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Dec 29 2011

U.S. finalizes deal to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia

Washington Post - Thu, 2011-12-29 12:51
The Obama administration has finalized the sale of $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, boosting the military strength of a key U.S. ally in the Middle East to help counter Iran.
Dec 29 2011

Russian N-sub catches fire at dockyard

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2011-12-29 12:29
A fire broke out aboard a Russian nuclear submarine during repair work at a shipyard on Thursday but emergency officials said radiation levels were normal.
Dec 29 2011

Iran-U.S. Brinkmanship Over Oil Strait Worsens

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-29 11:36
A U.S.-Iran showdown over Tehran's threats to close the Strait of Hormuz worsened Dec. 29 with warships from each side giving weight to an increasingly bellicose exchange of words.
Dec 29 2011

U.S. Base in Kyrgyzstan 'Very Dangerous': President

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-29 11:35
Kyrgyzstan's new leader says it is "very dangerous" for his Central Asian nation to host a U.S. military base at Bishkek airport and that it must become a fully civilian airport by 2014.
Dec 29 2011

China reveals its future plans in space

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2011-12-29 05:59
China has released its next five-year space plan to help it on its way to its eventual goals of building a space station and putting a man on the moon.
Dec 28 2011

Adm. Locklear tapped to lead PACOM

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-28 16:33
President Obama has nominated Admiral Samuel Locklear to head the Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
Dec 28 2011

Navy to resume training at N.C. bombing range

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-28 15:11
The Navy on Wednesday said it will resume training at the Stumpy Point Bombing Range in North Carolina for the first time in about eight years.
Dec 28 2011

U.S. Warns Iran Against Blocking Strait of Hormuz

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-12-28 14:28
The United States on Dec. 28 warned Iran against any attempt to disrupt shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, after Tehran issued threats over the vital oil route.
Dec 28 2011

Iran navy chief says shutting off Gulf "very easy"

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-12-28 05:23
Closing the Gulf to oil tankers will be "easier than drinking a glass of water" for Iran if the Islamic state deems it necessary, Iran's top naval commander told the country's state television Wednesday.
Dec 27 2011

Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-12-27 20:17
In the space of three years, the Obama administration has built an extensive apparatus for using drones to carry out killings of terrorism suspects and stealth surveillance of other adversaries.


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