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May 14 2012

Army One-Star Removed From Job in Afghanistan - Headlines - Mon, 2012-05-14 05:48
The Army is investigating Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who has been reassigned from Afghanistan back to Fort Bragg. "This is a criminal investigation," said Fort Bragg spokesman Ben Abel.
May 12 2012

Gen. John Allen hastily transforming U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Washington Post - War Zones - Sat, 2012-05-12 15:29
“My instruction to my commanders is to get the [Afghans] into the fight,” he says. “The sooner I can get them there, while I still have the time and the combat power, the more I can catch them if they fall.”
May 11 2012

Afghan commanders show new defiance in dealings with Americans

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2012-05-11 05:30
Afghan commanders have refused more than a dozen times within the past two months to act on U.S. intelligence regarding high-level insurgents, arguing that night-time operations would result in civilian casualties.
May 10 2012

Gen. Welsh nominated to lead Air Force

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2012-05-10 15:32
The White House has nominated Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and a former senior official at the CIA, to be the next Air Force chief of staff.
May 10 2012

Chinese media warn of war with Philippines

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-05-10 14:55
China warned its citizens in the Philippines to "stay indoors" on Thursday as its state media warned of war over a month-long dispute in the South China Sea.
May 10 2012

Survey: Americans favor defense cuts, given budget data

The Washington Times - Thu, 2012-05-10 10:42
Americans typically want more spending on defense but favor cutting back when they are told how much actually is spent on defense compared with other budget items, according to opinion data released Thursday.
May 10 2012

U.K. backs out of deal to buy F-35Cs

Fox News - Thu, 2012-05-10 08:37
Britain's defense secretary is ditching proposals to buy the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter—reverting to an original plan for the purchase of F-35B jump jets.
May 10 2012

House Committee Rejects More Base Closings - Headlines - Thu, 2012-05-10 05:58
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday soundly rejected the Pentagon's call for military base closings to cut costs.
May 10 2012

‘Boko Haram is a symptom, not a disease’

Deutsche Welle - Thu, 2012-05-10 05:51
The radical Islamic group Boko Haram has carried out a number of violent and deadly attacks in Nigeria. Their bombings and drive by shootings have killed hundreds of Nigerian civilians, both Christian and Muslim.
May 9 2012

Webb seeks bigger role for Congress on use of military

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-05-09 21:44
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Wednesday he will introduce legislation requiring congressional approval before the president can take military action when U.S. interests are not directly threatened.


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