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Oct 29 2015

China: Will Respond to U.S. Ships with All Necessary Means Navy - Thu, 2015-10-29 03:34
China's military will take "all necessary" measures in response to any future U.S. Navy incursions in the South China Sea, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
Oct 28 2015

Runaway military blimp crash-lands after wild chase by F-16s

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-10-28 21:06
After a wild four-hour jaunt above parts of two states, a runaway military surveillance blimp crash-landed in rural Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Oct 28 2015

Army misfires on pistol upgrade effort, confuses gun makers with complex requirements

The Washington Times - Wed, 2015-10-28 19:20
The Army is botching the procurement of what should be one of the simplest weapons to buy: the pistol.
Oct 28 2015

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest ship near reef

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2015-10-28 06:35
China summoned the American ambassador to protest the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea, in an act that challenged Chinese sovereignty claims.
Oct 28 2015

Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-10-27 23:00
The Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman Corp., maker of the B-2 stealth bomber, to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $80 billion project.
Oct 27 2015

Navy's regional command master chief dies at home in Portsmouth

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-10-27 16:06
PORTSMOUTH The top enlisted sailor at the command overseeing all of the Navy's bases in the Mid-Atlantic region died Monday night at his home. Master Chief Petty Officer Gregg Snaza was 50 years old.
Oct 24 2015

President chooses admiral as next Southern Command leader

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2015-10-23 23:00
President Obama has chosen a 37-year U.S. Navy officer whose career has focused on diplomacy and counterterrorism as the next commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
Oct 23 2015

US admiral: Policymakers to decide South China Sea patrols

The Washington Times - World - Fri, 2015-10-23 00:02
The Navy's top commander in the Pacific says it's up to policymakers in Washington whether his sailors patrol within 12 nautical miles of newly constructed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea.
Oct 15 2015

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2015-10-15 06:09
President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch.
Oct 15 2015

Russian Strikes in Syria a Sort of Show-and-Tell of Unexpected Strength

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-10-14 23:00
Two weeks of air and missile strikes in Syria have given Western intelligence and military officials a deeper appreciation of the transformation that Russia’s military has undergone under President Vladimir Putin.


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