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China general slams 'irresponsible comments' on S. China Sea

Fpo - A Chinese general Saturday lashed out at "irresponsible comments" on Beijing's military build-up in the South China Sea after the US defence chief accused China of intimidation and coercion in the disputed waters.

'Are Ukip racist?' tops Google search questions on UK politics

Users of Google in March have been busy hunting for answers to their queries about the UK's prominent political parties ahead of the General Election in May. Yet it seems that many are somewhat preoccupied with whether Ukip are racist or not.

Vietnam's military genius Giap dies

Ho Chi Minh City - The greatest Vietnamese general in modern times, Vo Nguyen Giap, who defeated both France and the US in brutal guerrilla wars, has died at the age of 102.

Groundswell of opinion favors Obama rehiring Petraeus

Washington - Analysts are saying that President Obama should rehire Petraeus because he remains the best man for the position of CIA director, and that after being "punished and paroled," he should be allowed "to get back to work."

Top general comments on possible Israel-on-Iran unilateral strike

London - Speaking of Israel's threat to attack Iran, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters on Thursday, “I don't want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it.”

Tipping point for Syria?

Damascus - A suicide bomber, as reported by Syria's own media, has pierced the inner circle of the Assad regime. This presents the possibility an end is near, or worse.

Rebel Militia Confirmed Guilty of Assassination of General Younes

A member of the rebel NTC has announced today that an officer in the security service of the February 17 Martyr's Brigade confessed to murdering General Younes after taking him from his HQ on the Brega front Thrusday.

Canada's next GG has first official visit with the Queen

Balmoral - David Johnston, Canada's next governor general, had his first official meeting with Queen Elizabeth on Sunday. The visit took place at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

'Agents' behind assassination attempt on exile Rwandan General

Johannesburg - South Africa’s International Relations Ministry says the men involved in an attempted assassination of an exiled Rwandan general were foreign “security operatives.”

Rwandan ex-army general shot in South Africa

Johannesburg - South African security forces have stepped up protection measures for Rwandan expatriates after an apparent assassination attempt on General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, who was shot in the stomach while driving in Johannesburg.

Dissident Thai general assassinated during interview

Bangkok - A so-called renegade general who sympathized with the Red-Shirts was shot in Bangkok, shortly after the government's military planned to encircle the encampment of anti-government demonstrators, trying to crack down on the protests.

Chief of army calls for Thailand's government to be dissolved

Bangkok - Several developments today are shaping the future of Thailand, as the army chief calls for the government to be dissolved, and country's Election Commission finds reasons to disband the Democrat Party of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

GM says Volt Will Have Triple-Digit City Mileage

General Motors said yesterday its Chevrolet Volt electric car could get 230 mpg in city driving, which would make it the first American vehicle to achieve triple-digit fuel economy.

An Example of the FED's Transparency and Openness

Here is a wonderful video example of the dire lack of transparency and accountabilty of the FED. Elizabeth Coleman -- the Inspector General of the FED -- easily avoids answering all questions when questioned by Rep. Allan Grayson in this video.

General Mills Will Decrease The Size Of Cereal Boxes, Raise Prices

Get ready to pay the more money for fewer Cheerios, starting June 25. General Mills has announced that they will be decreasing the size of their popular cereal boxes as a cost cutting measure, as well as raising the prices.

Retired U.S. General Barry McCaffrey Says "3000 Iraqi citizens murdered each month"

Barry McCaffrey - "this whole Iraq operation is on the edge of unraveling as the poor Iraqis batter each other to death with our forces caught in the middle".

General Motors releases 2006 financial results showing $2 billion loss

General Motors released financial information which seems to point to strong 2006 earnings, but as Jalopnik points out, under the "special items" section of their financial results, there appears to be a whopping $2 billion loss.

Kidnapped or Defected? Top Iranian General Disappears

Disappeared in Turkey, now reported to have defected to the West. "This is a fatal blow to Iranian intelligence," said the source, explaining that Asgari knows sensitive information about Iran's nuclear and military projects

General Who Heads Walter Reed Loses His Command

The head of the US Army's flagship military hospital has been relieved of his command today due to problems with the care of troops wounded in Iraq an Afghanistan.

New U.N. Secretary-General in Early Flap

New U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ran into trouble on his first day of work Tuesday over Saddam Hussein's execution when he failed to state the United Nations' opposition to the death penalty.

General foresees 'generational war' against terrorism

The American people need to prepare for a long-duration war against radical Muslims who are set to fight for 50 to 100 years to create an Islamist state in the region, a top Pentagon strategist in the war on terror says.

One Military Officer's Aggressive New Plan for Iraq

Despite the work of the Iraq study group one retired military officer who has had many commands, thinks of his own plan for iraq.

General Says More Troops May Be Needed in Iraq

The top American military commander in the Middle East raised the possibility today that more United States troops might be needed in Iraq [...].
 

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Brigadier General SAAF Reserve Piet van Zyl.
Brigadier General SAAF Reserve Piet van Zyl.
The Memorial Service opens in prayer  as is the custom in the South African National Defence Force.
The Memorial Service opens in prayer, as is the custom in the South African National Defence Force.
GOC  Infantry Formation  Major General Lindile Yam
GOC, Infantry Formation, Major General Lindile Yam
Lt General Vusi Masondo addresses the media.
Lt General Vusi Masondo addresses the media.
President Barack Obama meets with Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal  the U.S. Commander for Afghanistan...
President Barack Obama meets with Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the U.S. Commander for Afghanistan, in the Oval Office
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General Earp with the owner of Mustang Sally  Colonel Willie Nel of the SAAF Museum and other stand ...
General Earp with the owner of Mustang Sally, Colonel Willie Nel of the SAAF Museum and other stand before the historic plane.
Stefaan Bouwer, used with permission.
Outgoing Chief the the South African National Defence Force  General Godfrey Ngwenya poses with Pres...
Outgoing Chief the the South African National Defence Force, General Godfrey Ngwenya poses with President Jacob Zuma.
Lieutenant General Derrick Mgwebi (centre) at a briefing on the DRC elections.
Lieutenant General Derrick Mgwebi (centre) at a briefing on the DRC elections.
General Tom Lawson  Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff.
General Tom Lawson, Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff.
Department of National Defence
Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh
Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh
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Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga  Director  Defence Corporate Communications  fields a question from...
Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga, Director, Defence Corporate Communications, fields a question from the media.
Photo op: President Jacob Zuma just after he returned from Libya poses with General Solly Shoke
Photo op: President Jacob Zuma just after he returned from Libya poses with General Solly Shoke
General Sam Madumane  OC of AFB Waterkloof.
General Sam Madumane, OC of AFB Waterkloof.
Lieutenant General Denis Earp  former Chief of the South African Air Force.
Lieutenant General Denis Earp, former Chief of the South African Air Force.
Previous Chief of the SAAF  Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano. Photo  Janet Szabo  used with permissi...
Previous Chief of the SAAF, Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano. Photo, Janet Szabo, used with permission.
Janet Szabo
Deputy Chief of the South African Air Force  Major General Jerry Malinga.
Deputy Chief of the South African Air Force, Major General Jerry Malinga.
General Denis Earp responds to the onlookers  applause.
General Denis Earp responds to the onlookers' applause.
The three historic helicopters of the General Flight  called that because the pilots are generals!
The three historic helicopters of the General Flight, called that because the pilots are generals!
General (ret) John Lizamore of the Infantry Association and author Willem Steenkamp at the book laun...
General (ret) John Lizamore of the Infantry Association and author Willem Steenkamp at the book launch.
Consul General de Mexico  Carlos Felix spoke before the press on Feb. 18 about the Olmec exhibit now...
Consul General de Mexico, Carlos Felix spoke before the press on Feb. 18 about the Olmec exhibit now on display until May 2011 at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

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