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Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

WASHINGTON: US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who was the main architect of the Iraq war until President George W. Bush replaced him, has died at age 88, his family said in a statement. Rumsfeld, who ranks with Vietnam War-era defense

US urges India to avoid buying Russian military equipment

NEW DELHI: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin discussed India’s planned purchase of Russia’s S400 air defence system at a meeting with his Indian counterpart, reiterating that US allies should steer clear of Russian equipment to avoid sanctions. “We certainly urge

Trump fires defense secretary Mark Esper

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said he had “terminated” Defense Secretary Mark Esper offering an unceremonious exit for the Pentagon chief after public policy clashes. President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Esper arrived at the Pentagon about an hour