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May 17 2015

Marines: 1 killed, 21 hurt after Osprey's hard landing

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:45
The Marine Corps says one Marine has died after an Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii and the 21 other people on board were taken to hospitals.
May 17 2015

Women in combat: Test failures raise questions about how many can succeed

The Washington Times - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:10
Military women washing out in two major tests this spring raises the question of whether a large enough female population exists to produce significant numbers of officers for front-line ground combat, an Army professor says.
May 17 2015

Nepal U.S. helicopter crash dead identified

USA Today - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:40
The eight were aboard the UH-1Y Huey helicopter when it went missing Tuesday, following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
May 16 2015

China Making Some Missiles More Powerful

The New York Times - Sat, 2015-05-16 18:00
The move is particularly notable because the technology of miniaturizing warheads and putting three or more atop a single missile has been in Chinese hands for decades.
May 16 2015

China Stands by Its Claims Over Reefs

The New York Times - Sat, 2015-05-16 12:39
Top diplomat, meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, says its focus on island-building in the South China Sea is unshaken by rising tensions.
May 16 2015

U.S. Special Forces Kill Senior ISIS Commander in Syria Raid, Defense Department Says

The New York Times - Sat, 2015-05-16 09:09
The leader, Abu Sayyaf, was involved in the group’s military operations and also helped manage black-market sales of oil and gas to raise money.
May 16 2015

8 Bodies Recovered From Wreckage of Marine Helicopter, Nepal Army Says

The New York Times - Sat, 2015-05-16 00:50
Six Marines and two Nepali soldiers were aboard the UH-1 Huey that crashed Tuesday while assisting in earthquake relief efforts.
May 15 2015

Analysis: Responding to Iranian Naval Aggression in the Persian Gulf

The Wall Street Journal - - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:27
Michael Singh: These incidents have concerning implications. Either Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, approves of the brazen behavior or he is powerless to stop it.
May 15 2015

U.S., China set for high-stakes rivalry in skies above South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:03
When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.
May 15 2015

U.S. helicopter destroyed, no survivors: Nepal defense ministry

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:55
A U.S. Marines helicopter that crashed on a mountainside in Nepal was destroyed and there were no survivors among the eight on board, the country's top defense official said on Friday.


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