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US military mission in Iraq costs $7.5 million a day

People chant anti-terrorism slogans during gathering to protest the Islamic State group's  blockade on Amirli at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.   As the Obama administration considers a humanitarian relief operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. Central Command has announced three more airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group. AP

The US military’s bombing raids and other operations in Iraq cost about $7.5 million a day, the Pentagon said Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH acquires P23.7B-worth of fighter jets, helicopters

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Representatives from Philippines and South Korea signed the contract for 12 FA-50 lead-in trainer fighter jets at Camp Aguinaldo on Friday.

“With the eventual delivery and acquisition of these new air assets our air force can already forget the lingering naughty joke that it is all air without force,” Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said in his speech at the joint contract signing held at Camp Aguinaldo.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jets roar as US, Japan, Australia drill in Pacific

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An Australian fighter jet is readied for a training mission at the Cope North military exercises at Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. island of Guam, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Fighter jets from the U.S. and two key allies roared into Western Pacific skies Thursday in the combat phase of exercises that have gained importance as the region responds to the rise of China and other potential threats. The Cope North exercises—which could soon swell in participants—are aimed at preparing the air forces of the U.S., Japan and Australia to fight together if a military crisis erupts. AP Photo/Eric Talmadge

Fighter jets from the U.S. and two key allies roared into western Pacific skies Thursday in the combat phase of annual exercises that have gained importance as the region responds to the rise of China and other potential threats.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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