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Trump lays out non-interventionist U.S. military policy

Donald Trump.President-elect Donald Trump laid out a U.S. military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State militancy.

Pentagon buried study that found $125 billion in wasteful spending

The Pentagon.A Defense Department study that proposed cutting $125 billion (98 billion pounds) in administrative waste from the Pentagon budget was buried amid concerns the findings would give Congress an excuse to further slash defence spending, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

The USS Bataan.The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters.

Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century

The Chernobyl confinement structure in place.In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.

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