Top Daily Stories for August 2010

Aug 31 2010

Petraeus: Afghan concern about Pakistan is legit

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-08-31 09:54
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent complaints that international forces should focus on militant leaders hiding in neighboring Pakistan instead of Afghan villages doesn't mean his government no longer supports the U.S. war strategy, General David Petraeus says.
Aug 29 2010

No letup in Iraq for some military forces

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-08-29 20:21
As U.S. military forces continue to stream out of Iraq, formally ending combat operations on Tuesday, one of the most effective elements of those forces missed the drawdown completely.
Aug 28 2010

China announces navy drill ahead of U.S. show of force

Reuters - Sat, 2010-08-28 23:35
The Chinese navy will hold a live-ammunition exercise this week in the Yellow Sea, where the United States and South Korea earlier announced their own plan for a military exercise that has riled Beijing, China's Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.
Aug 27 2010

Accused Somali pirate pleads guilty in U.S. court

Reuters - Fri, 2010-08-27 14:50
A piracy suspect from Somalia pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Virginia to criminal charges over an April attack on the USS Ashland off the coast of Africa, according to the court and the U.S. Justice Department.
Aug 26 2010

Yemen rejects increased U.S. role in al Qaeda fight

Reuters - Thu, 2010-08-26 07:47
Yemeni forces do not need foreign parties to take the lead in the crackdown on al Qaeda, an official said on Thursday, responding to reports that the U.S. may increase strikes on the militant group's Yemen wing.
Aug 24 2010

Why are more troops killing selves?

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2010-08-24 17:52
A task force has spelled out what many people have suspected for a long time: Multiple deployments to multiple wars are partly to blame for the sharp increase in suicides in the military.
Aug 23 2010

II MEF (Forward) Set to Deploy

At a recent ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) was officially activated to spearhead Marine Corps efforts in Afghanistan early next year.
Aug 21 2010

Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 2010-08-21 02:35
Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant in the southern city of Bushehr Saturday, the nation's state media reported. The effort will help the country create nuclear-generated electricity, Press TV said.
Aug 19 2010

New EFV Prototype Tests at Pendleton

The newest variant of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle boasts 2,700 horsepower that propel it at speeds of up to 30 mph.
Aug 19 2010

Ears in the Sky: Military Tests Airborne Gunshot Detection

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Thu, 2010-08-19 17:53
The Department of Defense plans to test a helicopter-mounted system to pinpoint gunfire fire in places like Afghanistan.

 
 

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