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A general view of a naval dockyard where a submarine caught fire and sank after an explosion early Wednesday in Mumbai, India.
August 14, 2013 Indian officials ruled out terrorism as a possible cause. The explosion was reminiscent of the blast aboard the Kursk in 2000 that killed 118 Russian sailors.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is given a traditional Maori welcome onto the grounds of the Government House on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand.
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September 23, 2012 A little-known, but longtime nuclear standoff ended this week when U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a 26-year-old ban that kept New Zealand naval ships from docking at U.S. bases. The ban stems from New Zealand's nuclear-free policy that forbids U.S. nuclear ships into its ports.
January 5, 2012 Saying that "the size and structure of our military and defense budget have to be driven by a strategy — not the other way around," the president has unveiled his administration's new military strategy.
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