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4 die in military crash near US base in Africa

The US military says an American reconnaissance plane crashed 10 kilometres from the only US base in Africa, killing four service members on board.

A military statement on Monday said that the crash

Obama unveils plan for a 'leaner' US military

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President Barack Obama unveiled a strategy on Thursday for a leaner US military focused on countering China's rising power and signaling a shift away from large ground wars against insurgents.

The pl

US military families line up for Christmas gifts

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It's an unlikely sight at one of the biggest US military bases: young families lining up and waiting patiently outside a warehouse for free gifts to slip under the Christmas tree.

Times are tough as

Gates to reassure Asian allies on US military ties

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Defence secretary Robert Gates plans to reassure anxious allies in Asia this week that the US military will maintain a strong presence in the region despite budget pressures at home, officials said.

First US Sikh soldier completes training

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Washington: Thanks to his Punjabi and Hindi language skills, 26-year old Simran Preet Singh Lamba has become the first Sikh soldier in the US army in two decades to complete basic training without giv

First US Sikh soldier completes training with faith intact

Nov 11: Thanks to his Punjabi and Hindi language skills, 26-year old Simran Preet Singh Lamba has become the first Sikh soldier in the US army in two decades to complete basic training without giving

Quietly, US military opens up to Sikhs

Growing up near the Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio, Tejdeep Singh Rattan knew he wanted to serve in uniform. When the military discouraged him, he persisted but again got a cold shoulder.

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