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If you're planning to shoot down a missile with a laser, hope for clear skies. Last night's test of the airborne laser was postponed because the weather was too turbulent at the test altitude, a Missile Defense Agency spokesman said.
Captain Owen Honors, removed from command of the USS Enterprise and under investigation for ribald videos he produced, is getting moral support from an unexpected quarter — gay sailors who served in his command.
A massive effort by U.S. and NATO forces — including offensives in the insurgent heartland and targeted assassinations of rebel leaders — has failed to dent Taliban numerical strength over the past year, according to military and diplomatic officials.
The number of suicides among active-duty Marines dropped last year for the first time since 2006, plunging 29 percent below 2009's record high. But suicide attempts climbed to their highest level since wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began.
The U.S. has underestimated the pace of China's development of some cutting edge weapons, but China still lags in its ability to effectively deploy and use sophisticated systems, a top Naval Intelligence officer said today.