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US tries to safeguard Afghan peace push from Indo-Pak crisis

WASHINGTON DC: The United States is trying to prevent simmering tensions between India and Pakistan from impacting a third country: Afghanistan, where a fragile peace push is underway to try to end more than 17 years of war with Taliban insurgents. US President Donald Trump’s administration has been publicly focused on lowering tensions between the nuclear-armed […]

Microsoft expands cloud service in push for $10 bn Pentagon contract

Microsoft expands cloud service in push for $10 bn Pentagon contract

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday its expanded Azure cloud service to help government clients save data on their own servers would be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019, as it battles with Amazon.com for a $10 billion Pentagon contract.The two companies are left in the fray for the […]

US Centcom commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

US Centcom commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly going on the offensive in the spring. It’s all part of a plan the United States hopes will change the course of a war now […]