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Feb 10 2012

Amputations Among Troops Hit Post-9/11 High in 2011 - Headlines - Fri, 2012-02-10 08:33
More U.S. troops lost limbs in 2011 than in any previous year of fighting since the 9/11 attacks, recently published Pentagon data show.
Feb 9 2012

More Military Positions Opened to Women Top Stories - Thu, 2012-02-09 19:15
The Defense Department announced changes to its assignment policy Feb. 9 which will result in more than 14,000 additional positions being opened to women.
Feb 9 2012

Report: Iran adds two submarines to fleet

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-02-09 16:02
Iran’s official news agency reported Thursday that the navy has added two more domestically built light submarines to its fleet.
Feb 9 2012

U.S. military said to seek more access in Philippines

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-02-09 06:37
The United States is seeking more access to Philippines ports and airfields to re-fuel and service its warships and planes, diplomatic and military sources said on Thursday.
Feb 9 2012

U.S. drone reportedly kills al Qaeda chief in Pakistan

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-02-09 05:16
A U.S. strike is said to have killed a top target in Pakistan—the de facto leader of al Qaeda in the country who was wanted for the deaths of nearly 100 people.
Feb 9 2012

Report: Pentagon to change women-in-combat policy

Fox News - Thu, 2012-02-09 02:09
On Thursday, the Pentagon will recommend to Congress that women be allowed to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines.
Feb 8 2012

Marine aviation programs navigate budget turbulence

San Diego Union - Wed, 2012-02-08 23:36
As the Defense Department braces for budget cuts, the Marine Corps has prepared a plan for deeper manpower reductions but hopes to retain its major aviation programs, the head of Marine aviation says.
Feb 8 2012

As demand for special op forces rises, will AFRICOM get short shrift?

The Washington Times - Wed, 2012-02-08 19:10
U.S. Africa Command has been quietly battling terrorism in Africa, relying on special forces. But amid shrinking budgets and increased use of special forces in Afghanistan, it may see resources dwindle.
Feb 8 2012

DOD to issue overdue report on women in combat

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-02-08 16:37
The Pentagon is planning to release a long-overdue report about the role of women in combat later this week, according to officials familiar with the report.
Feb 8 2012

India Upgrades its Military With China in Mind - Headlines - Wed, 2012-02-08 15:20
India has decided to buy 126 fighter jets from France, taken delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine from Russia and prepared for its first aircraft carrier as it modernizes its military to match China's.


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