Top Daily Stories for March 2011

Mar 23 2011

Gates to discuss Egypt, Libya in Cairo visit

Reuters - Wed, 2011-03-23 06:27
Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Cairo on Wednesday on an unannounced two-day visit in which he is expected to discuss operations in Libya and offer U.S. assistance during Egypt's transition to democracy.
Mar 22 2011

U.S. Air Force fighter crashes in Libya

Reuters - Tue, 2011-03-22 05:45
A U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter crashed in Libya overnight and one crewmember has been safely rescued and the other is "in the process of recovery," a spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command said on Tuesday.
Mar 21 2011

Regime change in Libya may require involvement in ground war

Deutsche Welle - Mon, 2011-03-21 05:13
Coalition airstrikes against Gadhafi's forces have stopped his advance toward the opposition stronghold of Benghazi. However, ousting Gadhafi from power may require directly supporting the opposition in a ground war.
Mar 20 2011

Der Spiegel publishes photos of U.S. soldiers posing with dead Afghan civilian

Washington Post - War Zones - Sun, 2011-03-20 15:54
The photos show members of the 5th Stryker Brigade with a man killed in an incident the Army has classified as a murder.
Mar 20 2011

Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Milwaukee, Detroit Top Stories - Sun, 2011-03-20 12:01
The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) announced March 18 that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Wisconsin will be named the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) and the USS Detroit (LCS 7).
Mar 20 2011

US commander warns Libya stalemate

AlJazeera - Sun, 2011-03-20 11:56
Mike Mullen says ousting Gaddafi is not the goal of the military operation in Libya, but a no-fly zone is now in place.
Mar 18 2011

Marines' Huey helicopter takes last flight

San Diego Union - Fri, 2011-03-18 22:14
The iconic UH-1N Huey helicopter, a workhorse of the Marine Corps fleet since 1968, took its final flight Friday at Camp Pendleton.
Mar 17 2011

Diversity panel wants military to look like U.S.

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-17 19:12
Just as the U.S. military is indoctrinating troops to accept open gays in their ranks, a federal commission is pressing the Pentagon to make the force more diverse by, among other ideas, opening infantry and armor units to women.
Mar 16 2011

Largest meeting of women in military continues

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-03-16 13:11
Members from all branches of the military descended on San Diego this week for the largest annual gathering of service women in the nation.
Mar 16 2011

Petraeus: First U.S. cuts will include combat forces

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-03-16 10:19
The initial U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in July probably will include combat as well as support forces, the top U.S. commander there told a House panel Wednesday.


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