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China has accused US media of using the opportunity to 'hype' China threat

Iraqi insurgents hack US drones

Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from Predator drones, a major weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military's eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection.

US threat to Rolls-Royce's fighter engine

A string of engine design problems means Congress is questioning the whole funding of the JSF project

500,000 pager messages from 9/11 published

Personal messages sent on the day of the attacks have been posted online

Twelve killed in shooting rampage at US army base

Twelve people were killed and at least 31 were wounded when a soldier went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base at Fort Hood Texas on today, base commander Lieutenant-General Bob Cone said.

Hudson will be BAE's new boss in North America

BAE Systems has appointed a new head for its US operations, as the British defence contractor fights to salvage one of its biggest contracts with the Pentagon.

Remembering an atrocity that led to war

At a sombre ceremony, against a backdrop of pouring rain, Barack Obama tried to use the anniversary of 9/11 to rally Americans behind the war in Afghanistan, as he laid a wreath at a memorial to those killed during the attack on the Pentagon.

Alarm at Washington Coast Guard exercise

The US Coast Guard today confronted a boat in the Potomac River near the Pentagon in Washington D.C. But the Coast Guard said it was a training exercise conducted moments before the Obama motorcade crossed a nearby bridge.

US has 'scrapped plan for missile shield in eastern Europe'

Moving to avoid a rift with Moscow, Barack Obama has "all but abandoned" plans to locate parts of a controversial US missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, a leading Polish newspaper claimed yesterday.

Google Street View gets its Swiss marching orders

A Swiss government official is demanding that Google immediately take off the internet any "Street View" images of Switzerland, and the company said it would work to resolve problems with the privacy rights regulator.

Kenneth Bacon, Pentagon spokesman<br/>
Maurice Grimaud, former Paris police chief

Kenneth Bacon, who died on 15 August aged 64, was a Pentagon spokesman in the Clinton administration who became a voice for millions of refugees uprooted by violence and conflict.

First Gulf War casualty found

The remains of the first American lost in the Gulf War nearly two decades ago have been found in Iraq. The Pentagon said the remains were positively identified as Navy Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher.

US Pilot remains found in Iraq after 18 years

The remains of the first American lost in the Persian Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said today, after struggling for nearly two decades with the question of whether he was dead or alive.

Cyber attack targets include White House and the Pentagon

A powerful internet attack that overwhelmed computers at US and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realised: targets included the White House, the Pentagon and the New York Stock Exchange and other official websites in the most widespread cyber offensive of recent years.

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.

Pentagon hacker in last bid to avoid extradition

Asperger's sufferer calls on court to halt extradition over army computer breach
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
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UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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