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Dec 3 2014

U.S. believes Iran launched air raids on Islamic State in Iraq

Reuters - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:06
The United States has indications that Iran has carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
Nov 25 2014

Vietnam warships visit Philippines amid South China Sea dispute

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2014-11-25 02:42
Vietnam on Tuesday showed off its two most powerful warships in the first port call to the Philippines, but an official said it was not meant as a challenge China's naval forces amid South China Sea tensions.
Nov 24 2014

China Blasts US Comments on Spratlys Project as 'Irresponsible'

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2014-11-24 16:00
Beijing on Monday dismissed as "irresponsible" U.S. criticism of its construction of an artificial island reportedly large enough for an airstrip in a disputed section of the South China Sea.
Nov 24 2014

Who Will Succeed Hagel? Three Potential Replacements as Defense Secretary

The Wall Street Journal - - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:21
Here are the three leading candidates to be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.
Nov 23 2014

U.S. troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2014-11-23 14:48
The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of U.S. land forces in Europe said on Sunday.
Nov 23 2014

China Said to Be Building Airstrip-Capable Area in Disputed Waters

The New York Times - Sun, 2014-11-23 11:09
A report from IHS Jane’s Defence says the operation is designed to coerce other countries to relinquish territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Nov 21 2014

In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

The New York Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:05
The president’s order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, sources said.
Nov 21 2014

Russia and China plan regular joint naval exercises for Mediterranean, Pacific

The Washington Times - World - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:52
Russia and China will strengthen military ties this spring with joint naval drills in the Mediterranean and Pacific.
Nov 20 2014

Costs for carrier Ford to keep rising, auditors predict

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:12
The cost of the carrier Gerald R. Ford is likely to keep rising from the $12.9 billion now estimated, with the final price masked by deferring some work until after the ship is delivered, the Government Accountability Office says.
Nov 18 2014

Navy secretary racks up $4.7 million in travel

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2014-11-18 06:15
Ray Mabus has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more than $4.7 million.


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