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May 29 2013

China set to stage technological warfare exercises

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2013-05-29 21:17

China next month will stage military exercises using computer-equipped units that combine traditional firepower and electronic warfare capabilities, state media reported Wednesday.

The upcoming drills will demonstrate the strides Beijing has

May 29 2013

Marines ready to roll, with nowhere to go

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2013-05-29 21:12

First of two parts

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan | As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, "hurry up and wait" — which many enlisted personnel have long referred to jokingly as their standing order

May 29 2013

Ricin-laced letters sent to New York mayor

AlJazeera - Wed, 2013-05-29 21:08
Letters containing poisonous substance sent to New York City Mayor Bloomberg and office of gun control advocates.
May 29 2013

U.S. soldier accused of killing Afghans in deal to avoid execution -lawyer

Reuters - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:49
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages from his Army post last year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.
May 29 2013

NATO Rejects Direct Arctic Presence

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:15
Norway's ambition of persuading NATO to establish a strong direct military presence in the Arctic High North - and as a strategic counterweight to Russia's intensifying rearming programs in the region - suffered a setback after the leader
May 29 2013

N. Korea Slams US Aircraft Carrier's Arrival In S. Korea

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:15
North Korea has criticized the arrival of the US aircraft carrier Nimitz in the South for a joint drill as an 'extremely reckless' provocation and a rehearsal for war against the communist state.
May 29 2013

Accused Marine major denies having sex with mid, assaulting another

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-05-29 19:57
The Marine officer accused of raping one female mid and having consensual sex with another is 'the victim,' his defense counsel said Wednesday.
May 29 2013

Syrian opposition urges EU to send arms to rebels

AP News - Wed, 2013-05-29 07:15
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition bloc urged the European Union to quickly supply rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's forces with sophisticated weapons as activist groups inside the country accused the opposition leadership Wednesday
May 29 2013

NKorea sanctions squeeze cash for aid groups

AP News - Wed, 2013-05-29 07:15
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — New international sanctions aimed at thwarting North Korea's nuclear weapons program are having unintended consequences: halting money transfers by foreign humanitarian groups working to help those most in need and forcing
May 29 2013

U.S. drone strike kills four in Pakistan

McClatchy News Service - Wed, 2013-05-29 07:09
ISLAMABAD - A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region killed at least four suspected militants early Wednesday, state-run media reported.


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