Top Daily Stories for August 2010

Aug 17 2010

Federal judge throws out piracy charges against 6 Somalis

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-08-17 13:26
A federal judge has dismissed piracy charges against six Somali nationals accused of attacking a Navy ship off the coast of Africa.
Aug 17 2010

Vietnam, U.S. hold first-ever defense talks

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-08-17 10:39
Former foes Vietnam and the United States held their first defense talks on Tuesday, which a senior U.S. official called extremely productive and successful.
Aug 17 2010

Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report

Reuters - Tue, 2010-08-17 01:09
The radar of a Japanese supertanker that was damaged by an explosion near the Strait of Hormuz last month showed a small ship making suspicious movements near it at the time of the incident, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.
Aug 16 2010

China targets U.S. troops with arms buildup

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-08-16 20:42

China is aggressively building up military forces to strike U.S. forces in the western Pacific and elsewhere as part of what the Pentagon calls an array of high-tech "anti-access" missiles, submarines and warplanes in its latest annual report.

Aug 15 2010

China report to be released by Pentagon

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-08-15 17:32
The Pentagon this week will release its long-delayed annual report to Congress on China's military with a new title that officials say reflects the Obama administration's conciliatory, "soft power" approach to world affairs.
Aug 13 2010

An Exclusive Interview with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Foreign Policy - Fri, 2010-08-13 15:05
The U.S. defense secretary tells "Foreign Policy" when he's leaving the Pentagon -- and what he hopes to leave behind.
Aug 12 2010

Gates: Marine Corps Troop Levels to Decrease

The Wall Street Journal - - Thu, 2010-08-12 15:21
The U.S. Marine Corps will begin to reduce its size as the number of troops in Afghanistan is cut, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says.
Aug 12 2010

NPS Restarts Undersea Warfare Academics

Navy News from - Thu, 2010-08-12 08:26
The Naval Postgraduate School has announced the re-establishment of the Undersea Warfare Academic Group. The group is tasked with ensuring that NPS submariners, aviators, and surface warfare officers receive the best possible undersea warfare education.
Aug 12 2010

China PLA warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region

Reuters - Thu, 2010-08-12 03:07
China's People Liberation Army demanded a tough response to U.S. plans to send an aircraft carrier to naval exercises near its coast, saying that "respect" was at stake.
Aug 9 2010

Pentagon belt-tightening will cut jobs

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-08-09 12:13

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and begin to eliminate other


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