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Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'

Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military does not threaten ethnic Serbs living in the former Serbian province.



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Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging Serbia

Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging SerbiaKosovo on Friday passed laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a US-backed move that prompted outrage in Serbia, which does not recognise its former province’s independence. Kosovo has been guarded by NATO-led peacekeeping troops since it broke away from Belgrade in a bloody separatist war in 1998-99. Now, new legislation will transform a small crisis-response outfit, the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), into an defence army with 5,000 troops.



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Israel army says delegation heading to Russia over Lebanon ops

Israel army says delegation heading to Russia over Lebanon opsAn Israeli army delegation will head to Moscow on Tuesday to brief their Russian counterparts on operations to destroy Hezbollah tunnels from Lebanon, the military said. “An Israeli army delegation composed of senior officers and led by the head of army operations, General Aharon Haliva, will fly to Moscow on Tuesday,” the military said in a statement. “During the day-long visit, the delegation will brief their Russian counterparts on Operation Northern Shield and other operational issues,” said the statement issued on Monday.



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Biggest Threat To The U.K.’s Security Is Russia, Not ISIS, British Army Chief Says [Opinion]

Biggest Threat To The U.K.’s Security Is Russia, Not ISIS, British Army Chief Says [Opinion]Just how big of a threat is Russia these days? There was a time when Russia was this big, looming ominous, existential threat. Former US President Ronald Reagan regarded Russia as the wrong side of a holy war, calling it the evil empire.



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The Latest: Afghan president condemns attack on army base

The Latest: Afghan president condemns attack on army baseKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local):



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French Army Appears To Troll Trump For Skipping Cemetery Visit

French Army Appears To Troll Trump For Skipping Cemetery VisitPresident Donald Trump's decision to skip a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne



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Natural that Europe should want an army, says Russia's Putin

Natural that Europe should want an army, says Russia's PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday it made sense for a powerful economic bloc like the European Union to want to defend itself militarily. The comments came after U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a tweet as he arrived in Paris on Friday in which he described a call by French President Emmanuel Macron for a European army as “very insulting”. “Europe is a powerful economic entity, a powerful economic union and it is quite natural that it wants to be independent, self-sufficient and sovereign in matters of defense and security,” Putin told RT television.



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Trump, Macron agree on defense after 'insulting' European army spat

Trump, Macron agree on defense after 'insulting' European army spatMeeting for talks at the Elysee a day before commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Macron welcomed Trump under rainy Parisian skies with a firm handshake. Seated on gilded chairs in the ornate presidential palace, Macron placed his hand on Trump’s knee and referred to him as “my friend”, while Trump kept more distance, although he also talked up common ground on an issue that had caused friction. “We want a strong Europe, it’s very important to us, and whichever way we can do it the best and more efficient would be something we both want,” said Trump.



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After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major war

After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major warAfter 17 years of fighting grinding counterinsurgencies in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is shifting its gaze.



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Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: army

Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: armyThe Israeli army accused the Syrian government Saturday of instructing a Palestinian militant group to fire dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza with Iran’s supported and vowed to respond where it chose. “The rockets that were launched against Israel… we know that the orders, incentives were given from Damascus with the clear involvement of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force,” army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, referring to the Guards’ foreign operations unit. At least 39 rockets have been fired at southern Israel by the Islamic Jihad group since late Friday, with 17 of them intercepted by the Iron Dome air defence system, and the rest hitting open fields, the army said.



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