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May 27 2015

U.S. military gets new commander for Asia-Pacific region

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:51
A new commander took over as the top U.S. military officer in the Asia-Pacific region Wednesday as Adm. Harry Harris replaced Adm. Samuel Locklear as the head of the U.S. Pacific Command.
May 27 2015

U.S. Navy buys old helicopters from Japan for spare parts

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:04
The Navy has purchased two decommissioned Japanese military helicopters and additional used parts to maintain its aging fleet of MH-53E Sea Dragons.
May 27 2015

Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:54
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for a halt to island-building by all parties in the South China Sea and an end to militarization of the dispute.
May 27 2015

Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:38
Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.
May 27 2015

2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women officers

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-27 14:42
A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy.
May 27 2015

Pentagon had no plan for Mosul's fall in 2014: 'There were a few surprises,' Martin Dempsey says

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:38
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told PBS that the Pentagon had no contingency plan for the fall of Mosul in the summer of 2014.
May 26 2015

Navy sub sailor pleads guilty to videotaping female officers

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-05-26 18:59
A Navy submarine sailor was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a military prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally making and trading videos of female officers undressing in the shower.
May 26 2015

China, Updating Military Strategy, Puts Focus on Projecting Naval Power

The New York Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 16:31
A new policy paper says Beijing plans to extend its naval power on the open seas in coming years, and not just patrol coastal waters.
May 24 2015

Va. Beach Navy divers to help raise confederate warship artifacts

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2015-05-24 10:59
The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.
May 24 2015

Defense Secretary: Iraqi forces showed no will to fight in Ramadi

USA Today - Sun, 2015-05-24 06:49
Ash Carter says Iraqis are to blame for Islamic State's takeover of Ramadi.


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