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May 29 2015

Ray Odierno opens door to U.S. troops embedding with Iraqi security forces

The Washington Times - World - Fri, 2015-05-29 10:30
Gen. Raymond Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, introduced the possibility of U.S. military personnel embedding with Iraqi security forces during battle.
May 29 2015

U.S. says China has artillery vehicles on artificial island in South China Sea

Fox News - World - Fri, 2015-05-29 04:35
U.S. officials say that two large artillery vehicles have been detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea.
May 28 2015

N. Korea deploys new generation of fast warships

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:14
Very Slender Vessels designed to infiltrate saboteurs or agents into South Korea.
May 27 2015

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

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:51
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 21:04
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 14:54
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 14:38
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 13:42
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 10:38
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 17:59
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.


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