The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
European Union foreign ministers have called for greater cooperation with mainly Muslim countries in the battle against terrorism. This came with EU countries on high alert following the recent deadly attacks in Paris.
Pakistan has finally decided to outlaw the militant Haqqani network, which has been responsible for attacks on foreign forces in Afghanistan. Experts, however, say that Islamabad's move is unlikely to be implemented.
The director of the German Development Institute, Dirk Messner, sees jihadism as a totalitarian ideology. He says both security and socio-political measures are needed to combat it.
The US military has launched reforms for its nuclear weapons program. Scandals surrounding the program revealed mismanagement and a record low morale among its personnel, problems which posed great security risks.
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