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Big reduction in defence budget means military unlikely to be restored to pre-war strength for some time.
13 Feb 09
Russian u-turn on withdrawal from Georgian village underlines fragility of peace agreement.
18 Dec 08
Refugees from the mountains of Abkhazia facing winter away from home.
17 Nov 08
Official mistrust hampers Georgian and Abkhaz parents in their search for the remains of their missing sons.
20 Sep 07
President hopes extra deployment will help secure NATO membership.
18 Sep 07
Government says sharp rise in defence spending will professionalise army but questions are asked about why the money is being spent.
19 Jul 07
The president wants the capacity to call up 100,000 men.
22 Mar 07
The Tbilisi government wants Georgia to join NATO by 2008, but question marks remain.
17 May 06