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Nov 22 2011

General: Prioritize nuclear upgrades in budget

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-11-22 22:08
U.S. strategic nuclear forces are old, in dire need of modernization and face "draconian" cuts because of the federal budget crisis, the commander of U.S. nuclear forces says.
Nov 22 2011

NATO Looks to Pool Resources Amid Budget Cuts

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-11-22 19:04
NATO countries are taking tentative steps to pool military resources in the face of shrinking defense budgets and to fill gaps exposed by the recent Libya campaign, a French general says.
Nov 22 2011

2nd retention board results due next week

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-11-22 14:22
The Navy next week will begin notifying the second, more senior group of sailors that has been selected for separation by the enlisted retention board.
Nov 22 2011

Army general to lead Dover mortuary review panel

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-11-22 09:25
Retired Army Gen. John Abizaid will lead an independent panel reviewing how the Air Force handled remains at the Dover Air Force Base military mortuary, the Pentagon announced.
Nov 22 2011

Pentagon's War on Drugs Goes Mercenary - Tue, 2011-11-22 07:30
An obscure Pentagon agency intended to fight illicit drugs has quietly become one of the biggest sources of federal money for private security contractors.
Nov 21 2011

Navy to discharge 28 sailors for illegal drug use

San Diego Union - Mon, 2011-11-21 16:25
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan are being kicked out for using a synthetic drug called Spice that mimics marijuana.
Nov 21 2011

Philippines Asks S. Korea For Military Hardware

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-11-21 15:26
Philippine President Benigno Aquino asked his visiting counterpart from South Korea for aircraft, boats and other hardware to help boost his country's military, amid rising tensions with China.
Nov 21 2011

Obama signs veterans-jobs bill

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-11-21 12:32
Seizing on the only victory to date from his $447 billion jobs bill, President Obama signed legislation Monday that gives businesses tax breaks for hiring veterans and waives a withholding fee for government contractors.
Nov 20 2011

Navy hopes to gain two Hawaiian superferries

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2011-11-20 21:25
The Navy is working with the U.S. Maritime Administration to permit the transfer of two high-speed vessels, formerly Hawaii superferries, into Navy service in Norfolk.
Nov 19 2011

Afghan assembly endorses talks with U.S. on troops

The Washington Times - Sat, 2011-11-19 15:55
President Hamid Karzai received a resounding endorsement Saturday from a traditional national assembly to negotiate a security agreement that could keep a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan past 2014.


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