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Germany arrests Algerian suspected of helping Paris attack ringleader

A tribute to the Paris attack.German police have arrested a man suspected of being a member of Islamic State and of feeding information to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who planned last year's Paris attacks, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.
 

Guantanamo shrinking but Obama goal of closing prison still elusive

Guantanamo Bay prison.Observed from behind a one-way mirror and heavy chain-link fence, a handful of bearded detainees in baggy t-shirts mill around inside a communal cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, vastly outnumbered by U.S. troops guarding them.
 

defenceWeb closed for Christmas

An armoured vehicle decorated for Christmas.2013 has come to a close for defenceWeb as we shut down for the festive season after a long and productive year. We will be up and running again on January 6. We would like to thank all our readers and sponsors for their support during 2013 and wish them a joyous festive season.



   

Pentagon focused on weapons, data fusion as F-35 nears combat use

A Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter.Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet is making good progress as it nears initial combat use by the U.S. Marine Corps in July 2015, but the company must still finalize the software needed to deliver weapons and fuse data from its many sensors, the Pentagon's F-35 program chief told Reuters.
 

France backs Airbus in funding row with Germany

altFrance backed Airbus in a row with Germany over funding for its next jetliner, in a sign of lingering tension following the collapse of a European aerospace industry merger.
   

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