersecurity Meetings With China

The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday. A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities. According …

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US, Brazil Team Up for Open Government Initiative

According to the White House blog, the U.S. and Brazil have teamed up to create the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative that supports efforts to promote transparent, effective and accountable institutions. International governments and civil society groups make up the initiative’s committee. OGP was created in an effort to …

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