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HMCS Toronto to join NATO in Mediterranean
Minister of Defence Robert Nicholson will announce the immediate deployment of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto to join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean.
Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza
Israeli forces, backed by artillery shells and airstrikes, launched a major ground offensive into Gaza late Thursday, marking a dramatic escalation in the 10 day-old conflict with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Military tests robotic mule
The U.S. Marine Corps. has enlisted the help of a four-legged soldier.A robotic mule known as the Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, is taking part in military exercises in Hawaii.
Iron Dome racks up 90% success rate so far
The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a nearly 90 percent success rate since Monday night, an improvement over its performance during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012.
Japan ends military's 60-year ban on fighting abroad
Japan took a historic step away from its post-war pacifism on Tuesday by ending a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since 1945, a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe but a move that has riled China and worries many Japanese voters.
World War I in Photos: Aerial Warfare
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century.
Iran's general in Iraq, militants seize key city
BAGHDAD (AP) — In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military and Shiite militias gear up to fight the Sunni insurgents advancing across the country, officials said Mond
$100B defence spending plan laid out for industry
The Conservative government is proposing more than $100 billion in defence spending on a series of projects that would see the Department of National Defence get new fighter jets, rescue planes, helicopters, drones, ships, satellites, uniforms and even ri
Canada part of effort to free 300 Nigerian schoolgirls
Canada is joining an international effort to free almost 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by a west African Islamic extremist group, but details about the extent and duration of the involvement are being kept under a blanket of secrecy.
Nigeria's kidnapped girls: U.S. deploys manned aircraft
A Nigerian government official said "all options are open" in efforts to rescue almost 300 abducted schoolgirls from their Islamic extremist captors as U.S. surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft started flying over the West African country.
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