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After saying the US should not forget the difficult lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, US defence secretary (photo, from guardian.co.uk) has warned that his country should avoid future land wars. (more…)

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Military budget is getting a $78bn cut, announced US defence secretary Robert Gates (photo). (more…)

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15 years is what it will take to Afghanistan before being able to pay for the cost of its own security forces, warned president Hamid Karzai.

After talking with visiting US Defence Secretary Robert Gates (photo, from aljazeera.net), the Afghan president said he hoped the US and the international community would continue funding them. (more…)

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Even though it wants to close it, the US is “stuck” with the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, said Defence secretary Robert Gates.

He said the US wanted to send up to 70 prisoners home, but countries would either not take them, or could not be trusted to. (more…)

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