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UK Defense Minister to Germany: Time to get over World War Two

Today I can still remember being recalled on alert status in central Germany in September 1983 when North Korea shot down KAL 700, and pretty much everybody in the US Army Europe thought we were about to go to war. It was a scarey feeling.What I also remember was watching the company of German Leopard tanks attached to the US 4/73 Armored Battalion pull up into Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen FRG, attaching themselves to the 1st Infantry Division (forward) as required by treaty and under NATO war plans.
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Japan prepares missile defense ahead of North Korea launch

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

The Japanese defense minister said Friday that he had ordered the country's military to prepare a missile defense system ahead of a planned rocket launch by North Korea next month. North Korea said last week that it is planning to c... Read Post

North Korea 'Wanted to Shoot Down S.Korean Defense Chief Kim Kwan-jin's Chopper'

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

North Korean military units talked about the possibility of shooting down a helicopter carrying Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during his visit to a frontline unit in July, officials here said Monday. Intelligence agencies have start... Read Post

Germany to decide on military aid for Iraq on Sunday: minister

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (6 hours ago)

The German government will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State militants in the north of the country, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sa... Read Post

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