For poorer countries like Burundi, sending soldiers to join a UN or African Union peacekeeping mission offers financial and political benefits, as well as better arms and training.
A trawl through US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks this year shows growing alarm over Iraq's political divides.
The US government says Bradley Manning carried out a cyberattack from the inside, stealing thousands of secret US intelligence documents. Nearly half of US companies deal with similar cyberattacks each year, data suggest.
Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of US military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks website. His defense attorneys argue that weak oversight is to blame.
The US government is close to wrapping up its case against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks.
At a hearing at London's High Court, senior judges John Thomas and Duncan Ouseley said Julian Assange would be allowed to apply to Britain's Supreme Court to argue that Europe's process of carrying out extradition was flawed.
Qaddafi's second son, once considered his father's likely successor, was found hiding deep in the desert.
National Police Chief Aminta Granera, who once trained to be a Catholic nun, is Nicaragua's most popular public figure, thanks in part to her department's success in fighting organized crime.
Specialist William Colton Millay was arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday following an espionage investigation. Officials would not say who he was suspected of spying for or what secrets he may have obtained.
WikiLeaks will not release any more secrets until it can raise enough money to keep going, according to the clandestine group's website. It has been choked by financial institutions that no longer process online donations to WikiLeaks.