Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 13 2011

Air Force buys Chinese aircraft

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-13 15:07
The Air Force Academy recently purchased 25 advanced trainers from Cirrus Aircraft for its powered-flight program, an integral part of the cadets pilot training.
Jul 13 2011

Death leads Army to suspend new parachute use

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-13 10:00
The Army has suspended the use of its new square parachutes because of problems found after a Fort Bragg soldier died during a training jump.
Jul 13 2011

U.K.'s Fox: RAF Will Not Merge With Other Services

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-13 09:01
Britain's Defense Secretary has ended speculation that the Royal Air Force could be merged with the other armed services.
Jul 12 2011

New House Panel To Oversee DoD Finances

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-07-12 23:01
The House Armed Services Committee has announced the formation of a bipartisan panel to provide increased oversight of the Pentagon's financial management systems.
Jul 12 2011

Iraq Said To Be in Talks To Buy U.S. F-16s

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-07-12 23:01
Iraq has renewed talks to buy up to 36 U.S. F-16 fighter jets in a deal worth billions that Washington hopes will help contain neighboring Iran, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Jul 12 2011

Navy funding falls short, lawmaker says

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-07-12 20:40
A senior House Republican has challenged the Obama administration on what he said were shortfalls in funding the Navy's programs to maintain the fleet.
Jul 12 2011

NTSB: Widespread problems at Coast Guard factor in boy's death

San Diego Union - Tue, 2011-07-12 12:55
The National Transportation Safety board is pointing to lax oversight by the U.S. Coast Guard as a factor in the 2009 San Diego patrol boat crash that killed an 8-year-old boy, according to a report released Tuesday.
Jul 12 2011

France says emissaries report Gadhafi ready to leave

Reuters - Tue, 2011-07-12 07:19
France said Muammar Gaddafi was ready to leave power, according to emissaries, the latest sign contacts were under way between the Libyan leader and NATO members.
Jul 12 2011

Karzai’s brother killed by guard in home

Washington Post - War Zones - Tue, 2011-07-12 05:48
The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated at his house Tuesday morning, a political killing that could destabilize a key region in the U.S. military’s campaign against the Taliban.
Jul 11 2011

Pakistan balks at taking out U.S.-mapped militant camps

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-07-11 20:58
The United States has compiled a wide body of intelligence on the locations of militant training camps in Pakistan, but has been unable to persuade Islamabad to shut them down.

 
 

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