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PM will be questioned by MPs and peers over UK relationship with US following the intelligence revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden

Soldier captured by rebels as US launches Afghan offensive

24,000 Marines storm Taliban heartland in first test for 'surge strategy'

Pentagon approves creation of cyber command

The Pentagon will create a Cyber Command to oversee the U.S. military's efforts to protect its computer networks and operate in cyberspace, under an order signed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday.

US says Afghan strikes broke rules, orders retraining

The United States will order all its troops in Afghanistan to undergo new training after concluding that pilots violated orders in air strikes last month that it accepts may have killed as many as 86 civilians.

British troops at mercy of Taliban surge

Average of 12 attacks a day by insurgents in Helmand, new figures show

Obama set to block release of US atrocity photos

Pictures showing abuse of prisoners 'could put American troops in danger'

US Air Force launch 'harvest' program

The US Air Force yesterday said it was working with Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co to "harvest" for future use any government-owned property or ground stations developed for a cancelled satellite communications program.

US denies 147 Afghan civilians killed

The US military says reports that as many as 147 civilians died in fighting involving American forces and the Taliban are "extremely over-exaggerated" and investigators were still analyzing the data collected at the site.

US threatens 'military force' against hackers

Cyber espionage and attacks from well-funded nations or terror groups are the biggest threats to the military's computer networks, a top US officer said.

Afghans riot over air-strike atrocity

Witnesses say deaths of 147 people in three villages came after a sustained bombardment by American aircraft. Patrick Cockburn, in Herat, reports

Pakistan takes revenge for Taliban 'withdrawal sham'

Fresh military strikes after intercepts disclose strategy of Swat valley militants

Special forces to get boost to fight insurgents

UK 'plays to its strengths' as economic downturn threatens regular troops

Pakistan scrambles to repel Taliban advance

Swat Valley peace deal blamed as government forces come under fire from insurgents 60 miles from capital

Undeterred pirates hijack four more ships

Undeterred by US and French hostage rescues that killed five bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked four more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway at the centre of the world's fight against piracy.

US 'will not shoot down North Korean missile'

The United States has no plans to shoot down a missile North Korea plans to launch in a test Washington sees as a step towards developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, said.

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