US military

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China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race
Analysis: China recently tested a nuclear-capable manoeuvrable missile and Russia and the US have their own programmes

Julian Borger in Washington

22, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Think big on climate: the transformation of society in months has been done before | George Monbiot
The story of how the US entered the second world war should be on everyone’s minds as Cop26 approaches, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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North Korea has fired ballistic missile into sea, says South
Launch, possibly from a submarine, comes as US, South Korean and Japanese spy chiefs meet for talks in Seoul

Staff and agencies

19, Oct, 2021 @5:34 AM

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Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, dies at 84 of Covid complications
Powell, who also served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, helped build case for war in Iraq

Ed Pilkington in New York

18, Oct, 2021 @9:53 PM

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Interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 snowstorm flees Afghanistan
Aman Khalili and family reportedly drove 144 hours and escaped with the help of US military veterans and former Afghan soldiers

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad and agencies

12, Oct, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Secret group of US military trainers has been in Taiwan for at least a year
Small contingent of US special forces and marines training local forces in latest sign of rising US-China tensions

Julian Borger in Washington and Helen Davidson in Taipei

07, Oct, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Death of nine US service members in training accident blamed on burnout
Extraordinary demands on troops from Covid and militarization at the southern border were cited in mistakes that led to the disaster

Maya Yang

07, Oct, 2021 @2:03 PM

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Inside the CIA’s secret Kabul base, burned out and abandoned in haste
A Taliban commander invited the media to inspect the site where America plotted killing raids and tortured prisoners

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

03, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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RAF intelligence base linked to US drone strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani
Research concludes it ‘was probable’ that Menwith Hill was used to assist in the controversial assassination

Dan Sabbagh

02, Oct, 2021 @3:10 PM

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‘I pleaded for help. No one wrote back’: the pain of watching my country fall to the Taliban
The long read: As the fighters advanced on Kabul, it was civilians who mobilised to help with the evacuation. In the absence of a plan, the hardest decisions fell on inexperienced volunteers, and the stress began to tell

Zarlasht Halaimzai

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Milley defends China calls and says ‘I am certain Trump did not intend to attack the Chinese’ – as it happened
General testifies that calls to Beijing in Trump’s last days were designed to ‘de-escalate’ tension

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

29, Sep, 2021 @12:15 AM

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Blame-shifting over US withdrawal ignores deeper failings in Afghanistan
Analysis: Senators’ questions to military leadership a contest in sharing out responsibility for failures

Julian Borger in Washington

28, Sep, 2021 @10:52 PM

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