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Black service members more often investigated, punished: US Air Force report

The report by the Air Force inspector general, released Monday, also said that one-third of black service members believe they don’t get the same opportunities as their white peers.
FILE - This Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, file photo, shows the logo of the Department of the U.S. Air Force at the United Staes embassy, in Berlin. A new report issued Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, on racial disparities in the Air Force concludes that Black service members in the service are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions, and be discharged for misconduct. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
FILE - This Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, file photo, shows the logo of the Department of the U.S. Air Force at the United Staes embassy, in Berlin. A new report issued Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, on racial disparities in the Air Force concludes that Black service members in the service are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions, and be discharged for misconduct. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 07:00 PM IST
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Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral

Airlines stir doubts with ‘flying is safe’ claim on Covid spread

Airlines have loudly insisted that it’s safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic, and U.S. travel is surging before the Thanksgiving holiday despite a nationwide spike in virus cases.
Top U.S. infectious disease experts say the findings underpinning the carriers’ safety claims aren’t that conclusive.(Unsplash)
Top U.S. infectious disease experts say the findings underpinning the carriers’ safety claims aren’t that conclusive.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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U.S. | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

US to send 200 troops, Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

The Defense Department said the deployment would involve one battery of the surface-to-air missiles, along with four Sentinel radars used for air and missile defense systems.
The United States announced Thursday the deployment of 200 troops as well as Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia to help the country’s defense in the wake of last month’s attacks on oil installations blamed on Iran. (Representative Image)(AP)
The United States announced Thursday the deployment of 200 troops as well as Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia to help the country’s defense in the wake of last month’s attacks on oil installations blamed on Iran. (Representative Image)(AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 07:51 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Donald Trump sending 2,100 more troops to the US border with Mexico

The announcement comes amid continuing rancorous debate regarding Trump’s immigration policies and the treatment of undocumented migrants who have been apprehended while trying to cross into the US.
: More and more troops are being sent to the border, and Trump wants to use Pentagon funds to construct more than 100 miles of fencing along it.(REUTERS)
: More and more troops are being sent to the border, and Trump wants to use Pentagon funds to construct more than 100 miles of fencing along it.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By John Harney

US fighter jets and missiles are in China’s rare-earth firing line

China accounts for as much as 95% of global output and the US relies on the Asian nation for 80% of its rare-earths requirement.
China’s grip on the global market for rare-earth metals gives it the ability to target American weaponry in its trade war with the US.(HT File Photo)
China’s grip on the global market for rare-earth metals gives it the ability to target American weaponry in its trade war with the US.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Pratish Narayanan and Joe Deaux

Strategic ties with India advance at ‘historic’ pace, says US military

The US department of defense leaders told lawmakers on Wednesday that the strategic partnership with India continues to advance at a “historic pace” and the militaries of the two countries were working to increase interoperability and information-sharing capabilities.
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
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