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German Defense Ministry Wants to Spend Billions on Armaments This Year: Report

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Germany sharply curtailed military spending after the end of the Cold War, but began boosting spending again after Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014. A report this year found missing spare parts and quality defects mean less than half of Germany's submarines, warplanes and some other key weapons are ready for use.


S. Korea, US near agreement on site for US missile defense

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South Korean Defense Ministry's Deputy Minister for Policy Yoo Jeh-seung, center, speaks to the media about deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD as Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea's Eighth Army, left, listens during a media briefing at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 8, 2016.


Turkish Defense Ministry Says YPG Has No Authority to Invite Others to Manbij

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Its comments came a few hours after the Syrian army announced it had entered Manbij and raised the Syrian flag in the town, after the YPG militia urged the government of President Bashar al-Assad to protect the town from Turkish attacks.


Gunfire Heard Outside Sudanese Defense Ministry Was Celebratory: Witnesses

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Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were firing guns to celebrate the promotion of the head of the RSF, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known by his nickname Hemeti, who was appointed deputy head of Sudan's transitional military council.


Serbia defense ministry says weapons missing from warehouse

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It says the missing stock includes 70 handguns, five automatic rifles and two crates of ammunition. An investigation is underway, and officials didn't say when the discovery was made or for how long the weapons have been missing.